Douglas Eaton, Accredited Investment Fiduciary®, CDFA®

Principal, Eaton Financial Group

Phone: (954) 575-9323
Email Doug@efgplan.com

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My father’s debilitating illness, rendering him unable to work, inspired me to become a financial advisor and drives my passion for planning to this day. We had no savings and my mother had limited earning potential. My parents did not have a plan for this unforeseen and catastrophic event, and it financially devastated our family.

Through experience, I learned the value of saving, investing, and planning – even accounting for those things we don’t want to think about.

In 1996 I created Eaton Financial Group. We have clients all over the United States, some with a high net-worth, some with very little, some with very high income, and some with none. Our vision is that our clients consistently enhance their financial decision-making.

I have a great job! I get to spend all of my time helping my clients to NOT worry about money. Because they are financially prepared – no matter what happens – they have peace of mind. We cannot control what life throws our way, but we can demonstrate our love for our family through proper planning and ensuring that all contingencies have been carefully addressed.

Outside of work, I focus time on assisting the community. In addition to serving as the current President of the Parkland Chamber of Commerce, I am also on the Board of Directors at Coral Springs Coconut Creek Regional Chamber of Commerce, I mentor DECA students, volunteer time with several community-based organizations, and coach youth running.

I also humbly serve as the Race Director for the Run4Beigel a multi-city live and virtual running event in honor of a beloved coach and mentor, Scott J. Beigel, who died a hero at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on 2/14/2018. The singular mission and purpose: raise money for the Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund, founded to send at-risk children affected by gun violence to summer camp.

Moved by the profound impact of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, I also founded 4FNow.org, the MSDHeroesChallenge.org, and The Eaton Family Foundation. Each of these entities focuses on providing support to individuals and start-up charitable organizations in an effort to make communities safer places to live, work, worship, and go attend school.

I live in Parkland, Florida with my wife of 22 years, and two daughters. With a Bachelor of Business in Finance from the University of Miami, I am devoted to lifelong learning, both in my own industry and other areas of interest. I am a fitness advocate, an avid runner (marathons and half-marathons), practice yoga, and greatly value travel and quality time with my family.

****Principal and Chief Investment Officer at Eaton Financial Group (A Securities and Exchange Commission Registered Investment Advisor). Over $200 million of assets under advisement (as of 01/2022)

Douglas Eaton is proudly affiliated with the following professional and civic organizations:

Parkland, FL Chamber of Commerce | President; Executive Committee; Trustee

Mission Statement: To promote the well-being of the entire business community within the City of Parkland while maintaining the City’s residential integrity and enhancing our quality of life.

Coral Springs, FL Chamber of Commerce | Board of Directors; Trustee; Ambassador

Mission Statement: We are the voice of business, the engine for economic growth, and a champion for a thriving and welcoming community.

Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School DECA Program | Mentor/Sponsor
Mentoring High School Students engaged in an intensive business preparatory program. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management

Run4Beigel | Race Director                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     5k race held in multiple cities in honor of a beloved coach and mentor, Scott J. Beigel, who died a hero at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on 2/14/2018.

The singular mission and purpose: To raise money for the Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund, founded to send at-risk children affected by gun violence to summer camp.

Parkland Buddy Sports, Inc. | Volunteer/Leadership Scholarship sponsor

Northwest Broward Road Runners Club | Board Member, Youth Running Coach
Formed in 2008 in Parkland, Fl, their mission is to inspire people of all ages to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle through running/ multi sport

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First Allied Securities | 2018-19 Chairman, Representative Advisory Council
11 member council acting as a liaison between financial advisors and management of broker-dealer

Financial Services Institute | 2018-2020 Advocacy Representative, Florida                                                                                                                                                                             FSI is the voice of independent financial services firms and independent financial advisors and ensures that all individuals have access to competent and affordable financial advice, products, and services delivered by independent financial advisors

MSD Heroes Challenge | Founder and Board Chair
Inspired to support and encourage the families and survivors of the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School shooting… The MSD Heroes Challenge is an obstacle race and yoga event dedicated to supporting organizations that promote making safer communities and to providing scholarships to student leaders.

4FNow, Inc. | Co-Founder
Founded in April of 2018 by Parkland, FL parents of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivors. 4FNow.org is an apolitical, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to raise awareness for safer communities, prevent gun violence, and award scholarships to emerging student leaders.

Doug In The Media

Fintech – Innovations in Financial Planning 
April 20, 2020 | Wealthmanagement.com

MSD Heroes Challenge
February 21, 2018 | ABC Miami-Channel 10

13 Things You Should Do Before You Even Think About Getting Pregnant
August 23, 2018 | Glam.com

15 Bad Habits You Should Break Before You Turn 35
January 11, 2018 | Glam.com

Is Your Spouse Financially Cheating You?
September 16, 2014 | Consumer Reports

Retirees and Debt: How to Avoid the Worst Traps
May 1, 2013 | Reuters

New Rules Tighten Credit Cards for Some Starting Oct 1
September 16, 2011 | The Sun Sentinel

Debt Ceiling: 10 Reasons Not to Move Your Money Now
July 28, 2011 | Reuters Money