Who We Are

Imagine a life where you’re free from stress and anxiety over money. You have the time and confidence to focus on your most meaningful pursuits knowing you’re prepared for the financial challenges along the way. Imagine a life where uncertainty is replaced with clarity, hesitation with purpose. Burning River Advisory Group strives to provide the best financial advice for women to live this life.

Gone are the days of NOT knowing what to do

Ed Vargo and Melana Carbary founded Burning River Advisory Group with a shared vision: to provide financial advice for women and empower them to take control of their financial destinies. Inspired by the women they cherish and the challenges they faced, their mission is more than just a professional endeavor – it’s deeply personal.

Ed and Melana have witnessed intelligent, successful women waiting for the perfect moment to live a meaningful life, caught in a cycle of cautious routines and societal expectations. They’re working to change this. They believe life is not a dress rehearsal; it should be lived to the fullest. 

Understanding that money can be the best of servants or the worst of masters, Ed and Melana have helped hundreds of women use their money to get “unstuck” and pursue a life of purpose, joy, and meaning.

Why clients continue to work with us

Shared Values ~ Simplified Financial Lives ~ Peace of Mind ~ Proactive, Timely Communication ~ Treated Like Family

Our 95%+ retention rate speaks to our commitment to excellence and client satisfaction.

Financial advisor for women

Learn How to Use Your Money to Live an Intentional, Meaningful Life

We help you align your financial resources with your life goals enabling you to live a purposeful and meaningful life.
Financial advisor for women

Ease the Burden of Managing Your Financial Life

Let us take the financial analysis and decision-making – and the stress that goes with it – off your plate. How would it feel to have much of this “financial stuff” done for you?
Financial advisor for women

Gain Peace of Mind Knowing a Reliable, Trusted Partner is Looking Out for You

No more “Googling” what to do. We’re here for you, always looking out for your best interests and providing proactive communication and service.

Financial advisor for women

Receive Timely, Proactive Communication Across Your Entire Financial Life

We prioritize clear and timely communication, ensuring you stay informed and empowered to make smart financial decisions. 

Our Mission

To provide financial advice for women and give them the confidence to live their version of a meaningful life

To take away the anxiety and emotional strain of not knowing what to do

To provide a clear vision of what life could be if you use your money to make a life instead of using your life to make money

Our Values


We believe in empowering women to make informed financial decisions and take control of their financial futures.


We foster a collaborative environment, working closely with our clients to understand their unique goals and create personalized strategies.


We uphold the highest standards of integrity, ensuring that our clients' best interests are always the top priority.


We are committed to providing ongoing education and support, empowering our clients to make confident financial choices.
Gone are the days of not knowing what to do

Take the first step toward financial empowerment and living a meaningful life.

Contact Burning River Advisory Group today and embark on your journey to financial freedom. Our dedicated professionals are ready to guide you in using your money to create a life that aligns with your values and aspirations. Whether you’re seeking clarity, peace of mind, or a trusted partner to support you on your financial path, we’re here for you.