Asta Sanders


Empowered Retirement, Inc.


Asta Sanders


Empowered Retirement, Inc.


As a fee-only financial planner, my focus is to offer unbiased financial advice to help you achieve your life goals. - Asta Sanders, CFP®, EA

Providing solutions for people over age 55 on how to prepare and live the retirement of their dreams. Located in New Jersey, serving clients across the country.

Asta Sanders is a New Jersey fee-only financial advisor serving clients across the country. Empowered Retirement provides comprehensive retirement and financial planning.  In addition, she assists with creating a tax-optimized retirement income plan that will enable you to live your best life today and protect your assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Asta Sanders is never paid a commission of any kind and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

Asta Sanders, CFP® is the president of Empowered Retirement Inc. With over twenty years of experience in the financial industry, Asta specializes in retirement planning, corporate retirement plan solutions, investment management and tax planning.

Before taking over Empowered Retirement, Inc., Asta worked for top firms in the industry, including Merrill Lynch, Dreyfus Financial, Ryan Beck and Columbia Bank Investment Services. She received her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation in 2001 and later received the Enrolled Agent (EA) certification, earning the privilege to represent taxpayers before the IRS. Her rigorous preparation uniquely enables her to serve clients in tax planning in preparation for, and throughout, retirement.

Asta dedicates her time to helping clients realize their retirement dreams. She recommends individualized solutions, organization techniques and tax-saving strategies to help clients achieve optimal results, offering personalized, high-touch service. Asta follows through on her promises, which leads to deep and meaningful relationships with her clients that span decades and multiple generations. Her integrity guides her decisions and advice for clients.

Originally from Lithuania, Asta and her family live in Livingston, New Jersey. She and her husband Jeffrey have three children: Silvija, Erik and Justinas. Asta enjoys recharging outdoors and cares deeply about the environment. She especially loves hiking, biking, skiing and kayaking with her family. When she has downtime at home, Asta enjoys cooking and reading.

Asta Sanders is a Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors - highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

NAPFA members live by three important values:

  • To be the beacon for independent, objective financial advice for individuals and families.
  • To be the champion of financial services delivered in the public interest.
  • To be the standard bearer for the emerging profession of financial planning.

We're seasoned Life-Centered women FEE-ONLY CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Practitioners, sitting on the same side of the table as you, independently & objectively serving you in a host of ways:  

·       We listen to your biggest concerns, and

·       We elicit your goals so we both know the target(s) for our planning, and

·       We educate you so that you can participate as a partner in the process--it's your life, after all, and

·       We monitor your plan and investments, rebalancing your portfolio to the proper Asset Allocation to best meet your goals. We continue to partner with you, strategizing for life's planned (& uplanned) events, in concert with your CPA and your attorney(s) to provide you peace of mind. Our aim is for you to live an untethered life, checking off bucket list items.

Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.


  • Retirement Income Planning
  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Employee Stock Options
  • Tax Planning
  • Investment Management

Ideal Clients

  • Close to retirement or retired
  • Employees with ISOs, NSOs and RSUs
  • Business Owners and Executives
  • Sudden Money Situations
  • Novice Investors

Working Together

  • In-Office Meetings
  • Virtual Meetings
  • Clearly Defined Fees
  • No Product Sales
  • Complimentary Initial Consultation

Professional Designations & Affiliations

  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
    Asta Sanders is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor

    The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors—highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
    Asta Sanders is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional - Click for Verification

    CFP® professionals are held to strict ethical standards to ensure financial planning recommendations are in your best interest. What’s more, a CFP® professional must acquire several years of experience related to delivering financial planning services to clients and pass the comprehensive CFP® Certification Exam before they can use the CFP® designation.

  • Enrolled Agent with the IRS (EA)
    Asta Sanders is an Enrolled Agent (EA) with the IRS

    An enrolled agent is a federally authorized tax practitioner empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service. Enrolled agent status is the highest credential awarded by the IRS.

  •  Buckingham Strategic Partners
    Empowered Retirement, Inc. is a Member of Buckingham Strategic Partners

    We know there are thousands of advisory firms that claim to deliver great experiences for clients. There are also national-level firms delivering cookie-cutter experiences to their clients. Our vision combines the best of both worlds — to provide the personal experience to clients, supported by the broader resources of a larger firm. We believe this is the optimal path forward not just for us, but for all clients we serve.
    Working with Buckingham Strategic Partners means a collaboration with an organization of industry experts, operations specialists and national thought leaders that helps our firm achieve more for our clients. By partnering with Buckingham, we have significantly more capabilities than many advisory firms that have large staff. We gain a team of professionals—advisors, investment analysts, operations experts and national thought leaders – all with the goal of enhancing the experience we’ve created for our clients.

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Office Locations:

  • 101 Eisenhower Pkwy
    Suite 300
    Roseland, NJ 07068

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