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Client Focused Life Planning and Investment Management

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Atlas [ăt′ləs]

a person who supports a heavy burden; a mainstay

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Fiduciary [fi-doo-shee-er-ee]

a person to whom property or power is entrusted for the benefit of another

Serving as a fiduciary is a tremendous responsibility and requires putting our clients first 100% of the time. Our belief is that the financial services industry can and should help people use money as a tool to achieve better results and greater fulfillment in their lives. Financial advisors must behave as if they are advising a family member; without an agenda, a sales motive or conflict of interest. To give top quality advice, the advisor must have financial degrees from a university and years of experience in finance so they can properly convey the pros and cons of their client’s options. It also requires the advisor to work independently, without influence to serve their client as the only boss they need to satisfy. We came to this belief separately, early in our careers.  

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Approaching Your Needs With Care and Understanding 

As we assess your portfolio and specific financial matters, we never lose sight of your best interest. You’re looking for smart, unbiased and objective advice based upon merit, which is why we’ll provide recommendations with care based on who you are, what your family dynamics consist of and your overall unique circumstances.

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Smarter Financial and Investment Solutions

Tailored for Your Money and Life

Decisions associated with financial planning and wealth management are often complex. Thankfully, our team has the experience and education to help simplify your concerns while keeping your best interests at the forefront of our recommendations.


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Our Promise To You

At Atlas Fiduciary Financial, we provide life-centered planning in partnership with our clients to assist them to achieve their best life possible with the money they have. We do this through:

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Superior Qualifications

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Education matters since it facilitates the ability to assess what is best for the client. Every person we hire has a minimum of a university financial degree and a CFP® designation. Senior members of our team hold terminal university financial planning degrees and gold-standard financial planning and investment credentials. 

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Be certain, your interests always come first. From the day our firm was founded we’ve provided strictly fee-only financial advice. That means your advisory fee is our only compensation. Unlike fee-based advisors who are often paid in part by the companies whose products they recommend, Atlas Fiduciary Financial does not accept commissions, referral fees or any other compensation from outside sources. As a result, you can feel confident that our guidance is free of bias, objective and based upon merit, using an analytical evaluation of your options. And we will share our thought process so you understand and feel confident you are making the right choice.

Partnership Sarasota, FL Atlas Fiduciary Financial Partnership

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Our process includes education and explanation.  You will understand the pros and cons of all of your options.  With a full understanding that you are controlling everything humanly controllable, you can rest assured to enjoy life.  This is our goal!


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Life transitions cause financial stress making it difficult to make the right decisions. We listen deeply to uncover your unique needs in addition to explaining the pros and cons of each potential solution to foster an empowered decision.

Peace of Mind Sarasota, FL Atlas Fiduciary Financial Peace of Mind

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We help you control the controllable, to achieve goals and protect against risk.

Satisfaction Sarasota, FL Atlas Fiduciary Financial Satisfaction

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Our client relationships are genuine and rewarding. We are grateful and humbled to do meaningful work contributing to our client’s well-being.


Contributing to Your Financial Peace of Mind

At Atlas Fiduciary Financial, we care about our clients and are humbled by the opportunity to contribute to your long-term success. By helping you control particular aspects of your financial life, we aim to guide you away from making mistakes and instead focus on what really matters to you.

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We Guide you through life transitions when the consequences of your decisions matter most.

Life is Constantly Changing

Some changes require a change in assumptions about oneself, your relationships, and your surroundings. This requires a corresponding change in your behavior.

Transitions require smart financial decisions which are interrelated, complex and that don't create irrevocable consequences. During these times a smart partner who is looking out for your best interest can help you understand the best path forward. 




We have expertise in these major life transitions:



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Laura Mattia, PH.D, MBA, CFP®

Principal and Senior Fee-Only Planner
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Laura Mattia, PH.D., MBA, CFP®

Principal and Senior Fee-Only Planner



Laura Mattia



About Dr. Mattia

With over thirty years of experience in finance, Laura is a fee-only comprehensive financial advisor, a member of NAPFA and a fiduciary advocate. She believes that all financial advisors should be willing to sign an oath committing to work as a fiduciary 100% of the time.

