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Welcome to Of Independent Means, written by Cathy Curtis, CFP®.

Cathy has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, InvestmentNews, Money Magazine, Financial Planning Magazine, has appeared on ABC, KTVU and KGO, and is a regular contributor to AOL’s DailyFinance business and financial news section. 

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Cathy Curtis, CFP® | Fee-Only Financial Planner, Oakland, CA

Our goal is to provide relatable and actionable advice for independent women who want to improve their life and finances.

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