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Julie Brown, CFP®

Financial Strategist

With over 14 years of experience in the financial services industry, Julie has strong skills in building and managing financial plans and portfolios for her clients. While these technical skills serve as the backbone of her work as a financial strategist, Julie finds the best part of her role is the relationships she enjoys with her clients — getting to know each client and their family, as well as their dreams and goals so she can help them live the life they desire. She is also a member of our Illiquid Assets Specialized Practice Group.

Licensing and Education

  • · Certified Financial PlannerTM Professional
  • · FINRA Series 6, 63
  • · Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Cincinnati

Accomplishments and Honors

Julie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Cincinnati. In her professional career, she is most proud of two accomplishments: dancing as a professional ballerina and earning the Certified Financial Planner® certification. While these two fields are seemingly worlds apart, she says to achieve success in both requires similar characteristics, such as discipline, focus and perseverance. On a personal basis, she is most proud of partnering with her husband Michael to raise their two sons (Camden and Bennett) and watching them grow into great individuals.

Community Involvement

In addition to the regular demands of a busy family, Julie’s free time is spent hiking, playing games, and traveling with her family. She also enjoys volunteering at her kids’ school and other community groups, as well as practicing yoga, reading, and trying new recipes.

Selected Resources

Julie’s Articles
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New U.S. Law Mandates Reporting of Beneficial Owners

Since 1990, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has been a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. They are tasked with promoting national security and safeguarding our financial system by combatting financial crimes like money laundering and terrorist financing.

As of January 1, 2024, FinCEN has been given a new responsibility. Under the Corporate Transparency Act of 2021, FinCEN is now collecting required reports from U.S. companies that identify their beneficial owners and detail information. Is your business or entity one that is now required to report beneficial owners? Learn more.

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Introducing The SAVVY: Financial Education Just for Women 

At McKinley Carter, we recognize we are uniquely situated to help women “do better” with their money. We are so proud to announce the launch of The Savvy – A Society of Women Pursuing Their Ideal Life. The Savvy will bring real world financial tips, insights, and education directly to the women we serve through digital communications, in-person events, and one-on-one conversations. Learn what's coming in 2023 and beyond to help women better embrace their relationship with money.

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3 Steps to Help You Make Better Decisions about Financial Gifts, Inheritances

Have you received a significant financial gift or inheritance but don't know how to spend it wisely? Consider these three steps to help you make the best decision for your unique financial situation.

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