Personal Finance Expert for Women Christine Parker, CFP (r)
Christine is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (tm) practitioner, personal finance writer, and president of Parker Financial, LLC, a leading provider of personalized social security and retirement planning and investment advisory services, specializing in helping women executives in STEM related fields and small business owners.
Christine was named as one of the greater Washington D.C. metro area's 'Top Financial Planners' by Washingtonian Magazine in 2014, 2012, 2010. Her passion is helping you plan well to live well at every major milestone and promoting the value of financial planning through life-long learning. Christine helps you be better prepared for important financial decision, because she understands your life is more complex than ever.
From founding Parker Financial, LLC, serving as a trusted leader for Southern Maryland charitable and professional organizations, advocating for women to end economic and financial abuse by intimate partners and raising a family; Christine has discovered how rewarding it is to work together to make a difference in our community and how thrilling our life and careers can be.
Christine is the author of 2LIVEWELL, a retirement planning blog for women of Southern Maryland. It has been praised as inspiring, informative and entertaining, filled with financial planning tips and real life success stories that prove you can plan well to live well. Join her in engaging a Southern Maryland community of financially savvy women at: http://www.2LIVEWELL.com.
Christine has made guest appearances on the Fox 5 News, 'Managing Your Money Experts' program, the News Channel 8, 'Financial Friday' program and the Star 97.3 FM, 'Dr. Brad Gottfried's Perspectives Sunday Morning Radio Show' program. Christine contributes personal finance articles to Baynet News, the Financial Planning Association (r) and Southern Maryland Newspapers Independent. Christine has been quoted in 'U.S. News & World Report' and the 'Washington Post' and 'Hot (Broke) Messes,' a personal finance book authored by Nancy Trejos, Washington Post Personal Finance Writer. Christine is a regular panelist for the College of Southern Maryland, 'Women & Math: Infinite Options Conference' and is a sought after expert speaker. on personal finance topics for women.
Prior to establishing Parker Financial, LLC in 2007, Christine served as a Financial Advisor at Smith Barney. From 2006 to 1997, Mrs. Parker ultimately served as a Vice President at Washington Research Group, part of Stanford Group Company and formerly of Charles Schwab.
As a graduate of University of Maryland University College with a bachelors degree in Business Administration, minor in Finance and certificate of Financial Management in 2004, Christine achieved a certificate of Financial Planning from Georgetown University in 2005 and a CFP (r) designation from the CFP (r) Board of Standards, Inc. in 2006.
Past president, Financial Planning Association of the National Capital Area (FPA NCA) (member 2005 - 2013)
Wi$e Up Expert, Department of Labor, Women's Bureau, Wi$eUp Network (2010 - 2012)
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Disclaimer: Investment advisory services are offered through Parker Financial, LLC, a women owned independent fee only registered investment advisory firm in the state of Maryland. Custodian services are offered through Schwab Institutional a division of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.; a non affiliated third-party. The information provided here is for general informational purposes only and should not be considered an individualized recommendation or personalized investment advice. Any investments and strategies mentioned here may not be suitable for everyone. While every attempt is made to provide accurate information, we cannot guarantee the accuracy and completeness of this content. We do not provide legal or tax advice. Before implementing any strategy, please consult your accountant, legal counsel and/or other professional adviser. (2/6/2017).