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May 8, 2014 4:52 am

Hello, I am finishing my degree in Finance and with a minor in Psych in this next year.  I am 27 so while young am not a baby faced 21 year old either, I have worked several other jobs while going to school and have decided I would like a career.  While open to other things I have been slowly narrowing everything down to a career as a financial planner.  I have sales experience in multiple firms and have even worked door to door as I know many firms make you start with.  I have also worked in hospitality for about 8 years and would consider myself as good as anyone I have ever met at relating to people. I know I am conserned with others and their well being and want to help people financially.  Also I have never had less then 2 jobs at a time and typically work at minimum 10-12 hours a day 6-7 days a week....I say all this explain that I want to be in this field for the long run, can handle the work, can handle the pressure, and while I dont know more then I know have set my mind to this and will make it work if given the chance...  

My question is I already know my goal is to one day be completely independent, owning my own office and working for myself and my clients.  I am in the part where I am begining to look at internships and jobs and would like some advice on how to proceed knowing where I want to end up.  My fear is building a book of clients and it belonging to the company and not me, or signing a contract that says I cant work for a year in the field if I leave, or anything else I am missing and dont even know.  I would love some advice for good firms to start with for training that will not take advantage of me.  I will work my butt off for 5-7 years and give them everything I got, but at the end of the day when I leave, I think I deserve to have what I worked for.  Any advice would be great and I know I am asking alot, but my goal is to have a company I could pass down to my children one day.

May 8, 2014 4:53 am

Typo ****Sales experience in multiple fields, never worked in finance before