More than money: financial planning students’ journey to national conference

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This article was originally published to the Western Carolina Journalist

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For Garrett Chmiola and Emily Ranson, WCU students, financial planning is more than a good job: it’s a way to help people in troubling times.

“I want to go into financial planning because I love people. I want to have my own clients for my own firm that I am able to get personal with and be able to develop a bond and trustworthiness from them.  To me that means a lot more than the money,” said Chmiola.