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Lazetta Rainey Braxton, MBA, CFP®


Lazetta Rainey Braxton, MBA, CFP®, is the Financial Planner for the Rest of Us. Unlike many advisors who focus only on the super-rich and 1%, Lazetta partners with everyday people who desire the financial freedom to influence, experience, give, and make a difference for their family and future generations and create wealth for the common good.

As a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner with more than 18 years’ experience in wealth management services, Lazetta offers personalized financial advice, investment management, and educational seminars to individuals, families, businesses, and institutions. In 2008, she founded Financial Fountains, a fee-only financial planning and registered investment advisory firm that serves clients from around the country.

Lazetta is often sought as a financial expert for national media. She regularly contributes to financial publications and speaks on financial planning topics for national audiences and has made TV appearances on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Nightly Business Report, and CNBC Closing Bell. Lazetta was named one of Investment News’ inaugural Women to Watch. She is also the a recipient of the Association of African American Financial Advisors’ Leadership Legacy Award.

As an advocate of financial literacy and diversity in the financial planning profession, Lazetta serves as Chair of the Association of African American Financial Advisors (AAAFA), as well as a member of the CNBC Digital Financial Advisor Council, the CFP Board Center for Financial Planning Advisory Panel and Women’s Initiative Council, and the Foundation for Financial Planning board.