The mission of Turning Tides Financial LLC is to deliver a personalized wealth management approach in helping individuals navigate life-changing periods of transition, such as retirement, divorce, loss of a spouse, and business and insurance planning. The company’s partners, Julianne Lepo and Katie Weibel, have over 35 years of combined experience in the financial industry and understand that each client has different needs that require unique, customized attention. The services offered by Turning Tides Financial LLC include divorce financial strategies; business and estate planning; retirement and investment management; and insurance solutions.
Julianne Lepo, CDFA®
Financial Advisor & Founder
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As the founder of Turning Tides Financial LLC, Julianne Lepo has over 25 years of experience in the financial industry. Julianne has worked with hundreds of individuals over the course of her career, taking a personalized, multi-faceted approach to wealth management while helping her clients navigate financial challenges that often result from major life transitions, such as divorce, retirement or loss of a spouse.
Julianne began her financial career as an advisor and coach, with a focus on helping others feel financially aware and empowered to make smart choices that result in financial clarity and stability. Over the years, Julianne’s personal and professional experience is what ultimately inspired her to create Turning Tides Financial LLC and offer her own suite of financial advising and planning programs.
In addition to working as a Financial Advisor, Julianne is a registered CDFA® (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst). Her vast experience in the financial industry, especially with handling divorce matters, allows her to help clients going through divorce understand both the human and technical side of money with ease and confidence. Julianne takes a collaborative approach to her practice, working closely with individuals, divorce attorneys and mediators on providing financial analysis, investment strategies and personal financial management. Through all her services, Julianne strives to empower her clients through “life’s financial transitions,” believing an emotional crisis does not have to be a financial crisis.
An active member of the local community, Julianne has been involved with Junior Achievement of Western New York and recently participated in a triathlon for the Leukemia & Lymphoma society. She is also involved with the Save a Tear Project, an organization aimed at bringing awareness to mental health and suicide prevention.
Since 2014, Julianne has been a member of New York State Dispute Resolution and the Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA), a leading national organization dedicated to the advancement of financial professionals in the divorce arena.
Julianne can be contacted directly at Julianne.Lepo@lpl.com.
Katie Weibel, CDFA®, MBA,
Partner & Financial Advisor
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Taking a personalized, holistic approach to wealth management, Katie Weibel focuses her advising practice on a variety of financial planning services, including retirement strategies; business planning; and insurance solutions. No matter the dollar amount, Katie is committed to treating every client with the same level of personalized attention and customer service, tailoring programs to fit her clients’ many individual financial goals.
Prior to joining Turning Tides, Katie worked as a financial consultant at a large regional bank for several years. After seeing a need to provide a greater level of customer service to clients (rather than just sell products), Katie made the decision to become an independent financial advisor with LPL Financial in 2015.
Now, applying over 15 years of knowledge and experience in the ever-changing financial industry, Katie focuses heavily on helping clients develop their own financial roadmaps for all of life’s transitions. A large part of Katie’s practice involves working with emerging small business owners on developing viable financial plans that encompass both their personal and professional goals. Through her in-depth coaching program, Katie gives her clients comprehensive financial guidance and tools to take control of their financial futures. Her message to all her clients is “make your money work for you!”
Katie holds an MBA in finance from Wilmington University and is a registered CDFA® (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst).
Katie is involved in several community organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Girl Scouts of WNY and Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. She is also a regular guest speaker on WDCX Radio in which she offers financial planning advice on a variety of topics.
Since 2015, Katie has been a member of the Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA), a leading national organization dedicated to the advancement of financial professionals in the divorce arena. She is currently a member of University of Buffalo’s CEL program.
Katie can be contacted directly at Katie.Weibel@lpl.com.