As you plan for your financial future and start thinking more about how you can make your money grow, turning to a professional for assistance may be within your best interests. At Harvest Financial Planning, LLC, our Hammond Certified Financial Planners™ (CFP®s) are here to answer any questions you have. While growing your money is something that takes strategy, skill, commitment, and has no guarantee, our team can offer you guidance and help you navigate the complicated world of financial planning.
When someone says that they are a Certified Financial Planner™, do you know what that term really means? What actually goes into getting a financial planning certification, and how is a CFP® different than other professional financial designations?
In order to become a CFP®, you must meet rigorous standards. First, there is the education requirement. The candidate who is seeking CFP® certification must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Then, the candidate must complete a number of courses within the area of financial planning. Next, the candidate must take the CFP® exam, which is 170 questions related to more than 100 financial planning topics. Finally, the candidate must have at least three years of professional experience in the industry to receive the CFP® designation.
As such, when you work with a Certified Financial Planner™, you know that you’re working with someone who is truly experienced and knowledgeable in their field. Do not work with someone who claims to be a financial planner but is not certified.
There are many advantages of working with a CFP®, especially if you are at a point in your life where developing a financial plan for your future really matters (i.e. you just got married or had a baby, you need to start saving for your child’s education, you just inherited or otherwise acquired a large sum of money, it’s time to start saving for retirement, etc.). When you work with a CFP®, you can benefit from:
Having doubts about your financial situation hang over your head can be extremely stressful. To take control today, call a Hammond Certified Financial Planner™ from Harvest Financial Planning, LLC. We not only have the certifications that you can trust, but are truly committed to our clients. To schedule a no-cost initial consultation, please reach out to us by phone or online at your convenience. We are here to help you and your family, no matter what stage you’re at in life.
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