SABINA SMAILHODZIC, CFP®
Sabina earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, as well as a minor in Biology from Western Kentucky University in May 2011. After a year of travel and work, she enrolled in a CFP® Board Registered Program at Western Kentucky University, earning a Financial Planning Certificate in May 2014. In order to gain experience in the field of personal finance, Sabina worked as both a bank teller and wealth management intern in the Bowling Green, Kentucky area. Aside from her work experience, Sabina gained additional exposure to the field through her participation in the Western Kentucky University Financial Planning Association® student chapter.
Sabina traveled across the country in August 2014 to join the Yeske Buie team in San Francisco as the first Financial Planning Resident. She worked directly with clients, preparing financial plans and reviews, and working in all aspects of financial planning, from the discovery process through to implementation and ongoing support of Yeske Buie’s clients’ Live Big® goals. In addition to her role at Yeske Buie, Sabina joined the NexGen committee of the San Francisco Financial Planning Association® to collaborate with other young professionals in developing the next generation of Financial Planners.
Upon graduating from Yeske Buie's In-Residence Program in the Summer of 2016, Sabina returned to Bowling Green, KY. She is currently in the process of joining a local Registered Investment Advisor Firm as an Investment Advisor Representative. Being the realistic optimist that she is, Sabina created a "side hustle" that pushes her to be a better financial planner each and every day: Virtual Handoff, LLC. She believes paraplanning provides her opportunities to strengthen her skills, learn from other financial planners, and help more people live intentional lives. She is excited to embark on this part of her career as both a financial planner and paraplanner!