Investors who believe they are getting a comprehensive financial plan from their advisers may not be receiving all the advice that they need, according to a recent study published by Key Financial, a certified financial planning firm in West Chester, Pa. As a result, Key is calling for a uniform code for financial planning.

"We contend that because so many people use the term loosely, and that there is no set definition of comprehensive financial planning,' people are confused as to what the true definition is," wrote Patricia Brennan, a CFP with Key and author of the report. "In order to create a service that people want and need, we have to define it clearly."

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