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College of Human Environmental Sciences

Welcome to Personal Financial Planning

Why Personal Financial Planning?

Personal Financial Planning at the University of Missouri is respected as a premier department of its kind in the nation. We teach undergraduate and graduate students, conduct research, deliver service, and spur economic development. The department is part of the College of Human Environmental Sciences.

Pursuing a career designed to help households achieve important goals is a very rewarding experience: personally, professionally, financially, and spiritually. Nothing creates a sense of accomplishment more than knowing you have helped a family grow stronger. To be able to hire a student who is ready to sit for the national CFP exam and who has the ability to listen to their client's dreams is invaluable to financial service firms and demand for our graduates has never been greater.

We welcome you to take a moment to browse our web pages.

What do professionals say about Personal Financial Planning?

"Quality services and products, careful analysis and technology, valuable as they are, cannot replace the human touch led by the passion of the heart. In fact, everything we rely on is enhanced by it. This Department leads the way."

- Jim Warren, CFP ®, President Warren Financial Group

"My success in life is due in large part to the Personal Financial Planning Department. A curriculum built around the "real world" truly helps me excel in my profession. I owe sincere thanks and gratitude to the Department."

- Jim Deutsch, CFP ®, President Smith-Moore and Company

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