Balance Financial Planning, LLC
Fee-Only Financial Planner serving the Oakland, CA area.
Cheryl Vesely earned a graduate certificate with distinction from the UC Berkeley Personal Financial Planning Program in 2005 and earned her Certified Financial Planning™ certificate in 2008. Cheryl also earned a Masters of Economics from Georgetown University and Bachelors of Science in economics from University of California at Santa Barbara.
Cheryl has worked over fifteen years in the finance industry and over five years providing personal financial planning and investing services. Most recently, Cheryl worked at a financial advisory firm helping California public school districts obtain financing from the capital markets. She has also worked at the World Bank, National Bureau of Economic Research, Barclays Global Investors and Wells Fargo.
Cheryl lives with her husband and two daughters in Oakland, California. She enjoys baking and cooking, running, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Cheryl Vesely is a Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors
The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is the country’s 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
I started Balance Financial Planning with a desire to provide objective, practical financial planning and investing advice to help individuals and families manage their finances and plan for the future.
Having a plan in place for your finances is the first step to reaching many of your goals. Whether it’s saving for retirement, starting your own business, staying home with the kids, or traveling around the world, having a plan in place today will give you more options and freedom in the future.
I help people find strategies to reach their goals and develop personal plans that create a more organized and less stressful financial life. My investing philosophy is to use mainly low cost index and exchange-traded funds to design a diversified portfolio that builds wealth over time.
Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.
- Comprehensive Financial Planning
- Retirement Income Planning
- Investment Management
- College Education Planning
- Tax Planning
- Retirees and Near Retirees
- Growing Families
- Business Owners and Executives
- Sudden Money Situations
- Novice Investors
- In-Office Meetings
- Virtual Meetings
- Clearly Defined Fees
- No Product Sales
- Complimentary Initial Consultation
Professional Designations & Affiliations
Cheryl Vesely is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor
The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is the country’s leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors—highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.
Cheryl Vesely 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.
Cheryl Vesely is a member of The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®)
FPA® is the largest membership organization for CFP® professionals in the U.S. and supports high standards of professional competence, ethical conduct, and clear, complete disclosure when serving clients.
Contact Cheryl Vesely
5438 Shafter Ave
Oakland, CA 94618