When former wirehouse advisor Blair Hodgson moved to New Orleans roughly more than a year ago to build her own business within an independent firm, she didn't just change her address and style of practice, she also decided to take on a completely different type of client.

After hearing, over a few years, several young friends and acquaintances - including several doctors and lawyers - complaining that they didn't meet the minimum level of assets to hire her, it dawned on the 30-year-old planner that the market for young professionals might be underserved when it comes to financial advice.

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