Clarity Northwest is proud to be a member of the Garrett Planning Network. Founded over 15 years ago, the Garrett Planning Network, Inc., has grown into a national network of hundreds of Fee-Only financial advisors. Garrett members are dedicated to providing competent, unbiased, financial advice to people from all walks of life on an hourly basis.
The Garrett Planning Network, Inc., was originally founded by Sheryl Garrett, CFP®, AIF® and Sheryl Garrett has served as a tireless author and advocate for individual investors, for financial literacy and industry reform. Most recently Ms. Garrett was invited to testify as an expert witness before Congress and the House Subcommittee on Financial Services to comment on questionable or inappropriate financial practices. In February 2015, in a speech directing the Department of Labor to support a stronger fiduciary rule to protect investors, President Obama recognized Sheryl Garrett, holding her out as an example, as an advisor who came to the profession to help people and place clients’ interests first. Sheryl and other Garrett members have been featured on CNN, Bloomberg, ABCWorld News Now, Fox-TV, NPR’s All Things Considered, Marketplace, and in Business Week, Newsweek, Time, Forbes, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Money, SmartMoney, MarketWatch, U.S. News & World Report, the New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal.
The lifeblood of the Garrett Planning Network today is a vibrant community of like-minded professionals like Sheryl, who come from a variety of backgrounds with a shared desire to serve the greater good. Garrett advisors enjoy on-going access to a private, professional, web-based forum, expert educational webinars, and annual conferences. Through these channels, proven industry leaders and subject matter experts share best practice ideas covering a wide range of topics from financial planning to practice management, technology, compliance, communications, and business planning.