Cindy M. Bigras, CFP®, CLU, ChFC
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Cindy M. Bigras grew up in Central Vermont and graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Following graduation, she lived in Italy for three years, and, as anyone who knows her can attest, she loves all things Italian. Cindy then spent five years in New York and enjoys frequent trips back to the Big Apple for business and pleasure.
In 1986, when she relocated to western Massachusetts, Cindy’s career in financial services began. For several years, she worked as an agent and as a broker at MassMutual, giving her a solid foundation in risk management that proved essential to a financial planning career. She established her own advisory practice in 1995 and affiliated with Commonwealth Financial Network® in 1999. Her diverse background is an asset in forming strong relationships with clients and their families, which is one of the most rewarding aspects of working as a financial planner.
An avid globetrotter, Cindy is passionate about exploring various places and cultures, working as a freelance travel writer in her spare time. She lives a very active and cultured lifestyle, with an enthusiasm for wine, art, literature, biking, tennis, and photography. A lover of opera, Cindy will watch several Metropolitan Opera performances live from the Met via simulcast each season. When at home, she spends her time decorating in mid-century style and is always on the lookout for cool mid-century kitchen gadgets, art, or furniture.
Around the community, Cindy supports and is a big user of her local library. She also believes in keeping rural land in the hands of individual farmers and buys a farm share from a local Community Supported Agriculture farm every year. Additionally, Cindy is active in the Pioneer Valley Estate Planning Council to stay informed on issues impacting the estate and financial matter of her clients.