CFP®, CDFA®, MBA
CFP®, CDFA®, MBA
As a fee-only financial planner, my focus is to offer unbiased financial advice to help you achieve your life goals. - Sara Stanich, CFP®, CDFA®, MBA
Fee-Only financial planner located in Montauk, NY, serving clients locally and across the country
Sara Stanich is a Long Island, NY fee-only financial planner. The Stanich Group (dba Cultivating Wealth) provides comprehensive financial planning, divorce planning, college planning and investment management to help women in transition, business owners, and corporate executives organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Sara Stanich is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.
My name is Sara Stanich. I’m a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) practitioner and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™). The Stanich Group (dba Cultivating Wealth) is a fee-only registered investment adviser.
I write about financial planning topics at my blog, Cultivating Wealth (www.cultivatingwealth.com).
We provide financial planning advice and investment management services to my clients, who are successful business people focused on achieving their financial goals. These goals may include optimizing an investment portfolio, buying a home, saving for a child’s education, increasing tax-efficiency, retirement, or simply financial independence and building wealth.
We also provide consulting services regarding the financial issues of divorce. I work with individuals, couples, attorneys and mediators to help define the financial issues of their case; understand the implications of different settlement options, and ultimately reach closure.
You can find out more about working with me by scheduling a call to introduce ourselves here.
Here are my professional details ….
- Certified Financial Planner practitioner (CFP®)
- Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, CDFA™
- BA and MBA from New York University
- Licensed with the New York State Department of Insurance as a Life, Accident and Health agent
Sara Stanich 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.
Looking for help to simplify your complex financial life and cultivate wealth?
It’s easy to get started. Take a look at our options below to see what is right for you.
Want to learn more about financial matters, but too busy to dedicate the time? Do you have a nagging feeling that you should be taking care of financial business, but not sure what to do next?
We build long term relationships to understand your financial needs, help you organize, prioritize and get your financial plan on track.
Ongoing Financial Planning Includes:
- Initial development of your financial goals and plan
- Semi annual review meeting (in person or online)
- Investment recommendations and implementation (optional)
- Advice on as needed basis: annual benefits enrollment review, tax planning discussions, refinancing, job transitions, etc
- Monthly services calendar of financial planning topics
- Email access to a Certified Financial Planner professional (CFP®).
- Access to our network of professionals (legal, tax and real estate resources) to help you implement your plan.
Cost: Initial setup fee, followed by annual financial planning fee which may be billed monthly.
Financial planning fees waived with investment management of assets greater than $500,000.
Schedule a Free Consultation to Get Started
Have your investments underperformed, but you aren’t sure how to make things better? Do you have accounts “all over the place” due to job changes and abandoned plans to start investing on your own? Do you find the multitude of investment choices out there a little overwhelming?
If you are looking for objective advice to help you build your overall investment portfolio, we can help.
Investment Management Includes:
- Goal-focused financial plan
- Investment recommendations & implementation
- Account opening and maintenance (third party custodian)
- Investment rebalancing as needed (usually 1-2 times annually)
- Ongoing financial planning (see above) included at no additional charge with investment management of assets greater than $500,000.
Cost: Investment advisory fee is typically* 1.00% of assets under management annually.
Schedule a Free Consultation to Get Started
*Reduced with assets over $5,000,000
Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.
- Comprehensive Financial Planning
- Investment Management
- Divorce Financial Planning
- Retirement Planning
- Tax Planning
- Business Owners and Executives
- Retirees and Near Retirees
- Growing Families
- Sudden Money Situations
- Women in Transition
- In-Office Meetings
- Virtual Meetings
- Clearly Defined Fees
- No Product Sales
- Complimentary Initial Consultation
Professional Designations & Affiliations
Sara Stanich 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.
Sara Stanich 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.
Sara Stanich 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.
Sara Stanich 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.
Sara Stanich is the Owner of Power Over Divorce
Sara Stanich is a Member of The National Association of Divorce Professionals
Sara Stanich is quoted in Investor's Business Daily: "Eager To Add Value, Advisors Double As Career Counselors To Clients"
Sara Stanich is Featured in Citywire: "Women in Wealth: Sara Stanich"
Sara Stanich Can Be Heard on XYPN Radio: "Ep #205: Career Changing from Marketing to Financial Planning - The Career of Sara Stanich"
Sara Stanich is Quoted in Financial Planning Magazine: "Voices Navigating advisor-client relationships in the #MeToo era"
Sara Stanich Can Be Heard on Retirement Starts Today Podcast: "How to Survive Grey Divorce and Being Single in Retirement with Sara Stanich, Ep #76"
Sara Stanich is Quoted in Financial Planning Magazine: "Which comes cirst: the kid or the 529 account?"
Sara Stanich is Quoted on Synchrony Bank: "Divorce: What It Costs Women and How to Prepare Your Finances"
Sara Stanich is a Featured Author for Savvy Parents
Sara Stanich is Quoted by Reuters: "Your Money: Older couples ponder financial impact of divorce"
Sara Stanich is Quoted in the Denver Post: "Divorce a harder financial hit for couples who split later in life"
Sara Stanich is Quoted in Success: "Mapping Your Financial Future"
Sara Stanich is Quoted on TheStreet.com: "The Holidays Are Over: Here’s How to Dig Out of Credit Card Debt"
Sara Stanich is Quoted on the Mass Mutual Blog: "Adoption: 5 financial considerations"
Sara Stanich is Quoted on Brick Underground: "How to buy your (soon-to-be) ex-spouse out of your apartment"
Contact Sara Stanich
41 Schermerhorn St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
73 S. Euclid Ave
Montauk, NY 11954