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There are hundreds of financial professionals in your area. However, choosing the right advisor that understands your financial situation and meets your needs may be quite daunting. WiserAdvisor has a network of vetted financial advisors and advisory firms and has listed them below. You can find the details of each advisor, such as their qualifications, service offerings, etc., that you could use while searching for the financial advisor that best suits your financial and investment goals.

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List of Qualified Financial Advisors in Local

Financial Advisor Experience AUM Minimum Assets Fee Structure
Aaron C. Montez
CFP®
VALIDUS FINANCIAL ASSOCIATES
8877 West Union Hills Drive Suite 540,
Peoria, AZ 85382
22 Years $350,000,000 $100,000 Fee-Based
Marcus Luckeneder
CFP®, AAMS®
VALIDUS FINANCIAL ASSOCIATES
8877 West Union Hills Drive,
Suite 540,
Peoria, AZ 85382
13 Years Not Specified $500,000 Fee-Based
Nathan Bardin
CFP®, CRPC®
EDELMAN FINANCIAL ENGINES, LLC
4742 N. 24th Street,
Suite 400,
Phoenix, AZ 85016
8 Years Not Specified Not Specified Fee-Based
Jason Smith
CFP®
BERTHEL FISHER FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. AND BFC PLANNING INC
64 E Broadway Rd.,
Ste. 200,
Tempe, AZ 85282
25 Years $0 $20,000 Fee-Based
Dave Stanfield
CFP®, EA
EVERGREEN WEALTH MANAGEMENT
7047 E Greenway Pkwy,
Suite 250,
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
25 Years $0 $100,000 Fee-Based
Wilson Mitchell
CFP®, CRPC®
EDELMAN FINANCIAL ENGINES, LLC
3100 West Ray Road, Suite 334,
Suite 801,
Chandler, AZ 85226
17 Years Not Specified Not Specified Fee-Based
Trent White
JD, CFP®
OMNIA WEALTH MANAGEMENT
5118 North Granite Reef Road,
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
15 Years $10,000,000,000 $250,000 Fee-Only

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Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Local,

Qualifications CRD# 4108246
Firm CRD# 6413
Series 6, 7, 24, 63, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets


Office Location 8877 West Union Hills Drive Suite 540,
Peoria,
AZ
85382
Phone Number 623-825-1020

Aaron Montez, Senior Partner with Validus Financial Associates, chose to be a financial professional as his desired profession early in life. After graduating with a finance degree from Arizona State University, Aaron was able to grow a client base helping individuals and business owners with their financial, education and retirement planning, estate planning strategies, and business succession planning. As a benefit to his clients Aaron sought and received a Certificate in Retirement Planning from Wharton School and holds Series 7, 63, 65 and 24 registrations as well as Life and Health Licenses. In 2003, Aaron was asked to join his firm's management team where he was eventually promoted to the Senior Vice President of the Southwest Branch. While in management, Aaron oversaw the hiring, training, development and mentoring of new advisors to the firm. This position not only allowed him to further develop his adeptness for leadership and communication but, more importantly, he also gained valuable experience working with complex client situations. He has earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANER practitioner certification and is a member of the local Financial Planning Association. His success in the financial industry has been recognized and has led to many prestigious awards since 2002. Aaron and his wife Olivia have 5 children (Zachary, Dallin, Brigham, Keaton and Ella). Aaron's hobby IS his family so he spends any and all free time with them. He enjoys fishing, coaching his kids and supporting his wife and children in their various activities. Community service has always been a priority for Aaron. He is an active volunteer with the local BSA program and serves in several capacities with his church. We appreciate your time and interest in Validus Financial Associates.

About Validus Financial Associates

Validus Financial Associates

Validus Financial Associates provides you access to a highly experienced group of professionals who provide a collaborative approach to help you toward realizing your stated goals. We help you define your vision for the future and create a clear, concise course of action to optimize your potential for financial success. Additionally, as part of your financial plan we will factor in all aspects of your financial situation including how taxes, timing and other factors may affect your portfolio now and in the future.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Investment Advice & Management, Estate Planning & Trusts


Qualifications CRD# 6103189
Firm CRD# 6413
Series 7, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Flat Fee, Based on Assets


Office Location 8877 West Union Hills Drive,
Suite 540,
Peoria,
AZ
85382
Phone Number 602-793-3123

