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Chris Rivers, CFP®, CRPC®


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As a principal of Armstrong, Fleming & Moore, Inc., Chris provides individuals and couples with personalized and comprehensive financial planning services, including guidance on investment, retirement, tax, and estate planning issues, as well as other wealth management needs.

Chris and his wife, Caroline, grew up in Rockville, Maryland. They live in Potomac, Maryland, with their three children, Annie, Billy, and Claire, and their dog Oliver. In the little free time he has, Chris likes to read, particularly history and classic novels. He is an avid music fan with a growing collection of vinyl LPs and is a craft beer enthusiast who enjoys exploring esoteric styles. He is a mediocre golfer, volunteer basketball coach, and passionate fan of the Washington Nationals and the University of Maryland, along with the Wizards and Redskins. A baseball history buff, he is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research. 

Chris earned a degree in finance from the University of Maryland. After graduation, Chris joined Armstrong, Welch & MacIntyre, a precursor to AFM, as a portfolio analyst. He served in that capacity for seven years, working primarily with Alex Armstrong. He then earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificate and began working with clients of his own. He also holds the Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM designation.

He currently serves on the board of directors of the Financial Planning Association’s National Capital Area chapter. He has been quoted in Financial Times and The Washington Times, and has spoken at DC-area schools on financial planning topics. Chris has served as a subject matter expert for the Certified Financial Planning Board of Standards, contributing to the development and review of questions for the CFP® certification examination. Chris 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. He is also a member of the AFM Investment Committee.