Mindy Neira, CFP®, ChSNC®
Wealth Manager, Principal
Mindy works with individuals and their families to build and execute financial plans to help them achieve their wealth goals.
What do you value most in your client relationships?
When a client places trust in me. My specialty focus area is with individuals and families who have planning needs related to disability or other medical conditions. I also partner with those who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer (LGBTQ). The elements of planning associated with both of my specialty areas create unique challenges for my clients, and often the planning process can be emotional. Along the way though, I learn about my clients’ unique stories and background, witness their pride in their success and the successes of their loved ones, see the many pictures of their children or grandchildren, hear about their recent vacations, join them in their philanthropic endeavors, and so much more. I am grateful when my client trusts me not only to help them with their financial lives, but also to share with me their many other life experiences.
What fuels you every day in your work?
Seeing the weight lifted off my clients’ shoulders after implementing their financial plan, is what fuels me in my work every day. My clients typically have unique planning needs. Sometimes they aren’t sure where to even begin addressing these needs. Other times they have an idea but are overwhelmed by everything else going on in their lives; financial planning tends to take a back seat. And many times, they are worried about where their financial future lies. That’s where I come in to help them organize and prioritize their goals, identify areas of improvement, and most importantly implement any changes and continue to monitor the plan regularly.
Where did you grow up? Where do you live now?
I grew up in Maryland, where most of my family still reside. My parents now own a farm in Southern MD, where they have animals, a greenhouse, and a vineyard. It serves as a mini-vacation away from the congested NY/NJ area when I visit.
I currently live with my wife, Lisa, our dog, Avery, and our daughter, Jackson, in Cedar Grove, NJ. Being the foodies that we are, we moved here recently to take advantage of the amazing restaurants in downtown Montclair. When we aren’t eating local, we enjoy traveling the US and abroad to try new cuisines.