Biography

Belen Krabbe is  a Holistic Planner and Financial Adviosr as well as the President and owner of Franklin Financial Services. 

Belen joined the financial services industry in 1984 as a secretary for Equitable Life of Iowa.  Within one year, she was offered an opportunity to enter the sales force and became the rookie of the year.  Throughout her career, Belen purposed to provide quality services to her clients by increasing her education.  She has earned six designations  through the American College, and hold six designations including a CAP, CLU, ChFC, CASL, RHU, REBC, and LUTCF from the National Association of Life Underwritiers.  She is a Certified Financial Fiduciary through the National CFF Association, and also a member of the Ed Slott Elite IRA Advisor group. She is also a Certified Bucket Plan Advisor using the Best Interest Process.

Belen makes it her business to help people live secure financial lives that have a happy ending.  She believes in challenging the traditional status quo insurance and investment office by thinking differently.  "I believe the et worth of a person is much more than a dollar sign at the bottom of a balance sheet".  Belen utilizes simple and state of the art tools to create an easy to understand plan that brings clarity and vision for a life well lived.  "I also believe that when all is said and done, people want to know they have lived a life of significance and have made a difference.  The plans made today can affect hundrewds of descendants and the world." 

Belen is the president of the North Iowa Chapter of AFEA. She is actively involved with the Hampton Kiwanis Club, Hampton Center One, (NIALU) North Iowa Area Life Underwriters,and Compro Casas, LLC...a company that "buys ugly houses and restores them so people have a safe and healthy place to live."  Belen is also a financial coach and President of the North Central Iowa chapter for Council of Financial Educators.

Belen is married to Paul Krabbe and has a blended family of five children, Tamara, Rachael, Michael, Christopher, and Matthew, and 10 grandchildren.  She enjoys traveling, cooking, flower gardening, reading, and spending quality time with her family.  She also believes in giving of her time by traveling on mission trips around the world, and crocheting prayer shawls.