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Stephen C. Poplaski, PhD, CPA, CFP®

Stephen C. Poplaski, PhD, CPA, CFP®

Stephen C. Poplaski, PhD, CPA, CFP® is a Certified Public Accountant, (CPA) and a Certified Financial Planner™ Practitioner, (CFP®). Stephen has been with Lighthouse Financial Management, LLC, since its starting date in January 2004. At the firm, Stephen’s primary focus is individual tax planning and preparation. He also provides consulting for clients who own business entities and works with our financial planning team.

In addition to his work at Lighthouse, Stephen is an Associate Professor at Johnson & Wales University’s Feinstein Graduate School, where he teaches courses in personal financial planning, corporate analysis, and valuation, individual income tax, and applied behavioral finance. His research interest is in the area of lifetime giving to charitable organizations.

Stephen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance, a Master of Science degree in Financial Planning, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Human Ecology. He also serves as a member of the Kansas State University Advisory Board for undergraduate and graduate degree programs in financial planning and a peer reviewer for the Journal of Financial Planning.

Research Article - Investing in Education: Impact of Student Financial Stress on Self-Reported Health