A former corporate financial executive and thought-leader in the field, Dr. Mattia’s career journey was a circuitous one. After earning a B.S. in psychology with the intention of pursuing a career as a counselor, she went on to obtain an MBA in accounting and finance, later accepting a position in the corporate world. As she tells it, it was this job that ultimately served as the inspiration for her current area of focus:

“I worked for many years as a corporate executive, CFO, and controller. I really wanted to work as a counselor for people. Though I had strayed from that dream, I had the opportunity to informally help a lot of people with their personal financial questions. I found that I really enjoyed it, much more than advising the corporations themselves. So, I went back to school and earned my CFP® designation. I then went back to school again to receive a Ph.D. in financial planning where I was trained to offer advanced financial planning solutions that truly benefit my clients and make me their trusted advisor.”

Though today Dr. Mattia is a visionary financial advisor, educator, author and TEDx speaker, she is involved in the financial planning community on many levels. She teaches future CFP® professionals at Texas Tech University and recently spent several years creating a new CFP® registered program at the University of South Florida.  She is passionate about improving the industry by ensuring future financial advisors receive a baseline education so they can be competent and ethical.

Dr. Mattia is recognized as an expert in the profession and often speaks at conferences held for financial services firms and associations such as; the national association of financial planners (NAPFA), the financial planning association (FPA) and the financial therapy association (FTA).  She is also often quoted in industry periodicals such as the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times and and has published numerous articles and academic research in periodicals such as the Journal of Financial Planning and the NAPFA Advisor, to educate and support financial advisors seeking to elevate the profession.

She is the author of the book Gender On Wall Street: Uncovering Opportunities For Women In Financial Services, published in June 2018 by Palgrave Macmillan. This position of prominence necessitates that Dr. Mattia stays up-to-date on developments in her field. She notes:

“This is an incredibly dynamic industry. If professionals don’t stay on top of what’s going on by constantly reading and keeping themselves in the loop, they’re not going to feel as confident or be able to help as many people. I’m a lifelong learner; it’s a part of my identity, and it’s what pushes me every day. It’s why I got my Ph.D. People are surprised sometimes at how hard I push, but I really believe that’s what it takes to remain relevant in this field.”

Awards & Honors

  • Women's Choice Award® for Financial Advisors
  • Five Star Wealth Manager, New Jersey Monthly (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010) Best 50 Women in Business, NJBIZ (2009)
  • Five Star Wealth Manager, Sarasota, Florida (2015) Women of Influence in Sarasota (2015)
  • Two times TEDx Speaker (2018, 2019)

Education & Certifications

  • Texas Tech University, Ph.D., Personal Financial Planning (2016)
  • Montclair State University, MBA, Accounting and Finance (1990)
  • Montclair State University, B.S., Psychology (1982)
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®)
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®)

Professional Affiliations

Current Involvement:

  • Founder, Women’s Money Empowerment offered at the Women's Resource Center, Sarasota
  • SRQ Impact100, Sarasota
  • Board Member, Suncoast FPA
  • Member, NAPFA

Recent Involvement:

  • Treasurer for Parent Association at Pine View School
  • Volunteer at Sarasota Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC)
  • Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
  • National Association of Women (NOW)
  • Planned Giving Advisory Board, Montclair State University

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Stephen C. Craffen, CFP®, CFA®, ChFC, CLU

CIO and Senior Fee-Only Planner
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Stephen C. Craffen, CFP®, CFA®, ChFC, CLU

CIO and Senior Fee-Only Planner





About Stephen

Steve worked as an engineer for about 10 years before changing careers and joining Prudential. After a few years, he became disenchanted with the sales-oriented approach to delivering financial advice since it did not have the client’s best interests at heart and he believed strongly in the value of financial planning. In 1993 he left Prudential and founded a firm which later became Atlas Fiduciary Financial and in 1998 joined the National Association of Financial Planners (NAPFA). 

