Lisa Taranto Schiffer

Lisa Taranto Schiffer is a Financial Advisor with the Global Wealth Management Division of Morgan Stanley in Atlanta. The information contained in this article is not a solicitation to purchase or sell investments. Any information presented is general in nature and not intended to provide individually tailored investment advice. FA will not transact business in states where she is not registered or excluded or exempt from registration. The views expressed herein are those of the author and may not necessarily reflect the views of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, or its affiliates. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC, member SIPC.

Mastering the Art of Saving

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Saving money is about more than putting aside funds for a rainy day, or for retirement at some point down the road. Rather, it’s a way of thinking and living that can help finance your dreams, enable you to reach short- and long-term life goals, and provide financial freedom. A well-thought-out financial plan that includes…

Express Your Love Through Financial Planning

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February is all about love, and usually the romantic kind. Yet, there are numerous ways to express love and many people to share it with. This year, consider approaching love from a different angle. A practical, action-oriented way to love yourself and the ones you care most about is to ensure your financial wellness, and…

Why Finding The Right Mentor Can Boost Your Success

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Mentors can be incredibly important to our lives for many reasons. They are sounding boards and champions for our success. They are people to learn from and share with, and can become some of the most important relationships in our lives. This past summer, I helped plan a successful Atlanta women’s event that left me…

It’s Time to Spring Clean Your Finances

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With the mad rush of tax season behind us, now is an excellent time to review where you are in achieving both short- and long-term financial goals. Here are some key areas that you can examine with your financial advisor to help you stay on track. Start with your financial plan. It’s important to frequently…

Getting on Track Financially During Divorce


As most of us are eager to start the new year and start working toward our new year resolutions, January is unfortunately also the month that typically sees as much as a 30 percent surge in divorce filings. While finances may play a big part of the negotiating process at the end of a divorce, paying…

Hispanics to Dominate Growth in Consumer Spending, Need to Maintain Focus on Financial Planning

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Personal finance is a popular topic in the media with stories often covering consumer spending habits and/or offering ways that individuals can improve their own finances. A recent look into consumer spending habits in light of increasing demographic shifts produced some interesting statistics of one particular group: Hispanics. While much of the media’s focus is…