On her visit to Financial Planning’s offices in February, Jane King’s eyes lit up when I asked how her firm, Fairfield Financial Advisors in Wellesley, Massachusetts, compensates its five advisors beyond their salary and annual bonus.

“We don’t have a vacation policy,” she told me. “It’s unlimited.” When I looked surprised, she explained that her team has worked together for many years. During that time, camaraderie and trust has grown between the advisors, which allows them to feel comfortable taking the time they need for holidays or emergencies.

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