Hi, I'm 23, and currently own a small Internet services company, and for about the last 18 months I've been wanting to get out of it and get into financial planning (yes that dirty word!). While the recession hasn't affected me or my business, I feel now is still not the right time to sell. Also if I was to sell my company, than I'd be having a hard time finding a job in my new field (at least for the moment). I've enrolled to do a "Bachelor of Business in Financial Planning" via Open Universities, with the degree being given by RMIT and also giving me RG146 compliance, only doing 2 units to start with to see how it affects my current work commitments. Once completed or near competition my plan to is sell my business, take a holiday (I haven't had one for several years) for a few weeks and than try and get a job with a small planning firm after I come back (either locally or moving towns), work there for a few years and possibly go into it on my own by partnering up with an accounting firm, or with a business partner (this is something I wish I had in my current business) or something like that but eventually do something for myself. Have I made the right choice with regards to degree (I know Griffith has a commerce based degree for "financial planning", but I didn't wish to relocate just yet and I'm unsure if this would fit in with my existing work commitments)? I did look at Diploma of Financial Services, but I've heard its not "really good enough", with the expected tighter regulation coming soon. What are peoples thoughts? I'd be 25-27 by the time this all happens, would clients or employers take me seriously for my age?