Michelle Smalenberger, CFP® Financial Design Studio, Inc.

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About Michelle Smalenberger, CFP®

I have a passion for helping others develop a path to financial success!

Through different lenses on your financial picture, I want to help create solutions with you that are thoughtful of today and the future.

I have seen in my life the power of having a financial plan while making slight changes of direction from time to time. I believe you can experience freedom from anxiety and even excitement when you know your finances are on track.

Those who are a great fit for our services are families working hard to provide for and support each other so they can be financially successful. Individuals who want to ensure they are making the right decisions to secure a strong financial foundation to build upon for the rest of their life are also a great fit.

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Oil Prices Spike: What’s The Impact On A Recession?

September 19, 2019

Oil Prices Spike: What’s The Impact On A Recession? Saudi Arabia’s key oil fields were attacked this past weekend, knocking out 50% of their daily oil production. Oil prices spiked 10% as a result, and you’ve probably noticed that the cost of gas for your car immediately jumped as well!  With all the talk of […]

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[Video] FAFSA FAQ #1: What Is It & Is It Worth Filling Out?

September 15, 2019

[Video] FAFSA FAQ #1: What Is It & Is It Worth Filling Out? MICHELLE SMALENBERGER, CFP ® & ROBERT STOLL, CFA, CFP ® So if you have kids who are nearing college age, or in college, you’re probably familiar with some of these acronyms or buzzwords: FAFSA and what it is. So we’re going to touch […]

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Why We Are Seeing Declining Rates Lead To Higher Stock Prices Right Now

September 13, 2019

Why We Are Seeing Declining Rates Lead to Higher Stock Prices Right Now On Thursday, September 12, the European Central Bank cut interest rates and re-activated its program to buy government bonds. The Federal Reserve is expected to cut interest rates at its next meeting this month. Both of these moves are to help “stave […]

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Ideal Clients

  • Gen X
  • Investment Planning & Management
  • Tax Planning
  • Wealth Management

Ways Advisor Charges

  • Monthly Fee
  • Flat Fee
  • Hourly
  • Assets Under Management

Fee Options

  • Monthly Fee: $100/mo
  • Flat Fee: $1,000
  • Hourly Fee: $250/hr
  • AUM: 0.60%

SEC Records

States Registered

  • Illinois

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