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Michelle Hipskind

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Michelle Hipskind

Principal and Financial Advisor

My skills include experience and passion for translating complex information and ideas into something that is digestible, understandable, and meaningful to varied audiences. I love to teach and have been a member of Ivy Tech adjunct staff and conducted many financial seminars for women.

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Michelle leads this carefully curated program to educate a tribe of women on the many important aspects of financial planning. She brings in additional professionals that provide advice in their areas of expertise.


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Bachelor of Arts in Journalism – Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

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Board Member, Humane Fort Wayne

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Michelle’s Words to Live By

If you can’t explain it to a kindergartener, you don’t understand it.

– Albert Einstein

Personal Pursuits

I love to read and would like to return to my old hobby of photography. A goal is to be part of the national ASPCA team that rescues and cares for animals during states of emergency and natural disaster.

Get Michelle’s Help

As life events and stages demand adjustments to your financial plan, SYM’s mission is to proactively attend to your financial realities as your advocate so that you can focus on relationships and enjoying life. To have SYM Financial Advisors Fort Wayne work for you call 800-888-7968 or email info@sym.com.