Lea Ann Knight


Better Money Decisions

Co-Owner and Managing Parter of Financial Planning

Lea Ann Knight


Better Money Decisions

Co-Owner and Managing Parter of Financial Planning

As a partner in a women-owned firm, my focus is helping clients make better decisions with their money. - Lea Ann Knight, CFP®

844-507-0961 ext. 705

Fee-Only financial planner located in Santa Fe, NM, serving clients locally and across the country

Lea Ann Knight is a Santa Fe, NM fee-only financial planner. Better Money Decisions provides comprehensive financial planningfinancial planning for divorceinvestment management and fiduciary services designed to guide you through the never-ending changes life brings. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Lea Ann Knight is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

Lea Ann Knight, CFP®, is a co-owner and Managing Partner of Financial Planning for Better Money Decisions (B$D). With her background in investing and financial planning, she enjoys working closely with clients to design and implement customized financial plans.

Before joining Better Money Decisions, Lea Ann was a partner and Director of Wealth Management for North American Management, a Boston-based Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firm. Previously, she was the founding member of Garrison/Knight Financial Planning, a Limited Partner with Edward Jones, Chief Administrative Officer for a private equity group at Morgan Stanley and a Senior Manager for Deloitte & Touche LLP. Her varied roles in the financial services industry have given her a well-rounded view on the many confusing choices clients have when it comes to managing their money.

Lea Ann is also a past financial columnist for Time Inc.’s All You magazine and has been frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, SmartMoney, and Kiplingers, among other financial media. A large part of her focus has been on helping clients through life transitions and empowering women to manage their affairs with greater confidence.

Lea Ann Knight 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.

The World Is More Complicated Today – Do You Really Want To Make Financial And Life Decisions Alone?

B$D Financial Wellness for Life® is a comprehensive, holistic, wealth management oversight program designed to guide you through the never-ending changes life brings.  From a roadmap for your financial future to investment positioning through estate planning and "wealthcare", we are there to help you make better decisions with your money.

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

Ideal Clients

  • Retirees and Near Retirees
  • Growing Families
  • Business Owners and Executives
  • Sudden Money Situations

Working Together

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

Professional Designations & Affiliations

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Office Locations:

  • 460 St. Michael's Drive
    Suite 902
    Santa Fe, NM 87505
  • 4801 Lang Ave.
    Suite 110
    Albuquerque, NM 87109

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