Lisa Taranto Schiffer

Lisa Taranto Schiffer is a Financial Advisor with the Global Wealth Management Division of Morgan Stanley in Atlanta. The information contained in this article is not a solicitation to purchase or sell investments. Any information presented is general in nature and not intended to provide individually tailored investment advice. The strategies and/or investments referenced may not be suitable for all investors as the appropriateness of a particular investment or strategy will depend on an investor's individual circumstances and objectives. Investing involves risks and there is always the potential of losing money when you invest. The views expressed herein are those of the author and may not necessarily reflect the views of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, or its affiliates. Morgan Stanley and its Financial Advisors do not provide tax or legal advice. Individuals should seek advice based on their particular circumstances from an independent tax advisor. Information contained herein has been obtained from sources considered to be reliable, but we do not guarantee their accuracy or completeness. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC, member SIPC.

How to Start Family Conversations About Money and Wealth


Money is tough to talk about. For many families, it’s a taboo subject, along with politics and religion. Others feel it’s fraught with emotional complexities that make it awkward or difficult to discuss, often resulting in outright avoidance of the topic. But to have a healthy relationship with money and wealth, it’s necessary to overcome…

Six Ways to Protect Your Finances from Spooky Cyber Threats

Cybersecurity-Chispa Magazine

Fraudsters are continually inventing ways to deceive people. Their schemes can threaten your finances and, ultimately, your livelihood. As a financial advisor, I continually promote ways my clients can improve their personal and financial cybersecurity, and be proactive in protecting themselves. Here are six ways you can protect your data and assets online. Install updates…

Natural Disasters and Your Money: How to Prepare

Hurricane Florence-Chispa Magazine

Natural disasters like Hurricane Florence take a tragic toll on people, property and finances. Although a significant amount of unpredictability can accompany a serious weather event, a little bit of financial preparation goes a long way toward getting your life back on track after the storm and preventing further damage to your bank account and…

Budget Your Way Toward the Lifestyle You Desire

Budget Your Way Toward the Lifestyle You Desire-Chispa Magazine

Working hard to earn a living, or achieve and maintain a certain lifestyle, can leave you running in circles if you don’t have an effective financial plan. That’s because hard work is only half the equation. But that effort, combined with a solid plan, can lead to success on many levels. The idea of putting…

Four Financial Fears and How to Overcome Them

Lisa Taranto Schiffer-Chispa Magazine

When Friday the 13th rolls around, as it did recently, I get to thinking about some of our everyday fears, particularly our financial fears. In my role as a financial advisor, I take the time to understand not only my clients’ hopes, dreams and future plans, but also their fears. A recent study showed that…