About Cady North, CFP®, MBA
I’m the founder of North Financial — a boutique financial planning firm that specializes in helping women dream big and get their personal finances on track. A lot of my clients aren’t entrepreneurs yet, but they want to be or at least know they don’t want to work at the same desk job forever.
To give your dream the best chance of success, your personal finances need to be in order. However, with your busy personal and professional life, you probably don’t have time to wade through mountains of news and information to figure out what to do about your budget, investing, or retirement planning. This is where I can help.
My mission is to provide effective and affordable financial planning tools to women who desire to be their best self — financially, professionally, and personally. I help women dream bigger in all these areas so they can live out their greater purpose.
My parents were small business owners, and I learned to balance a business checkbook by the age of 13. I definitely have the entrepreneurship bug in me, but it’s taken me a while to get here. I spent more than a decade advising high-level executives of Fortune 500 companies while working for industry giants such as Bloomberg and Financial Executives International. I then took the leap to start my own business helping women and entrepreneurs plan for their futures. I have offices in both Washington D.C. and San Diego, and I work via virtual screen sharing and video conference so we can work together no matter where you live.
One of the reasons I love working for myself is I can plan my own schedule and give back time to causes I appreciate. Financial literacy is one of those causes for me and I like to get involved by providing free financial planning workshops to local organizations.
If you’d like to have the financial freedom to do something new in life, schedule a FREE consultation with me. I’d love to chat with you!
When starting a business there are many funding options to research. However, you may be surprised to find out that most funding options don’t open up to small business owners until you’ve been in business for 2 years or more. Self-funding much of your start-up costs is inevitable, so it's best to research bootstrapping options now.
Here’s a secret. The most successful businesses I know spend the least amount of money, especially in their first years. This concept of “you have to spend money to make money” is false. If you control spending early on you’ll become profitable faster. You won’t have to beg for business to cover your expenses and you’ll buy yourself more options down the line to put the right people and services in place to maximize your business when the time is right. Plus, your personal finances will improve too.
Here’s a common scenario I see in business planning: Before you’ve completed any real market research to validate if your idea would work, you’re thinking about color schemes and names, what your website and logo will look like or where the business will be located. This is a big mistake because it means you’ll likely spend money and time on an idea that might not work. This is how you prevent it.
- Female Entrepreneur
- Gen Y/Millennials
- Single Women
- Women Professionals
Ways Advisor Charges
- Monthly Fee
- Assets Under Management
- Monthly Fee:$275/mo + $2000/person upfront
- AUM: 1.00%
- District of Columbia