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The Path to Clarity

At Capital Planning Systems, Inc., we understand the information overload that individuals face as they attempt to put their financial lives on the proper economic path. We can help bring clarity to the process by mapping out a proven course to accomplish individual hopes and desires. Whether you are investing to build wealth, protect your family or preserve your assets, our personalized service focuses on your needs, wants and long-term goals. Our team of professionals has years of experience in creating road maps for success. We can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. We look forward to helping you bring clarity to your chosen path.


What Does The CFP® Certification Mark Mean?


Gene Griffin is a CFP™. Why is this important? The CFP™ certification mark identifies an individual who has met the education, examination, experience and ethics rules established by the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP™ Board). Anyone can call himself or herself a “financial planner”. But only those who have fulfilled the certification and re-licensing requirements of the CFP™ Board can use its certification mark.
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Strength & Guidance

"In a world of conflict and trouble there will be the giants among men. There will be the peacemakers. There will be those who can calm troubled waters. There will be those whose life's pattern will be as a beacon on a hill, as a lighthouse in a storm. There will be those who others will look to for strength and guidance."

- H. Burke Peterson   

 

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