Selecting a Financial Advisor
Financial Planning Association
This site offers consumer tools on how to find, interview, hire and work well with a financial planner.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.
This site helps you look up the individuals who are currently authorized to use the CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification marks. Planners who have been publicly disciplined by the CFP® Board will also be listed.
Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts
This site helps you look up the individuals who are currently authorized to use the CERTIFIED DIVORCE FINANCIAL ANALYST® or CDFA™ designation. The role of the CDFA™ is to assist the client and his/her lawyer to understand how the financial decisions he/she makes today will impact the client’s financial future.
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
FINRA Investor Information and FINRA BrokerCheck® are resources to help consumers learn about the professional background, registration/license status and disciplinary history of firms and brokers in business. Information is available on nearly 5,100 registered firms and more than 660,000 brokers. FINRA also offers helpful information for investors on common scams, complicated products, claim restitution funds, and a mutual fund expense analyzer.