You've heard the glowing forecasts: Affluent Americans by the millions who have yet to work with a financial advisor will seek one out in the years to come. That's just one of the reasons the number of schools offering planning coursework has soared to 333 CFP Board-registered programs today, including master's and Ph.D. programs, from just one four decades ago.

That's great for instructors, but why should you care if you're already a planner? Because the people you'll consider hiring at your firm as your business grows - and the planners of the future who'll be competing with you for clients - will likely be graduating from those schools.

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