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Tess Zigo, CFP®

As business moms, it’s a struggle to find enough energy in the day. Sometimes, by the time I get my four year old ready for preschool we have changed several outfits (right now it’s the battle of the Super Heroes)...

I’ve made waffles and eggs that are half eaten, and by the time his shoes are on my 15 month old needs a diaper change…

But I wouldn't change it for the world!

Many of my clients who are mom business owners are so focused on the day to day of running the business and the household that there simply isn't enough time left for planning for the future. That can be stressful!

The greatest fear many of us have is having to work until we die or "what if" we get sick and are unable to work. With proper planning and implementation, I believe your dream of reaching financial independence can be your reality. I understand the steps that can help you accomplish your priorities through a comprehensive plan that we can implement together and review to stay on track.

If you’re a mom business owner and you need a plan to help you accomplish your own definition of financial independence, let's have a conversation (630) 864-1068.


My background
I studied Finance and Accounting at Northern Illinois University and spent several years working in Treasury management. Over that period, I developed a passion for personal finance and investing but learned quickly that I love people more than spreadsheets so I needed to get out from behind my excel and in front of real people dealing with the same real money issues I struggle with-balancing the need to enjoy life today but also be responsible for my future.  Many of my clients are trying to balance their short term financial needs such as remodeling dreams with long term objectives, from sending their children to college to stepping away from their business but creating sustainable income to continue to enjoy their current lifestyle. As a mother of two toddlers and a business owner, I understand the challenges my clients face with the never-ending demands on their time and energy. 
Little known facts
I am originally from Bulgaria and lived in Botswana, Africa for five years until I graduated high school and came to study in the U.S. When I am not meeting with clients, you can find me traveling, hosting casual dinner parties with friends or simply building legos with my little loves (Ben is 4, and Aydin is 15 months old) and of course my spouse, who has been supportive through this wonderful journey of business ownership.  


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