Carey Morgan, CFP®, ChFC®

About Carey Morgan, CFP®, ChFC®

Hi there. I’m Carey, a partner and financial advisor at Livelihood, LLC. We started our firm because so many of our friends and colleagues were seeking sound and simple financial advice for an affordable price. We specialize in helping people who may not be a good fit for the traditional financial sector – creatives, idealists, non-profit workers, academics, and others who value relationships, experiences, education, and financial security over material wealth. I really enjoy working with people who have dedicated their lives to making their world a better place through service, art, education, and philanthropy. These are all areas I know well. I started my career managing bands and helping musicians sort out their money. The personal finance bug bit me and I joined a huge investment firm to learn that side of things. While the big corporate life wasn’t the best fit for me, I also became really interested in how our everyday spending and investment choices can really impact the community. So, I changed gears to the nonprofit sector, leading a hunger nonprofit, launching a citywide financial counseling program, and directing a private foundation focused on economic empowerment for women. One of the things I get most excited about is the potential for change through ethical investing. In my humble opinion, doing good and doing well are not mutually exclusive.

Jay Zigmont, CFP®, PhD

About Jay Zigmont, CFP®, PhD

I grew up broke. I was never taught how to manage money. I earned my first million by the time I was 21 and spent it before I was 25.

It wasn’t until much later that I learned how to manage and invest my money. I know you can learn too.

I have been a coach in all areas of business and life for over a decade. I have a PhD in Adult Learning from the University of Connecticut. I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. I am Fee-Only and work on a monthly retainer model.

The bottom line is I have the experience and training to help anyone learn how to manage their money and achieve financial freedom.

Michael Schell, CFP®

About Michael Schell, CFP®

Sensible Financial Management, LLC is a fee-only and independent financial planning practice based in Vermont designed to help those who are approaching or in retirement. Mike’s focus on retirement allows him to attend to the questions that matter to you such as:

–       How much can I reasonably spend in retirement

–       Am I saving enough to meet my retirement goals?

–       Is my financial situation set up to accomplish my goals beyond retirement?

–       Which accounts should I spend from?

–       How should my portfolio be allocated to meet my goals?

–       Am I adequately safeguarding against threats to my retirement?

–       When should I take Social Security?

–       How do I get started with Medicare and how do I avoid making costly mistakes?

–       Am I taking advantage of tax planning opportunities available to me?

Mike’s mission is to provide you with financial planning guidance and options in plain English so you can make the best decisions to have a successful and meaningful retirement.

Michael Walther, CFP®, CPA/PFS

About Michael Walther, CFP®, CPA/PFS, CFA

Mike Walther received his BS degree in Economics and MBA with concentration in Accounting from Vanderbilt University. He holds the CPA/PFS designation, is a Certified Financial Planner and is a CFA.

Mike has a brother on the Autism spectrum. He founded Oak Wealth Advisors in 2008 so that families seeking experienced and objective special needs financial planning advice could access the same quality of service that was previously only provided to wealthy families. Mike’s passion is applying his knowledge and experience to enhance the quality of life for families that include loved ones with special needs.

Mike has written articles for the Chicago Sun-Times and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, New York Times, and other national publications. He has presented at conferences around the country and taught at Texas Tech University, Purdue University, the University of Illinois, University of Wisconsin and San Diego State University.

Mike was the first financial advisor in Illinois admitted into the Academy of Special Needs Planners. He founded and leads the Special Needs Planning subject matter study group for the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors.

Jay Karamourtopoulos, CFP®

About Jay Karamourtopoulos, CFP®

Hi!

My name is Jay. I’m originally from Massachusetts and live in the North End of Boston.

Prior to starting Hereford Financial I worked for an investment management company servicing their private clients, a team of financial planners helping put together financial plans, and for two early stage FinTech companies (one in Boston and one in NYC.)

Like many of my peers, I set out to join the tech industry to find more fulfilling work that aligned with my values and provided me with an opportunity to grow and enhance my career through opportunities not easily found at more established firms. I’ve seen first hand the dedication, passion, time and effort that goes into working for a tech company and the fulfillment that comes from bringing a new product or service into the world. However, it leaves little time to understand your RSUs, ISOs, NSOs, ESPPs and how they fit into and affect your financial plan and goals.

My time in the tech space made me realize how impactful and beneficial equity compensation can be, but also how lack of education can cause confusion and missed opportunities, especially for millennials who haven’t accumulated the necessary assets to work with a traditional financial planner.

I created Hereford Financial to help clients in their 30’s and 40’s create clarity around their equity compensation and use it to plan for a secure future while enjoying their life today. There are no asset minimums, which allows me to work with and help younger clients whose financial situations are just as, if not more complicated than those traditionally served by the industry.

Our comprehensive financial planning process will help you create, grow and keep the wealth you have worked so hard for and allow you to spend more time doing the things that are important to you. We’ll ensure that your money is being leveraged as a tool to do more of what you love.

Bryan Curry, CFP®

About Bryan Curry, CFP®

At Bridge The Gap we purposefully choose to work with a small number of clients per advisor, so each client’s situation can be served as a priority. This provides clients with a partnership that goes deeper into your financial planning needs. Our goals is to be the go to for all things financial, and to be your accountability partner in implementation. Many advisors draft clients a plan, but we work to together to live it. We have ongoing planning conversations with our clients around investments, risk management, liquidity analysis, estate planning, tax planning, tax efficiency, and goal fulfillment.

