About Us

photo-sheilaSheila Padden founded Padden Financial Planning LLC to provide comprehensive, fee-only financial planning for individuals and families. Focused on the big picture, Sheila puts the pieces of the puzzle together to define goals, optimize investments, minimize taxes, and create a roadmap for reaching goals and financial independence.

As a fee-only fiduciary, Sheila accepts no commissions or referral fees – ever. As a CPA for over 25 years, Sheila brings a long history of integrity, quality and value.

Sheila is a Certified Financial Planner™ Certificant, a Registered Life Planner, a Certified ACP Advisor and a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor.

Sheila is the current president of the Alliance of Comprehensive Planners (ACP) and has served on the ACP Board for 4 years.

Sheila graduated with Honors from the University of Notre Dame and holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accountancy. She completed Northwestern University’s Certified Financial Planning Program, and the Kinder Institute of Life Planning Program.

Sheila was the first national chair of Notre Dame Women Connect and NDWC’s Chicago co-chair for several years.

Sheila presents at a recent Financial Planning Workshop, sponsored by Notre Dame Mendoza School of Business.

Sheila has been quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. Sheila has been a guest advisor on Wharton Business Radio.

Sheila is married to Mike Padden and they have four children, including twins; and 6 grandchildren, including twins.

Sheila lives and works in Chicago, IL.

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