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Erin Botsford lost her father at the age of 11, and went to work to help her mother pay the family bills. Now she's one of the top female financial advisors in the nation, helping other families to save successfully for retirement.

Erin Botsford Ranked Among Top Women Financial Advisors Nationally

Frisco’s Erin Botsford has placed in the top 100 advisors in the nation.

The 2016 list came out last week with Botsford ranked 24th among the Top 100 Women Financial Advisors by Barron’s, a leading financial magazine.

The ranking reflects information provided by women financial advisors across the country, including assets under management, revenue that the advisors generate for their firms and the overall quality of their practices. Botsford is one of only five women from LPL to make the esteemed top 100 ranking.

Dan Arnold, President of LPL Financial, a Leading retail investment advisory firm and independent broker/dealer, congratulated the five women in a press release Tuesday stating, “These women excel at creating lasting relationships with their clients and have built successful businesses by being able to support the unique needs of their clients. We are proud to support these advisors and we wish them continued success.”

Botsford’s Beginnings

Botsford’s personal story from poverty to success has made her a popular speaker in the financial industry. Her father died when she was just 11, leaving her family, including her mother and six children, broke.

At 16, on her way to a part time job, she was in a fatal car accident and faced a manslaughter charge. With no savings, she was advised to plead guilty for the wreck she didn’t cause. Only after her brother convinced her mother to take out a second mortgage on the family’s modest home did she get the legal representation needed to clear her name. From that experience she learned that having money gives you choices.

Erin chose to study finance and built her firm specializing in retirement and asset protection planning geared towards business owners and senior executives of Fortune 500 companies. Her investment philosophy, Lifestyle Driven Investing, is trademarked. Her book, The Big Retirement Risk: Running Out of Money Before You Run Out of Time, is a best seller. The Dallas Business Journal, the Dallas Morning News, FA Magazine, Kemper’s “Success Stories,” and Real Women Magazine have all featured her in their publications. D Magazine has named her one of the best financial planners in Dallas*, and she has been a frequent guest on TV including CNBC’s Power Lunch, Squawk on the Street, and Wealth Track with Consuelo Mack.

Financial success has led Botsford to the board of 4Word, which mentors young women professionals, and even brought her back to her childhood: she and her husband, Bob, help fund orphan homes in Zambia and Botswana so children left with nothing have a safe roof over their heads.

For more information on Lifestyle Driven Investing contact the Botsford Financial Group: 214-423-4200 or Erin Botsford at


*The Best Financial Planners 2002, 2004, 2008 were chosen based on surveys completed by financial planning professionals. Only Certified Financial Planners are listed.


Securities offered through LPL Financial, member FINRA/SIPC. Financial Planning offered through Lifestyle Planning Solutions, LLC, a registered investment advisor. Advisory services offered through Stratos Wealth Partners, a registered investment advisor. All companies listed are separate entities from LPL Financial.