Philly-area salon-and-auto repair shop goes after female customers

Jan 3, 2017
Patrice Banks quit her engineering job at DuPont and enrolled in automotive school because she was uncomfortable going to auto repair shops.
Patrice Banks is the owner of The Girls Auto Clinic Repair Center, a business with the goal of demystifying auto repair to women.
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Thoughts on becoming a CFP

Mar 16, 2012
I am a mother of five, wife to one and hold a job as a sales and marketing executive. At this time, I see it necessary to switch to a position that allows me to work more from home, without too much travel, and to build a business that I can grow into my golden years. I have started taking classes to become a Certified Financial Planner. I really want to do this, but I'm concerned my vision for being a CFP might not be viable. I would like to be fee-only and help middle-income people make sound decisions for their financial future. I have spoken with another CFP, and he has told me the focus for the industry is on high-net-worth people, which is not a path that I wish to pursue. Any advice or thoughts is most appreciated. Sarah, Rock Hall, MD