Thanks for taking the time to visit our website. Instead of the typical bio, I wanted to share a personal note.
I’ve been helping families and business owners with financial planning since 1984. It’s been a wonderful career and a profession I love. Raskin Planning Group is a fee-based firm which means we choose to provide advice for a fee, not a commission. We do help clients implement certain financial strategies, like insurance products, that pay us a commission. This is fully disclosed in advance and it is not required that clients implement these products with us.
As a fellow business-owner, I really enjoy working with business owners and their families. They often have complex and challenging financial circumstances that utilize my expertise and experience. Please review my credentials below. I also find many business owners are active in the communities they serve and live in. We have a similar work ethic and values. A successful business-owner truly appreciates their clients and customers, employees, business partners and families.
When helping people plan for their tomorrow’s, I’m not satisfied asking only the simple questions, and I don’t settle for easy answers. Wealth is a journey and it takes dedication, intelligence and discipline to get to your destination. Planning is the process the helps you visualize, plan, manage and track your progress. Enjoying your journey and then passing on memories, values and wealth to heirs is the ultimate success story.
Together, there’s much we can accomplish.
Kathryn is the consummate financial professional. She has 10 years of experience in financial services. Kathryn enjoys helping people define and pursue their life and financial goals. While she has financial savvy, it’s the application of what she knows, and what clients want, that drives her passion at Raskin Planning.
Kathryn has a Certificate in Financial Planning from Boston University and completed her Certified Financial Planner designation also. Kathryn also earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Earlham College in Richmond, IN.
Kathryn started her financial career working in New Jersey then decided to move back to Boston to be closer to family. And we’re glad she did.
Kathryn enjoys discovering affordable fine wines, traveling, and learning the conversational foreign languages. She has studied in Greece and has traveled abroad including: France, Austria, Russia, Netherlands, England, and Canada.
Before joining the Raskin Planning Group, Alexander LaCroce was a Financial Services Professional with New York Life. He graduated Fairfield University with a Bachelor of Science Biochemistry degree and then went to Kingston University in London, UK and earned his Master’s Degree in Finance and Economics. Alex has lived in a number of places around the world including the UK, Germany, and China, and enjoys learning the local languages. In his free time he enjoys writing, painting, playing a number of instruments, and exercising.
Ron Ganz has worked in the financial services industry for 30 years. Ron joined The Raskin Planning Group in August of 2017 in the role of Client Service Specialist. Ron began his insurance career in 1986 with John Hancock in a sales role, and furthered his career in 1997, moving into a support role at the Home Office of John Hancock. In 2000 Ron accepted a Senior Marketing Consultant position at Manulife within their Executive Benefits sales area.
Ron earned a BA in History from Norwich University and served as an officer in the United States Army Reserve, attaining the rank of Captain. Ron has been married to Karen since 1995, and they have two college age children, Amy and Adam.