We all need accurate information and dependable relationships. That’s true no matter what we’re looking for, and it’s especially true when it comes to financial planning. My clients trust me for two main reasons: They know I care. And they value my experience. This personal-professional combination gives my clients more confidence. We all seek out experts for important parts of our life. It’s about more than just money. My goal is about conditioning your financial life for strength, health and endurance. Here’s the commitment I make to my clients as a Certified Financial Planner™: Your goals are my professional mission. I investigate opportunities that can best serve your life today, then I oversee them with care and diligence for your life ahead.For me, this work is a personal passion as well as a professional ambition. I’m grateful I can combine the two. Charitable causes are one of my passions. Let me share one story. A few years ago, after I lead a class on personal giving, I was contacted by the director of a regional land trust. The grass-roots organization needed someone to manage their small (at the time) endowment. My expertise has helped them make the most of theirs; this organization has been able to preserve natural habitats, and to purchase their own office habitat for a growing staff!
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  • Financial Planning1
  • Retirement Planning2
  • Endowments and Foundations3
  • Sustainable Investing4
  • Professional Portfolio Management5
Securities Agent: CA, WA, TX, MS, MN, MI, MD, LA, IA, FL, DE, CO, AZ, AK; Managed Futures; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
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My Family

My clients and I talk about family, both theirs and mine. That’s why we’re working and making plans, right? I raised three children, all now grown and leading fulfilling lives in different parts of the United States. I love traveling to visit my family, including trips to Detroit, my original hometown.

Family for me is bigger than the literal meaning, and that leads to a story about my name “Kit.” Before I was born, a friend of my parents was so influential in their lives that she became like family. Her name was Kit, and my parents wanted to honor her impact by endowing me with her name. Of course, my great-grandmother Mary deserved top billing. That’s how I became Mary “Kit” Mac Nee. And how I learned to value a broad definition of “family.”

I live in Santa Monica, California and travel throughout Southern California and the U.S. to support my clients as well as the community groups I work with.

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    Community Involvement

    On my way to becoming a Certified Financial Planner™, I served a community foundation in Southern California as its Director of Gift Planning. I worked with donors and local charitable organizations to gain philanthropic assets that would provide a legacy of financial resources. Today, I use my financial-planning proficiency to serve as volunteer, Board Member, and consultant to guide families and charities toward more secure financial futures.

    Girl Scouts San Gorgonio Council Board of Directors 2008 to present

    I love this group, and serve on the finance committee, helping the organization be more accountable with its funds. I’m also a founder of the group’s Alumni Association, a community of individuals that learns by example, building young women of “courage, confidence, and character” who will help change the world.

    San Gabriel Valley Estate Planning Council 2013 to present
    Riverside Estate Planning Council 2001 to present
    National Estate Planners and Councils Board of Directors 2015 to present

    Working with these Estate Planning Councils helps me continually sharpen my skills, and provides me with opportunities to expand my network of allied professionals.

    Junior League of St. Louis, Riverside and Pasadena Sustainer 1991 to present

    The Junior League has prepared and trained me, over the past 25 years, to be a community leader in philanthropy.


      • Advanced Management Program, University of California Riverside, Anderson Graduate School of Management 2002
      • Certified Specialist in Planned Giving, California State University Long Beach, American Institute of Philanthropic Studies, 2001
      • NASD 1983, 2005
      • BSB Finance and Management, University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management
      • CA Insurance License # 0E87426
      • Series 7,66,31
      • NMLS#633395


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