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 33 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 six times by Barron’s Magazine as one of the nation’s top financial advisors and listed as America’s Best-in-State Wealth Advisors by Forbes Magazine.

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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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The Jnani Yoga of Nissargadatta- Radical Surrender

  “Nirupana 128 Thursday, August 30, 1979 The jnani has consciousness, but it is not of an individual nature. It is universal. You may give a name to what is all-pervading, but actually it has no name. The unmanifest principle became manifest as your...

The Yoga of True Wealth defined

What is The Yoga Of True Wealth ? The Yoga of True Wealth is the realization of the paradox that nothing outside ourselves can bring us the Peace that we have been striving for and searching for  all of our lives  because it resides within us as our own gentle "being"...

Eyes of The World – The Grateful Dead – A form of Zen

“Wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world, the heart has its beaches, its homeland and thoughts of its own. Wake now, discover that you are the song that the mornin’ brings, But the heart has its seasons, its evenin’s and songs of its own.”  When I was,...

The Great Anandamayi Ma

Always keep yourself in a state which is favorable to the contemplation of the Divine. Thus will be provided the right sustenance for the mind. If you live with the conviction that God is in the closest contact with you, you will gradually discover that there is...

Crossing the threshold of pain into freedom

  “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. And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your...

Asking, “Who am I?” will help you find your True Self.

The question, “who am I“ has been the focus of philosophical discussion and studied all the way back to the Greeks. In 5th Century BC, Socrates even stated that the key to happiness is discovering the “true self”. 

The power of faith in Christ

This is the first step in aligning us with the Love of God. If God is Love and Spiritual practice involves relinquishing the ego experience (fear/judgment/separation) then loving oneself puts us on the right track. The story of Jesus is the personification of perfect...

How to Develop a Spiritual Practice

A regular spiritually oriented practice is a means of making progress along the inner path toward the true wealth that exists within us all. A disciplined daily spiritual practice can help you sleep better, lose weight, improve your career, have closer relationships,...

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...