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Amanda Howerton, CFP®, CDFA®

Senior Advisor

Amanda joined Rather & Kittrell in May 2012 and assists families and individuals as they navigate financial decisions related to every day life and major transitions.  She has been a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional since 2009 and is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst ™.

Amanda grew up in Dallas, TX.  She is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a Master of Science in Personal Financial Planning and a Master of Business Administration in General Business.  While at Texas Tech, she volunteered with the Red to Black Financial Planning Program.

After graduating from Texas Tech, Amanda spent the next year working as a research assistant for the Peer Financial Counseling Program at the University of Georgia.  In 2006, she moved to Atlanta and spent 5 years working for Homrich Berg Wealth Management as an associate advisor.  Since 2006, Amanda has been involved with local Junior Achievement programs, The Georgia Consortium for Personal Financial Literacy (2006-2011), and the Financial Planning Association (2014-2016).  She currently serves on the board of the Knoxville Family Justice Center and her church financial board.

Amanda met her husband, Neil, a native to East Tennessee, while living in Atlanta.  After the birth of their daughter, Grace, in 2011, they moved to Maryville to be closer to extended family.  In 2016 they welcomed their second daughter, Amelia.  Together, they enjoy college football, traveling, and watching their girls play sports.

Introduction to Amanda Howerton
Advisor Stories

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Introduction to Amanda Howerton
Advisor Stories

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Amanda Howerton on Divorce
Transition Stories

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Amanda Howerton on Divorce
Transition Stories

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When should I start taking Social Security benefits?
For What It's Worth

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When should I start taking Social Security benefits?
For What It's Worth

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How do politics affect the market?
For What It's Worth

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How do politics affect the market?
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I want to retire before 65, what do I do about health insurance?
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I want to retire before 65, what do I do about health insurance?
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Articles

Ensuring Your Financial Legacy
For many, death is not an easy subject to discuss. No one wants to talk about making plans for after they pass. Thankfully, putting a plan in place is not hard.

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Politics, Government Spending, Taxes, Debt
Instead of asking the question, “Do politics affect the market?” I would suggest asking, “Do market reactions to politics matter?” And to this, I would answer, “No, if you have a good plan in place."

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Health Insurance Before Age 65
So what do you do if you find yourself retired and without health insurance, especially if you retire before the magical Medicare age 65?

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