Annika Cushnie, CFP®, CIMA®

Partner | Wealth Advisor

Wealth Advice

Annika's decade of experience and passion for working with busy professionals and women make her uniquely positioned to help her clients reach their financial and lifetime goals.

Annika is a Partner and Wealth Advisor at Brightworth, where she provides comprehensive wealth advice that includes investment, tax, executive compensation, retirement income strategies and estate planning to high-net-worth individuals and families. She specializes in financial planning for women and working with executives, physicians and attorneys.

Annika is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner, has completed the Investment Management Consultants Association's Investment Analyst Program at the Wharton School of Business and is a Certified Investment Management AnalystSM. Annika earned her Master in Business Administration with an emphasis in personal financial planning from Georgia State University and graduated with honors from the University of Colorado with bachelors degrees in business administration-information technology and biology.

Annika is a member of the fee-only National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), the Atlanta Estate Planning Council, the Estate Planning Council of North Georgia and the Fernbank Corporate Leadership Council. She is a co-founder of Forward March, a volunteer group in place to help veterans and active duty personnel make informed financial decisions.

Annika has been published in the Journal of Retirement Planning, the Wall Street Journal's marketwatch.com, CNBC.com, the Gwinnett Business Journal, Atlanta Life Magazine, Atlanta Woman magazine and the Womenetics expert blog. She has also spoken at the Financial Planning Association of Georgia's Regional Conference, ICLE's Basic Fiduciary Practice, Women's Forum of Georgia and Coca-Cola Women's Linc . Annika has been quoted in The Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Financial Planning, Financial Advisor, InvestmentNews, Encore Atlanta magazine and bankrate.com.

Annika and her husband live in Decatur with their three sons and enjoy tennis, gardening, travel and scuba diving.

 

Authored Content

Partner: Are You Saving For Your Future?

Becoming a partner or owner of a professional services firm can be a major opportunity from both a career and financial standpoint.

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Navigating Rough Waters: Market Cycles and Safe Withdrawal Rates

Many investors are currently reviewing their financial plans to reevaluate their situation and make sure that they are still on track. For the baby boomers just entering or approaching retirement, the last year or so has introduced unwelcomed anxiety as plans now seem more uncertain.

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Financial Planning in Divorce Situations

In spite of the best intentions, sometimes marriages end in divorce. While this is a painful process on many levels, proper planning for the unique financial challenges of a divorce can make a big difference in the stability of your finances going forward.

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