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SOURCE Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.
WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For many Americans, lessons about money and financial responsibility begin in childhood with one of our very first teachers, our dads. In honor of Father's Day, Eleanor Blayney, CFP®, Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) Consumer Advocate, asked CFP® professionals from around the country to share the financial wisdom they learned from their dads and father figures in their lives.
"For many CFP® professionals, having a financial mentor or teacher early in life was the true start of their career preparation," says Blayney. "That wise mentor was often a father, who by quiet example or patient instruction, imparted to these future planners the financial 'facts of life' now shared every day with their clients."
A number of recurring themes appeared throughout the stories shared by these CFP® professionals, featured in the June 11 installment of CFP Board's "Let's Talk Planning" blog and its "Financial Planning is for Everyone" series.
Words of wisdom from dear old dad include:
"Despite our different backgrounds and circumstances, many financial planners – myself included – learned a great deal about life, money, smart decision-making and the importance of planning for our futures from our fathers," says Blayney. "It is this wisdom that imbues and enhances our calling as CFP® professionals, and allows us to serve our clients ethically and effectively each day."
ABOUT LET'S TALK PLANNING
"Let's Talk Planning" is a blog by CFP Board Consumer Advocate Eleanor Blayney, CFP®, with posts each week with practical financial planning tips for consumers, as well as insights into the latest developments at CFP Board. In addition to offering counsel on timely and evergreen financial planning topics, once a month Blayney will remind readers that "financial planning is for everyone," with tips for consumers of all ages and life stages.
ABOUT CFP BOARD
The mission of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. is to benefit the public by granting the CFP® certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for competent and ethical personal financial planning. The Board of Directors, in furthering CFP Board's mission, acts on behalf of the public, CFP® professionals and other stakeholders. CFP Board owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements. CFP Board currently authorizes more than 69,000 individuals to use these marks in the U.S.
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