Note: Other offices and meeting locations present in Arizona near you. I have always been an all-Arizona kid. I grew up in Mesa and moved with my mother to Fountain Hills in 5th grade. After graduating from High School, I moved to Tempe until I graduated from ASU. From various small businesses in grade school, to winning the Edson Entrepreneurship award while attending ASU's W.P. Carrey School of Business, I have always had devotion to business. In 2011, I made the commitment to financial services. Financial services allows me to apply my passions for business in a manner that can have a profound impact on families. In 2016, I completed the twelve individual modules and examination to be considered an Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS®) which focuses on investment management and theory. In 2020, I completed the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER examination which is considered by many to be the gold standard in financial planning education. In conjunction with our local team and national team, I strive to be a trusted advisor in helping clients build a comprehensive financial plan. As per public record, I have no disclosures on my u4. You can find me walking my dog Murphy, out to dinner with my wife Laura, riding a bike, wrenching on a car, or watching Arizona sports.

About Validus Financial Associates

Validus Financial Associates

Here at Validus Financial Associates, we are a team of financial planners that have been working together since 2011, and some of us together much longer. We have over 100 years of collective experience. We strive to provide the greatest cost-benefit relationship that we can. We believe the most important component of what we do is in-depth financial planning. From there, we develop investment strategies with independence at the core of the approach. We also believe in diversification. This can mean devising an investment strategy with many different portfolio managers and asset classes.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Risk Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Investment Advice & Management, Tax Advice and Services, Insurance Products & Annuities


Qualifications CRD# 6436455
Firm CRD# 104510
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 4742 N. 24th Street,
Suite 400,
Phoenix,
AZ
85016
Phone Number 602-553-7196

I believe that everyone who works hard and plans for their future deserves the opportunity to achieve their financial dreams. I take great pride in impacting my clients financial lives and helping them reach their goals. Outside of work, my wife, Taylor, and I love traveling, golfing and playing with our dog Lucy.

About Edelman Financial Engines, LLC

Edelman Financial Engines, LLC

Since 1986, Edelman Financial Engines has been committed to always acting in the best interest of our clients. We were founded on the belief that all American investors - not just the wealthy - deserve access to personalized, comprehensive financial planning and investment advice. Today, we are America's top independent financial planning and investment advisor, recognized by both InvestmentNews1 and Barron's2, with 180+ planner offices across the country and entrusted by more than 1.1 million clients to manage more than $200 billion in assets. Our unique approach to serving clients combines our advanced methodology and proprietary technology with the attention of a dedicated personal financial planner. Every client's situation and goals are unique, and the powerful fusion of high-tech and high-touch allows Edelman Financial Engines to deliver the personal plan and financial confidence that everyone deserves. 1Ranking and status for 2017. For independence methodology and ranking, see InvestmentNews Center (http://data.investmentnews.com/ria/); 2The Top 40 Independent Advisory Firm Ranking issued by Barron's is qualitative and quantitative, including assets managed, the size and experience of teams, and the regulatory records of the advisers and firms. Firms elect to participate, but do not pay to be included in the ranking. Investor returns/experience are not considered. 2018 ranking refers to Edelman Financial Services (EFS), which combined its advisory business in its entirety with Financial Engines Advisors L.L.C. (FEA) in November 2018. For the same survey, FEA received a precombination ranking of twelfth.


Qualifications CRD# 2518521
Series 7, 63, 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Commissions, Based on Assets


Office Location 64 E Broadway Rd.,
Ste. 200,
Tempe,
AZ
85282
Phone Number 623-203-7003

University of Michigan, B.A. in Economics 1994; Indiana University, M.S. in Finance, 2016; Boston College, Certificate in Financial Planning 2008; Fuller Theological Seminary, M.A. in Theology, 2009

About Berthel Fisher Financial Services, Inc. and BFC Planning Inc

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Risk Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Investment Advice & Management


Qualifications CRD# 3075652
Firm CRD# 125004
Series 6, 63, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Commissions, Flat Fee, Based on Assets


Office Location 7047 E Greenway Pkwy,
Suite 250,
Scottsdale,
AZ
85254
Phone Number 206-235-6025

