Registered Investment Adviser


PhD Real Estate and Urban Economics

Masters of Science in Financial Planning- major in Estate Planning (1991)

Masters in Business Administration

Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering


Life and Disability Insurance Analyst 0626414

Certified Financial Planner (1984 - 2010) 

Registered Investment Adviser- California Department of Corporations

Registered Representative *

Multi-state Securities Registration *

Financial Operations Principal *

General Securities Principal *

Series 65 Multi-State Advisors License

Life and Disability Insurance Analyst 0626414

Life and Disability Insurance- California 0626414

Real Estate Broker

B-1 General Contractor

Arbitrator with the National Association of Security Dealers, Pacific Stock Exchange and American Arbitrators Association *

Community College Teaching Credential, National Certification- Secondary Schools *

* Inactive


Author Financial Planning Fiduciary Standards under Dodd Frank 2012

Fiduciary Standards Dodd Frank: Investments     Approved by the California StateBar for Continuing Legal Education 2011

Fiduciary Standards Dodd Frank: Insurance and Annuities     Approved by the California StateBar for Continuing Legal Education 2011

Author of No Nonsense Finance by McGraw Hill 2004/2008

"WWW.EFMOODY.COM" is the largest (5,000+ pages and 1,700+ links) independent Internet site for financial planning and was designed for consumer knowledge and protection.

"Practical Investment Theory and Application" approved for 4 hours of Minimum Continuing Legal Education by the State Bar of California, 1995

"Advanced Financial/Tax Planning and Investing" and "Business Continuation and Estate Planning"- 16 and 4 hours of continuing education accepted for Certified Public Accountants by the California Board of Accountancy, 1989

"Major Concepts of Real Estate and Investing" and "Current Concepts of Real Estate and Investing"- 9 and 21 hours of continuing education approved by the California Department of Real Estate, 1979

Manuals and Courses on Long Term Health Care, College Funding, Retirement Planning, Insurance and Annuities, Estate Planning, Investments, Charitable Gifting, Selection of Trustees.

Authored "Arbitrators Guide to Securities" for a non- profit organization

Numerous articles in business magazines and newspapers (San Francisco Chronicle, Mutual Funds Magazine, Realtors Digest, Dow Jones Investment Adviser, Life Insurance Selling, Corporate Finance, Ticker magazine, Registered Investment Adviser newsletter, Orange County Register, Smart Money,  etc.). Authored a monthly finance column for Pacific Business Review, San Francisco, and Moody's Review, a monthly newsletter on investment and planning issues since 1987.

Compilation of above was used as text for UC Berkeley for Survey in Financial Planning course