Brandon Renfro Title: Certified Financial Planner and Assistant Professor of Finance Education: Southern Arkansas University Texas A&M University, Texarkana Texas A&M University, Commerce Hampton University Location: Hallsville, Texas Expertise: Financial Planning, Investing, Personal Finance, Retirement, Personal Taxes Member of The Balance’s Financial Review BoardIs a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), a Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP), and an IRS credentialed Enrolled Agent (EA)Owns his own retirement planning and wealth management firmAssistant professor of finance at East Texas Baptist UniversityHas been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, AARP, Business Insider, and other national publications. Experience Brandon Renfro is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) , a Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP), and an IRS credentialed Enrolled Agent (EA). He runs his own retirement and wealth management firm and is an assistant professor of finance at the college level. Additionally, Brandon is a regular contributor to a research review column in the Journal of Financial Planning.His wealth of knowledge and training allows him to communicate the principles of personal finance with ease to college students, and his wealth management and retirement clients.Brandon's experience and knowledge have led to him being quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, AARP, Business Insider, and other national publications. Education Brandon received his undergrad degree in finance from Southern Arkansas University, his master's in finance from Texas A&M University in Commerce, his MBA from Texas A&M University in Texarkana, and his Ph.D. in finance from Hampton University. His professional certifications include CFP, RICP, and EA. About The Balance The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.