About Fiduciary Financial Education
The financial services industry is incredibly complex. There are so many account types, products, and investment options that it can feel daunting to even know where to start when it’s time to get your family’s finances in order. Unfortunately, many parts of the industry have gone out of their way to make things so confusing for consumers to navigate just so they can sell you a product that they claim will cure your financial headaches.
That’s where we come in. We believe your family has a right to fair, unbiased financial education that you can actually use. We don’t sell any financial products and are never compensated by any financial services product companies. We believe that products don’t solve problems, plans do. We’ll guide you toward trustworthy resources that can put you on the path to your definition of financial freedom.
Sarah Ponder is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ experienced in working with individuals and institutional investors, including non-profit organizations, foundations, and retirement plans. She owns two companies dedicated to helping consumers with their finances: Fiduciary Financial Education LLC and Real Estate Wealth Planning. Prior to starting these companies, Sarah was a Regional Director at Dimensional Fund Advisors, a low-cost investment asset manager.
Before she worked in financial services, she spent nine years in the education sector, first as a sixth grade math and science teacher, and then as Director of Partner Services for EverFi, an education technology company focused on financial literacy and life skills. Throughout her career, Sarah has traveled throughout most of the United States in order to teach thousands of children and adults in-person and virtually.
Sarah has both a BA in Sociology and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband Ross, two kids Lucy and Hank, and two German Shepherds, Bear and Molly.
You can connect with Sarah on LinkedIn.