Mira Ma

CFP®, RFC®

Aspire Planning Associates, Inc.

Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer

Mira Ma

CFP®, RFC®

Aspire Planning Associates, Inc.

Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer

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

Fee-Only Financial Planners serving the Greater Bay Area, in Cupertino, San Mateo & Walnut Creek, CA areas.

Aspire Planning Associates is a Fee-Only financial planning firm serving the entire San Francisco Bay area with offices in Cupertino, San Mateo, and Walnut Creek.  Aspire Planning Associates provides comprehensive financial planning, investment management, and tax analysis and preparation to help clients organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Mira Ma & anyone working at Aspire Planning Associates are never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice. 

Throughout her professional life, Mira has found her biggest gratification in helping people increase their options and improve their quality of life. She first tasted the satisfaction while working in real estate and helping families buy their first (or second or third) home. However, she wanted to have a deeper, most lasting effect, and so she made the transition to financial planning. Today she enjoys helping clients increase their options in multiple areas of their lives—not just enabling them to buy homes, but also to save for their retirement, pay for their children’s education, and everything else they aspire to.

Since making the transition to financial planning in 1999, Mira has gained a broad experience that she now puts to use daily at Aspire Planning Associates. She initially spent 10 years working behind the scenes for an independent broker-dealer, where she handled all aspects of operations and compliance. And before co-founding Aspire Planning Associates, she opened Marim Financial Management, where she advised her clients on financial and real estate transactions. Today she draws on that experience as Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at Aspire Planning Associates. But it is still the experience of helping her clients achieve their dreams that provides the most satisfaction for Mira. She truly loves the opportunity to build long-term relationships that her career provides.

Mira Ma 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.

You need to know that your wealth is working for you. By extension, that means you need to know that your financial planner is working for you. You can feel confident that we are working on your behalf because we are fee-only, goal-based, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals.

  • Fee-Only and fiduciary: As a fee-only firm, we do not sell products or earn commissions, and as a Registered Investment Advisory firm, we have the legal obligation to put your best interests first. We embrace our fee-only, fiduciary status because it means you can trust that the advice we give is made with only your well-being in mind.
  • Goal-based: Your values, resources, and life satisfaction are intertwined. That is why we build investment portfolios to accomplish your goals, not the stock market’s. By doing so, we help you earn the long-term returns you need to fulfill your dreams.
  • CFP® professionals: We are all CFP® professionals, which means we have undergone formal coursework, have passed a national certification test, and complete annual ongoing education so you can feel confident about our advice.

We build comprehensive financial plans that incorporate the strategies you need to achieve your goals:

  • Investment management
  • Retirement planning
  • Executive compensation
  • Estate and philanthropic planning
  • Tax planning
  • Education planning
  • Insurance and risk management
  • Debt management
  • Rental and vacation property

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)
    Mira Ma 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.

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
    Mira Ma 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.

  • Financial Planning Association
    Mira Ma 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.

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Office Locations:

  • 1900 S. Norfolk Street Suite
    # 350
    San Mateo, CA 94403

Real Estate And Your Retirement Plan With Aspire Planning

Published on Dec 20, 2017

When it comes to retirement planning the one thing you don’t want to do is make a mistake with your biggest asset. Today Joe invites Aspire Planning Associates CFP’s Evor Vattuone and Mira Ma into the studio to help you avoid common pitfalls in and on the way to retirement. Specific topics include: Dave in San Jose asks if new laws means he should convert his rental property to an LLC Does the market still have legs as it nears 25,000 & stock market risks How the mortgage tax deduction affects people in California What your strategy should be in current market conditions The new tax code Addressing the Bay Area’s equity issue     If you wish to contact Joe Cucchiara email him at Joe@RERadioLive.com, call (408)-838-9060 or simply visit www.RERadioLive.com. We also provide additional information to help you make smart decisions in and around your real estate venture. All the information in this podcast is broadcast in good faith and for general information purpose only. We do not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information on our website is strictly at your own risk. We will not be liable for any losses and damages in connection with the use of associated information. www.reradiolive.com All Rights Reserved. Copyright 2015. Joe Cucchiara MLO 273084 This is not a commitment to lend. Our team fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. For more information, please visit: http://portal.hud.gov/. Read more at http://radiolive.rerl.libsynpro.com/#xhDOuqiFWVEfL1qw.99  

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