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CFP: Manage Money, Manage Your Career

Created by: Natalie Peeterse

Posted :Tuesday April 10, 2007
Are you good with money? Are you able to manage your own financial portfolio? Have friends sought financial advice from you? If so, why not work in finance once you leave the Army? Certified Financial Planners (CFP) make decent money by help others manage their own.

Finance Education and the CFP Exam

To become a CFP and best protect your clients’ interests, you are required to pass a CFP Certification Exam. Courses in Finance will help you pass this rigorous exam, especially those in: Investments, Money and Banking, Interest Rate Risk Management, Personal Finance and International Finance, among others. Once you earn a finance degree, which you can do online and with the help of the Army’s Tuition Assistance Program, you can take the CFP exam and begin your career.

Life as a CFP!
A Certified Financial Planner can work independently or with a firm. A college degree and the exam certification are required. Once you have these things, you’ll earn your keep by gathering and analyze financial information, and advising clients on how to best manage their money. You will teach clients how to invest and protect their future earnings.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this field is expected to increase faster than the average for all fields through 2014. The median annual salary of a financial analyst is $61,000, making it a lucrative career opportunity . Earn your finance degree online today, while still in the service! As an added bonus, you can earn 1.5 Army promotion points for each unit of civilian education, so you’ll be moving ahead in the army while preparing for your post-service career!