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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Corporate Bonds: More Risk, Less Reward?

February 20, 2020

Corporate Bonds: More Risk, Less Reward? Two charts came across my desk recently that shed light on what I like to call “creeping risk” in the market. This happens when the character of an investment changes slowly over time without anyone really noticing the change. The first chart that caught my attention was a long-term…

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[Video] Should You Refinance Your Student Loans? [Federal vs Private Loans]

February 20, 2020

MICHELLE SMALENBERGER, CFP® & ROBERT STOLL, CFA® & CFP Should You Refinance Your Student Loans? [Federal vs Private Loans] So a lot of attention is paid to saving for college and paying for it, but what if you went to college and graduated and have student loans outstanding? What can you do? Well, we’re going to…

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Credit Card Usage Is Up

February 12, 2020

Credit Card Usage Is Up Credit cards have been a way of life in America for the last 40 years. You can’t watch a sporting event these days without hearing a “What’s in your wallet?” commercial from Capital One!   During the Great Recession of 2008-2009 many Americans fell out of love with credit cards.…

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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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