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Opinion: Why NAPFA's CFP-only approach is a slap in the face of many financial advisors

In the alphabet soup of designations for advisors are many legitimate practitioners whom the association's new policy will shut out

Friday, December 21, 2012 – 3:41 AM by Guest Columnist Jack Waymire
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Jack Waymire: It is hard for me to believe a CPA/PFS with 10 years' planning experience is any less qualified compared with a CFP with the same amount of experience.

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HJ

HJ

December 22, 2012 — 12:18 PM

Welcome to the commoditization of your industry. When everyone flocked to the easy money of IT services in the 90’s, seemingly benign certifications evolved and suddenly everyone had inane letters following their name on business cards. Once established it becomes a racket in and of itself, requiring annual registration of “continuing education” credits (i.e., income stream) for the certification bodies.

H. Jones, CISA, CISSPIPPI, CNA, CMP, CIA+, CIACREF

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