Steve feels so strongly about NAPFA and its mission to “fix” the way advice is delivered to consumers that he has been involved as a volunteer for many years in many roles, serving as eastern region chair and president and gradually rising through the ranks of governance until he was elected to the highest position, Chair of the National Board (2018-2019). NAPFA membership was a natural fit for us since we believe the client comes first and that providing detailed financial planning is key to the success of our clients. 

Steve loves helping people organize the financial aspects of their lives and planning for their future whether it will be for early retirement, buying a second house or even just helping to provide a feeling of security in knowing that you can achieve your goals and dreams in life. He particularly likes to work with executives, professionals and business owners. 

Steve’s hobbies include photography, cooking and sports cars. He stays in shape through weightlifting and karate (black belt, Shotokan). He enjoys playing with his 3 dogs; don’t mention them or you’ll have to see their pictures! He is married and has a 19-year-old daughter attending George Washington University.


Education & Certifications

  • Stevens Institute, BE, ‘77
  • MBA, Finance
  • MS, Financial Planning
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®)
  • Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)
  • Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)


Professional Affiliations

  • Member, National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, (NAPFA)
  • Served on NAPFA’s Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Region; past Chair (2013/2014) and past President (2012/2013)
  • Past Chair of the National Board (2018-2019)
  • Member, CFA Institute
  • Member, New York Society of Securities Analysts (NYSSA)

Speaking Engagements

  • Appeared on CNNfn’s show “Opera House,” hosted by Gerri Willis

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Alison Hall, CFP®

Financial Planning Director
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Alison Hall, CFP®

Financial Planning Director



Alison Hall



About Alison

Alison Hall is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2008. Like most fresh graduates, she was unsure what the future held at the time, but knew that student loan repayment was fast approaching. She began working at a nearby hotel with hopes of networking possibilities and at a minimum, a steady paycheck. While working as a hotel clerk, Alison learned about the opportunities of working in the financial industry and within a few months, she was working with the firm which is now Atlas Fiduciary Financial, learning the ins and outs of the firm. 

After passing the Series 65, proving an established familiarity with the extensive rules and regulations that accompany the finance world, Alison decided it was time to move forward. By completing the CFP® certification process at Fairleigh Dickinson and passing the comprehensive, 10-hour exam, she could not only further her career but also begin to help people more directly – so that’s precisely what she did. 

Being a young woman in the field proved to be a blessing. There are many individuals seeking help, advice and direction that aren’t receiving it for one reason or another. Alison is familiar with common plights of millennials, being one herself. She also enjoys helping women, whether single, divorced or widowed, gain a better understanding of their personal and/or family finances. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for women and younger individuals to feel like they are not being heard or taken seriously. Alison finds a sense of purpose in helping these people achieve their goals, both short and long term. She is frequently quoted in “Ask NJMoneyHelp”, where readers can submit general questions about their finances online and receive answers from a professional at no cost.   

In her spare time, Alison can be found playing with her bulldog, cooking and reading non-fiction books. She also enjoys watching and training in Muay Thai with her husband.

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Gary Hirsh, CPA, CFP®

Senior Fee-Only Planner
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Gary Hirsh, CPA, CFP®

Senior Fee-Only Planner



Gary Hirsh



About Gary

Gary Hirsh is a fee-only planner and began his professional career in 1979 as a CPA for Coopers & Lybrand. Upon realizing that he enjoyed working with smaller clients, he became a partner with 3 accounting firms. In 1987, after the sudden passing of his father, Gary realized that there was a tremendous need for financial planning and investment advisory services for clients with varying net worth. Shortly thereafter, Gary earned his certificate in financial planning from Adelphi University. Previously, Gary earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from the State University of New York at Binghamton where he graduated magna cum laude. 

