Work is either a job or a calling.

Most people would love to have a calling, and the financial planning profession readily fits the bill for many. Advisers have an opportunity to make a significant difference in clients' lives and this can be emotionally rewarding. Financial services firms that focus on actually helping people while making a decent profit can create an incredible work culture . Yet in recent years, there has been a large cadre of advisers leaving the wirehouse and broker-dealer world and going to independent RIAs.

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