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Archer Investment Management came to life 10 years ago after we realized that our wonderful South Austin neighbors needed financial advice that addressed their unique needs. 

We know that you need the peace of mind and confidence that your hard-earned money is working to build you a secure retirement. Our honest and straightforward approach to planning and investments will help you enjoy the life you’ve worked so hard to achieve.  

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Richard J. Archer

CFA, CFP, MBA

Growing up, I experienced the financial stress and anxiety that divorce and unexpected unemployment can bring. My family's financial instability came while I was attending junior high school in a wealthy Indiana suburb, surrounded by kids with gold cards, the latest fashions, and spring break trips to faraway places. This created a strong desire in me for financial security and led me to work very hard in school, taking advantage of every opportunity.

 Everyone has a different relationship with money. Some of my creative clients don't like to think about it and would rather spend their energy pursuing their art. Other clients save aggressively so they have the freedom to retire early. I feel privileged to get to speak confidentially with all types of people and learn about a private topic most people don't often share. It's my calling to help people have a positive relationship with their money and to view it as a tool to help them lead the lives they desire.

Professional Certifications


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CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™

Professional since 2012

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CHARTERED FINANCIAL ANALYST

Professional since 2002

Education


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McCombs School of Business, University of Texas

Masters in Business Administration

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The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Science in Economics with Honors

Community


Leadership Austin

Class of 2010
Former Board Member

Austin Sunshine Camps

Former Board Member


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Jessica Archer

Project Manager

I’m Jessica Archer, Project Manager of Archer Investment Management.  Before I joined my husband--Richard--at our practice, I worked with clients for 10 years at a law firm in the areas of domestic and international tax compliance, trust and foundation administration, and private placement life insurance planning. I now coordinate our firm’s business strategy and development efforts, strengthening our ability to anticipate and address clients’ needs. Let us know how we can help you.

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Tracy Costello

Practice Manager

I’m Tracy Costello, Practice Manager of Archer Investment Management. After spending the last 20 years at a law firm as a family office manager, focusing in the areas of trust and foundation administration, domestic and international entity structures, and tax planning and compliance, I joined the Archer Investment Management team. Together, we guide clients through the process of evaluating their financial position, setting goals, and implementing plans for financial security.  In my free time, you may catch me around town with my camera, especially in South Austin.  www.tracycostello.com

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Kelly Gosiewski

Account Administrator

I’m Kelly Gosiewski, Account Administrator for Archer Investment Management. After 11 years in the U.S. Military and five years working as a Director of Administration in the manufacturing industry, I took my experience in operations, accounting, benefits administration and recordkeeping and joined the financial services industry. Today, I enjoy navigating the paperwork maze of establishing and managing Archer Investment Management's client accounts. When I’m not taming the paperwork dragon, you can find me involved in community and economic development efforts, serving on tourism and community development committees, or volunteering in class with Junior Achievement to empower young people to own their economic success.

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Shona Martin

Paraplanner

I’m Shona Martin, Paraplanner for Archer Investment Management.  After my previous career as a Registered Dietitian in a Neonatal ICU, I decided to take the skills I learned working in a collaborative environment and apply them to a career in financial planning.  I recently passed the CFP exam and am considered a Candidate for CFP® Certification.  I joined Archer Investment Management and, together, Richard and I guide clients through the process of evaluating their financial positions, setting goals, and implementing plans for financial security.  In my free time, you will find me providing volunteer financial planning services for the military, hiking, and sailing.