Lazetta Rainey Braxton, MBA, CFP®
Lazetta Rainey Braxton, MBA, CFP®, is the Financial Planner for the Rest of Us. Unlike many financial advisors who focus only on the super-rich and 1%, Lazetta partners with everyday people who desire the financial freedom to influence, experience, give, and make a difference for their family and future generations—to create wealth for the common good.
As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM practitioner with more than 20 years of experience in wealth management services, Lazetta offers personalized financial advice, investment management, and educational seminars to individuals, families, businesses, and institutions. She offers a safe space for clients to connect with their values and develop a financial plan for a secure and abundant life. In 2008, she founded Financial Fountains, a fee-only financial planning and registered investment advisory firm that serves clients from around the country.
Lazetta strongly believes in diversity and inclusion and access to financial planning. Her volunteer leadership positions include serving as Chair of the Association of African American Financial Advisors (AAAA), Founding President of the AAAA Foundation, as well as a member of the CNBC Digital Financial Advisor Council, CFP Board Center for Financial Planning Advisory Panel, Women’s Initiative Council, and Diversity Advisory Group.
Recognized for her leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, and dedication to the financial planning profession, Lazetta was honored as one of the inaugural Investment News’ Women to Watch and Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion See It Be It awardees and is a recipient of the Association of African American Financial Advisors’ Leadership Legacy Award. She also received the Heart of Financial Planning award from the Financial Planning Association.
Lazetta is frequently featured in national publications and makes guest TV appearances as a financial expert. She has appeared on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Nightly Business Report, CNBC Closing Bell and CNBC Power Lunch. She has been featured in national publications including CNBC.com, Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s, Essence, Black Enterprise, Financial Planning Magazine, Morningstar, USA Today and many more. Also, as sought-after speaker, Lazetta delivers keynotes and workshops that invite attendees to secure their legacies one dollar at a time.
Lazetta holds an MBA in finance and entrepreneurship from the Wake Forest University, a BS in finance and international business from the University of Virginia, and a Certificate of Achievement in Personal Financial Planning from Metropolitan Community College of Omaha, Nebraska. She resides in the Baltimore metro area with her husband Brad, their daughter Karis, and dog, Sampson.