Mother of Three and Advisor to Forty - The Growth Story of Financial Trex

February 19, 2020

Mother of Three and Advisor to Forty - The Growth Story of Financial Trex: An Interview with Denise Downey

Denise Downey is the owner of Financial Trex, a fee-only firm located in Spokane, Washington. One of the first 50 women to join XYPN, Denise has worked on the trading floors of the Chicago Stock Exchange, pursued her CFP®, and gained a deep understanding of financial planning. Today she joins the show to discuss why she decided to move on from her 9-5 job to make time for her family and the lifestyle she wants to lead.

In this episode, she explains why she has made her firm fee-only, as well as how she gained the confidence to have conversations around how she gets paid. Listen in to learn how Denise grew her firm to 40 clients in just three years, the role money plays in her relationships with clients, and what you can do in the industry to increase financial literacy among fellow community members.


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What You'll Learn from This Episode:

  • Why Denise quit her 9-5 job to start her own firm.
  • How she grew her firm so quickly.
  • Why she decided to follow the fee-only business model.
  • How she gained the confidence to have conversations around fees.
  • The role money plays in her client relationships.
  • Whether you have what it takes to make it in this career.

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