In the late 90's I took the siries 7 exam and became a Broker. I quickly learned that I trusted few people in the industry. This was not the right career path for myself, but I did learn a tremendous amount. After a few years from the industry I went on to work for a mutual fund company. I had to acquire the siries 7 again(really easy second time around). Then went on to acquire the Advisors License and shortly after said good bye to the industry. I invest for myself and no one else.