Melanie Radcliff, CPA, Financial Advisor, and founder of Radcliff Financial Group, Inc., offers retirement planning, tax management, estate planning, insurance and investment planning to clients ranging from young adults to those ‘well-into-retirement’ as well as trusts, businesses and estates and other special interest entities.
Melanie Radcliff earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Arkansas State University. She is a twenty-five year veteran in the field of finance and accounting. She was a practicing CPA for 25 years, and now practices wealth management and offers the services listed above. Given her expertise, she has written questions for the CPA exam, taught at University of Arkansas Fort Smith, and talked with business owners around the state about new sales tax rules in Arkansas. She jokes that she has the heart of a tax planner, almost to the point of compulsivity.
When Melanie tells the story of the fuel that feeds her determination, she speaks of her father’s mismanagement of his finances. Ask her any time, and she’ll say the same thing, “My father wouldn’t let me help him, but I can help my clients.”
Melanie also teaches lessons in recovering from financial and economic mistakes; For example, in the '80's, Melanie opened a hardware store in a small town, trying to compete with the local Walmart. Of course, that business was not able to succeed in contesting Walmart's prices and selection. From that experience, she learned a few valuable lessons . . . sometimes your failures can teach you to change direction, trying again takes courage, and you can share your wisdom with others.
Melanie has many hobbies and interests. She is a voracious reader, and enjoys time at home with a good book and her five sweet dogs! Everyone needs a quiet night at home every now and again! However, Melanie also has an outgoing personality and loves to entertain, especially when she gets the chance to visit with her friends and family. When it comes to social issues, Melanie is always concerned with helping local civic and charitable events, especially those involving women’s issues such as education, employment and life skills. Call us today to schedule an appointment with Melanie Radcliff!