Irina McGrath - Personalized financial planning
Hired 29 times
4 years in business
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Personal Financial Planning
I have only spoken with her once and I submitted a budget to her. She was not judgmental in any way despite my being so behind in retirement planning. I feel good about working with her !Dec 27, 2019Verified
Personal Financial Planning
I am very pleased with my financial planner. She has covered everything that I needed from planning a perfect budget to fit my lifestyle to investing in stocks as well as planning my retirement. With her friendliness and patience to help me learn the tools to my investing goals; I would not hesitate I'm recommending her to my family and friends!Jun 4, 2018Verified
Personal Finance Instruction
Rachel was so easy to work with, asked great questions, and helped me explore some of my deeply held beliefs about money. She helped me change the way I thought about savings and my monthly budget. The session gave me a lot of information and I plan on scheduling a follow-up. It was well worth the money and I would recommend if you are looking for a financial coach!Feb 22, 2018Verified
Irina has been a godsend! She created a personalized budget & debt repayment plan for me, and has been very involved in helping me stick to that plan! She understands that women have a unique relationship to money; the budget we created allows me to have a life while saving up & paying off debt. She's very knowledgable about personal finance. She explains things in a clear manner. I highly recommend working with Irina if you need any help with your finances!!Feb 26, 2019
Great team. Did not charge for a quote. I will be working with them for all my future planning needs.Nov 16, 2018
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?At Northwestern Mutual, we get compensated 2 ways: - Commission based: In this case, we will create a plan for you without a fee and we will get compensated by the firm if you decide to work with us on a long- term basis and implement the plan. - Fee based planning. We will create a plan for a fee regardless if you work with us or not. Fees are based on the complexity of the plan.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?We have created a simple process for our clients. It has three stages: 1. Getting to know each other stage, it is critical to build a trusting relationship. The first step is to schedule an in-person or over the phone conversation to learn about our clients, their goals, vision, bucket list, financial straight to truly understand their philosophy about money, the future and to understand what is important to them at this stage of their lives. 2. Based on the conversation, we build a written plan that addresses our potential clients concerns, objectives and goals. This is the stage to talk about strategy, tactics, financial products and see there is a good fit or a desire to work with us on a long-term basis. 3. If a potential client is happy with the plan, we will bring the plan to life by helping them implement the strategies and recommendations. At this point, we are going to be working together on a long-term basis. Our team will check in with you as often as you like, and as little as twice a year. Regardless of how busy our lives are, we recommend to meet at least once a year to review the plan, change it as needed, and continue to grow your wealth and our partnership.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?- I have a degree in finance and had extensive training at Northwestern Mutual. - I also have a bachelors degree in psychology specializing in behavioral psychology. - have series 6 and series 63 investment licenses to provide investment advice to our clients. - Licensed to recommend insurance products such as life insurance, disability insurance, long-term care insurance - However, learning doesn’t stop. Currently working on my CFP