Michelle Ash is a Managing Partner of Paragon Wealth Strategies in Jacksonville, Florida. She is a Certified Financial Planner®, helping individuals with their estate and retirement planning needs to ensure their futures are provide for. She has also obtained her Masters in Financial Services (MSFS) and is a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA).
Ms. Ash has a long history in the area of financial planning after graduating with honors from the University of Louisville in Florida. She was an adjunct professor at Florida Community College in Jacksonville and taught various financial courses throughout the years.
Michelle helped co-found the Jacksonville, Florida branch of Householder Group and moved on to establish Paragon Wealth Strategies in 2008, where she was a Managing Partner and Chief Operations Officer. Throughout the years she was also a contributing columnist for the the Jacksonville Business Journal, as well as the Florida Times-Union "Women's Wealth Management" column.
For many years, Michelle Ash also offered her services as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ (CDFA) to help clients facing divorce work through the financial aspects of any proposed divorce settlements, analyzing both the short-term and long-term ramifications. Michelle is longer a practicing divorce professional and doesn't assist clients with any divorce issues.
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