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Charlene Granstra

Financial Consultant
Phone: 712-476-5642
Fax: 712-476-9935

My name is Char Granstra.

As a financial professional with Equitable Advisors, and an active member of the Rock Valley, Iowa community, I am dedicated to helping individuals and businesses build their financial futures.

To stay on top of my field and develop my professional skills over my 21-year career, I’ve regularly attended industry training and certification programs. This includes completing the curriculum and passing the exams for the:


  • Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) professional designation of The American College
  • Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) professional designation of The American College
  • FINRA Securities Registrations: Series 6, Series 7, Series 63, and Series 65
  • Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF)
  • My academic achievements include:
  • Associate of Arts Degree in Business from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa



My education, experience and professional affiliations have fostered my practical approach to offering financial products and planning services to my clients. Rather than just recommending a hodgepodge of unrelated products, first I’ll consider your specific financial goals and investment objectives. Working together, we’ll formulate a strategy to help you work toward your goals. Then, as a registered representative of Equitable Advisors, and an insurance agent of Equitable Network, LLC, I’ll recommend the appropriate products and services to help you execute your strategy.


Maintaining a strong sense of community and a solid professional foundation are very important to me. My community activities and professional affiliations include:



  • Member of the Justice For All NW Iowa Board of Trustees
  • Past Board member, Hegg Memorial Health Center and Hope Haven, Inc.
  • Member of the Planned Giving Council of Siouxland
  • Past president and current board member of the Northwestern Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
  • Member of the industry's Million Dollar Round Table



To expand my knowledge and grow professionally, I completed the course work for a Wharton Certificate in Retirement Planning*. *Certificate awarded based on completion of a training program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.


I successfully completed an Advanced Learning curriculum focused on asset allocatoin and wealth management strategy, hosted at The Faculty Club, Harvard University


I am a lifelong resident of Rock Valley, Iowa. I am married to Dixon Granstra; I have two married children, and Dixon has three. Together we have 16 grandchildren.


Thank you for visiting. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Securities offered through AXA Advisors, LLC (212-314-4600), member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advisory products and services offered through AXA Advisors, LLC, an investment advisor registered with the SEC. Annuity and insurance products offered through AXA Network, LLC and its insurance agency subsidiaries. AXA Network, LLC does business in California as AXA Network Insurance Agency of California, LLC and, in Utah, AXA Network Insurance Agency of Utah, LLC. AXA Advisors and its affiliates do not provide tax or legal advice. Individuals may transact business and/or respond to inquiries only in state(s) in which they are properly registered and/or licensed. The information in this web site is not investment or securities advice and does not constitute an offer.

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