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Our Principal Consultant, Sam H. Fawaz, is a Certified Financial Planner™ and licensed Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), Financial Planning Association (FPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). While professional requirements dictate an average of 40 credit hours of continuing professional education, Sam routinely attends more than double that amount each year to stay on the leading edge of financial and tax planning techniques.

Sam is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting.  Sam is also a gradute of Walsh College with a Master of Science in Taxation.  He has been practicing in the financial services arena since 1980.

Sam has expertise in many areas of personal finance and technology and has always been fascinated with the role of money in society.  Helping others prosper and succeed has been Sam's mission since he decided to dedicate his life to financial planning.  His extensive technology and process background allows him to render services on a streamlined and efficient basis, thereby delivering superior service and reporting at the lowest cost to his clients.  He writes, reports and presents regularly to the advisor community on how to make their practices more efficient and take better advantage of technology.

Sam has been generous with his time and expertise and has participated in numerous community and charitable events as a volunteer.  He was a director on the board of the Financial Planning Association of Michigan and is currently the technology and newsletter committeee chairman.  He was also on the board of the Canton (MI) Community Foundation giving strong direction to the investment and finance committee and served a term on the Canton (MI) Chamber of Commerce where he was treasurer for the 750 member chamber during his last year as a board member.  Sam has also provided pro bono service every year and has volunteered in the IRS's senior citizen and low-income tax asssistance programs for many years.

You can speak directly with Sam at (734) 447-5305 or at (615) 395-2010.  You can e-mail him at shf at ydfs dot com (translate it to e-mail address speak).