Highlight on the Staff: Kristi Kearney


Spotlight on the Team: Kristi Kearney

Every month at Mission Wealth, we interview a brand new workforce member and publish the interview in a highlight article. This month we talked with Consumer Advisor Kristi Kearney, and discovered about her background in accounting, upbringing, household, {and professional} method. Study extra about Kristi on this interview.

About Kristi Kearney

Kristi Kearney serves as a Consumer Advisor at Mission Wealth and joined the workforce in 2021. Kristi has labored in monetary providers for over 4 years, and has a MS in Accounting in addition to a CPA credential. She’s presently working in the direction of her CFP. She’s additionally a volunteer for Encourage Elementary and a Youth Soccer Coach.

Kristi Kearney's Family

What makes you well-suited in your position as a Consumer Advisor at Mission Wealth?

I’m pushed by a want to make a distinction in individuals’s lives. Typically it may be troublesome to search out your motivation when your job is to make an organization more cash. Accumulating a paycheck was on the high of my priorities after I left faculty and I had payments to pay, however now I am at a spot in my life the place I do know what I need. Nothing motivates me greater than seeing the true affect that I can have as a trusted advisor.

What guides your method?

I’m a really element oriented particular person. That character trait serves me extraordinarily nicely in my position as a Monetary Advisor. However that very same character trait drives my husband and youngsters nuts! 

What are a number of childhood experiences you had that fashioned who you’re at this time?

Once I was a little bit woman, I all the time wished to be a health care provider. I feel it was the concept of serving to individuals and saving lives that all the time drew me to that dream job. As I acquired a little bit bit older, I spotted that I used to be far too squeamish for a profession in Drugs! Nevertheless as I’ve all the time been good with numbers and math I acquired my first job at 16 years outdated as a financial institution teller. I labored a number of extra jobs in varied finance and accounting roles for companies throughout industries.

Right now as a Consumer Advisor with Mission Wealth, I really feel as if I’ve discovered the proper steadiness between my pure inclination in the direction of finance, my earlier expertise and experiences inside finance and accounting, together with my innate motivation to assist different individuals.

What sorts of points do you assist your shoppers with and what sorts of distinctive providers do you present your shoppers with to assist them with these points?

The most important subject I assist my shoppers with is defining what their ache factors are. Typically we don’t know the true reason for the ache (simply the symptom) till we dig deeper and discuss via it.  As soon as we zero in on the “why,” we are able to clear up it!  Or within the very least, concentrate on it and work with it.

Inform me an precise story a few consumer that you simply helped and the way you modified their life.

I just lately walked a consumer via paying again social safety advantages that they’d taken early. He had quite a lot of resistance to it and logic wasn’t working. There have been quite a lot of excuses however the breakthrough got here when he opened up a few buddy who had waited till the age of 70 to take his personal social safety, and had then tragically handed away after having solely obtained one cost. As soon as we understood the foundation trigger, we might work via it.

Are you a raving fan of something – like a sports activities workforce or band or faculty? And why?

As a Colorado native, I’m a die-hard Broncos fan. I typically take pleasure in all of my Colorado Sports activities groups and taking my youngsters to video games, however I hardly ever miss a Broncos sport.

What’s one thing fascinating that individuals don’t learn about you?

One thing fascinating that individuals do not learn about me, is that I’m very useful round the home. Persons are all the time shocked after they see me on my roof fixing one thing, or engaged on my automobile, or slicing tile with a tile noticed in my storage! My father labored in flooring and development for many of his life, and as a “Daddy’s Lady” I all the time adopted him round and soaked in all of these classes. It is simply who I’m.

How do you spend time exterior of Mission Wealth?

My spare time exterior of labor is equally centered round relationships. I like spending time with my Husband and three youngsters. They’re hilarious! I like spending time with family and friends, and people are all the time an important substances in my private life. So long as these substances are in place, we take pleasure in live shows, touring, golf, tenting, snowboarding and in any other case having fun with the entire out of doors actions that Colorado has to supply. I am additionally an completed Soccer coach for the Central Park Cheetahs (youngsters round 5 years outdated).

Kristi Kearney's Children
Kristi Kearney's Baby

If you happen to might provide any recommendation to your youthful self, what wouldn’t it be?

If I might give my youthful self recommendation, it will be this. Go for it! I made choices early in my profession based mostly on a “roadmap” that others had laid out earlier than me. I do not essentially remorse my decisions. I had nice experiences, however I want I had adopted my ardour and realized my objective earlier in my profession. It is by no means too late to “take the wheel” and steer your life in the appropriate course.

At Mission Wealth we discuss to individuals on a regular basis about what their objectives and aspirations are. So what’s on your bucket listing?

My bucket listing is all about journey. I am excited to verify a number of locations off my listing. Too many to listing all of them, however I like visiting new locations, ingesting wine and attempting new issues. Studying the historical past and tales about cultures and structure, meals and customs. I actually take pleasure in that stuff. Apart from journey, I aspire to have a deep and lengthy lasting relationship with my youngsters. I wish to create a household tradition the place they wish to come “residence” usually, journey collectively and revel in one another, lengthy into the longer term. I take pleasure in that dynamic with my mother and father and in-laws, and I need that for my household too!

Kristi Kearney's Family

What are your favourite sorts of shoppers to work with and why?

Typically it’s laborious to let your guard down and belief somebody with one thing as private as your funds, however I discover that shoppers who’re keen to try this, the expertise is mutually rewarding. I like to consider my shoppers as my pals. That’s what makes my job so rewarding.

Give us one piece of monetary recommendation you’ll provide shoppers.

Do not wait. It is by no means too late to start out saving and investing in your future. Additionally, actually spend a while occupied with what you like to do, and construct your monetary plan round that.

What’s a topic or space of finance that not many individuals know rather a lot about, however understanding it might actually assist their monetary image? 

Taxes. Understanding the IRS code generally is a bear, however tax effectivity is likely one of the finest methods to make a direct and lasting affect in your funds.

Are you part of any organizations or golf equipment you’ll be able to inform us about?

Inside Mission Wealth I am part of Ladies on a Mission, and I’m an lively father or mother in my youngsters’s faculty. I am additionally a volunteer coach for my son’s youth soccer workforce. Go Cheetahs!

What are some necessary issues to contemplate when selecting a monetary planner?

Compatibility. As a monetary advisor, you’re bringing me into your “circle of belief”. Just be sure you can see your self being comfy with sharing your private objectives, and being susceptible when discussing your funds and goals in order that we are able to get you to the place you wish to be. When there’s compatibility, the connection thrives.


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