Chris Stein

Senior Lecturer, Finance and Real Estate Academic Department
(970) 491-1163
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Chris Stein is a Senior Lecturer in the Finance and Real Estate Department and he currently serves as the Director of the Financial Planning Program. His teaching responsibilities include both the Honors and Traditional sections of Principles of Finance, Principles of Investments, and Financial Planning courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and advises the Summit Fund. Chris earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Wyoming and a Master of Science in Finance from Colorado State University. He has taught full time at CSU since 2008 and has been a CFP® professional since 2013.

Chris focuses his current research and consulting activities in the financial planning arena, specializing in retirement income/withdrawal planning and Social Security optimization.  He is featured regularly on retirement planning radio shows and multiple podcasts.

Chris was nominated for the CSU Alumni Association Best Teacher Award in 2009 and 2011 and also earned the College of Business Green & Gold Award for outstanding service and teaching for 2009-2010.