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Jul 22, 2008 11:41 pm

Hello,


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Waddell & Reed and Farmer's Insurance and also Edward Jones have made an offer for employment.


Because of what I read in this forum about WR, I am not consider them. FI is a chance  to buy into a franchise and own my own business but with support. EJ is a great company also. Please help. I am extremely confused. I want to start in a company and build my book of business where I can help my clients.

Jul 23, 2008 8:45 am

Do you want to sell insurance or investments?  Seems like you answer this, and you'll know where you want to hang your hat.

Jul 23, 2008 8:42 pm

Hello,

 
Thank you for your replied. I don't know, which one, investment or insurance. I would enjoy either or.  I love them both. I research both companies and they both offer total different environment. It has been four days of thinking on which one I should accept but I can't seem to decide. I like investment because of my accounting background, but I like insurance because it will be easier to sell I think and also, Farmers will let me do my accounting and also I can be my own accountant for my own business. I do not have any sales experience, but I very driven. The end result to both companies is not ability to be able to have my own office, important to me. Farmer will be my company, where I can also use my business for my accounting as long as I meet their goals on selling life insurance. I also can hire my son to work with me. EJ is also great.  They are both good companies and I was wonder what is easier to sell ... investments or insurance? and in which company is it easier to make more money?  I keep asking and asking, and I am so confused. Please help!
Aug 22, 2008 7:09 pm

Farmer's insurance does not give you financial support as you build your business.   They also want you to spend $ on internet and other leads.  (I know because I was with them for a while.)  At least you get some financial support at EJ.

Aug 22, 2008 7:11 pm
iceco1d:

You sound confused by the English language, as well as basic spelling and grammar.  That paragraph is painful to read my friend...

 
Head... hurts...
Aug 23, 2008 5:07 pm
jannie02:

Hello,

 
Thank you for your replied. I don't know, which one, investment or insurance. I would enjoy either or.  I love them both. I research both companies and they both offer total different environment. It has been four days of thinking on which one I should accept but I can't seem to decide. I like investment because of my accounting background, but I like insurance because it will be easier to sell I think and also, Farmers will let me do my accounting and also I can be my own accountant for my own business. I do not have any sales experience, but I very driven. The end result to both companies is not ability to be able to have my own office, important to me. Farmer will be my company, where I can also use my business for my accounting as long as I meet their goals on selling life insurance. I also can hire my son to work with me. EJ is also great.  They are both good companies and I was wonder what is easier to sell ... investments or insurance? and in which company is it easier to make more money?  I keep asking and asking, and I am so confused. Please help!
 
Geez, for a second I thought she had an English background.  Good thing she clarified this.
Aug 25, 2008 9:05 am
jannie02:

Hello,



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Waddell & Reed and Farmer's Insurance and also Edward Jones have made an offer for employment.



Because of what I read in this forum about WR, I am not consider them. FI is a chance to buy into a franchise and own my own business but with support. EJ is a great company also. Please help. I am extremely confused. I want to start in a company and build my book of business where I can help my clients.





I think you should go to Farmers..

Aug 25, 2008 9:15 am

Or perhaps English 101

Aug 25, 2008 10:22 am
MISS JONES:
jannie02:

Hello,


<?: prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> 


Waddell & Reed and Farmer's Insurance and also Edward Jones have made an offer for employment.


Because of what I read in this forum about WR, I am not consider them. FI is a chance  to buy into a franchise and own my own business but with support. EJ is a great company also. Please help. I am extremely confused. I want to start in a company and build my book of business where I can help my clients.



I think you should go to Farmers..

 

 
I agree.  This is not the way I want my partnership capital being invested.
Aug 25, 2008 1:24 pm

No, I didn't take Farmers. I accepted the job offer from Jones.  My English has always been poor, especially when I am stress out and extremely nervous. My primary language is Spanish.  I was born and raised in South America. My decision to choose Jones was based on my passion for investments. This will be a career change and turning 50, I am confident that I will succeed with Jones.  I do believe that having a background in accounting helps. The key is to keep in mind that you are trying to create a business in addition to developing yourself as a financial advisor. I will be planning my business by focusing in the Spanish market. The Hispanic population grew 70 percent in my area.  I am up for the challenge and I view becoming a financial advisor as a calling rather than a job.  The most rewarding thing for me will be to have a client sit across from me and have him/her say, "Thank-you. You've made a difference in my life." <?: prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Aug 25, 2008 1:32 pm
jannie02:

No, I didn't take Farmers. I accepted the job offer from Jones.  My English has always been poor, especially when I am stress out and extremely nervous. My primary language is Spanish.  I was born and raised in South America. My decision to choose Jones was based on my passion for investments. This will be a career change and turning 50, I am confident that I will succeed with Jones.  I do believe that having a background in accounting helps. The key is to keep in mind that you are trying to create a business in addition to developing yourself as a financial advisor. I will be planning my business by focusing in the Spanish market. The Hispanic population grew 70 percent in my area.  I am up for the challenge and I view becoming a financial advisor as a calling rather than a job.  The most rewarding thing for me will be to have a client sit across from me and have him/her say, "Thank-you. You've made a difference in my life." <?: prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

 
Oh shit Spaceman and Miss Jones, look at who your new colleague is?!?!
 
By the way jannie, welcome to the USA.  We use calculators, so you no longer have to use the abacus from your South America days.
Aug 25, 2008 1:42 pm

Good luck, Jannie. I think you can have a fine career focusing on the Hispanic demographic.


If someone walked into my office speaking Spanish, I wouldn't know what to do. At least you're bilingual, unlike most of the country.