Don’t let the grass grow under your feet.
As the daughter of a farmer, I can’t help but look at financial planning through the seasons I know like the back of my hand:
A time to prepare,
a time to plant,
a time to grow,
and a time to harvest.
No matter where you are in your journey, my team and I exist to help you seize the moment you’re in so when the time comes, you can maximize your bounty.
Hi, I’m Cindy.
One of the only things in life that’s certain is an uncertain future. It can be a scary thought, but what offers me comfort is the ability to plan financially for life’s “what ifs.”
- What if I live longer than my money?
- What if we have costly medical expenses?
- What if I make an irreversible mistake in my planning?
Let’s build and execute a plan that helps you rest assured, too.
My Qualifications & Experience
I know how hard it can be to know who to trust, so let's review what qualifies me to serve you with excellence. I began a financial planning practice in 1990 in Central Iowa. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional, I am a Fiduciary, which is a fancy word that means I am required to put my clients' best interests before those of my firm (it's unfathomable to me to think of operating any other way!).
I hold the Series 7 and Series 63 licenses, as well as Insurance and Investment Advisory status in several states. My securities business is supervised by Securities America, Inc., and my Investment Advisory business is supervised by Arbor Point Advisors, LLC, Omaha, NE. I also have significant tax knowledge and adhere to ethical standards while staying current with tax laws and regulations.
I believe education is vital to keeping up with investment trends and opportunities for my clients, so I regularly obtain more than double the continuing education requirements necessary to maintain my certifications.
If you want to go way back, we can talk about my Bachelor of Science degree from Upper Iowa University. Since then, I maintain the following professional designations:
- CFP® – CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ conferred by the CFP Board of Standards
- ChFC® – Chartered Financial Consultant conferred by The American College
- CDFA™ – Certified Divorce Financial Analyst conferred by the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts
- BFA™ – Behavioral Financial Advisor conferred by Kaplan University
- IRS ENROLLED AGENT – Enrolled Agent conferred by the Depart of the Treasury. Enrolled Agent status is the highest credential the IRS awards.
Fun fact: I am also trained as a mediator, specializing in mediating financial issues in family law cases!
We operate on the most valuable principle my father taught me, “Do right for the right reasons,” so we promise to:
You deserve to understand your options, not be sold a product. That’s why teaching (in everyday language) is central to all services we offer.
Our client relationships span generations. So, if you find yourself ending a call with “Love you!” don't worry, it happens all the time!
We have been helping for more than three decades. Still, I almost always double the education required to maintain my certifications.
How we help.
Using a technical analysis financial planning approach, we offer comprehensive, fee-based services, including:
- Asset Management
- Risk Management
- Tax Management
- Retirement Planning
- Estate Planning
- Divorce & Behavioral Financial Advice
Are your assets being actively managed?
Fundamental analysis uses economic and financial indicators to evaluate a potential investment, while technical analysis uses market data to forecast the direction of the price of an investment.
Technical analysis is more focused. We utilize technical charts to identify the strongest sectors. Every asset has its own technical chart. We concentrate on favored sectors to provide the highest quality assets in your portfolio. Those sectors are regularly monitored to ensure the assets in your portfolio remain at the highest level.
Let’s take “reap what you sow” to new heights.
Start the conversation so we can set you up for a plentiful harvest.
Plant your seeds in fertile ground.
After developing your goals for the future, we’ll build a plan to use what you have, add what you need, and get where you want to go.
Respond to Mother Nature.
I’ve helped clients weather all sorts of ups and downs. I’ll help you prevent what we can and react with a level head to what we can’t.
Enjoy the fruits of your labor!
It’s exciting to think about a day when you only work if you really want to. Our job isn’t done until we get you there. Let’s get started.