Florence, SC, May 2, 2016– The Armstrong Wealth Management Group is pleased to announce that Matthew S. Ridenhour, CFP®, MBA, CRPS®, Partner & Client Wealth Manager, has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) to use the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® certification marks in accordance with CFP Board certification and renewal requirements. Matt has worked with the Armstrong Wealth Management Group since 2008 and is responsible for conducting client reviews, evaluating financial plans and portfolios, and meeting with prospective clients. Matt also maintains communication with clients and schedules appointments for the Client Wealth Managers.

The CFP® marks identify those individuals who have met the rigorous experience and ethical requirements of the CFP Board, have successfully completed financial planning coursework and have passed the CFP® Certification Examination covering the following areas: the financial planning process, risk management, investments, tax planning and management, retirement and employee benefits, and estate planning. CFP® professionals also agree to meet ongoing continuing education requirements and to uphold CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Rules of Conduct and Financial Planning Practice Standards.

“Earning his CFP® shows the competence and diligence Matt brings to everything he does. He has been a tremendous asset to our team and this makes him even more valuable for our clients,” says Regi Armstrong, president of the Armstrong Wealth Management Group.

He is also a Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist℠ (CRPS®) designee and holds his Series 7 and 66 securities registrations through LPL Financial. Matt attended Mississippi State University where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing in 2005, and a Master of Business Administration in 2006.

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