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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. Stephen’s primary focus is individual tax planning and preparation at the firm. He also provides consulting for clients who own business entities and works with our financial planning team.

Stephen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance, and a Ph.D. in Personal Finance. 

In addition to his work at Lighthouse, Stephen has taught courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in personal financial planning, corporate analysis and valuation, individual income tax, and applied behavioral finance.  He also serves as a member of the Kansas State University's National Advisory Board for undergraduate and graduate degree programs in financial planning and is a peer reviewer for the "Journal of Financial Planning." 

His research areas included the areas of student debt and charitable giving.  A copy of his published article on student Financial Stress can be found by clicking on the link below. 

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