When someone enters the financial planning profession they do so either on the insurance side or the securities side of the business. It is usually shortly thereafter that they achieve the licensing for whichever side they have not entered on. After studying and passing either the securities or insurance exam, that individual usually gets a business card with the title of "Financial Advisor" or similar.

Most People think that all financial planners are “certified,” but this is not true. Anyone can call himself or herself a “financial planner.” Only those who have fulfilled the certification and renewal requirements of the CFP® Board can display the CFP® certification marks. When selecting a financial planner, you need to feel confident that the person you choose to help you plan for your future is competent and ethical.

Introduced in 1972, the CFP® certification has become the most widely recognized financial planning credential among consumers.

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The Benjamin Financial Group, Inc. is a wealth management and estate planning firm. Most advisors call themselves "wealth managers,"


The Benjamin Financial Group, Inc. is a Registered Investment Advisory firm in Virginia. The Benjamin Financial Group, Inc., works with clients in Virginia and in other states under a de minimus exemption, if applicable. The Benjamin Financial Group, Inc. and Benjamin A. Geber, CFP® are not affiliated with a broker-dealer or insurance company. The information that is provided in the web site has been compiled to the best of our ability. However, The Benjamin Financial Group, Inc. does not make any warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, and will not be held responsible, or liable for errors or omissions resulting in any loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly, by information contained in this web site. We would emphasize the importance of having other advisors. We are not practicing accountants or attorneys. Independent tax and legal counsel are suggested.