Everyone's heard the maxim, "Dress for success." But the truth is that the image you present to clients - through the clothes you wear, the car you drive or even the furnishings in your office suite - requires a highly tuned sensitivity.

For advisors in particular, image can be a balancing act. If your surroundings are shabby, clients may be skeptical about your ability to build wealth. But too much sparkle (in the parking lot or on your fingers) could raise suspicions about your financial habits - and perhaps the source of your fees.

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