Melissa V

Managing Partner & Advisor

Melissa Vanderhoof has a unique background in medicine and health professions, most recently studies in Financial Therapy. Her empathy, listening skills, and attention to detail lend to her understanding of each client’s individual economic and life situations. This is reflected in her personalized financial advice, her ability to customize robust financial plans, and her capacity to deeply listen to each client’s story.

Melissa holds a B.A. in Planned Studies from Ithaca College, a B.S. in Nursing from SCSU, and a graduate certificate in Financial Therapy from KSU along with the Series 65 securities license.

Memberships include FPA, FTA, AFCPE

In the local community, Melissa is a Board Member and Chair of the Board Development Committee for the Tompkins County Public Library Foundation; a member of Board of Directors for the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the local BNI Summit Chapter.

Outside of finance, Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children, meditation and religious practice and study, exploring local natural spaces and making meaningful connections with people.

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Take a Break from Financial Stressors

Our clients tend to have big ambitions. We love that—and we love helping you get to where you want to be. Sometimes, the path to arrive at those ambitions may seem unclear or overwhelming. ‍But having big plans for your future, and knowing there’s work needed to attain them, doesn’t mean you have to be focused on them all the time. 

3 Tips for Navigating Difficult Financial Discussions with Your Family

We can’t control the future. But we can have some control over the present. By talking with your family about the current state of your finances, your future plans, and your wishes for your estate after you’re gone, you’ll help everyone put their best foot forward and prepare for whatever is to come.

5 Key Questions to Help You Find a Financial Advisor You Will Like and Trust

Before you start working with a financial advisor, you should ensure you’re partnering with the right person for you; someone you can trust and work with for the long haul. Here are a few questions to ask to learn more about them before you hire a financial advisor.