The long-standing tradition of the Journal of Financial Planning to provide groundbreaking research for practitioner use in real-life planning with clients began three decades ago with the foresight of Henry Montgomery and Tom Warschauer.
The late Montgomery, a CFP® certificant and decorated WWII Army veteran, is largely credited with creation of what is now known as the Journal of Financial Planning.
Warschauer, Ph.D., CFP®, professor of finance at San Diego State University, served as the Journal’s first academic editor and continues to champion the effort to align scholarly research and practitioner needs to foster the greatest collaboration of talents in the field.
These two pillars of financial planning’s evolution embody the mission of the Journal of Financial Planning—to expand the body of knowledge in the financial planning profession. This award will be chosen annually by the Journal to honor the paper that provided the most outstanding contribution to the betterment of the profession in the preceding year.
Previous winners of the Montgomery-Warschauer Award include:
- Wade D. Pfau, Ph.D., CFA, who holds a doctorate in economics from Princeton University, and is a professor of retirement income at The American College, for his May 2011 Journal paper “Safe Savings Rates: A New Approach to Retirement Planning over the Life Cycle”
- Michael Finke, Ph.D., CFP®, and Thomas Langdon, J.D., LL.M., CFP®, CFA, for their July 2012 Journal paper, “The Impact of the Broker-Dealer Fiduciary Standard on Financial Advice,” published in the July 2012 issue of the Journal. Finke is an associate professor at Texas Tech, and Langdon is a professor at Roger Williams University and a Journal columnist.
- Michael Finke, Ph.D., CFP®; Wade D. Pfau, Ph.D., CFA; and David M. Blanchett, CFP®, CFA for their June 2013 Journal paper "The 4 Percent Rule Is Not Safe in a Low-Yield World."
- David M. Blanchett, CFP®, CFA, for his May 2014 paper "Exploring the Retirement Consumption Puzzle."
The winner of the 2017 award (recognizing a paper published in 2016) will be announced in spring 2017, and will be recognized at FPA Annual Conference, Oct. 2-4.
Submit Your Paper Today
All submissions published in the Journal in 2017 will be considered for the Montgomery-Warschauer Award. You’ll find writing and submission guidelines HERE. Submit your original financial planning research to Ana Trujillo. As the impact of the work of Wade Pfau, Michael Finke, and Tom Langdon, and David Blanchett demonstrate, there is no better venue through which to influence the way financial planning is practiced and financial planning clients are served, than the Journal of Financial Planning.