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Dan Forbes, CFP®

Forbes Financial Planning is a Registered Investment Advisory firm located on the East Side of Providence, RI. The sole mission of Forbes Financial Planning is to help individual and small business clients build and conserve wealth. Through a comprehensive examination, Forbes Financial has helped clients build a solid return on investments, while eliminating needless personal or business expenses.

Dan Forbes is the owner of Forbes Financial Planning and a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner with over 10 years of experience in financial services. He specializes in educating Rhode Island teachers about reducing expenses and increasing returns in their 401(b) retirement accounts.

Dan has extensive financial planning experience in the following areas:

  • Comprehensive plan writing
  • Retirement analysis
  • Insurance review including life insurance, business coverage, and long term care
  • Estate planning including payment of projected estate taxes
  • Mortgage reviews to reduce closing fees

Dan also has extensive media experience including:

Dan is a graduate of Brown University and an active member of the Rhode Island chapter of the Financial Planning Association.

Strategic Partners

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards

The mission of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. is to benefit the public by granting the CFP® certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for personal financial planning.

Financial Planning Association

Dan has been named the Director of Public Relations/Media for the Financial Planning Association.

The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) is the leadership and advocacy organization connecting those who provide, support and benefit from professional financial planning. FPA demonstrates and supports a professional commitment to education and a client-centered financial planning process.

Based in Denver, Colorado, FPA has 96 chapters throughout the country representing more than 25,000 members involved in all facets of providing financial planning services. Working in alliance with academic leaders, legislative and regulatory bodies, financial services firms and consumer interest organizations, FPA is the community that fosters the value of financial planning and advances the financial planning profession.


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Laura Gustafson, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®

Laura Gustafson is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant who has built her practice upon a foundation of providing objective, honest and client focused strategies to all current and prospective clients. With a passion for financial education, Laura is committed to the promotion of financial literacy through individual, corporate and governmental initiatives.

In addition, Laura also holds the Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant certificates and received both her B.A. in Economics and Master’s of Professional Accountancy from Rhode Island College. Prior to joining Forbes Financial Planning, Laura has over 5 years of experience in key relationship building and financial planning roles at MetLife, AmWins Group Benefits and StrategicPoint Investment Advisors. She also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Financial Planning Association’s Rhode Island Chapter.