Ep. 159: Financial Planning for Families With Special Needs With Amit Chawla

Interviews, strategy and advice for building your online business with your host Trudy Rankin. 





Imagine having a special needs child, a full-time job, and an undying passion to make a difference in the world. Our guest in this episode walks in these shoes every day. Because of his personal situation, Amit Chawla has become an expert in financial planning for parents of children with special needs.


His story is one of determination, resilience, and a deep commitment to providing a better life for his son.  And what he and his wife have been through lit up a desire to help other parents navigate through similar challenges. 



  • The challenges and rewards of starting a business from the ground up (while working full-time).
  • The role of marketing and automation in business development.
  • The importance of financial control, especially in the context of a side project.
  • The different strategies for financial planning for parents of children with special needs.



This conversation will resonate with anyone facing tough hurdles, inspiring us all to turn our struggles into strength.  Have a listen and please share the episode with others that will benefit from it, too!



Trudy Rankin is the host of the Online Business Launchpad Podcast, Director of West Island Digital and the founder of the Online Business Lift-Off program.


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The transcript for this episode can be found here.



Website:  myspecialfinancialplanning.com

Private Facebook Group:  PlanningForSpecialNeeds

YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/@PlanningForSpecialNeeds 


Today's Guests


 Amit Chawla

Amit Chawla has a deep background in the software technology industry, with a specific focus on finance.  Amit is a CFA charter holder, a CFP® professional, and a Chartered Special Needs Consultant® (ChSNC®).


Both he and his wife have developed a strong desire to make a difference in the world.  Having to figure out how to support his special needs son financially has been key in leading him to the challenging path of entrepreneurship, where he is learning the ins and outs of running a business while maintaining a full-time job. Amit’s passion project involves providing financial advice for parents with special needs children, and he shares his knowledge freely through his website, Facebook group, and YouTube channel.




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