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Our Primary Purpose

Asta Sanders, CFP® is the president of Empowered Retirement Inc. With over twenty years of experience in the financial industry, Asta specializes in retirement planning, corporate retirement plan solutions, investment management and tax planning.


Our Primary Purpose

Before taking over Empowered Retirement, Inc., Asta worked for top firms in the industry, including Merrill Lynch, Dreyfus Financial, Ryan Beck and Columbia Bank Investment Services. She received her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation in 2001 and later received the Enrolled Agent (EA) certification, earning the privilege to represent taxpayers before the IRS. Her rigorous preparation uniquely enables her to serve clients in tax planning in preparation for, and throughout, retirement.

Asta dedicates her time to helping clients realize their retirement dreams. She recommends individualized solutions, organization techniques and tax-saving strategies to help clients achieve optimal results, offering personalized, high-touch service. Asta follows through on her promises, which leads to deep and meaningful relationships with her clients that span decades and multiple generations. Her integrity guides her decisions and advice for clients.

Originally from Lithuania, Asta and her family live in Livingston, New Jersey. She and her husband Jeffrey have three children: Silvija, Erik and Justinas. Asta enjoys recharging outdoors and cares deeply about the environment. She especially loves hiking, biking, skiing and kayaking with her family. When she has downtime at home, Asta enjoys cooking and reading.

Dedicated to You

Chances are, if you attend to your finances early enough, over time, you will have more life choices. Money opens up the ability to choose. Isn’t that what we all want? At Empowered Retirement, Inc., we want to see you enjoying the benefits of prudent financial planning. We are dedicated to helping you thrive, implementing strategies designed to help you optimize your resources as you prepare for and move through your retirement years.

How we are different

Fee-only IRA

As a Registered Investment Advisor firm and fiduciary, we do not receive compensation from anyone other than you. We are strictly objective, building plans to best suit your unique circumstances and goals. That means no selling and no commissions. Just solid, long-term financial advice.

High-Touch personal service

Our clients share financial goals and needs with us. We, in turn, use our expertise to seek out the best solutions for you. We don’t work with everybody. We limit the number of clients we work with so we can know you better. This allows us to be more attentive and provide better service.

Transparent and Reasonable Fees 

Our standard fee schedule for all clients is between 0.35%-1% based on the amount of assets we manage. Financial planning fees range between $2,500-$7,500, based on the complexity of your situation.

Highest Standard of Integrity

We are committed to doing what’s right for you, continually looking for ways to improve your retirement outcome. Our deep relationships of trust have grown through many years of outstanding service. We make promises we can keep—and we keep our promises.

Top-of-the-line Technology

Using MoneyGuidePro, Covisum Tax Clarity and Share File, we help you organize your finances for maximum efficiency, optimization, transparency and security. Our technology tools help us to serve you effectively.

Our Partners

Our Partners

Empowered Retirement, Inc is a proud member of Buckingham Strategic Partners, an active community of more than 135 independent wealth management firms throughout the United States. Every member of BSP shares our fiduciary pledge to act in their clients’ best interests and help investors and their families take control of their financial futures. Collectively, Buckingham Strategic Partners firms manage over $36.49 billion in collective assets as of September 30, 2020.

Buckingham Strategic Partners gives us extensive back office support and access to advisors, investment analysts, operations experts, practice management coaches, and national thought leaders. With this support, we can focus on working directly with you and helping you achieve your financial goals.

While BSP provides depth of resources, we will always provide personal, one-on-one service to you as a single point of contact. We are personally familiar with each family we serve.

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