Marianela Collado was born and raised in Queens, New York, and is a Certified Public Accountant and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM with over 20 years of experience in the tax and financial planning arena serving high net-worth individuals. She is the co-owner and Senior Wealth Advisor with Tobias Financial Advisors based in Plantation, Florida. Her family emigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic in the 1960s.She is a subject matter expert and frequent contributor to articles published by the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, CNBC, MentalFloss.com, MarketWatch, NerdWallet.com, El Nuevo Herald and Journal of Accountancy. Prior to joining Tobias, Marianela was a Principal at Bessemer Trust. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Marianela received a B.S. in accounting from Hunter College in New York City in 2000.