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Michelle F


Michelle Fuccella

Financial Planning Analyst


“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”  Thomas Edison

Growing up, my favorite subject in school was math, and I loved all things numbers. As I was entering college, I knew I wanted to continue learning about my passion for numbers, and I majored in business.

During college breaks, I would work in a local doctor’s office to make a little extra money for myself. Working there, I learned so much, and it influenced me to change my major to psychology and pre-health science-related courses. Upon graduation, I entered into the healthcare field as an eye technician and continued to do that for six years. After working in the healthcare field for six years, I was yearning for something more to allow me to have a greater impact on people. The most rewarding part of my job was caring for patients and building those trusting relationships with them, and I knew that I wanted to continue doing that.

The opportunity of becoming a financial advisor with New York Life presented itself in the summer of 2018. I instantly fell in love with the work that I was doing and the help I was providing for my clients. I knew that after every meeting, I was leaving the client in a better position than I found them in when I met them.

My passion is to empower women on their path to becoming financially independent. So often, I have seen women confused about their finances after a major life change like divorce, the death of a spouse, a change in career, a major illness, etc. I watched my mother struggle to successfully navigate finances after her separation and health challenges. I have been blessed with strong female mentors that instilled in me the importance of becoming financially independent. As a result, I learned how to manage my own finances from a very young age. I made a promise to myself that I would do that. I would learn everything I needed to know to set myself up for a life of financial independence and as I eared to share my knowledge and practical insights with women that I come across in both my personal and professional life.  

Learn More About Me

If you had an extra hour to yourself in the morning, how would you spend it?
If I had an extra hour in the morning, I would spend it reading a book and enjoying more morning coffee before I lace up my sneakers to go for a run or an Orangetheory class!

What’s the most likely place people could find you on a Saturday night?
The most likely place to find me on a Saturday night is trying out a new restaurant in New York City with my boyfriend.

Which would you pick: living on the beach or living in the mountains?
Honestly, it is very difficult for me to pick between the two. I would choose a location that has the best of both worlds. Both of these locations make me feel at peace, and I don’t think I would be able to choose between the two!