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Lauren Black Named to Inaugural Forbes List of America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors

Lauren Black, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ at Phillips Financial and financial advisor with Raymond James Financial Services, was recently named to the inaugural Forbes list of “America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors.” The list, which recognizes advisors from national, regional and independent firms, was released online July 25, 2017.

“It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized as one of the top next-generation wealth advisors,” Black said. “I’m excited to be in the company of such an elite group.”

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Lauren Black Named President of Starkville Business Network

Phillips Financial would like to recognize Lauren Black, MBA, CFP® on being named President of the Starkville Business Network.

The Starkville Business Network was founded in the summer of 2015. Black is among the founding members, along with Cory Lucius (Shelter Insurance), Kass Green (Tom Smith Land & Homes), Christina Lucas (Tom Smith Land & Homes), Cole Brazil (Bancorp South), and Tyler Anderson (Mississippi Land Bank).

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Phillips-Gaines Ranked Among Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors in the U.S.

Lynn Phillips-Gaines, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, at Phillips Financial, An Independent Firm, and financial advisor with Raymond James, was recently named to Barron’s list of “The Top 1,200 Advisors” in the country. The 2017 list, ranked 1,200 advisors from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. This marks the third consecutive year for Phillips-Gaines to earn placement on the prestigious list. It is the largest, most comprehensive annual advisor list circulated by Barron’s.

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