Austin Bound

Jeff, Jessica, and JJ are headed to one of the South’s coolest cities, Austin, TX, where one of their most popular slogans is “Keep Austin Weird.” Austin is home to Austin City Limits, the SXSW Conference, the Texas State Capital, the University of Texas, and now the 2019 NAPFA Spring National Conference.

We are also proud to recognize Jessica Hovis Smith as the Chair for this year’s NAPFA Spring National Conference. Jessica and her team have prepared a fantastic educational line-up packed with over 70 hours of continuing education from which to choose. The conference will host over 400 people over the course of the week.

“Members of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) who have met all necessary requirements of membership have earned the right to call themselves NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisors. This prestigious title is recognized by those in the field and in the media as identifying those who are professional, ethical financial advisors. It’s all about putting you, the consumer, first. NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisors are fiduciaries – at all times – for their clients.

NAPFA insists that every NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor meet the highest competency standards. All NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisors must:

  • Meet stiff credentialing and educational requirements
  • Be primarily engaged as holistic financial advisors (rather than merely investment or tax advisors)
  • Meet the most rigorous continuing education requirements in the industry
  • Submit to outside professional review, to ensure that they do not have the conflicts of interest that commissions bring.”

NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisors are required to submit 60 hours of continuing education every two year. That’s twice the requirement of the 30 hours required by the CFP Board to serve as a CERTIFIED FINANCIA PLANNER™ Professional.

NAPFA’s two annual national conferences, along with their regional symposia, offer advisors opportunities to expand their knowledge, network with peers, and share stories and ideas about how to serve you better.

Read more about what’s different about a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor at