Janice Cackowski, CFP®
Founder & Financial Planner
Janice began her career as a paralegal in a local divorce law firm. There, she discovered a passion for helping clients working through major life changes such as divorce or death. She realized financial planning was more than dollars and sense. It was about giving people peace of mind as they journeyed through life.
In 2008, Janice earned a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) designation. Holding this prestigious certification means Janice is held to the highest ethical standards. She has a fiduciary responsibility to provide financial advice that’s in her client’s best interest. Believe it or not, only CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals are held to this standard.
Throughout her career, Janice worked as a trust officer at a local bank and a wealth advisor at an independent firm. She was also the president of the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Financial Planning Association and hosted the national Women & Finance Knowledge Circle.
Then, Janice started Centry Financial Advisors.
She brings her 20+ years (and counting!) of experience to clients who want to know they’re receiving sound financial advice. Her clients can trust her. Today, she proudly offers personalized financial planning advice to new retirees, young professionals, LGBTQ+ couples, and parents planning for college.
When she’s not helping clients, you might find her enjoying the outdoors, tending her garden, walking her dogs, and hiking or kayaking. Janice lives in Lake County with her husband of over 25 years and her teenage son. Word on the street is she’s also pretty good at keeping score at her son’s baseball games.
What is “fee-only” and why should you care?
You want a financial planner you can trust. Period.
Our firm is fee-only. That means the only person paying us is you. We don’t accept commissions for recommending any financial products to you. As CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals, we have a fiduciary responsibility to act in the best interest of our clients. So, you can trust that our advice is always focused on you and your needs.
Even if you don’t choose Centry Financial, we recommend you look for a fee-only financial planner to ensure their advice is all about what’s right for you.