David S. Waters, CFP®, CLU, ChFC, RHU, AIF®

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  • President of Professional Planning Associates. Founded 1953
  • President of Investment Planning Associates since 1984
  • President of Great Oak Financial Inc. Founded 1993


  • Dickinson College:  B.A. in 1978
  • College of Financial Planning:  CFP® in 1988
  • Northeastern University:  RHU in 1994
  • American College: CLU & ChFC in 2001
  • Fiduciary 360: AIF® Designee in 2010


  • Insurance – Life and Health
  • series 6, 7, 53, 22, 24 and 63 held through Cetera Advisors LLC
  • Registered Advisor with Cetera Advisors LLC
  • Professional Plan Consultant

Current Practice:

  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Business Insurance Planning
  • Retirement Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Charitable Planning
  • Employee Benefits
  • College Financial Aid Planning

Organization Affiliations:

  • Philadelphia Estate Planning Council
  • Million Dollar Round Table
  • Philadelphia Association of Life Underwriters
  • The Financial Planning Association
  • Society of Financial Professionals
  • National Association of Health Underwriters

Additional Items:

  • Adult Educational Instructor in Financial Planning.
  • New Jersey & Pennsylvania Continuing Education (CE) Sponsor for CPA’s.
  • Author of numerous articles for Physicians News Digest, Life and Health Advisor, Smart Business Now.
  • Study Group Leader for the Delaware Valley of Certified Financial Planners.
  • Business Valuation Consultant to Financial Services Industry.
  • Inducted into the Phoenix Home Life “Hall of Fame” in February 2000, for outstanding achievements in sales and service.
  • Patriot’s Club 2017
  • Named 2010 FIVE STAR Wealth Manager by Philadelphia Magazine.
Investment Advisor Representative offering securities and advisory services through Cetera Advisors LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. Cetera is under separate ownership from any other named entity.