Olga Raykhelson, CFP®


B.A. Economics, City University of New York
M.B.A. Corporate Finance, Baruch College (CUNY)
We each have the power within us to get where we want to go.

I spent most of my formative years in Communist Russia, where you just didn’t talk about money. I only began to think about it when I was twelve and my entire family moved to the United States. We had two months to untether from the group that sponsored our arrival. My parents each had earned PhD’s, but none of us spoke English when we all secured whatever work we could to become—and remain—financially independent.

That experience taught me that we each have the power within us to get where we want to go.

Transitions happen (whether we want them or not), but you can use them as fuel to create the life you want. I will work through your finances with you until we uncover a way to meet your life goals—I’m tireless that way. You can’t necessarily plan for everything, but knowledge is powerful.

I’ve been in investment finance for over 20 years, and a devout New Yorker for almost 35.

I was one of the first advisors at Financial Life Focus in 1997. I’m fluent in Russian, English, and finance.

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Olga Raykhelson, CFP®