Kevin T. Grady Earns CRC® (Certified Retirement Counselor) CertificationSubmitted by Grady Financial Network, LLC on March 17th, 2017
Kevin Grady of Grady Financial Network LLC Earns Accredited CRC® Retirement Counselor Certification
Since its inception, over 2,100 professionals have earned InFRE's Certified Retirement Counselor® (CRC®) certification worldwide. Kevin T. Grady, of Grady Financial Network LLC, in Spokane Valley, WA is the most recent recipient.
Spokane, Washington March 14. 2017
Since its inception, over 2,100 professionals have earned InFRE's Certified Retirement Counselor® (CRC®) certification worldwide. Kevin T. Grady, of Grady Financial Network LLC, in Spokane Valley, WA is the most recent recipient of this certification.
Seventy-eight million Americans plan to retire over the next 18 years, and according to InFRE, most will, unfortunately, be unprepared. InFRE, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was founded in 1997 to increase the number of retirement counselors qualified to address the needs of the enormous number of individuals—as many as 10,000 a day—who plan to retire but will not be retirement ready for this financial and emotional transition.
Achieving this certification typically requires dozens of hours of studying, reading and classroom review before sitting for a four-hour exam. In addition, certificants must meet specific education and experience requirements, possess a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university, and have a minimum of two years of relevant retirement-related professional experience. Candidates are also subject to a comprehensive background check once all other requirements have been met. Each certificant must sign a Code of Ethics and commit to an additional 15 hours of annual continuing education.
The retirement-specific program ensures that those who receive the certification will be properly equipped to assist the tremendous retirement challenge facing all Americans. According to the InFRE website, its mission is to “protect the general public by advancing recognition among retirement planning professionals of the need for continuing education, a code of ethics, and professional certification for retirement counselors.” The Certified Retirement Counselor® program is accredited by the National Commission of Certifying Agencies (NCAA) which applies rigorous, independent standards designed to protect the health, welfare, and safety of the public to its approval process.
Kevin Grady has been serving clients in the financial industry for over 15 years. He founded Grady Financial Network, LLC in 2001 with the goal of assisting clients in every aspect of their financial life. Utilizing his knowledge of retirement planning, Kevin enjoys helping organizations manage their 401(k), 457, and 403(b) retirement plans.
A graduate of the University of Washington, Kevin earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. He holds FINRA Series 7, 63, and 66 licenses and is a Chartered Life Underwriter®, Chartered Financial Consultant®, and Certified Financial Planner™ professional.
Kevin has previously served as president of the Coeur d’Alene Estate Planning Council and as an advisory board member for the YMCA of the Inland NW. As his three sons were growing up, he coached their football and basketball teams. They later co-coached, giving back to the community as a family. He and his wife, Sue, are active members of their church. Additionally, Kevin participates in various distance triathlons and has successfully completed the 70.3 and 140.6-mile Ironman events. He is a sponsor and board member of the Team Blaze Spokane Triathlon Club.
For more information about retirement services provided through Grady Financial Network LLC, contact Kevin by phone at (509) 315-4326, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by visiting the website at www.gradyfn.com. You can also follow Grady Financial Network, LLC on Facebook.