Memberships

The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards is a professional regulatory organization which promotes ethics, integrity and professional standards in personal financial planning. This gives the public an opportunity to have access to -- and benefit from -- competent, ethical financial planning. Individuals who meet rigorous certification requirements are certified by CFP Board to use its certification trademark. Tom completed DePaul University's educational program in financial planning in 2004.

Quantum Financial Planning LLC's principal is a member of NAPFA, the National Association of Personal Financial Planners. NAPFA members practice Fee-Only financial planning which is client-centered, objective and ethical. As a Fee-Only advisory firm, recommendations are untainted by any type of fee received by the vendors of financial products, including investment funds, insurance companies and estate attorneys. Fee-Only advisors provide consumers and institutions with comprehensive and objective financial advice on a "Fee-Only" basis, keeping only the best interests of the client in mind – with neither the advisor nor any related party receiving compensation contingent on the purchase or sale of a financial product.

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors is the largest professional association of comprehensive, Fee-Only financial planners in the United States. With over 800 members and affiliates, in 45 states, the members of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) subscribe to a strict fiduciary oath. In addition, NAPFA members are required to fulfill significant continuing education requirements.

Tom Nowak is a member of The Garrett Planning Network, an international affiliation of Fee-Only financial planners dedicated to serving people from all walks of life. As staunch consumer advocates and Fee-Only client fiduciaries, members of the Garrett Planning Network continue to demonstrate their commitment to serving the public's best interests by making competent, commission-free financial planning and advice accessible to all people. Many financial advisors accept clients only if they meet certain income and net worth requirements. Tom and his fellow Garrett network members believe, however, that professional, objective financial advice is something all Americans need, at least periodically, to build the brightest financial futures. Holding to this philosophy, Tom is proud to offer the same quality, professional advice to all clients, not just the affluent.

Quantum Financial Planning LLC brings the collective wisdom of the entire Garrett Planning Network – comprised of over 300 financial planning and allied professionals – to their own individual practices. Advice is provided on an hourly, Fee-Only basis, which means that clients pay only for the time an advisor works with or for them. Members do not accept sales commissions or third-party compensation. All compensation comes directly from their clients.