How can I become a Financial Advisor?

I have no college degree but have strong skills in dealing 1 on 1 with clients. Ive never worked for a bank or a financial firm. I am currently the Service Manager at Ethan Allen Home Interiors and speak and sit with clients on a daily basis. I would like to learn how to become an Advisor and get into a good firm and work my way up the ladder. Are there any training classes or anything I can do to work towards that? I am 23 years old and living in Clearwater, Fl. Can anybody help me?

Asked By: coolguy3721 - 6/27/2007
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education education education - go to school, get certified. Rule number one, go to school (College) and talk to a Counselor. Ask them what to do, based on your inspirations and they will guide you to step one... More
Answered By: Ricky P - 6/27/2007
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Working for a bank is not required, however the experience would help. Each financial adviser is limited to the products and services they have access to offer to their clients... More
Answered By: moneydetails - 6/27/2007
Probably the best thing you can do is call up a few advisors around you and ask if you can take them to lunch or bring in a sandwich so you can pick their brain for an hour or so. Some will hang up on you, but that's OK - you don't want to be like them anyway. Successful advisors enjoy sharing insight about the... More
Answered By: fsfa - 6/27/2007
You will definitely need some education. At the bare minimum, you can find a firm that will sponsor you to take the Series 7 exam (go to and search the examinations) and then the Series 63 and 65 (or 66 - combines the two... More
Answered By: Ron - 6/28/2007
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