Alicia Butera, Financial Planner

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional


I joined Planning Within Reach in February 2017 as a Financial Planner. Previously I worked for a financial services tech start-up and a boutique wealth management firm. I have seven years of experience in the financial services industry.

I started my journey into financial planning after having watched my parents navigate our families financials through the 2008/2009 financial crisis. I learned quickly that money doesn’t just grow on a tree in the backyard and it certainly, at any time, can become scarce. From this moment, I knew I want to help individuals understand their finances and how to take control of their financial future.

I enjoy teaching clients about their finances. My goal is to help them gain a better understanding of what they have and where they are going. I specialize in working with “Newlyweds” and “Young Professionals”.

I graduated from San Diego State University (SDSU) with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, specialization in Financial Services. I am an active member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and the San Diego Financial Advisors Network (SDFAN). I am licensed to use the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® marks by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.

I grew up in San Jose, the Silicon Valley, and moved to San Diego to attend SDSU. In my free time, I enjoy working out, playing with my adorable pup and anything involving cheese and bread.

I look forward to speaking with you.


Contact Me:

Schedule a FREE Initial Call with me
Email Me: alicia@planningwithinreach.com
Call Me: (619) 567-9306 x2
Office: Virtual
Physical Location: San Diego, CA


This past year in visuals!

My boyfriend and I at a friend’s wedding

My brother and I at Torrey Pines

 


In the Media

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Credit Lock v.s. Freeze. Don’t Get Fooled.

Dear Alicia,  I have been following your newsletter telling me that credit freezes will now be free. The other day I was watching television and saw an advertisement for Experian’s Credit Lock Services. Should I sign up for that instead of the freeze? It sounds exactly the same to me. Thanks, Credit Craig Dear Craig, Great question! A credit freeze and a credit lock are two separate services. They are very similar but do have distinct differences. Credit Lock: Instant... Read More

Can’t get yourself FIREd? You can still have a LIFE.

FIRE stands for financially independent, retire early. The movement continues to grow, with retirees in their 20’s through 40’s. It has caught on because it is unexpected – we don’t picture retirees being so young. Yet it is entirely possible and there is an ever-growing number of blogs and books that prove it. The typical profile of someone who has achieved FIRE: Graduated from college with very little or no student loan debt Earned $100,000+ per year with benefits Saved... Read More