We’re thrilled to announce that CFP®, author, and artist Carl Richards will bring the opening keynote address at #FinCon15, this Sept. 17-20 in Charlotte, NC.
Carl’s live, sketch art-infused presentations are truly unique, and he understands and appreciates the FinCon community. We’re excited to see what he’ll share during his engaging presentation scheduled for our Friday keynote.
Carl Richards is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and the director of investor education for the BAM ALLIANCE, a community of over 130 independent wealth management firms throughout the United States. He is the creator of the weekly Sketch Guy column in the The New York Times, and is a columnist for Morningstar Advisor. Carl has also been featured on Marketplace Money, The Leonard Lopate Show, Oprah.com and Forbes.com. In addition, Carl has become a frequent keynote speaker at financial planning conferences and visual learning events around the world.
Through his simple sketches, Carl makes complex financial concepts easy to understand. His second book, The One-Page Financial Plan: A Simple Way to Be Smart About Your Money (March 2015, Portfolio), uses these sketches to cut through the complexity people associate with financial decisions. It’s a practical how-to based on many of the principles in his first book, The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money (Portfolio/Penguin).
Carl’s art appeared in a solo show at the Kimball Art Center, in Park City, Utah. Other showings include The Parson’s Gallery in New York, The Shultz Museum, and an upcoming exhibit at the Mansion House in London. His commissioned work is on display in businesses and educational institutions across the country. He lives with his family in Park City, Utah.