Better Financial Education
Owner & Planner
Fee-Only Advisor serving the Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville, Granite Bay CA and surrounding areas.
Larry Frank is a Roseville, CA fee-only financial planner. Better Financial Education provides comprehensive financial planning, investment planning and retirement planning to help retirees and near retirees organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Larry Frank is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.
Larry Frank was born in Duluth MN, and grew up in Cloquet MN. He has a B.S. cum laude in Physics from the University of Minnesota and a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of South Dakota with a concentration in corporate finance and investments.
Larry retired in 1994 from the United States Air Force as a commissioned officer after a career as a Command Pilot where he flew helicopters, acrobatic jets, and internationally to 47 countries on five continents with large multiengine aircraft. He was also a contingency and war planner during his career as a field grade officer. These experiences showed him how to think ahead and plan for a wide range of alternative possibilities.
Larry has years of financial planning research and real-life experiences showing people personal finance choices that are focused on how to make smart decisions to work towards growing and protecting their wealth, not income. Rather than make things complicated, his work has been focused around simplifying the complexities of prioritizing simultaneous financial planning issues, and their related calculations, so the person's living is sustainable.
A Certified Financial Planner TM practitioner, Larry is also the author of Wealth Odyssey, a book designed to help people make sensible plans for a successful retirement and pursuing their other goals by understanding how financial planning issues are related to each other through wealth. He has research published in the Journal of Financial Planning related to retirement planning.
Larry has served on the Board of Directors for the Financial Planning Association of Northern California, and has appeared in nationally syndicated articles and on nationally syndicated radio (please see below for a partial listing of articles and shows). Larry is a member of the Academy of Financial Services. Larry is also a member of National Association of Personal Financial Advisers (NAPFA), a national association of Fee-only advisers.
His hobbies include reading and travel, especially to El Salvador where he met his wife, Rosa Maria Cáceres. They live in Rocklin, CA and have four children and nine grandchildren.
They speak spanish in their home. Ellos hablan español en su hogar.
Larry Frank is a Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors
The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a 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.
Larry began his investment advisory and financial planning career in 1997 through his association with an independent national investment advisory firm, and conducted his business locally through the name "Better Financial Education." In 2010, Larry established Better Financial Education as its own independent registered investment adviser firm.
Money is managed based on sound academic research at the investment level. Plan level decisions are made based on peer reviewed published research. The future is always uncertain, however decisions are possible even in uncertainty.
Work with someone who is actually developing thought and processes that others in the profession are adapting.
Office hours are by appointment only. You may schedule a call or meeting via my scheduling website https://calendly.com/larryfranksr. Please also feel free to contact me: LarryFrankSr@BetterFinancialEducation.com
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
- Retirees and Near Retirees
- Growing Families
- Business Owners and Executives
- Sudden Money Situations
- Novice Investors
- In-Office Meetings
- Virtual Meetings
- Clearly Defined Fees
- No Product Sales
- Complimentary Initial Consultation
Professional Designations & Affiliations
Larry Frank is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor
The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors—highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.
Larry Frank is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional - Click for Verification
CFP® professionals are held to strict ethical standards to ensure financial planning recommendations are in your best interest. What’s more, a CFP® professional must acquire several years of experience related to delivering financial planning services to clients and pass the comprehensive CFP® Certification Exam before they can use the CFP® designation.
Larry Frank is a member of The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®)
FPA® is the largest membership organization for CFP® professionals in the U.S. and supports high standards of professional competence, ethical conduct, and clear, complete disclosure when serving clients.
Better Financial Education is a Member of Buckingham Strategic Partners
We know there are thousands of advisory firms that claim to deliver great experiences for clients. There are also national-level firms delivering cookie-cutter experiences to their clients. Our vision combines the best of both worlds — to provide the personal experience to clients, supported by the broader resources of a larger firm. We believe this is the optimal path forward not just for us, but for all clients we serve.
Working with Buckingham Strategic Partners means a collaboration with an organization of industry experts, operations specialists and national thought leaders that helps our firm achieve more for our clients. By partnering with Buckingham, we have significantly more capabilities than many advisory firms that have large staff. We gain a team of professionals—advisors, investment analysts, operations experts and national thought leaders – all with the goal of enhancing the experience we’ve created for our clients.
Contact Larry Frank
300 Harding Blvd Suite 103D
Roseville, CA 95678