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Your financial life doesn’t need to be complicated. It’s our goal to help you take the complex and make it simple.


From retirement planning to investment strategies and more, hosts Mike MacKelvie, Valerie Escobar and Katie Dunn Fitzgerald share need-to-know insights on finances and wealth that can help make Your Life Simplified.

The hosts of the Your Life Simplified financial podcast, Valerie Escobar, Katie Dunn Fitzgerald, and Mike MacKelvie

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Each Thursday we dive into topics to help simplify your financial life.

End of Year Tax Checklist

End of Year Tax Checklist

September 29, 2022
In this episode of Your Life Simplified, Valerie Escobar , senior wealth advisor, and Michael MacKelvie , wealth advisor,...
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Pension Planning

Pension Planning

September 22, 2022
In this episode of Your Life Simplified, Valerie Escobar , senior wealth advisor, and Michael MacKelvie , wealth advisor,...
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Executive Compensation

Executive Compensation

September 8, 2022
Compensation for executives can come in different forms and be more complicated than simply earning a salary. In this...
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Meet Our Co-Hosts

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Valerie Escobar

Valerie keeps her life simplified and balanced by practicing yoga and volunteering. The senior wealth advisor and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ helps her clients cut through the complex by providing financial solutions based on their needs, goals and objectives. Her focus is on financial planning for families and individuals.

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Mike MacKelvie

Mike finds his balance in reading, playing basketball and camping. The wealth advisor and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ works with individuals and families to provide customized wealth management solutions to help them reach their goals and keep their lives simplified and enjoyable.

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Katie Dunn Fitzgerald

Katie achieves balance by being active in the community, serving on boards and being a part of the Kansas City Royals ownership group. The principal and senior wealth consultant focuses on new business development, working primarily with business owners and senior-level executives helping them formulate and implement financial plans.

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