© 2019 by Focused Up Financial, LLC

Focused Up Financial, LLC is a Registered Investment Advisor in the State of Illinois
 

 

847.906.3049

charlie@focusedupfinancial.com
Chicago, IL & Suburbs

ABOUT

We Care.

Two simple, yet powerful, words. 

 

We know that so often in this high-tech world, you can feel lost in the shuffle.

 

It doesn’t matter if you have $5 or $5 million – we want to help you start reaching for the life you want.

 

Here at Focused Up Financial, we have two goals:

 

  • To partner with you to help you understand and take control of your financial picture. ​

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  • To help enable the life you are truly meant to live, and together journey towards it. 

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We want to partner with you to help turn your dreams into reality.

ABOUT CHARLIE

“There is always more you can do.”  

CHARLIE HORONZY, CFP®, CPA

ABOUT CHARLIE

I founded Focused Up Financial because finances are important, yes, but finances are a means to an end, not the end. I founded this firm to help people ultimately focus on their lives. I want to help people who are passionate about striving for more. Those who want to better themselves not only financially, but in every aspect of their lives.

 

I traveled a unique path to find my way to the financial planning industry. After graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Accounting Sciences, I entered the public accounting world. After a few years, I took my shot in the corporate accounting world. 

 

Something was missing, though. 

 

I figured out that my passion for helping people was not being fulfilled. So, with bright and starry eyes I made a bold decision to dedicate a year to service work. Was I nervous? You bet. Did I know what was going to happen? Not in the least. Am I glad I did it? No doubt in my mind. It changed the whole direction of my life! 

 

When I returned to Chicago I knew I wanted to integrate my CPA background with helping people, which led me to financial planning. I think about that decision a lot. I feel blessed that I can meet and help so many dynamic and diverse families and individuals. 

 

One of the greatest freedoms in the financial planning industry is being a fee-only planner. As a fee-only firm, we are only compensated by our clients. We do not accept fees for recommending products. Because of this, I take pride in offering recommendations that benefit each client’s individual goals.

In my free time, I enjoy checking out the different neighborhoods of Chicago; biking on the wonderful lakefront trail (which I hardly do enough!); and volunteering at a variety of organizations including, the Financial Planning Association, my church, and LadderUp, a not-for-profit tax assistance program.

 

I look forward to learning about what drives you, so together we can build on your finances and help you live your best life.

 

 

 

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