Registered Financial Consultant Who Needs A Financial Advisor? In a society that grows more complex every day, consumers are presented with the constant pressures of family, career, and community responsibilities and personal enrichment. The financial marketplace is ever-changing with new laws, regulations, economic events, market changes, product offerings and conflicting media messages. Making the right financial moves at the right time is critical to achieving security and accomplishing personal objectives.A financial advisor guides the financial planning process: goal identification, data organization, analysis, problem identification, recommendations, and most important - plan implementation and results monitoring. Your advisor can help you save, spend, invest, insure and plan wisely for the future.A Registered Financial Consultant has met the qualifications required to serve the public effectively, and moreover, is committed to essential professional continuing education. You can't delegate your job, career, civic or family responsibilities - but you can obtain qualified, professional financial advice and service. What is the RFC Designation? The Registered Financial Consultant (RFC) is a professional designation awarded by the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants to those financial advisors who can meet the high standards of education, experience and integrity that are required of all its members. What is the purpose of the IARFC? It requires all of its members to meet and document seven stringent requirements of education, experience, examination, integrity, licensing, ethics and a significant amount of continuing professional education. RFC continuing education requirements: Each year the RFC must complete a minimum of 40 units (hours) of professional continuing education. This includes college courses, educational symposiums, credentialing courses, distance learning programs and practitioner conferences.Darrel D. Shinn has met the qualifications and is a current Registered Financial Consultant in good standing with the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants.