Kelly’s financial planning career began when she took a hard look at her own finances. She asked herself why she wasn’t able to save outside of her 401(k) or make a bigger dent in her student loans. She found that balancing a good salary with debt payments, high rent, and the cost of engaging in life experiences, wasn’t an easy process. Along the way she discovered how valuable financial planning is to young professionals, not just retirees. Young, busy and adventurous people need to feel good about their finances to create the life they want. Kelly launched Willow Planning Group in 2015 and now helps clients across the country plan for life’s adventures.
Born and raised in Nebraska, Kelly earned a B.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Upon graduating, she moved to Boston, MA, and earned a Master of Business Administration from Simmons School of Management. Kelly later obtained a Certificate in Financial Planning from Boston University and most recently earned CFP® Certification.