Craig E. Carnick, CFP®

CarnickThe founder and president of Carnick & Kubik, Craig E. Carnick, CFP® has been providing sound financial counsel for over three decades. Craig received his Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation in 1982 and participated in many of the foundational developments of the financial planning profession. Especially notable is Craig’s long-time advocacy for advisors to universally adopt the fiduciary standard. Craig’s acumen is recognized even outside his profession having been quoted in Money, Worth, The Wall Street Journal, Black Entrepreneur, Physicians’ News, USA Today, Financial Planning and Barron’s. Craig has also appeared on numerous radio and television presentations addressing financial issues.

In a world where the term “financial planning” has become intentionally blurred by those organizations who are really in the business of selling financial products… and only use the term “financial planning” to disarm the unwary client… Craig has focused on comprehensive planning for 35 years. One of the central aspects that has supported Craig’s national prominence is his focus on comprehensive lifetime planning. This is the long-term process of working with clients over the broad range of personal, financial, business, family, and community issues. In the process, the financial planner becomes the client’s personal CFO (Chief Financial Officer).

Craig is married to his high school sweetheart, Judy, and they have a daughter, Lindsey Anne. In addition to sharing a love of horses with the two women in his life, Craig is a jazz aficionado (especially Johnny Hodges), a skilled photographer and an experienced PADI dive master who wishes he could spend far more time in the warm waters of the southern latitudes. Craig’s car license plate reads “1K DVR.”

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