Podcast Episode 8: From Consumer to CFP

by Financial Design Studio, Inc. / January 9, 2023

What does it take to go from from consumer to CFP… but what does it even mean to be a CFP? A lot more than you might think! Jake will share his story and how he switched to this path. From fake advisors to study plans and FDS, you’ll get an inside perspective about becoming a Financial Planner.

Ep 8 : From Consumer to CFP

Key Moments

1:20 Jake is studying to become a CFP! This is his story. 

3:43 When did you begin to pay attention to your finances? 

8:27 How did you begin working with an advisor?

12:38 How did you get into financial planning? 

16:26 How did you get out of that bad financial situation? 

19:27 Why don’t more people work with a CFP? 

24:05 How do you know if you should work with an advisor? 

29:30 What made you decide to switch careers? 

32:51 What does it take to become a CFP? 

37:00 Why is it important to work with a CFP? 

Related Links

Behind the Designs Episode 6 : https://financialdesignstudio.com/the-structure-to-build-wealth-with/

What Should You Look for In Life Insurance : https://financialdesignstudio.com/what-to-look-for-in-existing-life-insurance-contracts/

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Credits for Episode 8

Executive Producer : Anna Lewis

Host : Michelle Smalenberger, CFP

Guest : Jake Turner

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We are financial advisors in Deer Park and Barrington, IL. A team with a passion for helping others design a path to financial success — whatever success means for you. Each of our unique insights fit together to create broad expertise, complete roadmaps, and creative solutions. We have seen the power of having a financial plan, and adjusting that plan to life. The result? Freedom from worrying about the future so you can enjoy today.