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Saunders earns financial planner certification


WILLMAR — Alec Saunders, a LPL Financial adviser at CDS Financial Services, has earned his certified financial planner professional certification from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.

To earn this designation, Saunders had to complete financial planning coursework and pass the certification examination that covered topic areas including risk management, investments, tax planning and management and estate planning. He also agrees to continue to meet education requirements and uphold the board's code of ethics and rules of conduct.

Saunders joined CDS Financial Services in 2016, after two years working as a financial adviser. He is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter with a bachelor's in business management.

He lives in Willmar with his wife.