Kasey McManis, CFP®

About Kasey McManis, CFP®

My buddies from the ranch rode through the pasture to find me splayed out on the ground with all my gear scattered around me. As they passed by laughing and the stars cleared from my eyes, I tried to remember what had just happened. I looked over to see my horse tearing through the pasture, my rig still flapping underneath him. Oh right… I had just hit the dirt at a full gallop. I tried to gather myself and started limping after my horse, asking myself if it was worth it.

After I graduated college, I stopped working at the dude ranch and started to look at getting my first “real” job where I could use my degree in personal financial planning. It was slim pickings in my hometown of Bozeman, Montana but I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to move to the East Coast after my wife landed a great job in Philly. I applied for dozens of jobs, each one turning me away because of lack of experience. I was at the end of my rope when I stumbled on a job posting by Abacus Wealth Partners. I advanced through their intense interview process, and was in the final stages. The last meeting had gone well and I spent the majority of the weekend pacing around my apartment, anxious to receive that good-news call. I got a call all right, but I would have rather been tossed off that horse a few more times. Rejected again.

Two years after that call I saw that Abacus had posted another opening. I wanted to re-apply but was certain they wouldn’t entertain somebody they had already passed over. I did find a job at a local firm in town shortly after Abacus rejected me, and I was decently happy, but something about Abacus was drawing me in again. I asked my wife if I should consider reaching out, to which she replied, “You have to get back on that horse!” Nervously, I reapplied and found myself once again going through their multi-stage interview process, eventually making it to the final round. For a second time, I found myself pacing around our apartment, bracing myself for the same mule-kick rejection that I had received last time. The weekend was slipping by and I still hadn’t heard anything. I began to psyche myself up for a severe case of the Monday’s when my phone buzzed. I’m pretty sure my voice cracked as I answered, but as I listened I began to smile. I’m glad that I listened to my wife, and I bring her wisdom to all of my clients who have financial setbacks. You just have to get back on that horse.

Allan Moskowitz, CFP®, AIF

About Allan Moskowitz, CFP®, AIF

Transformative Wealth Management, LLC (TWML) is a Bay Area Fee-Only Fiduciary and ESG/SRI values impact focused Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firm with the State of CA that is employee owned since 2016. Allan Moskowitz, CFP, AIF the principal of TWML has served social justice and environmentally sustainable investors for over 30 years. We offer free initial consultations and enjoy helping clients live better less stressful lives with meaning and freedom to pursue what makes them feel happy and to promote worthwhile causes that you feel are important to you with comprehensive financial planning and strategic and intelligent investment management with your values in mind.

Bob Shopes, CFP®

About Bob Shopes, CFP®

I have an unusual background for a financial advisor. I have a Ph.D in Biophysics and founded several biotech companies. After one company went public, leaving me financially secure, I retired early to fullfill my dream to be a ski bum. Early retirement was not for me but I discovered while volunteering that I loved talking to people about their financial lives. Who knew?

I joined a small brokerage, got properly licensed, started learning the business and earned my CFP. After six years I left to start my own registered investment advisor firm.

Favrile Financial was founded on the fiduciary principle to always put the clients interest first. We are strictly fee only and will not accept commissions from any third party. The client deserves our undivided loyalty as a fiduciary. Secondly, we do not charge fees on the basis of your “assets under management”. This allows us to give our best advice without concern over where your assets are located. We charge a flat annual fee and that is all. We have no minimum asset or age qualifications but clients are typically 60+, near, or in, retirement and have a net worth of more than $1MM.

Leland Gross, CFP®

About Leland Gross, CFP®

Hey there, I’m Leland!

I love building relationships and coaching people, which is what really brought me alive during the 6 years I worked in the personal finance industry before starting PeaceLink Financial Planning LLC (PLFP). It has been said that personal finance is more personal than finance. I find that true.

Finances touch every area of one’s life. Finances are a tool in our lives that can cause one of two things; they can be a source of stress and anxiety or a source of confidence and excitement. I am passionate about helping individuals and families foster confidence and an abundance mindset around their life goals through the financial planning process.

After many years working in the insurance and broker-dealer world, I grew tired of transactional relationships. I was working to do financial planning, but It was more product sales than relationships. That is where PeaceLink Financial Planning LLC came in.

I founded PLFP to make a real difference in people’s lives. Through a focus on the financial planning process and building relationships, I am able to truly understand my clients and what they desire in life. This allows me to tailor advice in a way to maximize the resources at their disposal and help them develop the life that they long for.

As a fee-only CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, I have the privilege of serving my clients nationwide to experience the life that they desire. Being “fee-only” means my only source of income is directly from my clients. I don’t get paid through hidden fees or commissions for selling products. This helps minimize the conflicts of interest in our relationship and puts us on the “same side of the table” to achieve your goals.

When I am not working with my clients, you can find me spending time with my wife, Lindy, and our pup, Sutton, being with family and friends, playing pickleball, or doing anything that involves water (swimming, surfing, boating).

As your Financial Planner, I promise you honesty, transparency, and commitment to your success.