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Certification Updates

  • Don't let Rising Prices Wreck Your Vacation Plans

    May 10, 2011 – According to Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Consumer Advocate Eleanor Blayney, CFP®, summer revelers can still have a relaxing vacation away from home by using creative financial planning to save money and have a great time.
    05/10/2011
  • SEC Staff to CFP Board: Brokers and Advisers Can Share Information

    April 19, 2011 – The Securities and Exchange Commission staff has provided Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. with a "No Action" letter stating that Registered Investment Advisers (RIAs), broker-dealers and their representatives would not be in violation of Regulation S-P and therefore, would not face SEC enforcement action, for sharing information with CFP Board relating to customer complaints.
    04/19/2011
  • CFP Board Says: "Let’s Make a Plan"

    April 14, 2011 – Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. today kicked-off its “Let’s Make a Plan” Public Awareness Campaign, designed to help educate Americans about the importance of sound financial planning and raise awareness about the significance of the CFP® certification and the need for competent and ethical financial planning.
    04/14/2011
  • Philip l. Fazio, CFP® Appointed Chair of CFP Board Council on Examinations

    April 5, 2011 – Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) announced today that Philip L. Fazio, CFP® has been appointed as Chair of its Council on Examinations.
    04/05/2011
  • Kacy Gott, CFP® Appointed Chair of CFP Board Council on Education

    April 5, 2011 – Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) announced today that Kacy Gott, CFP® has been appointed as Chair of its Council on Education.
    04/05/2011
  • Financial Planning Coalition Urges Congress to Support the SEC in Establishing A Fiduciary Standard of Care for Brokers-Dealers

    March 29, 2011 – The Financial Planning Coalition today called on Congress – particularly the new majority in the House – to support the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) efforts to establish a fiduciary standard of care and provide full funding authority for the agency to ensure investors are protected from potential Bernie Madoff-like scams.
    03/29/2011
  • CFP Board Appoints Joseph Maugeri, CFP® as Director of Business Development

    March 17, 2011 – Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) announced today that it has hired Joseph V. Maugeri, CFP® as Director of Business Development, a critical position to help the organization strengthen and enhance its connections within the financial services industry.
    03/17/2011
  • CFP Board Seeks Qualified Candidates for 2012 Board of Directors

    March 16, 2011 – The Nominating Committee of CFP Board seeks individuals to serve on CFP Board's Board of Directors beginning in January 2012. The deadline for submitting a completed application form is June 17, 2011.
    03/16/2011
  • Don't Just Clean Your House, Clean up Your Finances

    March 15, 2011 – Tax season is in full bloom and Americans are up to their elbows in statements, receipts and 1099s. The IRS tells us it will only take an hour or so to fill out our 1040s, but they clearly have not factored in the time it takes us to sort through – let alone find – our financial information. Thoughts of a giant post–April 15th bonfire may come to mind, but before you light the match, consider another, more sensible way to handle your finances.
    03/15/2011
  • America Saves Week is a Time to set Goals, Start Saving Automatically

    February 22, 2011 – As many Americans have found during the economic crisis, having savings means peace of mind and financial security. But as a new survey shows, more needs to be done to encourage people to save, even if a little at a time.
    02/22/2011
  • CFP Board Censures Improper CFP® Professional Conduct

    February 15, 2011 – CFP Board announces public disciplinary actions against the following individuals’ right to use the CFP® certification marks, effective immediately.
    02/15/2011
  • Love & Money: Making Sure Your Valentine Is a Good Financial Match

    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.
    02/08/2011
  • Financial Planning Coalition Commends SEC for Recommending Strong Consumer Protections by Extending the Fiduciary Standard of Care to Broker-Dealers

    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 advice.
    01/24/2011
  • Financial Planning Coalition Endorses SEC's Continued Oversight of Investment Advisers

    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.
    01/20/2011
  • Financial Planning Coalition Supports Recognition of Consumer Confusion Identified by GAO Study Related to Financial Planners

    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.
    01/18/2011
  • Already Dumped Your Resolutions? It's Time for New Year “Re-solutions”

    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.
    01/12/2011
  • Charles A. Moran, CFP® to Serve as 2011 Chair of CFP Board's Board of Directors

    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.
    01/11/2011
  • Edward Mora, CFP® to Serve as 2011 Disciplinary and Ethics Commission Chair

    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.
    01/04/2011
  • Financial Planning Standards Board Forms Committee to Oversee Global Financial Planning Competency, Ethics and Practice Standards

    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.
    01/02/2011
  • the Reinvention Years: It's More Than Retirement

    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.
    12/13/2010
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