Early retirees movement

William Holliday, CFP®, AIF®

About William Holliday, CFP®, AIF®, CSRIC™

Bill Holliday is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF), Chartered SRI Counselor (CSRIC), a member of the National Association of Professional Financial Advisors (NAPFA), US Social Investment Forum (USSIF), Green America, and the First Affirmative Network.

He hosts the AIO Financial video, podcast, and blog series. Bill is the author of the “Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing Guide.”

Bill is the volunteer director of a charitable organization that provides financial education in Mexican called ProMex Group. Bill volunteers with No More Deaths to provide assistance to migrants in Mexico.

He received his BS in engineering from Lehigh University and his MS from Purdue University. Bill served in the Peace Corps in Nicaragua (small business development group). Bill has a wife and two daughters, is fluent in Spanish, and spends part of each year living in Mexico.

Bill loves technology and is continually working to improve his clients’ experience through new software.

Read Bill’s blog here: https://aiofinancial.com/blog/

Britta Koepf, CFP®, ChSNC®

About Britta Koepf, CFP®, ChSNC®

When Britta decided to work in the field of personal finance in 2013, she researched the best way to enter the profession without compromising her ideals. She realized that the best way forward would be to become a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and practice in a fiduciary, fee-only, and holistic capacity.

A naturally frugal person, Britta enjoys working with clients to prioritize their goals and find ways to use their resources to create a fulfilling life. Money may not always buy happiness, but carefully and deliberately prioritizing your dreams can build sustainable joy. Britta enjoys working with clients interested in growing and sustaining their wealth as a means to achieving their ideal life, whether that involves traveling to exotic locations or making a difference in their communities.

As a Chartered Special Needs Consultant (ChSNC®), Britta is equipped for the unique financial challenges of those with special needs and their families.

Britta has been quoted in Financial Advisor Magazine and The Plain Dealer. She has also been interviewed in the WSJ’s Your Money Briefing podcast.

Britta and her husband Craig Lawrie live in Brooklyn Heights, Ohio, where they enjoy playing board games, ballroom dancing, and spending time with their dog, Wombat

Jennifer Kang, CFP®

About Jennifer Kang, CFP®

Jennifer W. Kang, CFP® brings more than 15 years of experience in Wealth Management at Merrill Lynch and HSBC. She has practiced in Honolulu, Los Angeles and New York City. Her desire is to deliver financial literacy and raise the bar on financial advice by lowering fees and having no asset minimums. Jennifer’s passion for the financial services industry was born in 2005 when she was introduced to the Certified Financial Planning program in college. She was drawn to the idea of helping people, ideally in a profession that didn’t involve the sight of blood. This led her to embark on a journey with Merrill Lynch and over the span of 15 years, she worked her way up to the Financial Planner she is today. JWK is a flat fee-only platform that offers comprehensive financial planning for busy professionals. We look to partnering with our clients so that they can spend time doing what they enjoy and leave the complicated financial matters to us.

Philip Rutterer, CFP®

About Philip Rutterer, CFP®

I created Rutterer Planning as the financial planning firm that I would want to work with. A firm where clients could be assured that I was working in their best interest with no hidden sales or insurance commissions motivating the advice. A place where fees would not go to build a building with the company name on it and where the savings were passed on to clients. A financial partner that recognized the very families that most benefit from financial advice don’t have time to meet during regular M-F business hours.

I want to share the benefits of financial planning – control of cash flow, identification and achievement of financial goals, and peace of mind – with those who could benefit from it most.

Andrew Dressel, CFP®, APMA®

About Andrew Dressel, CFP®, APMA®, CRPC®

Hi! I’m Andrew Dressel, and I’m a Financial Planner with Abundo Wealth. We do things very differently here at Abundo. Our motto is ‘minimize fees, maximize life.’ We want to help you live your best life all while being smart and strategic with your money. We believe that transparent pricing, low-cost investing, and access to the best financial planning technology on the market is what every client deserves.

We specialize in working with young, successful professionals who love to travel. Included in our financial planning services is a robust travel service where we help clients save money on flights, hotels and all things related to travel by finding flight deals and using credit card points and airline miles effectively.

We charge a flat monthly subscription for our service and nothing more. After that, it’s our job to work to try to save you money wherever we can while helping you accomplish your financial goals. You will never have to worry about any hidden costs, commissions, or kickbacks. Everything is transparent and we believe this is the only way to provide truly conflict-free advice.

If you would like to learn more about how the Abundo team can help you, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are always friendly and more than willing to have a free consultation to learn more about you and see if we would be a good fit to work together.

Jim Crider, CFP®

About Jim Crider, CFP®

I’m the founder of Intentional Living FP, a firm created to help families, like my own, achieve early financial independence. Our job is to help you live the life that you want, understanding that your money is simply a resource to help do this. Together, we navigate the decisions, opportunities, and obstacles that you will face so your money is used efficiently and effectively to serve its purpose in your life.

