February 8, 2011 – As Valentine’s Day approaches, couples rush to find the right ways to say “I love you.” What they might not realize is it takes financial compatibility to sustain a healthy, long-term romantic relationship. In fact, money is the number one cause of relationship trouble in the United States. CFP Board's Consumer Advocate Eleanor Blayney, CFP® has some timely advice on how to strengthen a relationship and stop trouble before it starts – at least when it comes to money.
January 22, 2011 – The Financial Planning Coalition today commended the
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) staff study for recommending that the fiduciary
standard of care should be extended to broker-dealers who provide personalized investment
January 20, 2011 – The Financial Planning Coalition today welcomed the release of the report by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on enhancing over investment adviser examinations and voiced strong support for the retention of continued oversight of investment advisers. The Coalition expressed concerns over the options presented in the SEC report that would outsource the SEC’s oversight responsibility.
January 18, 2011 – The Financial Planning Coalition today responded to the findings of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study on the regulation of financial planners. In its study, which was called for as part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the GAO found significant evidence of consumer confusion surrounding the regulation and legal obligations of financial planners.
January 12, 2011 – Every New Year, millions of Americans resolve to improve their lives. Unfortunately, many of these New Year’s resolutions will fall by the wayside and by mid-month, they will have been forgotten. For those vowing to get their finances in order, Eleanor Blayney, CFP®, Consumer Advocate for CFP Board, has a solution for making sure financial to-do lists get done in 2011: start over and keep it simple.
January 11, 2011 – Educator and personal financial services pioneer Charles A. Moran, CFP® is the new Chair of the Board of Directors of CFP Board – a role he will use to champion awareness of the of the value of CFP® certification and the importance of financial planning education.
January 4, 2011 – Edward Mora, CFP®, has been appointed to serve as the 2011 Chairman of the Disciplinary and Ethics Commission (DEC), an independent body charged with upholding the value and integrity of the CFP® certification by enforcing CFP Board’s Standards of Professional Conduct.
Financial Planning Standards Board Ltd. (FPSB), the preeminent international financial planning standards-setting body and owner of the CFP, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER and CFP Logo trademarks outside the US, named a 2011 Standards Committee to oversee the establishment and maintenance of FPSB’s global competency, ethics and practice standards for the financial planning profession.
December 13, 2010 – After a life of working and saving, it’s time to begin your “Reinvention Years.” You are 65 years or older, retired (or soon to be) from your career and ready for the next adventures and experiences that life has to offer. This is a time when you need to have a sound financial plan. That’s the message from Eleanor Blayney, CFP®, the consumer advocate for CFP Board.
December 7, 2010 – Even with a sour economy, many parents will continue to agonize over finding their child just the right present, whatever the cost in time and money. Instead of stressing over what to buy, CFP Board Consumer Advocate Eleanor Blayney, CFP® has five creative strategies for parents (and grandparents) to tackle their toughest holiday challenge – making a child happy this holiday season.
November 17, 2010 – Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) announced today that it has elected three new Directors to the Board of Directors: Charles G. Goldman, Robert Hayden, CFP® and Susan Hirshman, CFP®.
November 12, 2010 – CFP Board's Board of Directors yesterday approved a
national Public Awareness Campaign to raise awareness of CFP® certification. The initiative, which
will cost $9 million annually, will be funded through a combination of
funds from CFP Board’s reserves and an increase in certification fees.
November 8, 2010 – When you are in your prime wealth accumulation years, time seems to accelerate. Birthdays roll around more quickly, and that little red sports car you have dreamed about seems almost irresistible. Well, it can be possible, but you must have a sound financial plan. That’s the message from Eleanor Blayney, CFP®, the consumer advocate for Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.
October 12, 2010 – Worried about saving for your child’s education, but also about caring for your parents? Thinking ever more seriously about that nest egg? Now more than ever, you need to have a plan. That’s the message to those in their “prime time years” from Eleanor Blayney, CFP®, the consumer advocate for Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.
DENVER, CO, October 11, 2010 — The more American consumers know about a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, the more likely they are to look for one when choosing a financial planner according to research discussed during an update on CFP Board’s activities at the Financial Planning Association’s Annual conference.
October 6, 2010 — Responding to financial insecurity many Americans feel today, Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. has expanded its national consumer advocacy program through the creation of the CFP Board Ambassador program.
September 30, 2010 — CFP Board announces that it has issued interim suspensions to Daniel J. Trolaro of Oakland, New Jersey, and Sandra M. Venetis of Branchburg, New Jersey, suspending their right to use the CFP® certification marks, effective immediately.
September 29, 2010 — We’ve all heard that there’s no free lunch, but in these challenging economic times, Washington D.C., metro area residents will be able to get free financial planning advice and guidance from professional financial planners at the D.C. Financial Planning Day. No strings attached. No business cards exchanged and no one will even follow up with a call.
September 27, 2010 — Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. announces public disciplinary actions against the following individuals’ right to use the CFP® certification marks, effective immediately.
WASHINGTON, DC, September 21, 2010 — Two years after the financial crisis threatened to bring down the world economy and Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme was exposed, the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards released a free guide today to the public so that they know what to watch out for – ten tips for handling “red flags” when choosing and working with a financial advisor.