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Oct 01, 2008

In general, an adviser should have the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER[™ certification], which is awarded by the nonprofit … Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. The title indicates the individual has met CFP [Board's] education, examination, and experience requirements and has agreed to adhere to the organization's code of ethics.

US News & World Report
Kerry Hannon
October 1, 2008

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Among clients who work with an advisor, 87% of those working with a CFP® professional are satisfied or very satisfied, compared with 72% of those who work with an advisor without certification.
Anyone can call himself a “financial planner.” Only professionals who meet CFP Board’s rigorous standards can call themselves CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals.
The 2013 Household Financial Planning Survey shows that those with a financial plan feel more confident and report more success managing money, savings and investments than those without a plan.
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