For most advisory firms, family dynamics are a daily part of client interaction. Couples have varying spending habits and risk tolerances, clients need help with legacy planning for children or grandchildren.

Some advisors also have the opportunity to work with their own family members. I'm one of them. Having worked in a family-run financial services business for more than two decades - with my father, two brothers and brother-in-law - I can tell you with some authority that working in a family business is so much fun.

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