About Our Firm
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER®
Retirement Management Analyst®
NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor
Registered Investment Advisor
I became a financial adviser to make a positive difference in people’s lives. I enjoy helping clients achieve financial success and feel a deep sense of responsibility when I am entrusted with this important aspect of people’s lives.
When my wife joined the Foreign Service in 1993, there was little easily accessible information about employee benefits — especially from overseas. This made planning for our financial future a frustrating experience. While still in private industry, we had worked with a financial advisor, who provided invaluable guidance to us as a young couple. However, once in the Foreign Service there were no advisors to consult who understood our way of life. It was up to me to sort it all out. I like to say that I didn’t read the book on wealth management for the Foreign Service, I wrote it.
From an early age, I felt an inner drive for continuous personal development. This need carried over to my business in a way similar to the Japanese principle of “kaizen” – continuous improvement. I am always looking for ways to improve my practice and myself. (In August 2017 I completed the first year of a high-intensity strength and fitness program with my son and have enrolled in a rigorous cooking instruction course.)
Carrington Financial Planning, LLC is an independent Registered Investment Advisor (RIA). The firm is owned and operated by its founder, William Carrington. Being an independent RIA means we are not affiliated with a broker/dealer (B/D) or any financial service business. We do not accept fees or commissions from the sale of any financial service or product. We are a fee-only firm.
William Carrington is a Certified Financial Planner, a Retirement Management Analyst, and a Registered Investment Advisor. He is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor and holds the Series 65 (Uniform Investment Adviser Law) license. He is also a Dimensional Funds approved advisor.
The Foreign Service Planning Alliance
We sometimes consult specialists in taxation, estate planning, insurance, or real estate who have extensive experience advising Foreign Service employees.