Certified financial planners said they are satisfied with their choice of careers and plan to keep the CFP designation for 19 years, according to a new survey by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.

The survey, conducted by Westat, of 297 CFP professionals, found that 86 percent of respondents said they are very satisfied with their career choice in financial planning. In addition, 88 percent of the respondents strongly agreed that financial professionals providing personalized investment advice should be held to a fiduciary standard of care.

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