Financial Advisor Vern Hayden

Vern Hayden - CFP®

Vern is considered a legend and a pioneer in the financial planning field. He is recognized among his peers and the financial media as one of the leaders in the financial planning movement before it was a real discipline. His accomplishments in the financial planning field are unparalleled. They include among other achievements:

  • He was a member of the CFP Board of Standards
  • Founder and Chairman of the National Endowment for Financial Education
  • He wrote the first training manual for financial planners in 1979
  • Authored two books for the benefit of the public: “Money Use it or Lose it” and Getting and Investment Game Plan, both published by John Wiley and Sons
  • He is currently writing another book entitled “How do I Know You Won’t Steal my Money”
  • He conducted hundreds of public seminars and financial education workshop for the executives of major US corporations like IBM
  • Contributed 92 financial planning columns to, a Jim Cramer website
  • Wrote and published 32 articles for the Journal of Financial Planning
  • After the tech crash of 2000 / 2002 he wrote an article for the Journal of the American Association of Individual Investors entitled “Makeover for a Bear Mauled Portfolio, How to Create a Winning Game Plan”
  • He was the Chairman of the College for Financial Planning which created the CFP designation and helped create the first standards for financial planners
  • He appeared 317 times on CNBC, Bloomberg, NBC and ABC among others hence the nicknames “Mr. Mutual Fund” and “Mr. Retirement”
  • Member of the Education Committee of the Securities Industry Association
  • He is in “Who is Who in Finance and Industry
  • Member of the National Board of the Financial Planning Association and founder of the Westchester NY Chapter of the FPA
  • He has been a CFP® since 1978


Vern holds a degree in Philosophy from Wheaton College in Illinois and 35 Graduate credits from American University, University of Southern California, and New York University.

He is a retired Major in US Air Force.  He was also a liaison officer for the Air Force Academy.

Vern and his team has managed portfolios and done financial planning for clients for a combined 82 years. Like the popular TV ad says “We know a thing or two because we have experienced a thing or two”.  We like to add that “Money is never our client, real people are”

Call Vern for a complimentary discussion at 203 321 1220 or his cell at 203 247 3726


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