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Elaine Manley,CFP® Professional

Elaine Manley,
CFP® Professional

Founder and Wealth Manager

I became a financial advisor more than three decades ago to help others make the best decisions to achieve their goals and dreams. I believe we all can create the happy and fulfilling life that we want, and I do my best to help others towards that as well.

I started my career in 1986 at Waddell & Reed as a financial advisor and was in the top 1% of the company for several years before founding Financial Journey Partners in 2018. We transitioned to maximize what we could do as a team to help our clients. In 2022, I was honored to be selected by Silicon Valley Business Journal as a “Woman of Influence in Silicon Valley” and the only Wealth Manager chosen in the group.

Elaine Manley Silicon Valley Women of Influence Honoree 



Silicon Valley Women of Influence

I have a passion for good government and informed voters. I volunteer regularly with League of Women voters, my church, and other nonprofits, and I truly enjoy giving back to this amazing community.

I love traveling and chocolate, and then combining traveling with the chocolate. I especially love to go on cruises with my husband, Scott, who is my partner in business and life. Our son, Ben Manley, has also joined the team, and now, as a family, we get to spend time together working towards helping others achieve their goals.

"We have built a wonderful firm to provide our clients with the best service and experience to enjoy the journey."

In 2023 I co-authored with Scott Manley a book to share key learnings and wisdom from our many years of financial planning experience to help enrich your life and your retirement years.

Think Big! Dream Big!
We wrote this book to help people make the transition from working full-time, to the next phase of their life, no matter what that next phase may be.

If you are ready to transition from the working career phase to the next phase of your life, you may want to explore Enjoy the Journey: Successful Retirement Strategies and Stories.

"We believe you can retire with more clarity and confidence than you ever thought possible."
- Elaine & Scott Manley


CFP® Professional Credential, CFP Board, Since 1989 

Bachelor's Degree, Industrial Administration and Finance, Kettering University,
Formerly GMI Engineering & Management Institute, 1983

Elaine's California insurance license number is 0706550.