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Laurette Dearden, CPA, CFP®, RICP®

Laurette Dearden, CPA, CFP®, RICP®

Director of Wealth Management

Laurette M. Dearden, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, serves as the Director of Wealth Management for Dearden Financial Services, a family financial firm dedicated to providing wealth management solutions to healthcare professionals and their families since 1996.

Motivated by a desire to address a critical gap in the financial advisory landscape for individuals within the healthcare industry, Laurette founded her own tax preparation and wealth management firm. Over the years, she has honed her expertise, showcasing an exceptional ability to navigate the unique financial challenges that healthcare professionals often encounter as a specialist in meeting their distinctive needs.

As a specialist in taxes and personal finances, Laurette has been featured in multiple publications and news outlets, including CNBC, Kiplinger, Investment News, the Journal of Financial Planning, and the Business Monthly.

Laurette graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting in 1983. Subsequently, she earned the following certifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant, 1987
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, 1991
  • Retirement Income Certified Professional®, 2018

Laurette is also an active member of various professional organizations, including:

Outside of her professional pursuits, Laurette finds joy in traveling with her husband and three adult children. Her daughter has pursued a healthcare career and currently serves as an Orthopedic Surgery Resident with the Navy. During her leisure time, you might find Laurette enjoying nature hikes with her two grand pups, Korra and Nola, or engaging in the 10,000th game of fetch in the backyard.

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