Kay Knuth, CFP®
Hi there! I’m Kay Knuth, the owner and founder of Knuth Financial Life Planning in Appleton, Wisconsin. In the last year we just celebrated our 10-year anniversary! As a Certified Financial Planner™ professional, I have helping clients achieve financial security for over 30 years. The focus of my practice is on the life needs of individuals, families, and business owners. My approach is holistic. I take all aspects and stages of life (i.e., resources, opinions, emotions, multiple generations, etc.) into consideration while working with my clients.
With my own life experiences in business, I am an advocate for educating and coaching women on the role of family finances, as well as career and employment choices. Counseling women and families in various forms of transition is a specialty I treat very seriously and with compassion.
Staying on the forefront of the financial planning arena, I am on the State Board of the Wisconsin Chapter of the Financial Planning Association. There, I serve as co-chair of the FPA pro-bono committee. I attend practice management sessions with Cambridge every year to grow and hone my skills and knowledge in this ever-changing and exciting industry.
In addition, I am an active member of PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization for Women), working to help fund educational opportunities for women. Since our visit to Africa in 2011, I have become involved on the board for Kenya Works, and also serve on various committees for First United Methodist Church.
I earned my business degree from University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. In 1987 I completed my CFP® certification through the College for Financial Planning. Currently I hold security and insurance licenses.
As depicted below, I am a bona fide “tree-hugger”. My husband Mark and I have two adult sons; Parker (wife Marissa) and grand-dog Annie, as well as Kolby, who just adopted Henry (the French Bulldog). They join Otto, our Miniature Schnauzer, in making our lives better. In my free time I read, cook, go to yoga, and do home remodel projects with our family. The entire Knuth family enjoys making meals together, spending time with family and friends at the cottage, and taking family vacations.