Sheila Interviewed by Marie Swift of Impact Communications at ACP’s 2018 Annual Conference

Marie Swift of Impact Communications interviews ACP member and founder of Padden Financial Planning, Sheila Padden. Sheila first learned about the Alliance of Comprehensive Planners at a NAPFA conference. After attending an ACP conference, she quickly learned that ACP members were “her people.” Listen to Sheila’s comments in the video. [More]

Notre Dame Mendoza School of Business Financial Planning Workshop Presentation

I recently presented a Financial Planning Workshop in Chicago for Notre Dame Women Connect sponsored by Notre Dame Mendoza School of Business. We had a great turnout, with 80 registered and 50 attending! There were lots of questions, note taking and a line afterwards for more information. Check out the photos!


Article Published at Notre Dame Women Connect

I recently had an article posted at ND Women Connect, an organization I had the privilege of  leading as National Chair until July of last year. The article is a reflection about reunions, having just attended my 40th this year. Reunion 2018 – my 40 year Reunion – wow! As my 40 year Reunion approached,… [Continue]

Latest NAPFA Advisor Issue Features Planner Perspectives on Successful Budgeting

Author Linda Leitz’s latest article in the June 2018 NAPFA Advisor, features the perspectives of financial planners about educated budgeting. Sheila Padden shares her experience with a client couple describing an emotional struggle with spending within their means. After meeting with Sheila, the clients gained new control and confidence around budgeting and spending. [More]

Quoted in New Article at WSJ about The “Wealth Effect” and Low Savings Rate

Soaring stock prices and improving job prospects have set Americans off on a spending splurge that is cutting into how much they sock away for retirement and rainy days. Quote:

“More and more, people want to live now. Nobody’s going crazy; they might be taking a trip or considering a vacation home. It’s not extreme spending.” [More]