The path to being an independent financial advisor varies, but a lot of advisors wouldn’t attempt to go independent without first building a substantial client base. That wasn’t the case for Michael Boone, whose modest beginnings have fueled a passion for helping others.

After only nine months into his financial career, Michael decided to go independent and founded MWBoone and Associates in Bellevue, Washington. Not having many industry contacts or clients meant that the early years on his own were lean. For example, he reports his gross revenue was $5,900 his first year in business.

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