In addition to being a CPA, Gary is a financial planning specialist. The integration of financial planning expertise and accounting and tax knowledge enables Gary to bring the firm’s clients a unique, multidimensional perspective on accounting, tax and financial and investment matters. Gary provides comprehensive financial planning, including the construction of investment portfolios to assist clients in reaching their goals, improving current tax positions while minimizing estate taxes and preserving wealth. He provides advice in evaluating life insurance strategies, college planning, lifetime asset transfers, IRA distributions, long-term care alternatives and investment review with the goal of increasing wealth at manageable risk levels.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, New York and New Jersey State Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, (NAPFA)

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Michael C. Ippolito, CFP®, CFA®

Senior Fee-Only Planner
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Michael C. Ippolito, CFP®, CFA®

Senior Fee-Only Planner



Michael C. Ippolito



About Michael

Michael (Mike) Ippolito has a career spanning over 30 years in the areas of public and private accounting, corporate finance, personal financial planning and wealth management. He aspires to use this experience and training every day to guide his clients in a holistic, comprehensive, conflict-free environment and always in a fiduciary capacity. 

Mike began his career in public accounting as a CPA in Seattle, Washington providing auditing, tax and accounting services to corporations and high-net-worth individuals. He then transitioned to wealth management as an advisor with PaineWebber, Inc. and UBS Financial Services. Disillusioned with inherent conflicts of interest, high fees and product commissions, Mike migrated to institutional portfolio management as a principal with Sage Capital Management, LLC. Additionally, Mike worked as a wealth strategist for a private bank based in Orlando, Florida as well as the Chief Financial Officer of a specialty contract manufacturing company.

A voracious reader and lifetime student, Mike continually pushes himself to stay current with the latest research and practices in the areas of financial planning and wealth management.


Education & Certifications

  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®)


Professional Affiliations

  • Member, CFA Institute
  • Member, CFA Society of Tampa Bay
  • Served on the Board of Directors, CFA Society of Tampa Bay
  • Member, Financial Planning Association of the Suncoast

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Atlas Fiduciary

Our Qualifications - Education Matters 

For that reason we require each member of our team hold a Bachelor degree in Finance, or related degree and a CFP® designation.

And we go beyond. Our senior advisors, pride ourselves in our advanced, synergistic and complimentary educational backgrounds, enabling us to recommend smarter financial solutions so you can live your best life.       

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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Financial Planning

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting and Finance

Masters and Bachelor in finance, accounting, and economics

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Smarter Financial Solutions for Your Best Life

In order to provide smarter solutions, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE MATTER.  At Atlas Fiduciary Financial every team member has at least a finance (or related field) degree from a university and a CFP®  The senior advisors hold advanced university degrees (Ph.D., MBA) and other gold-standard credentials (CFA, CPA). In addition we have decades of experience.  As a team, we pride ourselves in our synergistic and complimentary strengths to guide you in financial solutions to achieve your best life, however you define it.


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Client-Focused Services We Offer Include:

We listen intently to your story. We want to know what brings meaning and joy to your life. Every client has a different story, a different definition of prosperity, and a unique vision for their life. Our goal is to help you live your best life possible using money as a tool. 

Our recommended financial solutions Involve the Comprehensive and Integrative evaluation of the following aspects of your financial life:


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Tax Planning

We review the impact of every recommendation in the context of your income tax and capital gains. We also review your tax returns to identify opportunities to reduce your tax liability where we often find mistakes and omissions. Our focus is on reducing how much you pay in taxes over the long-run. We work with your accountant to ensure coordinated recommendations.


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Retirement Planning

We develop the blueprint for the two stages of retirement which involves the preparation time and the actual transition and new normal phases. This involves the best ways to save, when to retire, the most effective ways to take an income stream out of your portfolio and important decisions around pensions, company stock, social security and medicare.


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Investment Strategy

In context with your goals, time horizon and risk tolerance, we develop a customized investment strategy that targets an expected return, at a minimum level or average risk and an understanding of the maximum potential loss. We help you understand the numerous risks of each component of your portfolio and how to best protect against it.



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Risk Protection Planning


We identify the catastrophic risks in your life to help you determine how to protect you and your family. Often insurance may be the answer. We determine the correct type and amount of insurance you require. We work with insurance agents, attorneys and accountants to ensure the most cost-effective product is purchased.


