The LIVE PLAN THRIVE site is a mission-focused project solely owned and operated by LifeSpan Financial Planning, LLC. LifeSpan is 100% focused on providing unbiased financial education for financial planners and allied professionals (counselors, psychologists, marriage therapists, social workers, CPAs, attorneys, etc.).

Our mission is to empower financial planners and coaches as they learn how to effectively incorporate a financial wellness mindset and life planning principles into their client relationships.

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Scott Spann, PhD, CFP®

LifeSpan Financial Planning, LLC is owned and operated by Scott Spann, Ph.D., CFP®. Scott is a financial life planner, teacher, coach, and researcher with over 20 years of financial planning experience.  Scott holds a Ph.D. degree in Personal Financial Planning from Kansas State University. He earned a B.S. in Psychology from The College of Charleston in 1997, an M.A. in Clinical Counseling from The Citadel in 1999, and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation in 2005.

Scott is committed to providing unbiased financial planning guidance and education. He is dedicated to improving the financial wellness of individuals regardless of income or net worth. Scott is actively involved in research and content development on topics such as financial psychology, financial wellness, and retirement preparedness. He is a past-president of the South Carolina Chapter of the Financial Planning Association. He wrote the book “Tax Resolution and Financial Freedom: Using the Financial Planning Process to Resolve IRS Tax Problems” and is actively involved in academic research.

The LIVE PLAN THRIVE! project powered by LifeSpan Financial Planning, LLC is an information service only. The financial wellness courses and information provided on this site are for general education purposes only and are not intended to substitute for the advice of your investment, legal, and tax advisors. The subject matter experts appearing on this site must remain 100% unbiased and therefore are prohibited from offering any financial products, investment advisory services, or any financial planning advice. LifeSpan Financial Planning, LLC is not a registered investment adviser in any state or jurisdiction. Therefore, the company and its owners will not respond to any inquiries regarding financial planning or investment advisory services submitted from this site.