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Dear Clients & Colleagues,

Winding down my practice and retiring has come much earlier than expected. I’ve spent the past year and a half helping each of my clients make a smooth transition to their new planner.

Now that all transitions are complete, I wanted to again thank you, my clients, for entrusting me with your financial planning. I sincerely appreciate the confidence you placed in me as your advisor. It has been a pleasure and privilege working with you.

I would also like to thank my colleagues, especially those in the Garrett Planning Network (GPN) for their wonderful support and for providing an invaluable sounding board for its member advisors when needed. I truly appreciate the breadth and depth of knowledge you all so willingly share. 

Since 2004, my connection to GPN has provided the resources, tools, and camaraderie that made it possible for me to build a meaningful practice and to serve clients as I would want to be served. My gratitude goes to Sheryl Garrett for her vision and to all of the network members who make that vision a reality.

Mary Alice Fellers, CFP®


White Oak Financial Planning, Inc. provides individualized, objective financial planning advice. As your planning partner, we assist you in finding solutions for the financial issues that go along with the challenges and opportunities in your life.

Peace of mind comes from having a plan in place and using it as your framework for making informed financial decisions. Our planning process empowers you to take control of those everyday financial decisions, placing you on the path to long-term financial well-being.

Our flexible “as needed” approach means you are able to select the financial planning services that are right for you, at a time that is right for you. At White Oak Financial Planning, we have no minimum investment value, net worth, or income requirements. Whether you wish to pursue comprehensive planning or need direction on a specific area in your financial life, we can work with you to design strategies and solutions that meet your precise needs and are consistent with your values and goals.

“Whether you are
just setting out
on your financial journey, or
seeking to
protect and enjoy
the wealth you’ve accumulated, we
can provide
the clarity and
direction along
the way to a
strong financial

As fee-only client fiduciaries, we work solely for you. There are no commissions, sales incentives, or referral fees to influence our recommendations. Nor are you required to turn over your assets for management. Potential conflicts of interest regarding compensation are removed.



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