Susan  Steel

Susan Steel

| CFP®

Deerfield Financial Advisors, Inc.

Fee Only Financial Planner Located in Park Ridge, IL and Serving Clients Nationwide


  • Fee-Only Financial Services
  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Investment Management
  • Retirement Planning
  • Education Planning
  • Elder Care Issues
  • Estate Planning
  • Insurance Analysis
  • Charitable Giving and Trusts
  • Planning for Business Owners
  • Cash Flow and Budgeting

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1480 Renaissance Drive
Suite 215
Park Ridge, IL 60068

8440 Woodfield Crossing Boulevard
Suite 360
Indianapolis, IN 46240-2488

Susan Steel is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor.
NAPFA is the country's leading association of Fee Only Financial Planners.
What is "Fee Only Financial Planning," and why is it important?

As a shareholder and owner of Deerfield since 1995, Susie has been instrumental in developing the firm into one of the leading fee-only financial advisory firms in the Midwest.  In addition to working directly with clients, Susie provides leadership and strategic direction to the firm as the firms President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and a member of the Board of Directors.

Throughout her career she has dedicated herself to helping her clients achieve a satisfying balance between their personal and financial lives.  Susie has been instrumental in serving clients directly as well as positioning the firm to increase the number of clients it can efficiently and effectively serve. Her strict attention to detail and organizational effectiveness enhance Deerfield’s commitment to maximize the value of its advisory services and strengthen its relationships with clients.

Since 1993, Susie has been an active member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors and has served on its various committees including the Regional Board of Directors.  In addition, she is a past Board Member of the Financial Center Credit Union and has been active in various leadership positions that support local Christian ministries.  Susie currently invests her time through active membership in the Central Indiana Community Foundation’s Professional Advisors leadership Council, the Financial Planning Association (FPA), and the Indianapolis Children’s Museum Planned Giving Council. 

“I understand how difficult it is for successful, busy people to achieve a satisfying balance between their personal and financial lives.  I find it both professionally and personally rewarding to help our clients develope and work towards their financial goals which can provide balance to their overall lives.”