Lauren Zangardi Haynes, CFP®, CIMA® Spark Financial Advisors

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About Lauren Zangardi Haynes, CFP®, CIMA®

Hi, I’m Lauren Zangardi Haynes, CFP®, CIMA® and founder of Spark Financial Advisors. At Spark Financial Advisors we are focused on helping clients gain clarity and confidence around their money. I view money as a tool to express our values. Whether that means travel, socially conscious investing, charitable giving, investing in your business, or working less so that you can spend more time with your family- if it’s important to you it’s important to me.

I got my start in the financial services industry in 2005 with Bank of America. While working for U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management I attained my CFP® designation and became a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®). I transitioned to a smaller Fee-Only financial planning firm to get broader experience beyond investment management and haven’t looked back.

I created a blog for families with kids at home called Words on Wealth ( I have been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report among others, and have written for Richmond Family Magazine.

I serve on the South Region Board for the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) the leading organization for fiduciary, Fee-Only financial planners.

When I’m not geeking out on financial planning I like to spend time with my husband and 3 kids, coach my daughter’s soccer team, read, watch stand-up comedy, and (attempt to) garden.

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Ideal Clients

  • Business Owners
  • Dual Income Family
  • Female Business Owner
  • Gen X

Ways Advisor Charges

  • Monthly Fee
  • Quarterly Fee
  • Flat Fee
  • Assets Under Management

Fee Options

  • Monthly Fee: $267+/mo
  • Quarterly Fee: $800+/qtr
  • Flat Fee: $3,200+/engagement
  • AUM

Please contact the advisor directly for a full explanation of fee options.

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States Registered

  • Virginia