Welcome! Bragg Comer is a Fee-Only financial planner and the CEO of Bragg Comer Financial Advisors, LLC. My focus is on financial planning and investment management, concentrating with couples or individual who are 2 to 3 years away from retirement.
Through years of personal and professional experiences, I have developed a specialty in and working with people transiting from work life to retirement. If you are planning or considering retirement few years, I am prepared to help you make the most of your retirement years.
I graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting and received a Master’s of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University. I undertook the extensive education and examination process to obtain the designations of Certified Financial Planner™ Professional (CFP®).
I have an extensive background in business, investment, listening and consulting. My corporate career began in accounting in a manufacturing firm, rising to hold positions as corporate controller, division controller and merchandising manager. I left the corporate world for several years pursuing several entrepreneurial ventures. Finding the desire to return to my strength and passion in finance and working with people, I then obtained the licenses, certifications and designations to spend the past 18 years as an investment advisor and financial planner. In 2008 I made the decision to work on a fee-only basis and became an independent financial advisor.
I am a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of the Financial Planning Association (FPA), and am a Life Member of the Association of Individual Investors. I undertake the rigorous continuing education requirements to maintain my association with these groups and designations, emphasizing ethical practices and fiduciary standards.
As a community service in the past, I have been a member of the group of financial experts from the Dallas Chapter of the Financial Planning Association who answers reader questions on the Expert Financial Advice blog on the Dallas Morning News.
I have two grown children. My daughter, Margaret Laurie lives with her husband, Holland, and five children in Georgia, and my son, Braxton, his wife, Wimberly, and two children live in Alabama.
I enjoy yoga and walking since my knees no longer allow me to run. I enjoy reading non-fiction works in the areas of psychology, economics and history and am interested in the flow of history and how the Geo-political economy affects markets. My interest in psychology and photography has helped me to develop the ability to look at problems and situations in a larger context and frame solutions over and above the obvious. I also have an affinity for Impressionistic art, especially that of Monet and Renoir, because beyond the initial appearance lies a greater message. Overall, I enjoy the challenge of pulling together just the right details to create a complete picture – whether that has to do with the financial markets, lifestyle questions or planning life-long goals.