Carl Richards is one of the best in the world at connecting money and emotion in ways real people can understand. He is a Certified Financial Planner™, and the creator of the Sketch Guy column, appearing weekly in The New York Times since 2010. And Carl has over 800 simple sketches that will get you thinking and talking about what really matters in your life. Carl's also been featured on Marketplace Money, oprah.com and forbes.com. He has become a frequent keynote speaker at financial planning conferences and visual learning events around the world. Through his writing, speaking and sketches, Carl makes complex financial concepts, easy to understand. His work also serves as the foundation for his two books, The One-Page Financial Plan: A Simple Way to Be Smart About Your Money, and The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money.
His sketches have appeared in shows at the Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah, at Parsons School of Design in New York City, the Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California, and an exhibit at the Mansion House in London. His commission work is on display in businesses and educational institutions around the globe. Carl currently resides in London with his family and is available for speaking engagements and conferences both nationally and internationally. What's more though, Matt Hall counts Carl as a long-time friend.