We are a husband and wife team and a family-strong, community-friendly business. We are proud to be servicing three generations of families (of all definitions) in Northwest Indiana. Like YOU, we do not fit into a small label that identifies all that we are. We are NOT your average Tax Shop. We are providers of unique financial solutions for Individuals and Small Businesses.
Amber Murphy, EA, CRPC
Amber was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has spent most of her waking life, calculating things. It is her nature to observe and analyze the numbers in…everything. “When I was a child, I would count how many steps I walked in a staircase or the number of tiles on the floor at the store and then re-work them in my head to make something “cooler”.
Amber has worked since well before she had a “permit” to do so. Like many Hoosiers, she was taught how to work hard and to make her own way. During her last year of High School, Amber turned down offers from named schools like Princeton and Stanford, and focused instead on her own community in Central Indiana. Amber’s work and Education background have grown together, as she worked full time while completing her undergraduate degree. Amber earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Purdue University (Indianapolis) where she graduated and was inducted as a Lifetime Member into the International Honor Society in Psychology. She did so while working full time in the Marion County Public Defender agency, Supervising the Paralegal division, as the youngest Division Head in their History. Amber utilized her Education and analytical nature for 10 years in the County, State and Federal government/court system as a Jury consultant, witness specialist and litigation / capital trial paralegal and supervisor.
After starting a family, Amber’s life changed, her drive shifted and her career matured. In 2004, she began providing litigation support and case record analysis as an independent contractor. Amber began her tax background almost by accident. She loved numbers so much that she would complete the taxes for other professionals she worked with on other client cases. Over time, Amber began to integrate the tax analysis into the Corporate, Family and Estate law cases for which she generated reports. In 2011, Amber added an Insurance License to her training while studying to obtain her Enrolled Agent (EA) designation in Taxation. She has negotiated cases with the IRS and IN DOR successfully for her clients and proudly done so with a motto “do it by the book”… “I love code”. Amber simply loves to detangle Tax Code. And she is a social worker at heart. So, she untangles Tax code to help families, individuals, and businesses.
Amber loves spending time with her family, and does so at work and play. The entire family takes a part in serving clients for the business. Cooking and hiking top Amber’s family fun activities.
Joseph R Murphy, MBA
Joe graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor’s of Arts in 1998 and furthered his education by earning a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in 2007. After graduating from Pitt, he immediately embarked on a career in financial services. Rising to a corporate Regional Vice President for a major insurance company, Joe directed his efforts toward training financial brokers on the East Coast. He was also a frequent speaker for public and private seminars, teaching people the nuances of variable investment vehicles. With his family located in NW Indiana and Illinois, Joe returned to the area to focus on building his personal practice with his wife, Amber.
As a General Agent of a local insurance company, Joe expanded his financial services practice to incorporate Amber’s expertise in tax code and law to create Murphy Wealth Management. Although the name of the firm is new, both Joe and Amber have been proudly serving three generations of families in NW Indiana.
In addition to exploring life with his family, Joe is a firm believer in technical analysis and a day trading enthusiast. He is also an avid sports fan and rarely misses his Pitt Panthers compete in the ACC. Joe enjoys playing golf locally and also learning disc golf over the last few years with the family. He loves spending time outdoors, going on hikes and prospecting for gems and minerals. While indoors, Joe has regularly maintained several large fish aquariums, focusing mainly on Discus and Flower-horn species. As a huge animal lover, Joe can often be found both talking…and answering with the family’s 100 lb Labrador, Fury.
Office Administrator / Tax Preparer / Notary
Alexis is our administrative angel and keeps the office running smoothly. She is highly adept in technology, detail oriented, and excels in communication. Alexis also runs our social media, website, and coordinates all our special programs to enhance and support our community.
Prior to her position at Murphy Wealth Management, Alexis was the Head Teller at the US Federal Credit Union in Valparaiso, In. She was born and raised in NW Indiana, and currently lives in Valparaiso.