Matthew E. Chope, CFP®

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Matthew E. Chope, CFP® is a partner with The Center and has been active in the financial planning profession since 1990. Matt is a Registered Representative and Registered Principal with Raymond James Financial Services (RJFS).

A graduate of Eastern Michigan University and the College for Financial Planning in Denver, CO, Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in finance, his master's degree in financial planning and his accreditations include, CFP®, Series 7, 63 & 24 Securities Licenses. Matt has taught accredited continuing education classes for life insurance agents in the areas of investments and markets. Matt has helped local corporations and non-profits in the areas of strategic planning and money and business management decisions. He has been on various boards, past Trustee of the Southfield Community Foundation and was part of the investment committee for that Foundation until it merged into a much larger foundation. He oversees and manages many other local endowments. Matt is also very active in the non-profit community.

Matt has been quoted in various investment professional newspapers and magazines over his career. He is a member of the Financial Planning Association of Michigan, The Estate Planning Council of Metro Detroit and of the local society for Chartered Financial Analysts.

If our health and our relationships make up our assets, then money and time are the resources. I help clients make the most of their resources to help leverage and/or fulfill the quality of their assets. I have always been fascinated by economics and the financial markets, but even more in how people interpret them. I'm intrigued by people's decision making processes around money, their emotional intelligence and the field commonly known as behavioral finance. In my experience, this is where quality Financial Planners are able to help people in life.