Chandler Fugate-Laus (CFP®)

Chandler Fugate-Laus focuses in the
following client markets or areas of practice:

  • Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues
  • Fixed Fee (Subscription, Retainer, etc.)
  • Investment Advice without Ongoing Management
  • LGBT Couples and Families
  • Millennials
  • Novice Investors

Planning Specialties

Chandler Fugate-Laus is a fee-only CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, AFCPE® Accredited Financial Counselor candidate, and member of NAPFA and XY Planning Network.

After starting her first career in corporate finance, Chandler migrated to financial planning where she could use her math skills to positively impact peoples’ lives. She built her expertise by providing all-inclusive concierge planning services at a boutique firm, eventually rising to Partner and Senior Advisor. Notably, she co-launched and grew her previous firm, one of the few 100% multi-female-owned firms nationwide, to serve over 100 households with $120M+ assets under management within the first three years.

As principal at her previous firm, Chandler reluctantly turned away people who weren’t a fit for their retainer model. Over time, she realized a real need for an advising option that was more accessible to a broader demographic. She envisioned a model that would provide more affordable advice through a short-term program that prioritized plan implementation. But this model didn’t exist - so she built it.

Today as founder of Moneyfluent, Chandler is excited to offer her expertise to a more diverse clientele. Both an expert resource and encouraging partner, Chandler equips her clients to make sound money decisions and develop financial wellness. As the daughter of an immigrant family, she is especially passionate about working with 1st & 2nd generation Americans. She also specializes in working with couples as they combine finances and young professionals, setting them up for a prosperous future.

Equitable and inclusive financial planning is more than a career to Chandler — it’s a passion. Her approach is simple: 1. Teach clients to understand their money ? Financial literacy 2. Develop doable plans to fuel the future they want ? Practical advice 3. Help them implement those plans ? Money management skills

Additional Information

Our Mission: Through short-term engagements and free planning services for people of color most impacted by the racial wealth gap, our aim is to advocate for equitable and inclusive accessibility to financial advice. Moneyfluent is a purpose-driven business, powered by years of hands-on experience helping clients of all ages and net worths to understand, strategize, and improve their financial situation.

Fun Facts: Chandler is a classically trained violinist, and while she now only plays for fun, she keeps in touch with her musical side by singing, bopping, and volunteering with The Harmony Project, a 500-voice choir focused on connecting all people across social divides through the arts, song, and community service. While she serves clients virtually nationwide, Chandler lives in downtown Columbus, Ohio, with her better half, Eric.

NAPFA Start Date

October 28, 2022


This Office

Virtual Financial Planning Columbus, OH 43203 Phone: +1 (614) 245-5484