Emily Promise CFP®, CDFA®, AIF®, APMA®, CRPC®

Financial Advisor

I am a financial advisor where my main task is to serve as a trusted advisor and contact for the families, individuals, and non-profit organizations that rely on the team and me to manage their financial future. My role is much more than an investments advisor or planner; I strive to be a Chief Financial Officer for those we serve.

By serving as a trusted advisor, I help others craft a plan to reach their goals. The opportunity to help others plan for significant life events, whether retirement, selling a business, or generational wealth planning, and then seeing them achieve their dreams is unparalleled. One of my primary passions is to help educate female investors and empower them to control their finances. Nothing gives me more fulfillment than helping a family plan the road map for their financial future or offering a business owner peace of mind.

Professional Designations, Certifications, Registrations, and Licenses

  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification awarded by CFP Board
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, CDFA®, Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts
  • Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor, APMA®, College for Financial Planning
  • Charted Retirement Planning Counselor, CRPC®, College for Financial Planning
  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary, AIF®, College for Fiduciary Studies
  • CFA® Investment Foundations Certifications, CFA® Institute
  • Registered representative of Commonwealth Financial Network®
  • FINRA Series 7 securities registration
  • FINRA Series 66 (Investment Adviser Representative) securities registration

Professional Memberships

  • Greensboro Society of Financial Service Professionals, Financial Literacy Committee (Board member)
  • SynerG Young Professionals, Greensboro
  • SPUR in Marblehead (Finance committee)
  • Commonwealth Financial Network’s Women’s Advisory Council


  • High Point University, High Point, NC – B.S. in Finance and Accounting

Personal Points

My superpower would be…

To uplift with positivity

My top 3 reads and podcasts are…

Mind Gym by Gary Mack ,The Help by Kathryn Stockett, The Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew series

My favorite restaurant is…

Shubies in Marblehead; nothing will ever beat their craft your own salad station and their potatoes baras

My favorite quote is…

“Champions are built in the off season”

My happy hour order is…

Club soda, vodka, and lime

My dream travel destination is…


More Articles & Videos by Emily Promise

Understanding Your 401(k) - Key Terms to Know

Understanding Your 401(k) – Key Terms to Know

Planning for retirement is a key point of financial wellness- but how can you make the most of your 401(k) plan without understanding all of the vocabulary?

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Planning for Financials around Divorce

Financial Planning After a Divorce: What Women Should Know

After a divorce, women tend to be hit harder financially than men. Divorce in the current environment is even more likely to disrupt their financial stability.

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Blakely Financial Inflation Update June 2022

High Inflation: How Long Will It Last?

Inflation has proven to be more stubborn than expected. In this article, we review the forces behind rising prices, the Fed's plan to combat them, and more.

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Food Inflation: What is Behind It and How to Cope

Food prices have long been prone to volatility, but in 2021, U.S. food prices were hit hard by many of the same global supply-chain woes that drove up broader inflation.

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Life Insurance at Various Life Stages

Your need for life insurance will fluctuate depending on your current stage in life. Take a look to see how your need for life insurance may change throughout your lifetime.

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Tidy Up Your Financial Clutter

Tidy Up Financial Clutter

It's time to do some spring cleaning for your finances. Not sure where to start? Here are three quick tips to eliminate and organize your financial clutter.

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Credentialed Professionals

Blakely Financial team members are committed to providing clarity, insight and guidance for our clients through financial planning. A commitment to ongoing improvement and continued education is paramount to doing so. Our team has obtained the following certifications:

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