The Maplewood Team

Our Founder's Story

Henry David Thoreau said, “Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” This is one of my favorite quotes because it so eloquently represents what I want for each and every one of my clients.

This is who I am

My name is Kenneth W. Christian and I am a retired Philadelphia firefighter turned professional Investment Advisor Representative. As President of Maplewood Financial Group, I am truly honored to work with individuals and families at all stages of life and financial planning for short- and long-term goals. Your financial success and security are my number one priority.

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With proven industry-specific experience and strong dedication to public service, I lead the team responsible for all aspects of financial planning, including life insurance, estate planning, business finances, retirement planning, long-term care, annuities and more.

Working together with clients

Together, we have helped hundreds of clients build, monitor and protect their money through all types of economic conditions and life events. Combining advanced knowledge of financial best practices, patience, empathy and active listening skills, we serve as unbiased advocates—always advising based on our clients’ best interests.

Past financial experience

Prior to starting Maplewood Financial Group, I worked for Investment Advisors & Associates as a Financial Advisor from 2000-2012 . I was featured in Kiplinger’s 2019 summer issue as part of America’s Retirement Experts. And in 2009, I was named a Five-Star Wealth Manager in Philadelphia Magazine.

Born in Brighton Alabama and raised in Philadelphia, I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from LaSalle University. For 8 years, I taught Personal Financial Planning through the PASCEP program at Temple University. Today, I am a certified National Social Security Advisor and hold Series 65 and Life/Health Insurance Licenses. To further advance my education I am currently studying to become a Certified Financial Planner (CFP).


When I’m not assisting clients, I spend time reading and staying current on financial information. I enjoy traveling the world and giving back to the global community as an investor and board member of Ghana’s Bemuah Royal Hospital.

We help you achieve Financial Independence

We have a heart and a passion to help people achieve financial independence by helping our communities with personal finance coaching and online courses.

We help you Become a Financial Coach

Want to make a positive change in people’s lives? We provide the tools, platform and training. You provide the desire to succeed! Find out how to Become a Financial Coach today! 

Our mission

empowering you to Financially prosper

We want to provide our select group of clients with a level of innovative investment care, independent financial advice, and continuous fiduciary oversight, giving them a renewed sense of confidence for the future, for themselves and for their families. This is accomplished by guiding our clients through the design and creation of their ideal retirement by integrating and strengthening the various aspects of their financial life in order to provide a sense of freedom and peace of mind during their retirement.

Words from Our Clients

Ken gave me my first money lessons that have served me well over 20 years.”

Chad K.

State employee

“Ken saved me hundreds of thousands. But more than that, he always had my best interest at heart – he REALLY cared.”

Rochelle P.

Business Owner

Ken protected me from losing my 401k!

J. Roberts


Be Financially Empowered

we Can you Help you!

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