Hi guys, I am a 27 year old lawyer. I don't mind my job and the salary is OK. It is still pretty low as I am a Junior. In addition to Law, I completed Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and I am pretty good with numbers and people. I am thinking about becoming a financial planner for two reasons: 1. I get a kick out of helping people. 2. I have a strong interest in investments. Some people say that financial planners are essentially sales people who push their clients to make investments/buy products which will maximise the planner's income, rather than doing what is best for the client. If this is the case, I would rather stick to my current carrier. How much is financial planning really about helping people with their goals, as opposed to just making money? I would appreciate any feedback which people may have to assist me in making my decision. Thanks very much.