Gail Buckner

Gail Buckner

Gail Buckner, CFP Professional, CRPS
Personal Retirement & Financial Planning Strategist

(650) 312-8245

Gail Buckner is a senior vice president and the National Financial Planning Spokesperson for Franklin Templeton Investments.

Ms. Buckner's background includes 25 years in television journalism and two decades speaking on financial and securities industry topics.

She has extensive experience working directly with financial advisors and shareholders, providing expertise on a wide range of topics including Retirement Planning, IRAs, Social Security, Estate Planning, 529 College Savings Plans, and Women and Money.

Ms. Buckner has received two Emmy nominations for her work in broadcasting, which includes hosting “Fox on Money” on the Fox News Channel and anchoring CNBC's “This Morning's Business” and “World Business.”

For 18 years Gail wrote the “Money Matters” column at

Ms. Buckner is a Certified Financial Planner, a Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist, an Accredited Investment Fiduciary, a Chartered Health Savings Advisor and holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.

She earned a B.A. in English from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an M.S. in financial planning from the College of Financial Planning.