VIENNA, Va., Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Elissa Buie, CFP®, co-founder and CEO of Yeske Buie, has been named to Washingtonian Magazine's list of the Top Financial Planners in the DC metro area for 2012. Ms. Buie has appeared on all three of Washingtonian's previous lists of top financial planners.
The magazine developed its list by surveying hundreds of experts, asking "Whom would you trust with your own money?" The magazine then followed up the recommendations with their own research, interviewing experts and consulting industry organizations and publications. Those on the list received the most recommendations from all sources. Elissa was one of only 62 fee-only financial planners named.
The November issue of Washingtonian, which is now on newsstands, highlights Yeske Buie and the firm's unique financial planning philosophy:
"Money, however hard earned, is a renewable resource. At Yeske Buie, we help our clients make the most of their most valuable resource: life. Our motto is Live Big® - It's about the size of your life, not the size of your wallet®."
Elissa has been practicing financial planning for nearly three decades and has played a pivotal role in the development of the financial planning profession. She is currently Chair-Elect for the Foundation for Financial Planning, the mission of which is to help people take control of their financial lives by connecting the financial planning community with people in need. Visit the Foundation's website http://www.foundation-finplan.org/ for information on how you can help make a difference in the financial lives of others. Elissa is a past national Chair of the Financial Planning Association (FPA®), the professional association for financial planners, and currently chairs FPA's Practitioner Advisory Council.
Elissa has published extensively in the Journal of Financial Planning and is a frequent conference presenter on the topics of policy-based financial planning, the discovery process in financial planning, and the role of science in the development of the profession. She has been a conference keynoter throughout the world, including the United States, Japan, the UK, and South Africa.
Earlier this year, Elissa participated in the Financial Education Innovation Meeting of the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a government agency formed under the Dodd-Frank Act that advocates for the interests of financial consumers. Elissa is a Dean in FPA's Residency Program and an adjunct professor in Golden Gate University's graduate financial planning program. She has been quoted in The Washington Post, Time, and Business Week, and has made appearances on The Today Show, NBC News, and CNBC. Ms. Buie is a Certified Financial Planner® licensee and holds business degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of Maryland. Learn more about Elissa and Yeske Buie at www.YeBu.com.
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