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The Hosts

Zebra Smash is a collaboration between two friends and financial planners. We enjoy being a part of the conversations that shape our profession. We work for different firms, but we have been part of the same study group for several years.

The Zebra Smash podcast is the first podcast to offer CFP® CE credit.

Our goal was to create a podcast that would help all of us become better at what we do for our clients.

If financial planning is more than just a job for you, we think you will enjoy subscribing to Zebra Smash.

Ben Birken

Ben trying to think of a witty comeback...

Ben Birken, CFP®

Ben is a financial advisor at Woodward Financial Advisors, Inc. in Chapel Hill, NC. He has served on the NAPFA South region board, and as a NAPFA conference chair.

Roger Pine

Roger blatantly trying to land an Apple endorsement deal...

Roger Pine, CFP®, CFA

Roger was a partner and financial advisor at Briaud Financial Advisors in College Station, TX. He has served on the NAPFA South region and national boards, and as a conference committee member. He is the founder of Human Capville, a web-based financial planning course.