Matthew B. Brock,  CFP<sup>&reg;</sup> - Financial Advisor

Matthew B. Brock, CFP®

Managing Partner

Divergent Planning

6701 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20817
(240) 428-8911 CONNECT WITH Matthew
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Matthew Brock is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and member of the Financial Planning Association. Serving clients at Divergent Planning in Bethesda, MD and the surrounding communities.

Financial Advisor Overview

At Divergent Planning, we provide financial planning that evolves with your life. Based in Bethesda, Maryland, we are an independent Registered Investment Advisory firm partnering with mid-career professionals, pre-retirees, and federal government employees in Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, and nationwide. Here, you will not find financial advisors who are focused on selling you products that earn commissions. Nor will you find “financial planning” that is simply focused on your investments and ignores the other areas of your finances. We offer: 1. Fee-only, fiduciary services: As an RIA, we are legally obligated to put your best interests first. As a fee-only advisor, we avoid conflicts of interest by refusing to accept commissions for the services or products we recommend. 2. Adaptable financial planning: The most effective financial planning is not a static, one-time project. To have an impact, it should be an ever-changing, ongoing project that adjusts to the transitions of a client’s life. This proactive perspective is the kind of planning that we offer. 3. Ensemble approach: Not only will you work with a lead advisor, but you will also receive the benefit of a team of advisors’ expertise. Each of our advisors will take part in the creation, management, and adjustment of your financial plan, so that the full breadth of your needs and goals are addressed. 4. Transparency: We are committed to transparency in everything we do on your behalf. Our fee-only structure means you will always know what you are paying for, and our technology will provide you a real-time picture of your finances whenever and wherever you want it. 5. Accountability: We have developed processes so that you have the comfort of knowing that your next action items and next meeting are always on the calendar. When your financial plan requires you to complete certain steps, we will remain in contact with you to help ensure follow-through. 6. Tax planning: We will draw on our in-house expertise to integrate tax strategies with your overall financial plan, such as retirement account distribution strategies, tax loss harvesting, maximizing of deductions, and Roth conversions. We will also work with your CPA to discuss strategies and provide up-to-date information they need to complete your tax returns. 7. Planning for the long term: We have attained leading industry credentials to stay current on changes to laws, rules, and trends so that we can better serve you. Those designations include the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor(SM) certifications. In addition, we have structured our firm so that our team will be here for you in the long term.


Financial Advisor Experience

Matt Brock,, CFP®, has spent his entire career helping people navigate the changes in their life through comprehensive financial planning. As a Lead Advisor for Divergent Planning, the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional gets to know each client personally as well as their goals, and creates and implements the financial planning strategies to help them reach those goals. As Managing Partner, he creates the firm’s vision, implements the processes to reach that vision, and ensures the firm remains in compliance with federal and state regulations. With a degree in math and economics, Matt has always had an analytical mind. He knew early on that he wanted to apply that mind-set to a career in financial services. He quickly realized that he could have the most impact by focusing on a client’s entire financial life. He relishes the systematic problem solving he applies in integrating the whole picture of a client’s finances in reaching their goals. And he counts starting Divergent Planning as his most satisfying career moment.

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Broker-Dealer Disclaimer

Divergent Planning, LLC is a Registered Investment Adviser. Advisory services are only offered to clients or prospective clients where Divergent Planning, LLC and its representatives are properly licensed or exempt from licensure. This website is solely for informational purposes. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. Investing involves risk and possible loss of principal capital. No advice may be rendered by Divergent Planning, LLC unless a client service agreement is in place.

Financial Advisor's Specialties

Budget & Debt Management, Comprehensive Financial Planning, 401(k)/403(b)/IRAs, Buying a Home, Charitable & Planned Giving, Career Change, Asset Allocation, Estate Planning, Investment Management, Government & Military, Getting Divorced, Getting Married, Mutual Funds, Retirement, Stocks & Bonds, Life Planning, Sudden Wealth


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