Albert Teplin


Connemara Group

Financial Advisor

Albert Teplin


Connemara Group

Financial Advisor

As a fee-only financial planner, my focus is to offer unbiased financial advice to help you achieve your life goals. - Albert Teplin, PhD, CFP®


No hidden agendas. No product sales. No commissions. Just an unswerving commitment to helping you manage, protect, and grow your resources.

Albert Teplin is a Rockville, MD fee-only financial planner. Connemara Group provides comprehensive and objective financial planning to help clients organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Albert Teplin is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

Dr. Albert M. Teplin, PhD, CFP® is Senior Financial Planner with Connemara Group. A 2012 graduate of Georgetown University’s Center for Continuing & Professional Education Certificate in Financial Planning Program, Al is a retired PhD economist with The Federal Reserve System. Dr. Teplin’s career as an economist and consultant spanned more than thirty years. From 1989 to 2001, he was the chief of the Flow of Funds Section at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC and served as senior economist before leaving in 2002. He then consulted for the European Central Bank, Bank of Japan, the Federal Reserve, and U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Dr. Teplin has also served as a corporate director for two publicly traded companies. He was a director of Viad Corporation from 2009-2015; Viad Corp is an S&P Small Cap 600 company that provides services to the trade show industry and exhibitors and offers travel and recreation services in the United States and Canada. Dr. Teplin was Audit Committee chair for six years and later chair of the Corporate Governance Committee. He was also a director of MoneyGram International, an S&P Midcap 400 company, from 2006 to 2011, where he served as chairman of the audit committee from 2008 to 2011. Dr. Teplin holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He has a doctorate in economics from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland and resides in Rockville, Maryland.

Thomas Conway is CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ serving the Washington DC area.

Albert Teplin is a Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is the country’s leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors - highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

NAPFA members live by three important values:

  • To be the beacon for independent, objective financial advice for individuals and families.
  • To be the champion of financial services delivered in the public interest.
  • To be the standard bearer for the emerging profession of financial planning

Connemara Group, LLC is an award-winning Rockville, Maryland and Washington, DC based professional fee-only planning and investment consulting firm providing services for a flat fee with no Assets Under Management (AUM) requirement.  The firm is consistently named a top peer-ranked fee-only planning firm by Washingtonian magazine and others.  President and Founder, Thomas B. Conway, is himself a top fee-only planning professional with more than twenty years of experience and multiple credentials.  The team consists of top planners with significant professional backgrounds in law, accounting, economics and other fields.

Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.


  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Retirement Income Planning
  • Investment Management
  • College Education Planning
  • Tax Planning

Ideal Clients

  • Retirees and Near Retirees
  • Growing Families
  • Business Owners and Executives
  • Sudden Money Situations
  • Novice Investors

Working Together

  • In-Office Meetings
  • Virtual Meetings
  • Clearly Defined Fees
  • No Product Sales
  • Complimentary Initial Consultation

Professional Designations & Affiliations

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Office Locations:

  • 1700 Rockville Pike
    Ste 400
    Rockville, MD
  • 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue
    NW - 7th Floor
    Washington, DC 20004
  • 2111 Wilson Blvd
    Suite 700
    Arlington, VA 22201

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