I am highly trained in financial planning and investment management having earned the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation in addition to years of experience as a financial planner at nationally recognized firms. I’ve worked with tens of thousands of families in aligning their financial decisions with their lives. If you’re looking for early financial independence and work optionality I am highly suited to help you and your family. Beyond the countless planning situations I’ve helped others navigate, my family and I are in a similar position. My wife, Kendra, and I are working toward early financial independence so we can have more time to spend with those we love and do more of the things we enjoy. This begins with becoming clear on what is important to you and your family then making intentional decisions to align your actions and your values.

I live in the once-small town of New Braunfels, Texas with my wife, Kendra, and our three sons, Atticus, Asher, and Arlo. When I’m not engaged in a conversation about life and money, I can be found playing dinosaurs or at the park with our kids, playing board games, or in the mountains on an adventure.

Trishul Patel, CFP®, MBA

About Trishul Patel, CFP®, MBA

My name is Trishul Patel, CFP®. I achieved financial independence before 40, and with my 100% virtual advisory business, I get up every day to help others do the same. To get where I am, I prioritized aggressive savings and identified the things that are truly important in my life.

Beyond finance and investing, I am an entrepreneur and problem solver at heart. Creativity and curiosity have always been a part of me. At an early age, I began soldering analog circuits, building computers, and programming simple games. Academically, I also have a few degrees from Cornell University.

I have been investing for almost two decades. Over my professional career, I’ve designed large-scale financial applications for tier-one banks. I likewise managed an exotic options book for a private firm based out of South-East Asia, generating over $750 million in revenue in three years. And I was a Portfolio Manager for a Hedge Fund, managing over $100 million in assets.

Nothing inspires me more than discovering others who are following their dreams. I often feed off the energy of those around me and I enjoy healthy debate and intellectual discourse, especially when it comes to topics that I love and enjoy, such as investing. From my perspective, I simply possess an insatiable desire to learn, understand, and help others.

These days, in addition to helping my clients accomplish their financial and investment goals, I also enjoy blogging, podcasting, biking, and hiking with my wife and daughter.

Eddie Liang, CFP®

About Eddie Liang, CFP®

I’m a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM and bring 17 years of experience in wealth management working with business owners and C-suite executives at Merrill Lynch and First Republic Bank. My experience and observations of industry practices led me to co-found Downshift Financial with my partner, Travis Hughes, to raise the bar on financial advice, to remove the bar on account balance requirements, and to keep a lid on fees.

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Russian from Pomona College. When I’m not with my wife, two kids and dog, I may be found improving my return of serve at the tennis courts, reading about personal finance, or playing board games with friends.

Cody Garrett, CFP®

About Cody Garrett, CFP®

Comprehensive financial planning for families on the path to financial independence as DIY investors.

The 3-month collaborative planning process includes a full analysis of your finances, detailed personal recommendations, and most importantly – a measurable action plan to help you achieve your financial objectives with clarity and confidence.

To maintain transparency and avoid conflicts of interest, I provide truly comprehensive financial advice for a simple flat fee, without managing your investments or selling any commissioned products.

Financial planning with Measure Twice Financial is most appropriate for families who would like to go ‘beyond the basics’ and receive professional guidance and education when making financial decisions, but prefer to implement those decisions themselves.

Michael Powers, CFP®, CPA

About Michael Powers, CFP®, CPA, PFS

We help you retire by providing comprehensive retirement planning, investment management and tax planning for a flat fee.

Preparing to retire can be both exciting and nerve-racking at the same time. At Manuka Financial, we help answer your questions and provide guidance on how to make your retirement transition successful. So you can focus on all of the experiences you’ve been waiting years to enjoy.

Interested in personal finance and saving from a young age, I had never considered advising others as a career until taking finance courses late in college. I was immediately hooked. After graduation, I began my career with a large national public accounting firm and noticed my colleagues would often ask me for financial advice.

Determined to truly make a difference in people’s lives, I transitioned from public accounting to become a financial planner and have never looked back. Over the last decade, I’ve been fortunate enough to help hundreds of families save for college, invest wisely, plan for retirement, retire with confidence and make sound financial decisions.

Prior to founding Manuka Financial, I left a successful career as Vice President of a prestigious financial planning firm where I helped manage over $900 million for families because I wanted to dedicate my life to my two passions: my family and my clients. Having two young children and seeing how quickly they grow up, I didn’t want to miss out on precious moments with them because I was always at the office. And I didn’t want to serve so many clients that I couldn’t be proactive with each and every one of them. Thus, the idea of Manuka Financial was born to serve as a trusted advisor to a select group of individuals and families while still having time to spend with my own young family.

Read Michael’s blog here: https://manukafinancial.com/our-blog/