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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

Home Ownership

Having Kids

Getting Married


Financial Planning

Planning a Budget

Managing Debt

Beginning Investing


Starting a Business

Business Financials

Business Taxes

Selling a Business


Estate Planning

Planning Retirement

Social Security


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  • Accountant
73733 Fred Waring Dr Ste 105
Palm Desert, California 92260
United States
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Kelli Cox
CEO, CGC Accountants & Advisors
  • Tax Specialist

Kelli has an indelible commitment to her community and especially to women’s empowerment, and she channels this passion into providing other women with the tools they need to succeed in business. She facilitates workshops for business training programs offered by the Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center and is co-chair of the California Society of CPA’s Coachella Valley Discussion Group. She is a Board Member of the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce and Treasurer of Socal Adapted Sports.

A Certified Public Accountant, Kelli earned her accounting degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and grew and managed a very successful small business in the Napa Valley, until she transitioned into public accounting. She has extensive experience working for CPA firms in Orange County and in the Coachella Valley. She has focused her continuing education on business tax and succession planning issues, obtaining her CEPA (Certified Exit Planning Advisor) certificate in 2018, as well as the designation of Certified Tax Coach. As CEO of CGC Accountants & Advisors, she manages a staff of more than 15, including 4 other experienced CPAs.

  • I love horseback riding!
  • My dogs go to work and make everyone happy there.
  • . love helping people be successful.
  • Certified Public Accountant
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  • Small Business Tax
  • Ages: Gen X, Boomers, Millennials
  • Income Range: 500K-1M, 1M+
  • English

Fees are based on the work performed and are estimated up front before work begins.

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