I ran a successful financial planning practice for 17 years, advising a diverse group of clients and also training and developing financial advisors. A few years ago I realized that while helping individuals with their finances had its rewards, my sphere of influence and contribution to people’s financial well-being could be bigger. I sold my practice and went back to school to obtain a Ph.D. in Management in Finance. By working as a researcher and consultant in the areas of financial literacy and corporate social responsibility I feel I can potentially contribute to improving people’s financial condition on a much greater scale. And have more fun at the same time!