CNBC News: Maura Griffin on Same-Sex Planning

CNBC News: Blue Spark's Maura Griffin on Same-Sex Financial Planning Financial advisors recommend couples thinking about same-sex financial planning have a discussion about how the Supreme Court decision will affect their finances and consider the ramifications of all possible outcomes. "One size is not for all, so one broad answer wouldn't address the factors involved. The financial choices are … [Read more...]

Forbes names Blue Spark a “Top Financial Leader”

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U.S. News and World Report: Maura Griffin on “Retirement Milestones

U.S. News and World Report: [read] Preparing for retirement is massive undertaking, so knowing how to measure your progress is very important. Maura Griffin was recently interviewed by U.S. News about what experiences you can expect as you transition into retirement.   … [Read more...]

CBS Evening News: Maura Griffin on the gender wage gap

After Academy Award winner Patricia Arquette highlighted the gender wage gap in her acceptance speech in this year's Oscars, the CBS Evening News interviewed Maura Griffin about her experiences. CBS Evening News: Maura Griffin on the gender wage gap … [Read more...]

Maura Griffin receives the Women’s Choice Award for Financial Advisors

Maura Griffin receives the Women's Choice Award for Financial Advisors FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Phone Number: (954) 922-0846  [New York, N.Y. Oct 25, 2013]- As the leading advocate for female consumers, WomenCertified®, Inc. is pleased to announce that Maura Griffin, CEO and founder of Blue Spark Capital Advisors, has received the Women’s Choice Award for Financial Advisors based on rigorous … [Read more...]

Maura Griffin interviewed by WABC’s Laura Smith

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Interview with WABC’s Laura Smith

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PBS: Consuelo Mack’s Wealthtrack show

Maura Griffin was interviewed by Consuelo Mack on her program Wealthtrack, which aired on PBS stations nationwide in June. She spoke about the unique difficulties women face in achieving long-term financial security. She helps explain what every woman needs to know to build a financial plan to last a lifetime. Many of Ms. Griffin's clients are women, including widows, women adjusting to life … [Read more...]

Manhattan Planner in the Dark After Hurricane Sandy

Financial Planning magazine called on Blue Spark Capital's Maura Griffin during the early days of Hurricane Sandy to see how her practice was faring in the dark at the office and at home in the article "After Hurricane Sandy, Trapped Manhattan Planner Hunts for Power"   … [Read more...]

Matthew Carey on How Big Tax Changes Will Affect You

Blue Spark's Matt Carey was interviewed by Bankrate on what to expect in 2015 regarding taxes. He says this year's tax changes rank among the most significant in recent memory. This year, high-earning Americans will pay the highest rate in nearly two decades and will also hand over more of their pay in Medicare taxes. We saw in  2013 saw the first categorical income tax increases in two decades. … [Read more...]

Cloud Computing Can Ease the Pain of Natural Disasters

"Maura Griffin, CEO of Blue Spark Capital Advisors in New York, a recently launched firm with about $30 million under management, lost power for a week at home and in her office, both in Manhattan. “Luckily we had a disaster contingency plan so I could take my laptop and find a temporary office and keep working,” she says. Working in the cloud means you’re not reliant on a “hard copy” work … [Read more...]

What to Do Financially When You Are Planning a Big Life Change

The Wall Street Journal interviewed Maura on financial moves to make this year if you have a big life event in "Are You Planning a Big Life Change This Year?" Getting married, buying a house, having a baby, sending a child to college, and retiring all have repercussions on your financial life, as well as your emotional life. Most of these need years of planning ahead of the event, but here are … [Read more...]

Wall Street Journal Voices: Maura Griffin, on Advising Single Mothers

The newspaper interviewed Maura about the single mothers in her practice. "For women, there is often more emotion around money. Advisers need to help their clients understand their spending habits, look at what's driving their spending, and find ways to save more. That's the role I try to play with my clients: helping them through emotional issues with money, helping them understand where it's … [Read more...]

How to Afford an Investment Adviser

  The Garret Planning Network was mentioned as a good source for locating an affordable financial advisor in "How to afford an investment adviser without breaking the bank." … [Read more...]

Tips for Picking a Financial Adviser

How to begin? “Set up ‘get acquainted’ meetings and ask each adviser to write up a proposal, including their fees,” said Sheryl Garrett, CFP®, founder of the Garrett Planning Network, in "Tips for Picking a Financial Adviser." … [Read more...]

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We specialize in working with women after divorce, death of a spouse, or other life transitions such as retirement or job change. We provide financial planning and investment management services.

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