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Laura Vaughn
Laura A. Vaughn, CFP®
Partner
Areas of Focus
  • Asset Protection
  • Debt Management
  • Wealth Management
  • Retirement
  • Education Funding
  • Tax Strategies


Phone: 281.467.4323
Location
Houston, TX »
Phoenix Tower
3200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 3300
Houston, TX 77027

Fax: 713.758.0294

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Laura Vaughn became a Financial Advisor to be a problem solver in the lives of her clients. Working with mostly physicians and entrepreneurs, she enjoys guiding them to pursue their next financial objective—whether that is purchasing their dream home, retiring early, or saving for education costs. Laura runs her practice with an open door policy, encouraging her clients to think of her as their family’s CFO. She recognizes the importance of having a substantial presence in the lives of her clients, especially during life’s big milestones. Two of the biggest focuses in Laura’s practice are accumulation and goal-based strategies, while a mutual sense of trust always plays an integral role in her client relationships.

Laura’s greatest professional accomplishment was becoming the first female New Advisor of the Year4, awarded by Securian Financial Services in 2011. The following year, she was interviewed by Life and Health Pro magazine on succeeding as a young female advisor in a field often classified as male-dominated. She has recently been able to use her success as an advisor to mentor others in North Star’s Houston office. She has also been distinguished as a Court of the Table member of the Million Dollar Round Table, the Premier Association of Financial Professionals. Laura is a member of Securian Financial Services’ Women’s Interactive Sales Exchange (WISE) and a recipient of Securian’s 2014 Protecting Hopes and Dreams Award4, which celebrates the efforts of advisors living out a significant role in the lives of their clients. In 2017, Laura was selected as one of the recipients of The American College's Millennial Advisor Award, recognizing advisors under the age of 35 who have made a significant impact within their profession. She is also FINRA Series 7 and 66 registered. Laura and her team hold frequent dinner seminars in Texas, including at the University of Texas, MD Anderson, and Baylor College of Medicine.

Originally from Galveston, TX, Laura graduated from the University of Texas in Austin (hook ‘em horns!), with a degree in Finance and minor in Spanish. Laura now resides in Houston with her husband Chris and her yellow lab Blue. She is an active member of the Alpha Phi Alumni and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo School Art Committee, where $375 million+ has been given in scholarships to greater Houston’s youth since its inception in the 1930’s. In her time off, she enjoys playing tennis, attempting Barre, and travelling, with a goal of visiting all 50 states before her 50th birthday.

Laura is currently accepting new clients! If she sounds like someone who may understand your current financial concerns, please give her a call at the number listed above.

Laura is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative of Securian Financial Services, Inc. and CRI Securities, LLC. 2072333 / DOFU 03-2018

Laura’s Support Team


Pam SchwartzName: Pam Schwartz
Title: Practice Coordinator
Email: Pam.Schwartz@northstarfinancial.com
Phone: 612.617.6192

Shannon PitzeleName: Shannon Pitzele
Title: Insurance Coordinator
Email: Shannon.Pitzele@northstarfinancial.com
Phone: 612.617.6037

Resource Team

Aside from the knowledge and experience you will receive from your advisor, North Star provides a team of experts within their specialties dedicated to helping your advisor choose well-suited products or services for you.

Brakke_Chase_2013_Web.jpgName: Chase Brakke
Title: National Disability Insurance Specialist
Phone: 612.617.6008 
 

  

 


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Name: Chris Sitek
Title: 
Vice President, Life Business Development
Phone: 612.617.6109
 

 

 


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Name: Jeff Landt
Title: Vice President and Director of Investments
Phone: 612.617.6116

 

 

 


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Name: Carrie Hancock
Title: Vice President, Financial Planning Resource Center
Phone: 612.617.6137

 

 

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Phoenix Tower
3200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 3300
Houston, TX 77027

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Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) is an independent membership organization of life insurance and financial service professionals. Membership levels are based on commissions, premiums, or fees generated within a year from investment and insurance products. Members must apply annually and pay a fee. Members must be members in good standing of a Professional Association which has met the following criteria: in existence at least 2 years, have 100 or more members, must be a nonprofit organization, must have a code of ethics and an effective means of dealing with breaches of its code. Members must also adhere to the MDRT Code of Ethics. Working with this advisor is not a guarantee of future financial results. Investors should conduct their own evaluation.

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Awards and club membership are based primarily on commissions, premiums, or fees generated from investment and insurance products and other criteria relative to leadership, achievement, and recruiting. Working with this individual or firm is not a guarantee of future financial results. Investors should conduct their own evaluation. The Millennial Award is based primarily on criteria relative to leadership, achievement, and recruiting selected by the applicant. Individuals must be current with membership dues and submit an application fee for consideration. Working with this firm and this individual is not a guarantee of future financial results. Investors should conduct their own evaluation. In order to be granted some of these awards, individuals must be in good standing with the organization in terms of their applications and payments.