Amanda Dunlap, a seasoned Financial Advisor and Registered Financial Consultant, boasts an impressive career spanning over two and a half decades. With licenses in series 7, 63, 66, and insurance, along with a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Texas State University, she's cultivated an expertise that's second to none.
Beginning her career in 1996 as a part-time receptionist at a small firm, Amanda's relentless pursuit of knowledge and professional growth led her to buy half of the practice in 2019. Soon after, she founded her own firm, Absolute Financial Planning, where she strategically redefined the company's vision to ensure unparalleled client experiences.
As a mentor and trusted advisor, Amanda is passionately committed to financial education. Specializing in fee-based financial planning and retirement income distribution strategies, she particularly focuses on empowering women with financial confidence. Her engagements, including the popular WTFinance Wednesday women's happy hour and public speaking, reflect her dedication.
Amanda's philanthropic contributions are equally commendable. As the Philanthropy Chair for Texas Women in Business (2018-2020), she spearheaded efforts to aid women and children in the Austin area. Organizations like Seedling Mentors, Austin Child Guidance Center, and Dress for Success have benefitted from her volunteer work and fundraising. She is also on the board of directors for The Autism Society of Texas, donating her time and expertise on the finance committee starting in May 2022.
An Austin native, Amanda enjoys life outside work with her family, traveling to music festivals, water parks, and beaches. Her vision extends to fostering financial literacy among young minds, with a long-term goal of creating a school program for financial education.
In Amanda's own words, "Everyone needs financial planning; I want to make sure everyone has access to it." Her career, philanthropy, and aspirations all reflect this unwavering commitment to making financial well-being accessible to all.