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Making the Case for CFP[® Certification] Standards

May 01, 2013

Personal financial planning has grown and evolved considerably over the past several decades. Education, objectives, a professional code of ethics and associations provide financial planning with the framework to become a robust profession.

The education of future planning professionals involves a broad range of content areas. However, the preparation of a successful planner goes beyond basic theoretical content and practical actions. It also requires the development of important communication skills. Successful planning professionals must be able to develop a plan for clients - but also, perhaps just as important, communicate the plan effectively. Read more >

Financial Planning
Charles R. Chaffin
May 1, 2013

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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 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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