Mary McCraw

CFP®

The Arkansas Financial Group, Inc.

Financial Advisor

Mary McCraw

CFP®

The Arkansas Financial Group, Inc.

Financial Advisor

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

(501) 376-9051

Fee-Only financial planner located in Little Rock, AR, serving clients locally and across the country

Mary McCraw is a Little Rock, AR fee-only financial planner. The Arkansas Financial Group, Inc. 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, Mary McCraw is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.
Mary McCraw joined The Arkansas Financial Group in 2008 as an Associate Financial Planner. As the youngest planner at AFG, Mary works primarily with professionals and families just starting out. She works closely with these clients to provide the tools early in their financial lives that will help them reach their goals. Mary has had experience serving a wide variety of clients during her career and has a passion for helping people manage their financial lives.

Prior to joining AFG, she worked for a boutique wealth management firm in Los Angeles, preparing financial plans for clients in the entertainment industry. While in Los Angeles, Mary obtained the Certified Financial PlannerTM designation. She began her career in Little Rock working as a Paraplanner at Financial Decisions Institute, serving middle-income clients. Mary attended The University of North Texas in Denton where she obtained bachelor’s degree in Finance with an emphasis in Personal Financial Planning.

Mary’s strong belief in fee-only financial planning makes her position with the Arkansas Financial Group an excellent match.

Mary is an active member of the Junior League of Little Rock and currently serves on the Financial Planning and Research & Development Committees. She is also actively involved in the League’s Stuff the Bus community project, which distributes school supplies to children in the Little Rock School District.

In her spare time, Mary enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with her husband, Kyle and twin daughters, Dana and Catherine.

Mary McCraw 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
Clients generally come to us for one of two reasons: (1.) They are in the desirable position of having significant wealth in need of competent, objective management; or (2.) They’re serious about taking the steps necessary to one day be in that position. Whatever your reason for visiting our website, thank you for your interest. Financial planning is a relationship, not a transaction. So, we want to make it easy for you to thoughtfully decide if you want to pursue a relationship with our firm. Ultimately, we’re here to do one thing, as described in our tagline:

Helping busy people make smart financial decisions.
Our happiest clients tend to share three characteristics: they are Collaborative Delegators, Disciplined Spenders and Realistic Investors. Read more about our Ideal Client… They are bright decision makers; who can openly share important facts, beliefs and goals; balance current consumption with building for a sound future; and recognize that in an uncertain financial world there are no easy, quick and certain solutions.

The details of our firm, our services and our contact information is available through the links listed on the left. Here are the key points that most prospective clients want to know about us:

• We are a holistic wealth management firm committed to helping our clients achieve long-term financial success. When we say “holistic,” we mean that we work with the “big picture” of your wealth, rather than simply its individual components. We examine relevant tax strategies, investment options, cash flow implications, estate planning issues, risk management approaches and available fringe benefits that may affect you in achieving your long-term goals.

• We act as a fiduciary for our clients. We receive no commissions or any third-party compensation. This allows us to reduce or eliminiate conflicts of interest and align ourselves with only you and your best interest in mind.

• We use a fee structure that is unique within our profession because it is affordable and fair, whether you are just getting started, are of modest means or have accumulated sizeable wealth.

• We know our business and have years of experience working as a professional team to help your plans become reality. We have specific knowledge in serving professionals in general, and physicians in particular.

At The Arkansas Financial Group we know that your financial life is complex, so we work with your broad, relevant facts to give you sound advice. This limits our availability for “project” work. We are not your firm if you are looking for:

• Ad hoc consultations or “quickie second opinions”;
• Management of a piece of your investment portfolio; or,
• Preparation of a plan that you will implement on your own.

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

Specialties

  • 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
  • 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)
    Mary McCraw 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)
    Mary McCraw 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.

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Office Locations:

  • 1001 N. University Avenue
    Suite 200
    Little Rock, AR 72207

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