Francis G. Bitterly CFP®

Author, student of comparative religions, Christian mystic and contemplative.

Francis G. Bitterly, CFP®, leads a wealth management team based in Red Bank, New Jersey as a Managing Director, Wealth Advisor, Sr. Portfolio Management Director, and Certified Financial Planner®.

Since graduating from Rutgers University in New Jersey in 1985 with a B.S. in Business Management, Fran has spent the past 32 years helping his clients make wise and informed decisions about their money to enable them to achieve what is most important to them.

He has been recognized five times by Barron’s Magazine as one of the nation’s top financial advisors.

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“As the drop relinquishes its mortal sense of self and yields to its intrinsic nature— that of the ocean itself—the very nature of the ocean is revealed. Tremendous relief comes flooding in as we admit to ourselves that the ego, with all of its opinionated positionality based on an inherited sense of separateness, is actually not only the cause of our stress and woe, but also the root of all obsessive thinking and desire.”
-The Yoga Of True Wealth, Francis Bitterly

Yoga of True Wealth

Wisdom from a Heart on Wall St

Presented With sincerity, honesty and heart, this is a touching true story replete with the deepest wisdom and most poignant truths. The fact that these golden threads are interwoven in the tapestry of human life unfolding makes it all the more medicine for the soul.

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How to take an Inner Journey to find Love, Grace & our True Self

To really find our true self and live with love and grace we first have to realize what we are not. Nothing that we perceive outside of ourselves—our wealth, material possessions, status, property or anything else, will ever bring us face-to-face with the truth and...

Rising above the Noise with Spiritual Yoga

Spiritual yoga practices that will help you rise above the noise of everyday life and move toward self-mastery. We live in a noisy world. The crescendo of technology challenges us to find the time and space to develop a spiritual practice.These tips will help  you to...

How do we reignite our inner passion for life?

“The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God’s eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.”  —Meister Eckhart Christian Mystic 1260-1327 Sermons of Meister Eckhart  The Spiritual Reform Series continues with the...

Using Guilt to Ignite a Spiritual Transformation

“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain." Kahlil Gibran The month of March is a wonderful time of year to begin a personal...

Wisdom of Krishna in The Bhagavad Gita

The unreal hath no being; there is no non-being of the Real; the truth about both has been seen by the knowers of the Truth (or the seers of the Essence). COMMENTARY: What is changing must always be unreal. What is constant or permanent must always be real. The Atman...

Napoleon speaks about the “Greatest Spiritual Warrior”

The following is an excerpt from the book ,”Jesus Among Other Gods” by Author and Apologist Ravi Zacharias. “In a statement about Jesus Christ, Napoleon while he was exiled on the rock of St. Helena he called Count Montholon to his side and asked him,” “Can you tell...

The Lord is my sheperd – Psalm 23

“The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want He makes me lie down in green pastures He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for You are with me Your Rod and Your staff , they...

Wisdom of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

 Finding The Sense of ‘I am’ Words of Nisargadatta Maharaj: “Along with the knowledge ‘I am’      appears space and the world. When the knowledge ‘I am’ departs the world is liquidated. Appearance and disappearance, birth and death these are qualities of ‘I am’, they...

Wisdom of Sri Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi

"If the mind is restless on account of a sense of the imperfect and unsatisfactory character of what befalls us or what is committed or omitted by us, then it is wise to drop the sense of responsibility and free-will by regarding ourselves as the ordained instruments...

Wisdom of Jesus

Gospel of Thomas (The first 21 Logions) These are the secret sayings that the living Jesus spoke and Didymos Judas Thomas recorded. 1 And he said, "Whoever discovers the interpretation of these sayings will not taste death." 2 Jesus said, "Those who seek should not...