As a financial advisor at Edward Jones, Belma Mirvic’s vision is to take time to get to know her clients and become knowledgeable about what is important to them. She empowers them by providing the information they need so that they can have the confidence and comfort to live they life they want. Belma enjoys being able to positively impact clients’ lives.
Belma provides clients with guidance on retirement planning and creates personalized strategies including estate consideration, college planning, and insurance. In addition, she works on making adjustments when life happens and partnering with clients for life. She says that with her guidance, clients can reach their financial goals.
As a financial advisor, Belma says she wants to help make a difference in people's financial lives and to help them stay on track to reach their financial goals. She knows that everyone's path is different and unique, so she listens to understand what is important to each client.
Belma’s own path began in Bosnia where she grew up. As a young child, she had to go through something unexpected - the Bosnian war. Because of that, she knows that life can be unpredictable, from losing someone you love to a daily struggle with money. It was not easy growing up like that, but Belma says she learned to see life with different eyes and appreciate small things.
Good referral sources for Belma are estate attorneys, CPA/enrolled agents, real estate agents, insurance specialists and Medicare consultants.
While Belma is a relatively new member of MDBW, she is already quite active in the group and is on the board of directors as co-director of membership and hospitality. She says a benefit of joining the group has been the amazing friendships she’s made.
Volunteering is something she enjoys, and Belma is also involved in the Mt Diablo Moms Club and the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce.
In her free time Belma enjoys spending time with her son, husband, friends and family, and traveling.
Families seeking a nanny immediately feel welcome when meeting Joy and experiencing her energy, warmth, and friendly smile. Her business, Nannies Plus, is a nanny placement agency dedicated to creating authentic, impactful family teams. The company is committed to crafting long-term relationships between families and nannies to help children flourish, parents to feel assured and supported, and nannies to feel empowered and trusted.
Joy is an excellent connector, and is always thinking of others. She is outspoken about the need for nannies to secure legal, livable wage jobs, and educates families on what it means to be great domestic employers.
Good referral sources for Joy are new and expecting parents, pediatrician OBGYNs, family practice physicians, midwives, birthing teachers and coaches, birth doulas, postpartum doulas, newborn care specialists, lactation consultants, acupuncturists, naturopathic doctors, prenatal yoga instructors, online influencers in the parenting and birth community, personal assistants, executive assistants, housekeepers, dog walkers, and house sitters.
Joy says that being a MDBW member is fun and has helped her to grow as a member of the business community by forging great relationships with women who are warm and genuinely care about her and the success of her business. Joy is the program director on MDBW’s board of directors.
In addition to running her business and being active with MDBW, Joy also runs a Meetup networking group with 850+ members called Unwind East Bay Women Entrepreneurs. She also leads the Alameda Sing-A-Long and Circle Time with Miss Joy for the little ones, and has a free YouTube web series called Miss Joy and Friends.
When not working, Joy loves to go to concerts, the theater and to sing karaoke. She likes to spend time with family and friends, organize community events, and power walk around her Oakland neighborhood.