Apr 12, 2022
Shanna Tingom is the Co-founder of Heritage Financial Strategies, an organization dedicated to empowering clients to own their financial future. With over two decades of experience in the financial services industry, Shanna specializes in working with women entrepreneurs, business owners, and leaders, as well as individuals experiencing life transitions (such as marriage or divorce). Shanna earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business from William Penn University and completed her Master’s degree in Organizational Management at the University of Phoenix. In addition to her work at Heritage, Shanna is a regular contributor to Investopedia, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, and Born2Invest. Alongside the Heritage team, Shanna also hosts Making Money Fun, a podcast that brings fun and excitement to financial and investment planning.
Shanna joins us today to discuss what it takes to become an independent financial advisor. She explains why she decided to leave her former company to start her own practice and explains how long it took her to take the leap of faith. She outlines how she launched her business, the AUM she started with, and how she eventually integrated other advisors in the organization. Shanna also discusses why it’s important for her to create a business continuity plan and highlights the value of being a financial advisor.
“We do what we do as advisors and planners because we love it and it is meaningful not only to us, but to our clients. What we do matters.” - Shanna Tingom
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