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Vancaspel, Venita (1922–)

Vancaspel, Venita (1922–)

American financial planner. Name variations: Venita Walker VanCaspel; Venita W. VanCaspel Harris. Born Venita Walker, Oct 3, 1922, in Sweetwater, OK; dau. of Leonard Rankin Walker and Ella Belle Walker; attended Duke University, 1944–46; University of Colorado, BA, 1948; attended New York Institute of Finance, 1962; m. 2nd or 3rd husband, Lyttleton T. Harris IV, 1987.

Became president and founder of stock brokerage firm VanCaspel & Co, Inc., and 1st woman member of Pacific Stock Exchange (1968); established affiliate companies VanCaspel Wealth Management, Inc., and VanCaspel Planning Service; became senior vice president of investments at Raymond James & Associates; served as moderator on national PBS tv shows, including "The Money Makers" and "Profiles of Success." Author of best-selling books on financial planning, including Money Dynamics for the 1990s.

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