As a principal of Armstrong, Fleming & Moore, Inc., Carl provides individuals and couples with personalized and comprehensive financial planning services, including guidance on investment, retirement, tax, insurance and estate planning issues, as well as other wealth management needs.
Carl was born in Toronto, Canada, and grew up in West Caldwell, New Jersey. After growing up in the suburbs of New Jersey, he wanted to live in a city environment, so he attended George Washington University, which is located just a few blocks from our office in the District of Columbia. Looking for a full-time summer job so he could stay in the area, he started as an intern with AFM in June 2002. After graduating with his bachelor's degree in business administration, Carl accepted a full-time job in AFM's Operations department in May 2003. Carl eventually became a portfolio analyst, working primarily with clients in that capacity. In March 2014, AFM welcomed Carl as a principal of the firm and he began working with clients of his own.One of the reasons Carl entered into the financial planning business was he saw firsthand the devastating effects bad financial decisions can have on a family. His father struggled to manage the proceeds from the sale of the business he worked hard to build for many years, and also on what to do with his free time now that he no longer going to work every day. In order to better serve clients and help them avoid some of the mistakes his father made, Carl obtained his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificate in January 2011. He also holds the FINRA Series 7 and 63 securities registrations as a Registered Representative of Commonwealth Financial Network®, as well as various state insurance licenses.
In addition to his work with clients, Carl is a member of the AFM Investment Committee, is editor of AFM’s Financial Strategies newsletter and serves on the board of directors of the Financial Planning Association’s National Capital Area chapter. He has also been quoted in several publications including CNN Money and Reuters, and named to the *Forbes’ Best-In-State Next-Gen Wealth Advisors list for 2019.
He lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife, Emily, and his two daughters Jacqueline and Caroline. In his free time, Carl likes to work out at the gym, scatter golf balls into the woods at his local golf course, relax by the pool, and eat at the many restaurants in the DC area (sushi is his favorite). He is a passionate fan of the New York Jets and Notre Dame football teams, as well as the New Jersey Devils hockey team.