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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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Getting a Divorce

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  • Financial Advisor
1901 Butterfield Road, Suite 1000, Downers Grove, IL 60515
Downers Grove, IL 60515
United States
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Nancy Bell
Sr Wealth Advisor, TC Wealth Partners, LLC
  • 401K Planning
  • Asset Management
  • Downsizing and Relocating
  • Long-Term Care/Disability
  • Post-Divorce Matters
  • Socially Responsible Investing

Being a women professional for the past 30+ years, I have learned so much about myself and the world around me through my relationships with women. Not the least being that women really do make the world go around! Through thick and thin, and sometimes lots of thin, women are the nurturing warrior and often the one true constant. We asks questions, make thoughtful decisions, handle family finances, soothe the bumps and bruises of loved ones, parent our children and aging parents. And often end up on our own and still very much OK when a partner leaves or passes away. Women inspire me, nudge me forward, and remind me that it does indeed take a village to change the world for the better.

A Certified Financial Planner™, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®, Chartered SRI Counselor™ with 25+ years of experience in personal comprehensive financial and wealth planning. With a thoughtful financial plan as the foundation, I guide my clients and their families through the host of life transitions: Pre and Post Retirement, loss of spouse/partner through death or divorce, change in Employment and Liquidity events. I also specialize in creating investment strategies that reflect personal values and financial goals using ESG metrics. I will invest the time needed to gain a full understanding of your unique situation, set priorities and provide insights to help make those important financial decisions. My mission is to create a clear and manageable path for my clients to attain and maintain financial security.

  • I enjoy walking, hiking, and visiting new places.
  • I love to read.
  • I am a Master Gardener with the University of Illinois Ext. I love sharing my love of gardening.
  • CFP®
  • CDFA®
  • CSRIC™
  • BS in Applied Art, Eastern Illinois University
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  Virtual appointments available

  • Business Growth
  • Collaborative Divorce Process
  • Divorce Financials
  • Financial Planning
  • Financial/Money Coaching
  • IRA/Roth IRA
  • Money Mindsets
  • Ages: Gen X, Boomers
  • Life Stage: Second Home/Upgrade, Divorce, Widow, Retirement
  • Income Range: 500K-1M, 1M+
  • English

Based on a percentage of assets managed. Min annual fee $3500 for financial planning and investment management.

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