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Moving you financially forward

Discover the power of a relationship that moves you ahead.


Financial planning for doctors, simplified

Save time, taxes and learn the language of money.


Bridging the financial literacy gap

Through financial education. Elevate your success.


Welcome to Financial Literacy Counsel

Founded in 1999, we are a boutique financial planning and education company.

We are leading the way in helping our clients create more possibilities, build stronger families and communities.

About Us

Our Services

We specialize in financial planning and financial education for families, professionals, corporations and institutions.

Financial Planning

Guiding you through
life’s journey

Financial Education

Bridging financial
literacy gaps

Family Office Solutions

Making family
wealth timeless

Medical Professionals

Charting your
financial path

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“We have partnered with Alphil Guilaran and his team at the Financial Literacy Counsel to provide knowledgeable, trustworthy and unbiased financial education and coaching. This makes for a program that delivers relevant content that matters to healthcare professionals”

Dr Stacy Sprague
Executive Director, Employee Safety, Health & Wellness Vancouver Coast Health

“For the past 17 years, Financial Literacy Counsel has supported our financial literacy and education efforts, going far beyond the BC Ministry requirements”

Brian Lee
Associate Principal St George’s School

“Financial Literacy Counsel integrates quality, innovation and practical solutions into their teaching and activities”

Pria Sandhu
Chief Executive Officer, BC Doctors of Optometry

“Alphil Guilaran and his team at the Financial Literacy Counsel have delivered extremely high quality, customized financial literacy programs for some of Canada’s wealthiest families. Their programs are engaging and relevant to their audience. Alphil and his team have been totally attuned to what the family and their needs are, and adjusted and enhanced programs accordingly.”

Sharon Duguid
Senior Associate, Lansberg Gersick & Associates (LGA)

“I am glad that the Financial Literacy Counsel specializes in financial planning for physicians. They helped my family maximize our financial opportunities and navigate the unknown financial waters of being doctors.”

Dr Kawai Cheung , MD

“Financial Literacy saves me time and money by having a family CFO (Chief Financial Officer) manage the details of my financial world so I can invest in my marriage, children and clinic practice.”

Dr Ruchika Shukla, MD

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