Frequently Asked Questions
The Registered Financial Consultant (RFC) designation is awarded by the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants (IARFC) to financial advisors who meet the high standards of education, experience, and integrity required of its members. To receive the RFC® designation, an advisor must pass the IARFC’s examination and satisfy other requirements such as having a degree in financial planning. RFCs must comply with the IARFC’s Code of Ethics and take continuing education courses to maintain the designation.
Licensed by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, CFPs must complete an advanced college-level course of study addressing financial planning subject areas, including insurance planning and risk management, employee benefits planning, investment planning, income tax planning, retirement planning, and estate planning. In addition, they must pass a comprehensive CFP certification examination and obtain at least three years of full-time financial planning-related experience. To maintain the designation, CFPs must complete 30 hours of continuing education every two years.
At Madison Planning Group, our asset management compensation is 100% transparent, so you know exactly what we make and the value we provide. We charge a competitive asset under management (AUM) annual fee that is computed on the value of the assets we manage. Insurance products, by their nature, are commission-based
Did you know that even millionaires often hire the assistance of a planner? These highly successful and disciplined people know that accountability is a key to success. However, many people with the knowledge and experience to manage their own assets will procrastinate when it’s time to make a decision. Often their own needs take a back seat to jobs or family. We add value not only by helping you develop a plan, but also by implementing and adjusting it when necessary. Our knowledge and accountability as a financial advisor can help you take the necessary actions to meet your goals.
Just as everyone’s story is different, so are your planning needs. While the majority of our clients turn to us for help with all of their planning needs, we’re happy to work with you to address specific situations and circumstances.