CFP®, MBA, CDFA®
Blue Spark Capital Advisors
President, Financial Advisor
Fee-Only Financial Planner serving women in New York City and the Berkshires
Maura Griffin is a fee-only financial planner. Blue Spark Capital Advisors has three financial advisors providing comprehensive and objective financial planning and investment advice to help clients grow and protect their assets and use their money to life a life they love. Maura Griffin focuses on women in transition, Matt Carey focuses on couples, and Calvin Griffin focuses on those in their 20s - 40s looking to create a roadmap to financial security.
As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Maura Griffin is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.
Maura Griffin is a proud recipient of the Women's Choice Award for financial advisors for excellent service for 10 years in a row. She has appeared on PBS Television’s show "Wealthtrack" with Consuelo Mack and WABC’s Living Better With Laura Smith. She has been featured in Forbes magazine and quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Planning magazine, Bloomberg News, and Financial Times IQ.
Maura graduated from Georgetown University with a BA in Literature and earned her MBA from Columbia University.
Maura Griffin 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.
Blue Spark Financial is a boutique wealth mangement and financial planning firm, providing holistic and objective financial advice to women, men and their families. We offer a disciplined approach to your financial life, with objective answers to your questions and solutions to your problems through a diversified investment approach. Our services for individuals and small businesses include advice on: Investment planning; Portfolio design and asset allocations; Retirement funding; Retirement distributions; College funding; Tax planning; Estate planning fundamentals; Lump-sum distributions and sudden money events; Cash-flow planning; Employment benefits; 401(k) allocations and other retirement rollovers
Our Mission: We aim to simplify our clients’ financial lives, optimize their investments, and help organize their personal financial planning. We work individually with each client to help develop a cost-efficient plan strategy that is right for them, to grow and protect their wealth.
Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.
- Retirement Income Planning
- Investment Management
- Comprehensive Financial Planning
- We have a $1 million minimum account size.
- Our ideal client is a woman facing retirement, is newly divorced, or widowed. We have deep technical expertise and emotional understanding for these difficult transitions.
- Sudden Money Situations
- Retirees and Near Retirees
- We take a few new clients each year, via referrals from current clients.
Professional Designations & Affiliations
Maura Griffin 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.
Maura Griffin 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.
Maura Griffin 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.
Maura Griffin is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®)
A CDFA® professional is a financial professional skilled at analyzing data and providing expertise on the financial issues of divorce. The role of the CDFA® professional is to assist the client and his or her attorney to understand how the decisions he or she makes today will impact the client’s financial future. A CDFA® can take on many roles in the divorce process: Financial Expertise and Strategy, Data Collection and Analysis, Expert Presenter and Litigation Support. In some cases, CDFA® professionals are called upon to act as expert witnesses in court or in mediation proceedings.
Contact Maura Griffin
31 Hudson Yards
New York, NY 10001
321 Main St.
Great Barrington, MA 01230