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Nicole Gabriel, CFP®

Financial Strategist

As financial strategist, Nicole develops and implements comprehensive goal-based financial planning strategies for wealth management clients, non-profit agencies and retirement plans. She enjoys building and maintaining lasting relationships with her clients. Nicole is also a member of McKinley Carter's Financial Autonomy Specialized Practice Group.

Licensing and Education

  • Bachelor of Science in International Business Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Master of Business Administration Robert Morris University
  • FINRA Series 65
  • Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional (FPQP™)

Accomplishments and Honors

Nicole’s extensive background in the financial services industry includes a combined 15 years at BNY Mellon and a leading Pittsburgh-based boutique investment manager. She is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.

Community Involvement

Nicole is a member of the executive board for the Open Wide Open Charity Golf Event which has raised funds for a variety of Pittsburgh charities such as Beverley’s Birthdays, Spenser’s Voice, Jeremiah’s Place and Orange Arrow. In 2021, she became an Investment Committee member of the Foundation for Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), as well as a Finance Committee member and member of the Board of Directors. Nicole also volunteers for Lasagna Love where she makes and delivers lasagnas for families in need. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling (in planes, trains and automobiles), attending concerts and theater shows, and is an avid Pittsburgh sports fan. Nicole recently helped a friend achieve her goal of visiting all 50 states before turning 40—Nicole joined her in exploring 10.

Selected Resources

Nicole’s Articles
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Women Investors: Take Advantage of Financial Opportunities in Every Decade of Your Life

Women face unique financial challenges throughout their lives: the gender pay gap, taking time off work for caregiving, and having a longer life expectancy, to name a few. Each stage of life presents a different set of financial considerations and decisions — and getting them correct is important to living your "good life". Learn more.

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New Year, New Resolutions

With the new year comes reflection on what we achieved in the prior year. Did we fall short? Or did we succeed and want to continue our momentum?

If your New Year resolution involves relieving "money stress" by creating a financial plan in partnership with a professional advisor, you're not alone. Learn how to get started, and let 2023 be the year you begin your journey toward financial autonomy.

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Surprising Positive Pandemic Outcome: A Surge in Retail Investors

The COVID-19 pandemic brought economic shutdowns, high unemployment rates, and market volatility; but it also highlighted that individuals should prioritize saving over spending. Research shows a surge in retail investors emerged as a direct result of the pandemic -- one now dubbed the "Generation Investor."

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