Snider Advisors exists today because of our founder’s will to prevail over the industry that betrayed her trust.
The year 1996 found Kim Snider in utter financial ruin. She was broke, actually, less than broke. It had taken a large and reputable brokerage firm less than two years to wipe out her entire portfolio – more money than the average person would expect to make in a lifetime… all gone in a matter of a few months. This could’ve been the end of the story, but it was just the beginning.
This incident became a fork in the road, where Kim took on full responsibility for her own financial situation. First, she vowed never again to blindly trust anyone else with her money. Next, she set out on a mission to learn everything she could about personal finance, economics, and investing.
The implications of what she learned urged Kim to this conclusion: To be a self-directed investor, one must first be financially literate. Secondary to that, an investor must have
complete mastery of his or her behavior. The only way to do this is through a little financial education and a lot of discipline. In striking a balance between the two, Kim’s new method of investing opened the door for her to teach thousands how to be financially successful.
Snider Advisors was born to carry on this mission. Helping our clients become better investors has been priority number one since we opened our doors in September of 2002. In 2013, Kim entrusted the day-to-day operations of the company to Jesse Anderson. Jesse and Tyler Curtis purchased Snider Advisors from Kim and her husband Jim Hughes in 2017.