What is a registered investment advisor? A Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) is an advisor or firm engaged in the investment advisory business and registered either with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or state securities authorities. LSA is an Independent RIAREAD MORE >
Since the 1950’s four out of five jobs in the marketplace have not required a 4yr college degree in order to be filled. Note however, some college education such as an Associate’s degree or various accredited certifications, that can take less than 2yrs, can be beneficial to gain the better paying jobs. The financial benefits to lesser or no college can be a compelling argument. Some studies show comparisons of those who have been certified in their field and placed immediately in the marketplace with little or no college debt will be up to 8yrs ahead of their 4yr college counterpart with significant debt and no immediate promise of career placement in their field. You decide!