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Feb 22, 2006 7:36 pm

Hey Guys

I have been reading the site for the last couple of days, it is awesome. Alot of people here have good insights about the industry. I am going to start of saying I am from Canada, so it is a little less complex then US when it comes to products and services.  Also this is something I have wanted to do and I have went to school and got work experience that would help in this career. I have also built good contacts and have a big family ready to help me out.

So my plan is basic really. In canada we dont have the ML and UBS and stuff to provide us with the boot camp. So I chose EJ. Know reading this board that might get people going. However, I felt the training and support I would recieve in my first couple of years would help in the long run in the field. After I have built my business which is easier said then done, I want to go INDY for sure. I feel that, why should a middle man take all my profits as Jones is going to be doing know, when I have built my book. I have to work with a firm to start with because, one I am young (23) and dont have the experience that I would need to go INDY. but in 5 - 7 years I am going to make that move for sure.

The only questions I have are, should I go INDY right away? Is this a good firm to ‘learn’ the basics and fundamentals?

Feb 22, 2006 8:18 pm

this question has been posed numerous times before, and has been beaten to absolute death. Spend the time and research previous posts (go back 6 months if you have to) and you will find your answer about 13 times over.

While doing so, you will gain a greater understanding of the nuances between EJ/Indy/wires/ etc....

Feb 22, 2006 11:42 pm

What is “Indy”? If you are just starting out, best you have a name/resources behind you. Not to mention a referral source(s).

Feb 23, 2006 10:42 am

all the help is appreciated. I had my browser set to see posts only made recently. I have browsed the other pages from 6 months to 1 year ago and they have been helpful. Please ignore the post.


Mar 10, 2006 11:28 pm

Any advice on finding an independent advisor who needs a support person?


Mar 11, 2006 8:19 am

Did you write that wrong?

You are an "Ace Planner" and as such you would be looking for a support person rather than looking for somebody who is seeking a support person.

The way it's written it would appear that you're trying to find a job for yourself--and "Ace Planners" would not want to be somebody else's support person.


Mar 12, 2006 9:57 am

Big Easy,

Perhaps Ace is correct.  After all his title is Ace Planner, not Ace Saleman.  Have you considered that he would simply like to put the plans together instead of actually finding the clients?  If that is the case then his moniker is correct.

Mar 13, 2006 5:53 pm


You can check job sites online, your local newspaper and places like that.  If you know which B/D you'd like to work with oftentimes you can go to their website and pull up a list of advisors in the area.  Just start calling and introducing yourself.  Also, you can always call your B/D and ask them if they know anybody.

Good luck!