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Financial planners help people invest for the future (see "Financial Planners.") Retirement planners are financial planners who specialize in the financial needs and concerns of people planning for retirement. Some retirement planners work for corporations of all sizes; many others are self-employed. Retirement planners have diverse backgrounds in fields such as banking, accounting, law, and life insurance. There are approximately 459,000 financial analysts and personal financial advisers working in the United States.