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Cash-Flow/Goal Planning

We design a financial plan that is derived from “your best life” where we help you identify and prioritize your needs and goals – from when you want to retire, buying a vacation home, funding your grandchildren’s college.


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Philanthropy

We work with you to coordinate the most efficient and effective charitable giving strategies and help you implement the strategy with your chosen charities.


Interested in Learning More?

Through an ongoing process, we’ll work with you to better understand how to address your needs.

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Scientifically Driven Wealth Management Solutions

As scholars, studying investment theory and working with nationally-known Ph.D.’s, we use advanced theory beyond the 1990 Nobel-Prize winning principles of asset allocation and risk management. Our investment approach involves empirically proven, cutting-edge techniques to deliver return and income with less risk. As known industry thought leaders, we collaborate with other professionals to continuously enhance our approach.


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Optimizing Your Wealth on a Continuous Basis

Ongoing asset management includes updates to your financial roadmap on an as-needed basis. We recommend revisions to your projections and roadmaps when life, tax laws, etc. change or take place. Together, we’ll rebalance as needed so your portfolio does not become riskier and you receive the extra return by adhering to a strict buy/sell strategy.

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Investment Strategy

We will discuss your short and long-term financial goals and objectives. Understanding the role that your investments play in your cash flow and entire financial picture is essential to match your investment goals to your portfolio. Partnering with you, we evolve your strategy to transition with your changing goals and objectives.

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Manage and Rebalance

Investment management is not static – it is a proactive and dynamic process. We monitor and adjust investment allocations to maintain a well-diversified portfolio as your life goals and economic conditions evolve. We ensure you remain on track and continue to make strides to achieve your investment objectives.


Allocation 

Upon analyzing your goals, risk tolerance and capacity, we will develop an optimum investment portfolio. Diversification is fundamental to our portfolio allocation and is achieved through complex mathematical modeling of equities, fixed income, alternative investments, real estate and commodities – to minimize risk and enhance returns. 


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Investment Committee

Our investment team completes periodic strategy updates and ongoing evaluations to monitor the progress of your portfolio. Ongoing communication with specialist and management teams keeps us informed of changing economic conditions throughout the year.


Equities, Fixed Income

Our open-architecture platform and merit-based selection process allows us to pursue a wide range of investments best suited for each client and without conflicts of interest. We have access to all globally available investment choices including institutional investments unavailable to individual investors.   

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Agreement and Execution

Your portfolio may be intended for long-term capital appreciation, the generation of income or both. Ensuring your portfolio meets your needs requires proactive investment selection and oversight. Our investment team follows a systematic assessment and evaluation process to achieve your goals. 

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Your investments will be managed under a tiered-fee structure: 


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1.25%$0 - $500,000
1%$500,001 - $5,000,000
0.9%$5,000,001 - $6,000,000
0.8%$6,000,001 - $7,000,000
0.7%$7,000,000 and above


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  • As a Fee-Only and Fiduciary Firm we are compensated only by you – you are the boss and our interests are aligned with yours.

  • As an Independent Boutique Firm we have flexibility to design the compensation structure most suited to your needs.



Our Fees

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Financial Planning 

We charge a one-time flat fee for a detailed financial analysis ranging from $2,500 – $10,000. The complexity of your situation drives the cost. That analysis may include (depending on your circumstance), retirement planning, insurance analysis, estate planning, cash flow and tax planning and an analysis of your portfolio. A “roadmap” for your future is provided with suggested action items.

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Ongoing Asset Management with Financial Plan Updates

We can manage your investments (they are held at our custodian) under a tiered fee schedule. View Fee Schedule >

Ongoing asset management includes updates to your financial roadmap on an as needed basis. We recommend that we revise your projections and roadmap when things change you (maybe you want to retire sooner) or perhaps because tax laws changed.

