Financial Services Career Evaluation [An Opinion and Voting Poll]

Would You Continue to Work if Financially Independent?

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By staff reporters

Studs Turkel, in his outstanding book Working, made the comment that work is the mechanism by which many of us get our daily bread and our daily purpose.

If this is to be the case, then the modern financial services sector may need a lift to offer something more than a paycheck. This may especially be true when one considers the recent shenanigans on Wall Street, the slow decline of the broker-dealer business and product model – and considering that RIA, fiduciary and/or niche marketing models are slowly rising

A General Survey

The Wilson Learning Corporation surveyed 1,500 laypeople, asking “If you had enough money to live comfortably for the rest of your life, would you continue to work?

Seventy percent said that they would continue to work, but 60 percent of those said they would change jobs and seek “more satisfying” work.

But more specifically, regardless of whether you are called a Financial Advisor, Stock-Broker, Wealth Manager or Financial Planner – how about you?


If financially independent, would you continue to be a financial consultant [regardless of nomenclature]?


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