Julie Ford

CFP®, CPA

Ford Financial Solutions

Financial Planner

Julie Ford

CFP®, CPA

Ford Financial Solutions

Financial Planner

WHAT IF YOUR FINANCES COULD FUEL — RATHER THAN IMPEDE — YOUR DREAMS? WE BELIEVE IT CAN, AND SHOULD. LET US SHOW YOU WHAT'S POSSIBLE. - Julie Ford, CFP®, CPA

Fee-Only financial planner located in New York, NY, serving clients locally and across the country

Julie Ford is a New York, NY fee-only financial planner. Ford Financial Solutions provides comprehensive and objective financial planning to help clients organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Julie Ford is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

I live with my husband and two boys in New York City. We love the city and are embracing the adventure of raising urban kids. I’m passionate about equipping my clients with financial health and empowering them to smartly manage their money.

After spending several years bringing financial freedom and literacy to underprivileged communities in the city, I founded Ford Financial Solutions to connect more people with the financial-planning skills, counseling, and services they need. While maintaining my pro bono practice, I specialize in serving city-dwelling couples ranging from newlyweds to parents of young children as they navigate the many transitional seasons that occur during these early years of building a family. My services help couples create order and reduce stress around finances so that they can have a stronger and happier life together.

I am a fee-only CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in the State of New York and am a member of NAPFA and XY Planning Network. 

I graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a Master of Science degree, both in Accountancy. I began my career in financial services in 2007 as an auditor for Ernst & Young in New York City. In 2009, I transitioned to financial planning as an associate at a boutique financial planning firm and have been helping a diverse range of New Yorkers wisely manage their wealth ever since. Prior to founding Ford Financial Solutions, I held the position of Director of Client Services and para-planner at Kramer Financial Group.

Julie Ford 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

We provide a practical, easy-to-understand approach to financial planning, empowering you to manage and grow your wealth to benefit yourself, your family, and your community. 

OUR UNIQUE APPROACH

Easy to Understand
We equip you with a clear and manageable Action Plan supported by customized easy-to-understand information and resources.

Fee-Only
We clearly define our fee-only services and pricing. We sell time, not products, providing unbiased opinions and recommendations.

A Relationship
We partner with you in your journey to steward your wealth wisely, helping you align behaviors with your values and goals. 

Virtual
A virtual office makes financial planning affordable and easy to fit into your life. We'll come to you or meet via video conference.

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

Specialties

  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Retirement Savings
  • Investment Management
  • College Education Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Life Transitions

Ideal Clients

  • Growing Families
  • Newlyweds
  • Women
  • Urban Professionals

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)
    Julie Ford 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.

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
    Julie Ford 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.

  • XY Planning Network
    Julie Ford is a Member of the XY Planning Network

    The XY Planning Network is the leading organization of fee-only financial advisors who are focused on working with Generation X and Generation Y clients. Our mission is to connect consumers with best-in-class financial advisors who specialize in working with clients just like you.

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Office Locations:

  • PO Box 109
    New York, NY 10024

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