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Podcast 149: Trends in Financial Planning

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Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Bryan J Busch talks with Flexo and Michael Kitces, Director of Research for Pinnacle Advisory Group.

They discuss how online money management tools compare to personalized financial planning and other trends in the changing field of financial advice.

Table of contents

Consumerism Commentary Podcast[00:00] Introduction from Bryan J Busch
[00:32] Interview with Michael Kitces
[01:00] Different career paths toward financial planning
[03:40] Personal advice vs. online money software with advice components
[06:59] Clearing up the dizzying array of professional designations
[10:11] Where do the advisors’ suggestions come from?
[12:47] Typical clients, and how to attract more by making planning more accessible
[18:38] How can the industry appeal more to young clients?
[24:51] Finding the right planner for you
[27:26] Attracting young would-be planners
[30:42] End

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Published or updated February 25, 2012.

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Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .

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