Sheryl Garrett, CFP®, AIF®
Chief Executive Officer, Chief Compliance Officer
Sheryl Garrett, CFP®, AIF®, co-founder of Garrett Investment Advisors, has been dubbed “The All-American Planner,” because of her zealous mission to “help make competent, objective financial advice accessible to all people.” In 2000, Sheryl started the well-known Garrett Planning Network, a nationwide network of Fee-Only, hourly financial planners. Sheryl has been recognized five times by Investment Advisor magazine as “One of the Most Influential People in Financial Planning.” Most recently Sheryl was recognized as one of the “30 Most Influential” people in NAPFA’s 30 year history.
Sheryl has also been honored to work with the House Subcommittee on Financial Services regarding predatory lending regulation, and has testified before Congress on financial literacy and Social Security reform. She has also worked as a consultant and expert witness in lawsuits against financial advisors who rendered questionable or inappropriate financial advice.
Sheryl has authored, coauthored or served as a technical editor on over a dozen books and several magazine columns. These books include Garrett’s Guide to Financial Planning (National Underwriter 2002, 2007), Just Give Me the Answer$(Dearborn Trade 2004), Money Without Matrimony (Dearborn Trade 2005), Personal Finance Workbook For Dummies®(Wiley 2007, 2012), A Family’s Guide to the Military For Dummies® (Wiley 2008) and Investing in an Uncertain Economy For Dummies® (Wiley 2008).
Sheryl is a frequent public speaker and has been frequently interviewed on CNNfn, Bloomberg, ABC World News Now, Fox-TV, NPR’s All Things Considered and Marketplace, and in Business Week, Newsweek, Time, Forbes, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Money, SmartMoney, MarketWatch,U.S. News & World Report, the New York Times, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal.
Justin Nichols, CFP®
President, Chief Operating Officer
Justin Nichols, CFP®, co-founder of Garrett Investment Advisors, shares Sheryl Garrett’s commitment to make Fee-Only financial advice accessible to all people.
Since 2003, Justin has worked as Manager of Operations of the Garrett Planning Network. In 2007, he launched his own financial planning practice, Nichols Financial Advice, which is now an office of Garrett Investment Advisors. Through his Nichols Financial Advice financial planning practice, Justin provides Fee-Only, hourly, fiduciary financial advice to people at all stages of life and he specializes in providing advice to those in their 20s and 30s.
Prior to becoming a financial advisor, Justin worked as Quality Assurance Team Lead in Sprint’s Real Estate Technology group. He also formerly worked as a Consultant in Accenture’s Communications & High-Tech market group.
Justin also has a passion for financial education. He serves as Treasurer for the Garrett Financial Education Alliance, a non-profit financial education foundation. He serves as a member of the Flint Hills Financial Literacy Council, which works to coordinate efforts, raise awareness and promote financial literacy in the Manhattan, KS, area. He teaches as an adjunct instructor in Kansas State University’s Personal Financial Planning program. He also serves on the advisory board for Kansas State University’s Personal Financial Planning program.
Additional information about Garrett Investment Advisors is also available via the SEC’s Investment Adviser Search.
Garrett Investment Advisors, LLC
103 E. Van Buren, #357
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Phone: (910) FEE‐ONLY
Fax: (910) 378‐1808