Nicky Amore, CFP®, CPWA®

Nicky Amore


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Volunteer Financial Mentor

Passionate About…

  • Health and Wellness
  • Women’s Rights
  • Veterans and Military

When I was a child, I was in a wheelchair and I found that I required attention that my siblings did not need. Since I knew my special needs were temporary, I was determined to move and help others after healing from my injuries. I earned my second-degree black belt in karate and taught self-defense to adults with special needs. While I was in college, I worked at Starbucks and I ran one of the busiest stores in Chicago with a team of 40 before I was 25. When my employees came to me and asked, “Should I be investing in my 401k?” and “What’s an ESPP plan?” I decided to educate myself and took one class on finance and fell in love with it. After almost ten years at Starbucks, I made a career change and I earned my CFP®, CPWA® and MBA, and now I teach college finance. I get excited knowing how this information is like self-defense for my clients’ financial well-being.

A social cause I care about is...

Paralympics. I volunteer in the special needs community because I was in back-to-back accidents and lived in a wheelchair for about a year.

A quote I live by is...

``Everyone is going through something you know nothing about. Be kind.``

The title of my autobiography would be...

``Always Giving Back and Never Giving Up``