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DeBorah  Gant

DeBorah Gant

Financial Advisor

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DeBorah Gant has over thirty years of experience in the financial planning industry, with 17 of those years in management with Waddell & Reed in Illinois. She is now a Financial Advisor with Waddell & Reed. She works with Individuals and Business Owners on planning for Retirement, Retirement Maintenance as well as basic Financial Planning/Risk Management, Education Planning and Business planning strategies. Her passion is working with clients through their life events and helping to manage the financial aspect based on a specific set of goals. She takes joy in seeing clients who started at various places and incomes work to become financially independent and debt free over the years.

DeBorah also offers her clients the vast resources available through Waddell & Reed in an effort to provide the most up-to-date resources, back & front office customer service and a team of financial service professionals to help her clients pursue their quality of life goals. She believes Waddell & Reed is a great part of her team's approach for clients.

She holds various securities licenses and insurance licenses in multiple states. Since joining the industry, DeBorah has served as a manager and trainer for advisors. She was previously the first African American female Managing Principals to run an office with her firm and she is now one of the company's most enduring Financial Advisors. Ms. Gant also attended a Washington DC meeting with the Senators and Congressman, where issues of social security reform were addressed. She has been a frequent guest speaker for sororities, businesses, churches and other organizations. DeBorah has made appearances on various tv and radio programs, and has been featured in news print for various community projects she works with.

She loves working with clients and helping them to establish and pursue their financial goals & needs. Motivating them to keep moving toward their financial goals, independence and freedom from debt. She attributes her success thus far to God and his loving spirit of grace, an awesome family & team and a constant desire to help and learn and grow and give back.