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Amber Miller

Amber Miller

Sr. Planning Analyst

Twin Cities

My long-term goal is to be your top, go-to female financial life planner specializing in goal setting, transition planning and education. I am currently studying for my CFP certification and volunteer with our local FPA Education committee, educating our next generations to ensure that today’s students become tomorrow’s financially astute adults. I am primarily interested in helping you discover and achieve your goals, be that a life-long vacation dream, saving for retirement or college for your children. I joined the Planning Center in early 2015 and have found a community of like-minded professionals – supporting each other in our common quest to help our client’s find and live their best lives.

“Don’t give up what you want most for what you want now.”

I spent the first 10 years of my life working as a designer – primarily graphic design, but also theater set design, interior design and visual art (painting). I was able to incorporate my meticulous attention to detail with my creative aptitude. At the Planning Center I have been able to draw on these skills as I am involved with some of our more creative projects, like designing client deliverables and teaming up on our website.

When I’m not at work, I’m usually on the water in my rowing single training for local and national regattas. I’ve been rowing since college and love being out there, pushing my mind and body to its limit. I also throw a half-marathon in there most years, CrossFit, hiking the Superior Hiking Trail, and I have tried my hand at the likes of the Tough Mudder Obstacle Courses. I have to admit, though, that I’m not a crazy workout-aholic; it’s just that I also like eating so much that I have to work it off somehow!

Credentials

Affiliations: Fee-Only Planning, FPA, FPA of MN, CFP® in Training, Notary Public

Education: BFA in Design with honors, Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago, 2006, Certificate of Entrepreneurship, University of Iowa, IA 2002, BA in Theater with honors, University of Iowa, IA 2002

Memberships: FPA of MN Education Committee Member 2015 –present; Vice Chair 2016 – present, Executive Board Member, Communications Chair – District 16 Planning Council, St. Paul, MN 2013-2015, Executive Board Member, Social Chair – Minneapolis Rowing Club, Minneapolis, MN 2010-2012

My favorite things:
My family (including my two cats). I’d be nowhere without their love and support.

My greatest extravagance (under $100):
The British Arrow Awards at the Walker Art Museum in Minneapolis. If you haven’t attended this event, you should. It takes place in December.

In my spare time:
In my spare time I enjoy rowing, running, lifting weights; reading, sewing and refinishing antique furniture.

Favorite destination:
The Superior Hiking Trail.

Most effective saving tip:
Open multiple savings accounts at your bank and name them to match short-term goals, and then transfer money to each of them every paycheck.

50
Year Vision

Forward Looking

We make decisions with future generations in mind

1998
Year
Established

Responsibility

We hold ourselves accountable for pursuing the highest standards

100 Percent
Independent

Objectivity

We listen and keep an open mind

10+ Years
Avg. Client
Relationship

Collaboration

We build powerful relationships by working towards common goals

100 Percent
Fee-Only

Fiduciary

We work directly for our clients and put client’s interests first

232 Years
Combined
Experience

Wisdom

We learn and teach continuously

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