Linda Laborde Deane, CFP, CRC, AIF
Our Founder and President
Linda Laborde Deane loves South Louisiana – its history, its magnificent architecture, and most importantly, its people. She spends many weekends volunteering as a walking tour guide of the French Quarter for the Friends of the Cabildo – sharing a lifetime of knowledge, stories and insights.
Her approachable, animated and personalized style as a tour leader is a by-product of over forty years of skillfully guiding her clients into and through a successful retirement.
Linda and her husband, Bob, a maritime attorney, are both natives of New Orleans and alumni of LSU. They share a common love of travel to intriguing parts of the world.
Pairing a step-by-step financial strategy and over four decades of experience with conservative investment recommendations, Linda has earned national recognition as a Certified Financial Planner and Retirement Specialist. She is the founder and president of Deane Retirement Strategies, Inc., and is frequently quoted by both local and national media. Linda was a watchdog for her profession, having previously served as Chairman of the National CFP Board of Ethics and Professional Review.
A true pioneer and leader in the financial planning industry, Linda is the nation’s 100th credentialed Certified Financial Planner (CFP). Her expertise extends to also being credentialed as a Certified Retirement Counselor (CRC); Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF); and a NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor (Fee-Only Advisor). Additionally, she is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) since the organizations founding, and the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA). Her knowledge of all these disciplines is utilized when helping her clients achieve financial peace of mind and the freedom to enjoy life.