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Sheryl Garrett, CFP®, AIF®, founder of Garrett Planning Network, has been dubbed "The All-American Planner," because of her zealous mission to "help make competent, objective financial advice accessible to all people."

President Barak Obama recognized Sheryl during a 2015 speech.

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She has been recognized six times by Investment Advisor magazine as "One of the Most Influential People in Financial Planning." The first recognition came in 2003 and again in the May 24, 2016 issue of ThinkAdvisor.com, the online version of the publication. Most recently, she was named the 2019 InvestmentNews Icon

For the inaugural InvestmentNews – Icons & Innovators issue, Sheryl was one of eighteen recipients of the "2016 Innovator Award." To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Financial Planning, InvestmentNews named Sheryl one of the 20 People Who Helped Shape The Financial Planning Industry. 

As part of its 40th anniversary celebration, Financial Planning magazine honored six practitioners that have made significant contributions to the financial planning industry, per the publication. Sheryl received an "Influencer Award" as "Practice Management Guru" in 2010.

In 2006, NAPFA (National Association of Personal Financial Advisors) recognized Sheryl with their Robert J. Underwood Distinguished Service Award for her contributions to the Fee-Only financial planning industry. Also, in 2013, Sheryl was recognized as one of the "30 Most Influential" people in NAPFA’s 30-year history.

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 has also worked as a consultant and expert witness in lawsuits against financial advisors who rendered questionable or inappropriate financial advice.

Sheryl 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), (2018), 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).


Sheryl Garrett, CFP®, AIF®, founder of Garrett Planning Network, has been dubbed "The All-American Planner," because of her zealous mission to "help make competent, objective financial advice accessible to all people."

She has been recognized six times by Investment Advisor magazine as "One of the Most Influential People in Financial Planning." The first recognition came in 2003 and again in the May 24, 2016 issue of ThinkAdvisor.com, the online version of the publication. Most recently, she was named the 2019 InvestmentNews Icon.

For the inaugural Investment News ‑ Icons & Innovators issue, Sheryl was one of eighteen recipients of the "2016 Innovator Award."

As part of its 40th anniversary celebration, Financial Planning magazine honored six practitioners that have made significant contributions to the financial planning industry, per the publication. Sheryl received an "Influencer Award" as "Practice Management Guru" in 2010.

In 2006, NAPFA (National Association of Personal Financial Advisors) recognized Sheryl with their Robert J. Underwood Distinguished Service Award for her contributions to the Fee-Only financial planning industry. Also, in 2013, Sheryl was recognized as one of the "30 Most Influential" people in NAPFA’s 30-year history.

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 has also worked as a consultant and expert witness in lawsuits against financial advisors who rendered questionable or inappropriate financial advice.

Sheryl 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), (2018), 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).

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