Financial planning as a career
January 17, 2006 8:11 PM Subscribe
How can I become a financial advisor or planner? Is it prudent for me to consider entering this field at the age of thirty?
posted by anonymous to work & money (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Yesterday, I was reading an article about financial planning that I'd printed out, and my husband observed "you spend way more time reading stuff like that than you do reading anything related to your own job. You should go into that field." And you know, he's right, I am very interested in this area.
How feasible is it for a 30 year old to begin getting into the financial advice or planning field? Are there many jobs in this area? Does it pay okay? Given that I'm not an 18 year old considering this path, what are the most prudent steps to take or skills would I need?
I'm Canadian, if it matters, with an economics degree, although my current job does not directly use it. (Anonymous because other people at work occasionally read this page).