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Consumers Turn to Credentialed Financial Professionals for Fiscal Advice in Recovering Economy

Jun 28, 2012

"Consumers can be easily confused and misled by the alphabet soup of designations and certifications that are floating in the marketplace," said Kevin R. Keller, CAE, Chief Executive Officer of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. "However, those financial professionals who have obtained authentic accredited designations like the CFP® certification have acquired the knowledge and skills as well as the demonstrated competency to work with people to help them achieve their financial goals through personal financial planning." Read more > (PDF, 91KB)

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June 28, 2012

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Did You Know?

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 themselves 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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