Podcast Episode 15: Who Do You Call . . . CFP®? EA? CFA?

by Financial Design Studio, Inc. / April 17, 2023

When you are too busy or overwhelmed, that’s when you should bring in a professional. But, who do you call . . . CFP®? EA? CFA? Someone else? This episode breaks down the cost of staying the same as well as what these key financial designation actually mean.

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Jake Turner, Financial Planning Associate and Michelle Smalenberger, CFP®

Behind the Designs Ep 15 : Who Do You Call . . . CFP®? EA? CFA?

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Key Moments

0:46 Reality check and behind the scenes

4:28 What is the cost of being overwhelmed?

14:41 What does financial help look like?

20:05 Who do you call for financial help?

22:49 Who do you call for planning help?

24:01 Who do I call to help manage my money?

28:58 Who do I call for insurance help?

30:54 How to get out of overwhelm

Links for Who Do You Call . . . CFP®? EA? CFA?

Check out the previous episode Don’t Make Retirement Your Dream.

Listen to Rob, CFA and CFP®, show off his analysis skills in Episode 13.

Watch Trevore, CFP®, breakdown life insurance options in this video.

Listen to Steve, EA, show off his tax expertise in Save Me Taxman!

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Credits for Episode 15

Executive Producer : Anna Lewis

Host : Michelle Smalenberger, CFP®

Guest : Jake Turner, Associate Financial Planner

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We are financial advisors in Deer Park and Barrington, IL. A team with a passion for helping others design a path to financial success — whatever success means for you. Each of our unique insights fit together to create broad expertise, complete roadmaps, and creative solutions. We have seen the power of having a financial plan, and adjusting that plan to life. The result? Freedom from worrying about the future so you can enjoy today.