Don't lose sleep over the fate of W. Aubrey Morrow, president of Financial Designs in San Diego - he's doing just fine. Morrow leads a group of six certified financial planners and hosts a weekly radio show on investing. What's more, Morrow, who manages $86 million in assets for nearly 250 clients, has nearly tripled his assets under management since 2005.

That was the year the CFP Board of Standards issued a public letter admonishing him. He notes that the action still "pops up" on Google, but he says only one client has asked him about it.

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