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Byron Harlan

August Financial Alliance

P: 312 953 7504


1240 India Street Suite 1402
San Diego, CA 92101



Judi Harlan


Byron Harlan had an award‐winning 30‐year broadcast news career before he decided to fulfill another professional dream – to become an elite Financial Planner. The pillars of his practice are embedded in four core concepts: compassion, truth, transparency, and independence. 

Byron’s credentials include:

∙ BS, Political Science, University of California San Diego 

∙ Masters, Journalism, University of Southern California 

∙ MBA, University of California Irvine 

∙ Retirement Income Certified Professional ‐ RICP® 

∙ Chartered Financial Consultant ‐ ChFC®

Byron is currently studying for the CFP® designation and will take the exam at the end of 2021. He is an Op-Ed contributor to the San Diego Union‐Tribune and a charter member of the publisher’s Community Voices project. He and his wife Judi are presenters during the financial literacy seminar for graduating doctors at UCSD.

On a personal note, Byron has finished eight marathons, is in the hall‐of‐fame at his high school for basketball and baseball, enjoys extended, up‐tempo bike rides, and is not afraid to break out a yoga pose, or two. He plays a five‐string, upright bass, and a five‐string fretless bass, the mandolin, and dabbles a bit on the viola. He’s recorded many songs, which he will happily share with you from his tiny home that overlooks San Diego Bay. 

He’s married to Judi Harlan, who he readily admits, is smarter than him. She too is a Financial Planner, who holds the ChFC®, CFP®, and BFA™ designations. They have a son, August Cash Harlan, who is a Tae‐Kwon‐Do martial artist, a soccer stand‐out, and a gamer. He attends a German language school and is also learning to speak Spanish.

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