Dave grew up in the Seattle area. He attended the University of Washington and received a degree in Finance from the Foster School of Business. He began his career in the Financial Services industry in 1997 and has over 19 years experience working both with individuals and institutions. His first job after college was working for MetLife Insurance Company on Mercer Island, WA. He tailored life insurance strategies to meet client needs. Following MetLife, Dave went to work for McDonald Investments in Bellevue, WA. The team worked on an institutional trading floor speaking to CFO's, CEO's and Municipalities discussing Fixed Income options for their short-term operating cash. Dave wanted to return to working with individual clients and took a job with Fidelity Investments as an Account Executive in 2003. He worked at Fidelity for over 11 years and oversaw a book of approximately $290 million in assets. Over that 11 year period, Dave conducted thousands of client meetings building retirement and investment plans for clients in both the accumulation and distribution phase of life. Dave is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional and Enrolled Agent (EA). An enrolled agent (EA) is a federally-authorized tax practitioner who has technical expertise in the field of taxation and who is empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels - examination, collection, and appeals - of the Internal Revenue Service. In addition to taxpayer representation, enrolled agents often provide tax consultation services and prepare a wide range of federal and state tax returns. Dave, his wife and their two children live in Scottsdale, Arizona the majority of the year and spend summers in Seattle where they are originally from. Dave is a Licensed Private Pilot, enjoys fishing, golf and traveling. Dave is also an active real estate investor. He received a Certificate in Commercial Real Estate from the University of Washington and is a member of a National Real Estate Investing association.

About Evergreen Wealth Management

Evergreen Wealth Management

Evergreen Wealth Management was created to offer clients customized Wealth Management services. Our goal is to spend necessary time to fully understand each client's individual needs and goals not only financially but personally. We work with clients to educate and coach them through the financial planning and investment management process. We have the flexibility to use a wide range of products. This can include active management investment solutions or time tested low expense investment vehicles. If you have questions please schedule a call, we would love to hear from you!

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Risk Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Investment Advice & Management, Tax Advice and Services, Insurance Products & Annuities


Qualifications CRD# 5453404
Firm CRD# 104510
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 3100 West Ray Road, Suite 334,
Suite 801,
Chandler,
AZ
85226
Phone Number 602-553-7111

I am passionate about financial education and its impact on clients' lives. I decided to pursue a career in financial planning after reading Ric Edelman's Ordinary People, Extraordinary Wealth in my college personal finance class. I'm proud to be part of an organization that emphasizes client-centered financial planning services.

About Edelman Financial Engines, LLC

Edelman Financial Engines, LLC

Since 1986, Edelman Financial Engines has been committed to always acting in the best interest of our clients. We were founded on the belief that all American investors - not just the wealthy - deserve access to personalized, comprehensive financial planning and investment advice. Today, we are America's top independent financial planning and investment advisor, recognized by both InvestmentNews1 and Barron's2, with 180+ planner offices across the country and entrusted by more than 1.1 million clients to manage more than $200 billion in assets. Our unique approach to serving clients combines our advanced methodology and proprietary technology with the attention of a dedicated personal financial planner. Every client's situation and goals are unique, and the powerful fusion of high-tech and high-touch allows Edelman Financial Engines to deliver the personal plan and financial confidence that everyone deserves. 1Ranking and status for 2017. For independence methodology and ranking, see InvestmentNews Center (http://data.investmentnews.com/ria/); 2The Top 40 Independent Advisory Firm Ranking issued by Barron's is qualitative and quantitative, including assets managed, the size and experience of teams, and the regulatory records of the advisers and firms. Firms elect to participate, but do not pay to be included in the ranking. Investor returns/experience are not considered. 2018 ranking refers to Edelman Financial Services (EFS), which combined its advisory business in its entirety with Financial Engines Advisors L.L.C. (FEA) in November 2018. For the same survey, FEA received a precombination ranking of twelfth.


Qualifications CRD# 5592136
Firm CRD# 326261
Series 7, 63, 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Only, Based on Assets


Office Location 5118 North Granite Reef Road,
Scottsdale,
AZ
85250
Phone Number 480-702-1143

Trent began investing in stocks at the age of 12 and is passionate about helping his clients have peace of mind, optimizing returns while minimizing risk, fees, and taxes. His background includes experience as a life insurance agent, tax preparer, and financial advisor with over a decade working with high net worth and ultra high net worth households. He credits his law degree to helping him develop critical thinking skills that he employs regularly to the benefit of his clients. He is enthusiastic about serving clients as an independent advisor because it removes any loyalties or incentives that would conflict with his fiduciary duty to his clients.

About Omnia Wealth Management

Omnia Wealth Management

Get personalized, tax-focused financial planning in-person or from the convenience of your home.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Investment Advice & Management, Tax Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts, Insurance Products & Annuities


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