Our Story

We help our clients financially plan for their life goals, retirement and care of aging parents. The foundation of a successful financial plan is the relationship. When getting to know you, we learn about you as a person and your financial outlook. We want to know your likes, dislikes, feelings about money and concerns that keep you up at night.

Many of our clients think about longevity and want to ensure they will have enough money for the rest of their lives. As advisors, we carefully calculate the amount of money that you will need to sustain your lifestyle for a period of time. The precision of numbers and calculated adjustments made to your plan help you to remain comfortable with your financial plan. 

We strive to make each of our clients feel comfortable with their plan. This means providing the style of service they prefer. Some of our clients want a quarterly call and others want to meet for a yearly review.
Services Include
  • Wealth Management1
  • Financial Planning2
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • LGBT Planning Services
  • 529 Plans3
  • Annuities4
  • Lending Products
  • Life Insurance5
  • Long Term Care Insurance6
  • Professional Portfolio Management7
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Location

150 2nd Avenue N
Suite 1400
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
US
Direct:
(727) 344-6709(727) 344-6709
Toll-Free:
(800) 237-2898(800) 237-2898

Meet Sandra Smith & Allison Butler

About Me

Following an exciting career of coaching and playing professional tennis, Sandra Smith followed her heart to the world of investments. While in the tennis world, she was a ranked player and head director for development and marketing at Indoor Racket Clubs of New England. Here she helped establish one of the first tennis schools in New England. Sandra coached many top-ranked juniors and was the tennis coach for Clarke University. After tennis, Sandra began her wealth management career with Smith Barney.

During her 29 years as a financial advisor, Sandra has developed her reputation as a portfolio manager and has earned the title of Senior Vice President, Wealth Management. She works with entrepreneurs and other professionals who have been successful at creating their own wealth. Sandra enjoys all sides of the financial planning process: developing her client relationships, helping clients define their goals and establishing a portfolio to reflect those goals.
Securities Agent: FL, WI, WA, VT, VA, TX, TN, SC, RI, PA, OR, OH, NY, NV, NJ, NH, NC, MS, MO, MN, MI, ME, MD, MA, LA, KY, IN, IL, ID, HI, GA, DC, CT, CO, CA, AZ, AL, AK; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
NMLS#: 1370423

About Me

After 23 years as a pharmacy manager, Allison Butler joined Morgan Stanley Wealth Management to help her clients in a different way. Her experience in the pharmaceutical industry has allowed her to closely witness the need for proper financial planning, insurance and long-term care. She enjoys helping professionals fulfill their financial needs and plan for retirement.

Before becoming an advisor, Allison was a client first. She enjoys sharing her experience, from the other perspective, to explain to professionals the importance of hiring a financial advisor. Evolving from client to advisor, Allison strives for her clients to feel taken care of and prepared for the future. She makes each client feel like her only client as they plan for life goals, retirement and the care of aging parents.

Prior to pursing the financial services industry, Allison received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of South Carolina and played on the tennis team for a portion of her time there. Today, Allison is a 28 year resident of St. Petersburg. She loves the city, its parks and plentiful outdoor activities.
Securities Agent: SC, FL, WI, WA, VT, VA, TX, TN, RI, PA, OR, OH, NY, NV, NJ, NH, NC, MS, MO, MN, MI, ME, MD, MA, LA, KY, IN, IL, ID, HI, GA, DC, CT, CO, CA, AZ, AL, AK; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
NMLS#: 1388030

About Me

Securities Agent: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV; Investment Advisor Representative; General Securities Representative

Investment and Market Perspectives

On the Markets

Retirement

Working with you to understand your life goals and develop a personalized wealth strategy. Today and for the years to come.
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • IRA Plans
  • Retirement Income Strategies
  • Retirement Plan Participants
  • Annuities
The Simple Six-Step Retirement Checkup

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Investing

Working closely with you to guide your wealth and investments through the most challenging market cycles.
  • Asset Management
  • Wealth Planning
  • Traditional Investments
  • Alternative Investments
  • Impact Investing
Investing in Artificial Intelligence and Automation

Investing in Artificial Intelligence and Automation

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Family

Creating customized financial strategies for the challenges that today's families face.
  • Estate Planning Strategies
  • 529 Plans / Education Savings Planning
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Trust Services
A Parent's Guide to Talking to Your Kids About Money

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Business Planning

Helping you on key aspects of your business such as ownership, liquidity and developing opportunities.
  • Succession Planning
  • Business Planning
  • Retirement Plan Sponsors
  • Qualified Retirement Plans
  • Corporate Pension Funds
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Philanthropy

Making sure your philanthropic dollars are managed with the same high quality service as the rest of your wealth.
  • Endowments
  • Foundations
  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Impact Investing
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3Investors should consider many factors before deciding which 529 plan is appropriate. Some of these factors include: the Plan’s investment options and the historical investment performance of these options, the Plan’s flexibility and features, the reputation and expertise of the Plan’s investment manager, Plan contribution limits and the federal and state tax benefits associated with an investment in the Plan. Some states, for example, offer favorable tax treatment and other benefits to their residents only if they invest in the state’s own Qualified Tuition Program. Investors should determine their home state’s tax treatment of 529 plans when considering whether to choose an in-state or out-of-state plan. Investors should consult with their tax or legal advisor before investing in any 529 Plan or contact their state tax division for more information. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC does not provide tax and/or legal advice. Investors should review a Program Disclosure Statement, which contains more information on investment options, risk factors, fees and expenses and possible tax consequences.

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