Financial Planner Career Transition Strategy
I am a Navy Officer about 1 year away from retirement in Hawaii. Rather than taking a job as a defense related contractor I would like to break free of the DoD and become a Financial Planner. I have a BS in Economics and an MBA.
Question: What can I do now in my final year of active duty to speed my transition? Could I study for and take the Series 7 exam now? I want to minimize the time between retirement and building my business. How soon after joining a firm could I take the Series 7 exam, assuming that I studied for it in advance?
Any other advice or thoughts?