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Purse Strings engages top-tier financial professionals who are willing, ready and able to serve a female market. Our Purse Strings Approved Professionals (PSAPs for short!) are financial professionals who have:

  • Clearly articulated their desire to serve a female market
  • Earned designations that set them apart to help women (such as CDFAs or CDS)
  • 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.

Many of our professionals come with their own stories and experiences which led them to help women and make an impact in the financial industry. Our professionals are handpicked or referred to us by current PSAPs. All Professionals go through an interview process and all licenses and designations are validated. Purse Strings Approved Professionals are provided ongoing training, education and expert resources that continually help them sharpen their skills to serve a female market.

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LIFE CHANGES

Getting a Divorce

Home Ownership

Having Kids

Getting Married

BETTER HABITS

Financial Planning

Planning a Budget

Managing Debt

Beginning Investing

BOSS LADY

Starting a Business

Business Financials

Business Taxes

Selling a Business

PLATINUM YEARS

Estate Planning

Planning Retirement

Social Security

Medicare

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  • Financial Advisor
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1650 N. Arlington Heights Rd, Ste. 100
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
United States
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Richard Babjak, ChFC, CLU,CFS,RFC
Co-Founder Midway Venture Partners, Midway Venture Partners
  • 401K Planning
  • 529 Plans
  • Annuities
  • Asset Management
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Care/Disability
  • Mutual Funds
  • Taxes

While the work we do impacts a variety of individuals and families, my focus is on helping business owners and executives sort out the complexities in their financial lives. Corporate executives approaching retirement will transition to a distribution phase of life. As we create income in retirement, many people do not understand their tax liability or the tools we can use to minimize that obligation. Additionally, small business owners have financial complexities that often require the oversight of a dedicated financial partner.

I was drawn to a financial advisory career early in life. Money was always a limiter growing up in a fairly poor household. It was for my family and many others a cause of great stress, fear, and disruption. This negative experience drove me to understand financial markets and financial planning so I could better provide for my loved ones and the many clients in my care.

  • North Central College
  • Wayne State University
  • The American College
  • IL

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  • Sales Coaching
  • English
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We want women to surround themselves with a talented and thoughtful team of experts who will help them plan for their future. Yet, we are keenly aware that so many providers in these industries lack the skill set to work with women and their unique needs.

There are things to look for when finding the right professional for your needs: flexibility, empathy, creativity, strategy, and work style. Take the questionnaire and find out how your current pro stacks up—and if you could use the advice of a Purse Strings Approved™ Professional who’s qualified to meet your expectations.

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