CEO, CFS, CFP®, LPL FINANCIAL ADVISOR
Started Benchmark in 2000
Nancy began her career in the financial planning business in 1987. From Benchmark’s humble beginnings in 2000 with one assistant, she has grown the firm to over 20, and we are still growing. The biggest change came as she discovered her own need for Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps. Once on her journey of debt payoff and cash flow control, she began to teach and speak about it, eventually becoming a SmartVestor Pro with Ramsey Solutions.
Nancy is a proud Memphian who loves what she does and feels blessed to have done it for so long. She also enjoys her life outside of work, where she spends a lot of time with family and friends. In addition to socializing, she loves quiet days with the dogs and a good book. She journals and writes quite a bit and loves fountain pens — in fact, she collects them. She can also be found at her Lego table – putting together little buildings is quite therapeutic. The flexibility of her schedule allows her to pursue other business interests and especially allows her to pick up her great-niece and great-nephew from pre-school. They have given her a new perspective on just about everything.
A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Nancy earned her degree in Communications. She brings 35 years of experience as a financial planner. Her registrations, held with LPL Financial, include CFP®, CFS, Series 7, 63, 24, and she is licensed in 25 states. She is a SmartVestor Pro*. Nancy Knous is an Independent Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer, and Speaker with Maxwell Leadership Certified Team. She is also a Certified Dream Manager**.
Nancy is a 2009 graduate of The Leadership Academy and has served on various boards to support Memphis. As a professor of Personal Finance at the University of Tennessee School of Pharmacy, she spent 20 years as a guide to wise investing and financial independence for future pharmacists. Nancy is also an accomplished speaker and has delivered talks at several national leadership conferences for LPL Financial.
*The SmartVestor program is a directory of investment professionals. Neither Dave Ramsey nor SmartVestor are affiliates of Benchmark Wealth Management or LPL Financial.
**The Dream Manager and The Dream Manager Program are licensed trademarks of Floyd Consulting.