MIDDLETOWN — Financial adviser Cindy Helman, of Sidney, has been awarded professional designation as a registered financial consultant (RFC).
This action was taken by the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants, a nonprofit educational and professional organization established in 1984.
The RFC designation is presented to financial advisers who meet seven criteria: education, eamination, experience, ethics, financial licensure, xonduct and xontinuing professional education. The mission of the international organization is “Financial professionals dedicated to helping people do a better job of spending, saving, investing, insuring and planning.”
A RFC must maintain professional and ethical standards and certify the completion of a minimum of 40 hours of relevant continuing education each year. According to the organization’s chairman, Edwin P. Morrow, “In a society and economy of rapid change, it is essential that a financial adviser be engaged in a continuous quest for knowledge and skills in order to properly serve the public.”
Helman has been engaged in financial services since 1995 and is locally associated with Money Concepts Financial Planning Centre. For information, call 498-4041.