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Welcome to Simply Paraplanner
Simply Paraplanner was started to show paraplanners they can have a choice when planning their life and career in the financial planning industry.
We are determined to help paraplanners create the work environment that fits their lifestyle. We want virtual paraplanners to have more control over their schedules, tasks and work from anywhere.
We serve those who are career changers, stay at home parents, military spouses and digital nomads. The perks of being a virtual paraplanner are that you can now fast track your career and become your own boss.
The best part is we are helping advisors cut cost and all this counts as CFP experience.WORK WITH US
I'm Alex Hopkin, a virtual paraplanner, outdoor enthusiast, military spouse, mom to three small boys and founder of Simply Paraplanner. I am an AFC® and CFP® professional. I know first-hand the struggles of entering the financial planning industry on your own terms and finding a true work/life balance - that’s why I created a space to help others find flexible, remote positions within financial planning. Flexibility is key. As a military family, we have called Japan, Oklahoma, and now Hawaii home. I love exploring our new home and you will often find me out on the water between surfing, sailing, kayaking, and snorkeling.
I joined Simply Paraplanner in September of 2017. In addition to my work with Simply Paraplanner, I am also a virtual financial planner for Bannerman Wealth Management. I have a degree in Personal Financial Planning from Texas Tech University and hold the CFP® designation. I currently live in Denver, Colorado. In my spare time, I enjoy being with my family and friends, hiking, camping, road trips, or just hanging around a bonfire or out by the pool.
I joined the Simply Paraplanner team in July of 2018. In addition to my work with SP, I also own Taskmasters, a company that provides Virtual Paraplanning and Daily Money Management services. I have a Masters in Financial Planning and am studying to sit for the CFP exam. I live in central Minnesota with my 4 children. I love spending quality time with my family and friends, road trips, stand-up comedy, and music.
I joined the Simply Paraplanner team in March of 2019. In addition to my work as the Hiring Specialist with Simply Paraplanner, I am also the Director of Financial Planning for an RIA based in Charleston, SC. I’ve been working in the Financial Services industry for over 8 years and obtained my bachelor’s degree in finance from Eastern Illinois University. Something you might not know is I also hold a number of certifications CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, and BFA™ designations. I currently live in Charleston, SC with my Fiancée and enjoy spending my free time at the pool or the beach with friends.
Hi! I’m Rachel! I come to Simply Paraplanner with 8.5 years of marketing experience working on large national brands. Over the course of these years, I have grown a strong interest in personal finance and owning your own time. My Fiancé is part of the Simply Paraplanner community and runs a virtual paraplanner business, so I am sure you can imagine how much I have learned just listening to him! I currently live in Connecticut, and in my free time, I enjoy spending time with my fiancé, friends and family, being outside on long hikes and lazy beach days, and traveling the world.