Sandra Adams

Sandra Adams

Sandra D. Adams, CFP®, is a Partner and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional at Center for Financial Planning, Inc.®.

Sandy has more than 20 years of financial planning industry experience. She was nationally recognized by Forbes as a Top Woman Wealth Advisor Best-in-State in 2023 for the fourth consecutive year, and recognized on Forbes’ 2022 Best-in-State Wealth Advisors list.

Sandy specializes in Elder Care Financial Planning and is a frequent speaker on related topics with the Michigan Association of CPAs, Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology (WSU IOG), SOAR (Society for Active Retirees), AICPA (Association of International Certified Professional Accountants) and other public and professional groups. In addition to making frequent contributions to The Center’s “Money Centered” blog, she serves as a trusted source for national publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Research Magazine, and Retirement Daily. She regularly contributes to the Journal for Financial Planning and Practical Compliance and Risk Management. She is also an instructor for the Schoolcraft College Continuing Education program on topics related to Long Life Planning and Following a Fiduciary Standard.

Sandy enjoys working with clients and their families to create customized and actionable financial plans that can be easily implemented with the assistance of a professional partner. She’s worked with generations of families—older adults, their children, and grandchildren—and is specially trained to work with those going through the death of a spouse, divorce, job loss, and other stressful life transitions.

Along with volunteering for the WSU IOG, Alzheimer’s Association, and other local nonprofits, Sandy enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.


  • Master’s Degree, Gerontology, Eastern Michigan University

  • Bachelor of Science, Eastern Michigan University

  • Certificate of Financial Planning, American College

  • Trained at the Financial Transitionist® Institute, a division of the Sudden Money® Institute

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