Ryan Seawell is an accountant, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and Accredited Financial Counselor® with over 5 years of experience in the financial services industry helping families and individuals make prudent financial decisions.
AFC® certification is the standard — training professionals to guide clients through life-cycle financial education to help them realize their goals and achieve lasting financial well-being. AFC® professionals focus on counseling and human interaction to go deeper than other financial professionals. AFC® professionals guide clients through life-cycle financial education to create lasting behavioral impact and to help them realize their goals and achieve lasting financial well-being.
Most people think all financial planners are “certified,” but this isn’t true. Just about anyone can use the title “financial planner.” Only those who have fulfilled CFP Board's rigorous requirements can call themselves a CFP® professional. CFP® professionals are held to strict ethical standards to ensure financial planning recommendations are in your best interest. As you begin to consider how best to manage your financial future, you should feel confident knowing that with a CFP® professional, you’re working with someone committed to providing the highest standard of financial planning.