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Charlene Granstra, ChFC, CLU

Financial Advisor
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!

Securities and investment advisory services offered through Equitable Advisors, LLC (NY,NY 212-314-4600), member FINRA/SIPC(Equitable Financial Advisors in MI & TN). Annuity and insurance products offered through Equitable Network, LLC and its insurance agency subsidiaries. Equitable Network, LLC does business in California as Equitable Network Insurance Agency of California, LLC, in Utah as Equitable Network Insurance Agency of Utah, LLC, and in Puerto Rico as Equitable Network of Puerto Rico, Inc. Equitable 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.

Securities offered through Equitable Advisors, LLC (NY,NY 212-314-4600), member FINRA/SIPC (Equitable Financial Advisors in MI & TN). Investment advisory products and services offered through Equitable Advisors, LLC, an SEC registered investment advisor.

Annuity and insurance products offered through Equitable Network, LLC, which conducts business in CA as Equitable Network Insurance Agency of California, LLC, in UT as Equitable Network Insurance Agency of Utah, LLC, and in PR as Equitable Network of Puerto Rico, Inc. Equitable Advisors and its affiliates do not provide tax or legal advice. Please consult your tax and legal advisors regarding your particular circumstances. Individuals may transact business, which includes offering products and services and/or responding 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.

Equitable Advisors, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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