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President & CEO,
Francis Financial Inc.
Stacy Francis is the President and CEO of Francis Financial Inc., a fee-only boutique wealth management, financial planning and divorce financial planning firm dedicated to providing comprehensive advice for successful individuals, couples and women in transition, such as divorce or widowhood. Stacy has over 20 years of experience in the industry. She attended the New York University Center for Finance, Law and Taxation, where she completed the Certified Financial Plannerâ„¢ (CFPÂ®) designation. Stacy is also a Certified Divorce Financial AnalystÂ® (CDFAÂ®) as well as a Certified Estate and Trust Specialist (CESâ„¢). Stacy has mastered specialized training in the financial issues of divorce and is the Director of the Association of Divorce Financial Planners (ADFP) Greater New York Metro Chapter.
Stacy is the founder of Savvy Ladiesâ„¢, a nonprofit that has helped over 15,000 women through free financial counseling, workshops and retreats.
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