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Financial Planning and Investment Reviews as A Subscription Service

Here you want advice on a continuing basis but do not require ongoing investment management.  This involves a beginning start-up fee ranging from $1,000 - $5,000 based upon the complexity of your situation and then a quarterly retainer that starts at $750/quarter (this is our minimum quarterly fee. It may be higher based on the complexity of your situation and needs).



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What are you paying now?

We are fee-only, NAPFA-registered advisors and act as fiduciaries 100% of the time. All of our income comes from our clients. If you work with a commission or fee-based advisor, which may include stockbrokers, insurance agents, etc. you may not know exactly how much the relationship is costing you. Those types of advisors can receive revenue from a fee they charge you, and possibly also commissions, trails, and financial incentives offered by the firms that offer the products they sell. They may have an incentive to sell you one type of insurance instead of another or one type of annuity or mutual fund over another because they might earn more.


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Pro-Bono Financial Planning

Dr. Mattia is founder/director of the Women’s Money Empowerment Program at the Women’s Resource Center, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit agency in Manatee & Sarasota Counties.  Women (and men) who need financial advice but cannot afford to hire a planner can get financial support there - ask for Laura or Alison.  

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  Learn about the Women's Money Empowerment Program

We volunteer to provide one-on-one pro-bono advice and also webinars for WRC.  Please see a sample webinars below:


To See Other Free Webinars at myWRC.org


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Guiding You Every Step of the Way

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Smart Plans Established

For Your Goals and Aspirations

As we develop a plan for you and your loved ones to address your needs, we’ll adhere to a detailed analysis that results in a set of clear recommendations. This will help you as you prepare for the future and dramatically improve the odds of successfully meeting your objectives.

Because financial planning is an ongoing process, we’ll meet with you regularly to adapt your plan to include your changing circumstances, whether it be in your life or events taking place externally. Changes in your career, family circumstance or tax laws should be reflected in revisions to your roadmap. 


Our Smarter Financial Planning Process

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Prepare Recommendations and Develop a Plan

Present and Discuss an Action Plan of what needs to be done, by who and what date  



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Implement Recommendations


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Assist in Obtaining and Evaluating the Best Insurance  to meet Your Needs

Coordinate Estate, Elder Care and Special Needs with Your Attorney

Discuss and implement Tax Strategies with Your Tax Preparer 

Manage and Monitor Strategies to achieve Your Retirement and Other  Goals

Manage, Monitor and Rebalance Your Investment Portfolio


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As Your Partner, We Conduct Continuous and Ongoing Reviews, Performance Evaluations and Modifications to Your Plan to keep Focused on Your “Best Life”



Life Happens, We’re Available to Guide You When It Does

Life is complicated and there are always decisions to make. Should I buy that second home? Should I buy or lease a car? How should I fund college? These questions may arise and we want you to know that we are always here to help you sort through the trade-offs and what effect your decisions have on the entirety of your life plan.

Many of our clients choose to transition to our portfolio management service after completion of their plan. By doing so, you can feel confident that your financial goals are properly integrated with the management of your financial assets.


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We believe women must engage in their financial lives since participation can improve the quality of their life and the quality of their relationships. This is why we promote education at places such as the Women’s Resource Center in Sarasota, Florida, at universities and through other programs offered nation wide.  

Women going through major life transitions such as widowhood and divorce require special guidance.   

In addition we support and mentor women to join the profession.  Dr. Mattia is the author of the book  "Gender On Wall Street: Uncovering Opportunities For Women In Financial Services" published June 2018 by Palgrave Macmillan, the publisher of various academic papers and speaker at several Tedx Talks where she encourages women to become more financially involved so they can live their lives on their terms.



Supporting Empowerment by Educating

Women’s Resource Center/Women’s Money Empowerment Program


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Texas Tech University, Personal Financial Planning Program


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Financial Transition Institute

Sudden Money 


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Citations:

Mattia, L. (2018). Gender on Wall Street: Uncovering Opportunities for Women in Financial Services. Springer.

Mattia, L., Huston, S. J., & Finke, M. S. (2017). Marriage and the Financial Knowledge Gender Gap. Available at SSRN 3282035.

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