Winners were selected for their community influence, reach and commitment to fostering financial literacy
NEW YORK, July 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Investopedia (www.investopedia.com) announced the winners of the 2022 Investopedia 100, the sixth-annual list of the most influential financial advisors in the United States. The Investopedia 100 spotlights independent financial advisors who not only demonstrate an industry-leading ability to reach large and diverse audiences, but who use their influence to foster financial literacy education in the communities that need it most.
To determine the list, Investopedia's data science and editorial teams measured the impact and quality of each advisor's published work, public appearances, peer-to-peer nominations, online following, and financial literacy initiatives. Final scores were tabulated according to weights designated for each of the three key categories: influence, reach, and impact on financial literacy.
"The past two years have demonstrated that financial advice and education is more important than ever," said Caleb Silver, Investopedia's Editor-in-Chief. "As millions of new investors navigate the current downturn in the capital markets and the economy, financial advisors will be relied upon even more to help educate and guide individuals through uncharted terrain. Our list of the most influential advisors represents those who are already using their platforms and their voice for the critical mission of spreading financial literacy among Americans of all communities and backgrounds."
The 2022 top 10 ranked Investopedia 100 financial advisors are:
Michael Kitces, MSFS, MTAX, CFP, CLU, ChFC, RHU, REBC
Buckingham Strategic Wealth, Reston, VA
Taylor Schulte, CFP
Define Financial, San Diego, CA
Lazetta Braxton, CFP, MBA
2050 Wealth Partners, New York, NY
Marguerita Cheng, CFP, RICP, CSRIC, CRPC, CDC
Blue Ocean Global Wealth, Gaithersburg, MD
Ron Carson, CFP, CFS, ChFC
Carson Group, Omaha, NE
Peter Lazaroff, CFP, CFA, Series 65
Plancorp, St. Louis, MO
Alex Chalekian, Series 65
Lake Avenue Financial, Pasadena, CA
Dasarte Yarnway, Series 65
Berknell Financial Group, Princeton, NJ
Mary Beth Storjohann, CFP
Abacus Wealth Partners, Santa Monica, CA
Lawrence Sprung, CFP
Mitlin Financial, Inc., Hauppauge, NY
The full list of winners can be found on Investopedia.com.
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