Our goal is to provide women with guidance through the important steps of financial planning by sharing information in an empowering environment. We are extremely honored to receive the Women’s Choice Award® for financial advisors from WomenCertified®.
Westlake, OH (PRWEB) November 14, 2014
As the leading advocate for female consumers, WomenCertified®, Inc. is pleased to announce that Ed Vargo, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, CRPC®, C(k)PTM, AIF® and Burning River Advisory Group (BRAG) have received the Women’s Choice Award® for Financial Advisors based on rigorous research, 17 objective criteria including a client survey to obtain feedback regarding service and practices.
Burning River Advisory Group (BRAG), based in Westlake, Ohio, strives to empower women to take financial control of their personal and professional lives. At every life stage, from education to child rearing to retirement, BRAG excels at connecting women to the information needed to secure their financial future. By evaluating critical financial choices at different points in life, BRAG helps women build bridges to achieve goals such as starting a business, traveling the world, making a large purchase, educating her family, or retiring at a certain age. For every stage of a woman’s life, BRAG helps create a personalized master plan to ensure her life goals are attainable and flexible enough to grow.
The Women’s Choice Award is the only recognition program for well-qualified financial advisors who are committed to the women’s market and serving their female clients. Achieving this award reaffirms the commitment BRAG has to extraordinary service in addressing the financial needs of women and their families. “Our goal is to provide women with guidance through the important steps of financial planning by sharing information in an empowering environment. We are extremely honored to receive the Women’s Choice Award® for financial advisors from WomenCertified®, Inc. because it highlights our dedication to helping women gain the knowledge they need to make informed financial decisions that will last a lifetime,” notes Ed Vargo, Founder of Burning River Advisory Group.
Women currently control 51 percent of all wealth in the United States, and, according to the Federal Reserve, this number is projected to reach 66% by 2020.* As the financial industry wakes up to the fact that a great majority of the female population are seeking advisors they can trust, Passi, Bahr and Wall have already created the solution. This powerful, national initiative distinguishes advisors who support female consumers in their quest for financial education.
ABOUT BURNING RIVER AG / CONSULTANTS
Burning River Advisory Group has been built focusing on the needs of women and how they view money in their lives. Hint: it’s different from their male counterparts. Our focus is on the whole person – her goals, her dreams, her motivations. Money, in and of itself, is simply a means to an end, not the end itself. Money isn’t a badge of honor that you put on display to show others how successful you are. It is a necessary component to living a fulfilled life, but just a component.
About Ed Vargo – Ed, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, CRPC®, AIF®, C(k)PTM, has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, and is a member of the Financial Planning Association® and the Society of Financial Service Professionals. Ed strives to help women develop a long-term financial plan for every stage of life including retirement planning, education/college planning, and helping women transition successfully in cases of death and divorce. While the world of finance is complex, that doesn’t mean it needs to be complicated. Let Ed help solidify your financial future.
About Melana Carbary – Melana, CFP®, CLU®, CRPC®, AIF®, has more than 9 years of experience in the financial services industry and is a member of the Financial Planning Association® and on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Melana specializes in working with emerging women clients and is the firm’s in-house insurance specialist. Melana is truly a rarity in the financial services industry. She is a young, experienced, and credentialed woman. She is passionate about empowering women and helping them say “I can.”
ABOUT WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD
The Women’s Choice Award Financial Advisor Program is based on 17 objective criteria associated with providing quality service to women clients such as credentials, experience and a favorable regulatory history, among other factors. Financial advisors do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Women’s Choice Award® Financial Advisors, though they may have paid a basic program fee to cover the cost of comprehensive review and client survey.
WomenCertified®, home to the Women’s Choice Awards, awards businesses, brands and services based on high recommendation ratings by female consumers. WomenCertified represents the collective voice of women so they can help each other identify businesses that deserve their loyalty and referrals.
To learn more, visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com or go to: http://www.wife.org/womens-choice-award/finding-a-financial-advisor
The Women’s Institute for Financial Education (WIFE.org) is the oldest non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial education to women in their quest for financial independence. It was founded in 1988 by wealth management experts and KPBS Heroes Candace Bahr and Ginita Wall, who have a lifelong mission of helping women connect with resources that help them prosper and grow financially. Visit http://www.wife.org.
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