Scott Snider| CRPC®, CFP®
Mellen Money Management LLC
- Fee-Only Financial Planning
- Financial Review
- Hourly Fee Consultations
- Retirement Planning
- Investment Management
- Tax Planning
- Estate Planning
- Insurance Services
- College Education Planning
- 401(k) and IRAs
- Business Planning
- Employee Benefits
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Newark, OH 43055
Fee-Only & Fiduciary
The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is the country's leading association of fee-only and fiduciary financial planners.
Scott Snider is a Fee-Only Financial Planner serving the Columbus, OH and Jacksonville, FL areas and works with clients across the country regardless of location. Mellen Money Management LLC started with the idea of providing objective financial planning to help clients build, manage, grow, and protect their assets through life's transitions. The firm specializes in working with clients to implement a more cost-effective way to pay for college. Scott Snider is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional.
Scott Snider is a Fee Only Financial planner that serves both the Jacksonville, FL and Columbus, OH markets. Scott Snider is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor.
Second to my wife, family, and friends... Making meaningful connections with people and solving financial problems are two of my passions in life. Ever since I witnessed the stressful impact the dot-com market crash had on home-life as a kid, I had a dream of breaking into the financial services industry. I was confident I could leverage my analytical talent and passion for helping people towards reducing a family's financial regrets. I am proud to say I have worked as a financial advisor for more than 10 years, and don't know how I could be doing anything else.
This passion has steered me in many directions. More recently it's lead me to focus on a societal issue delaying the lives of the next generation. At the moment our country is saddled with $1.4-trillion in student loan debt. Unfortunately, it's an elephant in the room many of us have ignored for way too long. Rather than bury my head in the sand, I made a conscious decision to start a financial practice that helps professionals balance paying down their student debt with many of the other competing financial goals that get in the way. Issues like: setting aside money for a rainy day, minimizing credit card debt, how much to save for retirement, buying a house, changing jobs, and other costly financial matters.
To put the issue into perspective, the amount of resources required to eventually pay off student loans, especially for professional degrees like Veterinarians and Doctors, is often more costly than purchasing a first home. When I thought about it this way, it dawned on me... Why aren't borrowers doing more careful planning? Why aren't more advisors offering a comprehensive service that is the root many financial problems? This is how Mellen Money Management got started. With proper guidance, student loan borrowers gain the assurance necessary in order to maximize their financial resources across the board. Our company mission is to help hard-working professionals achieve the kind of lifestyle they envisioned when they first graduated.
Mellen Money Management is an independent firm specializing in student loan repayment and industry-specific financial planning. We have spent our careers learning the world of personal finance inside and out and are here to help a new generation plan for their future and the future of their growing families. Our focus is on helping individuals manage and optimize key milestone events in their lives for overall financial health. We also help corporations build the framework on efficient student loan programs for their employees, with a goal of optimizing employee success and company productivity.
Beyond providing comprehensive financial planning services, our mission is to help professionals who are struggling to solve the problem we call the "Game of Loans." Student loans, that is. Once the root of the problem is solved, other financial needs like buying a house or saving for retirement can be managed with a greater sense of confidence, allowing our clients to take control and start living a more financially independent life.
A fee-only fiduciary is held to a higher standard of putting our client's best interests first. What this means is Mellen Money Management does not "sell" a product to generate a commission or hit a monthly quota. In addition, any conflicts of interest must be disclosed. The fee you pay is just that, a transparent way of doing business. In other words, our clients have a trusted advisor they can rely upon to do the right thing. Furthermore, prospective clients can rest assured in knowing they get the opportunity to receive an objective second opinion.