As a young boy, I found myself at the local store with 10 cents burning a hole in my pocket.
I examined the candy carefully, trying to figure out how much candy I could buy to maximize every penny. After composing a carefully crafted strategy, I approached the register – the dime in one hand and two pieces of penny candy in the other.
The clerk rang me up, and I returned to the candy aisle. After a few minutes, I approached the clerk again and bought two more candies.
On my third approach to the register, the clerk asked me, "Why don't you just buy the penny candy all at once?"
Confessing my strategy, I replied, "You were gonna charge me sales tax, and I wouldn't have enough for 10 pieces. I figured if I bought a few at a time, it wouldn't be enough to charge me sales tax."
Laughing, she rang up the rest of the candy and told me I was one smart little kid.
Today, as a financial advisor, I find out what is important to you. Using an established process, I build personalized financial strategies to help achieve your goals. Together, we will monitor and revisit your goals to help you stay on track.
I graduated cum laude in 1999 from Brigham Young University with a degree in communication. In 2011, I earned the AAMS® designation from the College for Financial Planning. In 2016, I earned the CFP® certification from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc.
My beautiful wife, Laura, and I have four lovely daughters. We enjoy swimming, gardening and geocaching. It is also rumored that we are avid worm farmers.
Rachel Armstrong is a University of Washington graduate and native Washingtonian. She and her two daughters are active in school and other community organizations.
Originally from Connecticut, Mary Lou Dreher moved to Washington to spend more time with family and grandchildren. She has an extensive work history in marketing and business management.
Our office provides highly personalized service. Let us show you how we can make a difference.
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Office Address14180 NE Woodinville-Duvall Rd
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