Some financial advisers are extending their professional advice to include management of clients' careers, which they say can affect the makeup of an investment portfolio. Many clients in their 50s and 60s are dissatisfied with their jobs and retirement plans, and clients in less-stable occupations may require a more conservative portfolio, advisers say. "For a lot of people, their career is the most valuable asset they have," says Gary Silverman of Personal Money Planning.

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