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  • Clearly articulated their desire to serve a female market
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  • Created careers that uniquely serve women in situations where help wasn’t easily found - like Widowhood, Financial Abuse, Post-divorce financials to name a few.

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  • Financial Advisor
2601 Broad Street
Chattanooga, IL 60606
United States
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Brenda Bridges, CDFA®, RICP®
Financial Advisor & Divorce Coach, Bridging Divorce Solutions & Bridging Wealth Solutions
  • Post-Divorce Matters

We work together to look at your LIFE goals and make sure what you're doing with your finances is ALIGNED. It's not a number or a rate of return - it's your life, it might be your security, your ticket to being free to make your own choices or your legacy. No matter how much money you have, there can be a lot of VULNERABILITY attached to your decisions ESPECIALLY IN A HIGH STAKES SITUATION LIKE DIVORCE. Women often drive financial decisions by our mindset and feel SHAME for not being better educated. No guilt, no shame, just the chance to take the next best step to suit your life and serve where you are right now and where you want to be in the future.

I work with women who have the challenge of a major life transition, often divorce, to figure out their options and work toward a better life.

How? By being empowered and supported no matter where you are in the process - before, during, or after it's complete.

My passion is to help women feel really comfortable and educated about their financial choices WITH NO SHAME.

What makes me qualified to help? Here are my designations - CDFA® (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst), Divorce Mediator, Certified Divorce Coach CDC®, Fiduciary Financial Advisor & RICP® (Retirement Income Certified Professional) & MAT. I'm also a mom, a business owner, and a survivor of a really bad, expensive, needlessly difficult divorce.

If the divorce is in your life right now, book a complimentary consult using this link: https://meetings.hubspot.com/bridges/discovery-call-divorce. I can help you sort out your options and find the right path or resources to make your next best choice.

  • Divorce Financial Specialist
  • Mediation Skills Certificate
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA)
  • Retirement Income Certified Professional
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  • FINRA Series 7
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  • Divorce
  • Life Stage: Divorce
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