George Kinder's Latest Article in FP Today! Kinder: Chartered and Certified both unsustainable

If you want my contemporary take on the designations, I think both CFP and Chartered are impressive as far as they go. With great respect for each, my personal preference is toward the CFP with its dedication to actual planning and its more holistic approach.

Having trained advisers from 30 countries, I also greatly value its global reach. I do carry a bias, holding the CFP designation myself, although no longer active as a practitioner. Frankly, I think both designations are fine.

But my perspective is no longer a contemporary one. I have been deeply troubled by the crises in economics and democracy we have seen across developed civilization over the past ten years, and the attendant diminishment of trust in the institutions we have assumed bring freedom into the world.


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