Not everybody has read my white paper on the future of the planning profession, but if you had, you'd find what I don't think is a very bold or courageous prediction.  I suggest that, for a variety of reasons, a lot of solo advisory practices are going to start looking for ways to add scale. 

In fact, the trend is visibly well-underway. With scale, advisory firms amortize their compliance/regulatory costs over a larger revenue base.  They make themselves a more attractive acquisition candidate.  As they grow, they are more likely to survive their founders, and continue to take care of clients when the founders retire. 

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