Sheryl Garrett, CFP®, AIF®

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Founder, The Garrett Planning Network, Inc.

headshot_sheryl-2Sheryl Garrett, CFP®, AIF®, founder of The Garrett Planning Network, Inc., has been dubbed “The All-American Planner,” possibly because of her zealous mission to “help make competent, objective financial advice accessible to all people.” Sheryl’s fresh approach as a financial advisor working with clients on an hourly, as-needed, Fee-Only basis has evolved into a nationwide network of like-minded financial advisors – the Garrett Planning Network.

Sheryl has also been honored to work with the House Subcommittee on Financial Services regarding predatory lending regulation, and has testified before Congress on financial literacy and Social Security reform. She also works as a consultant and expert witness in lawsuits against financial advisors who rendered questionable or inappropriate financial advice.

She has authored, coauthored or served as a technical editor on over a dozen books and several magazine columns. These books include Garrett’s Guide to Financial Planning (National Underwriter 2002, 2007), Just Give Me the Answer$ (Dearborn Trade 2004), Money Without Matrimony (Dearborn Trade 2005), Personal Finance Workbook For Dummies® (Wiley 2007, 2012), A Family’s Guide to the Military For Dummies® (Wiley 2008) and Investing in an Uncertain Economy For Dummies® (Wiley 2008).

As vocal advocate for financial education, Sheryl is a frequent public speaker and has been frequently interviewed on CNNfn, Bloomberg, ABC World News Now, Fox-TV, NPR’s All Things Considered and Marketplace, and in Business Week, Newsweek, Time, Forbes, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Money, SmartMoney, MarketWatch, U.S. News & World Report, the New York Times, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. Sheryl has been recognized five times by Investment Advisor magazine as “One of the Most Influential People in Financial Planning.”