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Lanette K. Schmidt , CFP®

Financial Advisor
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Lanette joined Blankinship & Foster in 2015. As financial advisor, Lanette helps clients in a variety of areas in managing their finances, such as retirement, investing, education, insurance, and taxes. 

As a member of the Financial Planning department, she analyzes client financial needs and situations and develops strategies to help clients reach their life goals. She also helps develop best practices and processes for our financial planning work, and for our systems and software.

Before joining Blankinship & Foster, Lanette spent 15 years as a Senior Project Manager implementing strategic, large-scale pharma and biotech information technology systems. She leverages this experience in developing comprehensive financial plans for individuals and families.

Lanette is a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and the Financial Planning Association (FPA).

Originally from a small farming community in Iowa, Lanette settled in Carlsbad in 2010 with her husband. She enjoys hiking, gardening, and long walks with her family in the beautiful San Diego weather.

What is the most rewarding part about working at Blankinship & Foster?

Our clients. I enjoy cultivating meaningful relationships, getting to know them as people, and learning what is important to them in life. This helps me find solutions that reflect their values and goals.

What makes you proud to be part of the Blankinship & Foster team?

The quality and character of my colleagues. We share the same core values and work together to do our best for our clients. I am proud to be a part of the B&F team!

Are you from San Diego? If not, what brought you here?

No, my husband lived in Southern California after law school for a few years and loved it. When we had the opportunity to move here, we took it! I love nature and the San Diego area has it all: abundant sunshine, the ocean, mountains, snow, and best of all? No bugs!