Akeela Davis is the author of Your Divorce, Your Dollars (Self-Counsel, 2003), a self-help book. She graduated in 1980 as a Systems Analyst and has worked for insurance companies, the government (pensions), banks and the oil industry, going from programmer to Senior Systems Specialist in 12 years. In 1992, she made the switch from the corporate world and computer systems to becoming self-employed as a financial planner. Two years later, in 1994, Akeela moved to, and purchased a franchise in Maple Ridge, B.C. There she got her Certified Financial Planner and Registered Financial Planner designations. Believing that retirement planning should take a more holistic approach, Ms. Davis became a member of the Canadian Association of Pre-Retirement Planners, and became a Professional Retirement Planner (PRP). This group believes that a successful retirement means planning for financial, emotional and physical well being. Davis operates two businesses, ARISTA and Berkshire Investment Group Inc., in Maple Ridge, British Columbia. From this location she deals with clients in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Nova Scotia. She had her own television show on financial planning for three years. She is married with two teenagers.

[BCBW 2003] "Advice"