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 Great Way is not difficult

The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences When love and hate are both absent everything becomes clear and undisguised Make the smallest distinction, however, and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart. If you wish to see the truth then hold...

All blessings come from within.

John 14:20   At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. Q: But does one get reborn? M: What was born must die. Only the unborn is deathless. Find what is it that never sleeps and never wakes, and whose pale reflection is our sense of...

One of Mahatma Ghandi’s Favorite daily readings

The Beatitudes  “Blessed are the poor in spirit,     for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Blessed are those who mourn,     for they will be comforted.  Blessed are the meek,     for they will inherit the earth.  Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for...

Nisargadatta and Jesus -” Seeking the Absolute”

Nisargadatta Maharaj: His story of meeting his Guru   My guru told me: "...attend to the sense 'I am'. Go back to that state of pure being, where the ‘I am’ is still in its purity before it got contaminated with ‘I am this’ or ‘I am that.’ My guru told me, "Trust...

When your world gets “too loud” how do you get quiet?

  When your world gets “too loud” how do you get quiet? What are the two most important -go-to practices that keep you in touch with your (true) self.  Combining Bhakti and Jnani , Jesus instructed his followers that they should not merely love God with all their...

Jesus Mantra – Jesus Prayer

`` Om Sri Yesu Bhagavate Namaha, is a devotional prayer in the Sanskrit language. Loosely translated into English it means, “Lord Jesus I bow to you.” Om Sri Yesu Bhagavate Namaha  Om Sri Yesu Bhagavate Namaha - therefore means - I bow to you Yeshua the Supreme...