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Our Team

Avea Financial Planning is different from most financial advisory firms.  That’s because we do fee-only planning.  We don’t sell products or require you to have a million bucks before you can work with us.

Instead, we charge a fee in exchange for advice from a CFP®.  Refreshingly simple.

About Angie Furubotten-LaRosee, CFP®

When I think of all the things I want out of life, it really is a very short list.  I want to have a sense of gratitude and purpose, and surround myself with people I have a deep connection to, both in my personal and professional life.

Financial stuff can be very numbers focused, but I think the real value comes from deeply understanding people, what drives them to get up every day, what’s holding them back, what are things we can do together to make our lives and the lives of those we touch, just a little better, a little more secure, a little more pleasant.

I try to learn new things every day and I’m realizing that coming from a place of abundance, trying not to sweat the small stuff and as I was told recently, to keep “chip, chip, chip, chipping away” at the things that are important to me, "success" and a "rich life" is achieveable on many levels.  These are the same things I want for my clients and their families.

When I think of myself, I am a complex mixture of adventurous risk-taker and conventionalist. 

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I married someone I met in kindergarten and I have 2 college-bound teenage sons.  I've lived on my own abroad (Japan and France) for about 6 years of my life but now live in the familiar comfort of the same Pasco house I was raised in.  I have studied 4 languages but unfortunately, really only use English.  I have travelled solo to over 35 countries but also very much enjoy my own back yard and the beauty of our Tri-City rivers and surrounding wine-country.

My parents came to the Tri-Cities, Washington from the midwest in the 60's, following jobs working on the Lower Monumental dam and the Hanford project. They laid down roots here for our family of 5.  From their humble beginnings, they flourished here in the sun-filled desert region of SE Washington. An engineer and a school district secretary, my folks lived a frugal, self-sufficient life on their acre in Pasco. The lessons and values they taught me carry on in the way we live and raise our kids today.  

With a backpack over my shoulder, I knew that life would take me to far away, adventurous places but I also knew that having money, saving, and being secure were very important to me too.  I’m a UW Husky surrounded by WSU Cougars (and future Cougs) and I’m OK with that.

In 2006, our kids were 3 and 5 when I started studying to become a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. I always imagined working just like I am, as a fiduciary, answering only to my clients and no one else.  It’s been many years since I started working in this industry, but finance has been a part of my entire life.  Our family too, has experienced many of the challenges that my clients face in trying to achieve conflicting goals; paying for college, being retirement ready, starting a business, travel, owning real estate, enjoying life now but planning for a secure future.  Over time, our family has managed to consistently build wealth and security and I’m delighted to share my knowledge and expertise to support your success.  If you are ready to be the hero and take your family’s financial life to the next level, let me help you get there. 

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Marketing Intern, Brenden Davis

Meet Brenden, a senior at Delta High School.

Brenden has been interning at Avea Financial Planning since September 2018. He is a participant in the school’s Work-Based Learning program in which all seniors are encouraged to intern in a local business.

I like to say our podcast, Financial Side of Life, is intern powered. He uses his strong technical skills and knowledge of Audacity and Zencaster, audio editing and recording software, to produce the podcast and has picked up new creative skills in learning Canva, an online document design software.

He also does a lot of troubleshooting on the website, figuring out solutions to problems as they arise.

In addition to his internship, he leads the Creative Arts club as president and intends to study theoretical physics in college. He is attending Washington State University Tri-Cities fall 2018!

He’s been a cheerful and very helpful addition to the team!