Sharon Olson is president of Olson Wealth Group, LLC, an independent management firm that offers wise counsel and clear strategies for growing and preserving wealth. She is a recognized expert in wealth, retirement, estate, investment, and business succession planning, emphasizing smart strategies and solid values. Growing up on a farm in southeastern Minnesota, Olson learned the value of a dollar at an early age. She began working toward her college education with a paper route at age 7, then worked four part-time jobs through school. The early lessons of working hard, setting goals, and following your heart gave her the drive and dogged determination to make financial planning her career. Worth magazine has named Olson one of the nation’s “Top 100 Most Exclusive Wealth Managers” five times; Medical Economics calls her one of the “Top 150 Financial Advisors in the Country for Physicians.” She has been honored as a NABCAP Premier Advisor, as one of Finance & Commerce’s Top Women in Finance, and as one of the Twin Cities Five-Star Wealth Managers. Olson has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Medical Economics, Financial Planning Magazine, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minneapolis-Saint Paul Business Journal, Minnesota Business Magazine, Northwestern Financial Review, and Women’s Business Minnesota. Recognized for her exceptional knowledge, creativity, sensitivity, and ability to de-mystify financial issues, Olson is one of the Midwest’s premier financial advisors.