Robert Margetic, MBA, ChFC, CLU has been advising clients for over twenty-five years in all aspects of retirement and financial planning. He serves as a consultant on advanced planning strategies to attorneys, accounts and other financial advisors.
Robert is founder and president of Redwood Financial Advisors Inc., a registered investment advisor and is co-founder of Wealthnet, a national trust administration company. He is the author of ‘How to Survive the Coming Retirement Storm: A Five Step Process for Success in Volatile Times’. He frequently writes and blogs on issues facing the new retirement.
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Financial expert Starr Cochran is the author of The Bread & Butter Chronicles. She has appeared on numerous radio and television shows to talk about personal finance, and is devoted to helping women find their financial voice.
Money can be a scary topic, but Starr’s smart advice is delivered in easy-to-understand language that builds confidence—and skill—in her readers.
Starr also specializes in helping couples overcome money issues. “If you talk about money, love will keep you together. If you don’t talk about it, money will tear you apart,” says Starr. She coaches her clients through tough situations, including divorce, bankruptcy and IRS audits, and her strategies can work for any woman.
Starr has been a financial advisor and tax accountant since 1984 and presently heads her own company — Starr Cochran & Associates, which specializes in individual tax preparation and audit representation. She became a Certified Financial Planner™ in 1990 and an Enrolled Agent in the area of taxation in 1991. Starr was a registered representative for independent broker-dealers until 2006 when she decided to concentrate her professional pursuits in the areas of writing, speaking, coaching and income tax matters.
She lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her husband, Brad, and their dog Snicker, who is at work on his own book of furry advice. Visit Starr’s Web site at www.starrcochran.com. For daily money advice, follow her on Twitter @starr_cochran.