Certified Financial Planner™
CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®
Matt Bowden, a Canton native, joined RFC Financial Planners in 2017 because of the positive reputation that they have in the community and the RFC team focuses on exceeding clients’ needs and upholding the highest standard of service. Matt is passionate about following a disciplined, rules-based approach for his client’s personalized financial plans. He believes in a simple, repeatable process to help remove emotions from investing in order to organize, simplify, and plan for the financial success of his clients. His mission is to be a student of life and to educate others about the profound, positive impact that sound financial planning has on peoples’ lives and for their families.
Matt’s passion for helping others achieve financial health started during his college years, where he attended Cleary University. Matt majored in Business Management and went on to obtain his Master’s in Business Administration from Cleary University, graduating Cum Laude. His areas of knowledge include Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, Estate Planning, Risk Management/Insurance, and Tax Planning. Matt continues to expand his experience by being an active Board Member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) where he serves on the Education and Pro Bono committees. Matt is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, a registered Securities Agent, and Investment Advisor who holds his Series 7 registration with Sigma Financial Corporation. He also holds his Life, Health and Annuity insurance licenses, as well as the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Charted Financial Consultant (ChFC) designations.
Matt enjoys spending time with his wife Andrea, daughter Na Hee, son Thomas, and their two Brittany Spaniels, Charlie and Barkley. He is also an avid Detroit and Pittsburgh sports fan who loves to travel, use his smokehouse, and host gatherings for family and friends.
Outside of the office, Matt focuses on giving back to his community through serving on the Board at Therapeutic Riding Inc., being a part of the Ann Arbor Rotary Club, and volunteering at the Huron Valley Humane Society.
GETTING TO KNOW MATT
Favorite Food: Thai
Best piece of financial advice: Whatever you do, trust in your plan and stay the course
Favorite quote: “Hope for the best and prepare for the worst”
Something you may not know about Matt: He was part of 2 state championship bowling teams in high school and coached boys varsity basketball for 10 seasons at Livonia Franklin High School
Favorite Music: Oldies, R&B, Hip Hop
Favorite Movie: Tommy Boy
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Something on Matt’s bucket list: To travel the country with my wife and visit all the MLB ballparks