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Elizabeth Whitteberry, CFP®, CFA®, CIPM®, AIF®

Holistic Financial Planner

817-849-1375

817-581-4572

liz@bestpathadvisors.com

As founder of my holistic financial planning firm, my mission is to help my clients retire securely and stay retired comfortably. I believe time is our most precious resource, and our wealth should enable us to make the most of our time. I work with successful women and couples who are seeking concrete, creative strategies to fuel an extraordinary, fulfilled life. I am passionate about helping them make informed financial decisions and create long-term financial security. I specialize in retirement planning, risk management, portfolio management, socially-responsible investing, tax minimization, college planning, inheritances, legacy planning and comprehensive wealth management and preservation. I believe in the continual pursuit of excellence, as can be seen by my long list of credentials.

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Science, Ministry and Leadership, Dallas Christian College

PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS:

  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®), Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., January 2006
  • Certified Fund Specialist (CFS®), Institute of Business and Finance, November 2006
  • Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist (CRPS®), College for Financial Planning, January 2008
  • Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS®), College for Financial Planning, July 2008
  • Accredited Wealth Management Advisor (AWMA), College for Financial Planning, May 2009
  • Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®), The American College, August 2012
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®), CFA Institute, September 2013
  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®), fi360, October 2017
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts, October 2017
  • Certified in Long-Term Care (CLTC), Certification for Long-Term Care, June 2019

CERTIFICATES:

  • National Social Security Advisor (NSSA®), National Social Security Association, October 2016
  • Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM®), CFA Institute, November 2017

LICENSES:

  • FINRA Series 7 and 63 registrations
  • Life, Accident and Health Insurance License

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Financial Planning Association, Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter
  • CFA Society of Dallas-Fort Worth
  • National Association of Women Business Owners, Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter
    Director of Membership, 2018-2019

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT ME:

I have been married to Bob for over 30 years. We have three grown children.  Our daughter Jordan lives in Dallas and has worked for Citi for over 10 years.  Our son Clay works for the City of Bedford and is completing his second Bachelor's degree at UTA, and our son Zach works for Raytheon and is working on his master's degree at UTA.  Clay and Zach currently live with us, along with Clay's young Weimeraner, Bogi.

I have enjoyed being a runner for more than a decade, as it's allowed me to get stronger, meet some great people, and enjoy eating well. I have completed 47 marathons and 17 ultra-marathons ranging from 50k to 100 miles, plus another 25+ races of shorter distances. I have slowed down on running races, but as soon as Bogi is old enough to run, he will be my new running partner.  Weimeraners are known for distance running, so I'm sure he will outdo me.

My favorite races:

  • Texas Road - Cowtown Marathon
  • Texas Trail - Rockledge Rumble
  • Overall Road - Chicago Marathon
  • Overall Trail - Pumpkin Holler
  • Adventure race - 81-Mile Badwater Salton Sea which runs from the edge of the Salton Sea across the desert and to the top of Palomar Mountain. I enjoyed the changing conditions, difficult terrain, and the fact it's run as a team of three who must run together all 81 miles in order to have a place in the standings.

I also love to read. Last year, I read 25 books, and I want to read 50 books this year. In addition to the Bible, my current stack of books in progress includes:

  • Finance for Normal People: How Investors and Markets Behave by Meir Statman
  • Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely
  • Starting at the Finish Line: My Cancer Partner, Perspective and Preparation by Matthew S. Newman
  • The Longevity Economy by Joseph F. Coughlin
  • What to Do When Machines Do Everything by Pring, Frank & Roehring
  • Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  • Factfulness by Hans Rosling

If you have a great book suggestion, please send me an email or message!

Contact me at liz@bestpathadvisors.com or call me at 817-849-1375 to schedule a time to discuss your personal financial situation and how I can guide you on your best financial path with confidence, clarity and simplicity.