Journalists look to CFP Board for experts on the important personal finance topics of the day and information about the financial planning profession. As a leader in the financial planning profession, and with nearly 71,000 CFP® professionals around the country, CFP Board can help you find the right source for your story.
Below are resources that can help you learn more about CFP Board, its leadership team, legislative and regulatory issues affecting the financial planning organization, and more.
To arrange for an interview with a personal finance expert, or to request information about CFP Board and CFP® certification, contact Dan Drummond, Director of External Communications, at 202-550-4372 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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CFP Board’s leadership and representatives are also available for speaking engagements.
Media representatives may also be interested in a blog on LetsMakeaPlan.org by Consumer Advocate Eleanor Blayney, CFP® and other CFP® professionals with weekly posts with practical financial planning tips for consumers, as well as insights into the latest developments at CFP Board. CFP Board also has a monthly consumer-oriented enewsletter on LetsMakeaPlan.org which provides information about financial planning, consumer alerts, financial planning tools and other resources.
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Consumer Advocate & Ambassadors Eleanor Blayney, CFP®
Eleanor Blayney, CFP® is CFP Board’s Consumer Advocate. As Consumer Advocate, Eleanor works to educate the public on making smart financial moves and the value of financial planning. Frequently quoted by the national media and a sought-after speaker, Eleanor provides a healthy dose of wit and wisdom for those looking to improve their financial lives through the power of planning. Learn more >
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Below are a selection of news clips featuring some of CFP Board’s key issues.
A Plan for Making a Financial Plan (PDF, 291 KB)
Wall Street Journal
Oct. 6, 2013
Evaluating Credentials of Financial Advisers (PDF, 734 KB)
May 18, 2013
The Case for Standards (PDF, 382 KB)
May 1, 2013
Certification Gives Financial Planners In-Depth Knowledge (PDF, 667 KB)
Jan. 20, 2013
The Upside in Tough CFP Standards (PDF, 170 KB)
Feb. 1, 2012
A Fiduciary Standard is Good, Old-Fashioned Common Sense (PDF, 222 KB)
Oct. 10, 2011
Deciphering Financial Advisers' Credentials (PDF, 263 KB)
April 29, 2011
The Credentials Racket (PDF, 423 KB)
Wall Street Journal
Oct. 16, 2010