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Find Top Financial Advisors in Paradise Valley, Arizona

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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Finding the Top Financial Advisor in Paradise Valley, Arizona

Last Updated - April 08, 2024

Paradise Valley has 7 WiserAdvisor vetted Financial Planners and Advisors on the online list below for you to choose from. These financial advisors in Paradise Valley, Arizona have an average of 19 years of experience.

NOTE: The list of vetted financial advisors in Paradise Valley, Arizona mentioned below does not include all the advisors in our network due to their compliance listing restrictions. More vetted advisors may be available when you use our free match service to compare financial advisors near you in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

Qualified Financial Advisors in Paradise Valley, Arizona

Financial Advisor Experience AUM Minimum Assets Fee Structure
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
Bruce Hosler
EA, CFP®, CPWA®, AIF®, CEPA®
HOSLER WEALTH MANAGEMENT
7400 E Pinnacle Peak Rd Ste #100,
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
27 Years Not Specified $1,000,000 Fee-Based
Ryan Kidd
CRC®
VALIDUS FINANCIAL ASSOCIATES
8502 E. Princess Dr. #230,
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Not Disclosed Not Specified $100,000 Not Specified
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
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
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

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Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Paradise Valley, Arizona

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


Qualifications CRD# 2581041
Firm CRD# 8032
Series 7, 63, 65, 66

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


Office Location 7400 E Pinnacle Peak Rd Ste #100,
Scottsdale,
AZ
85255
Phone Number 480-994-7342

Bruce is the founder and principal of Hosler Wealth Management, LLC. He has practiced in Prescott since January 1997, with offices in Prescott and Scottsdale. His primary focus has been serving retirees and those who have lost their spouses (widows and widowers). He uses advanced and intentional tax strategies to help move clients toward a tax-free retirement while helping protect and preserve their wealth. . As an Enrolled Agent, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER" professional, and Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA®), Bruce brings a multifaceted approach to advanced financial and tax planning. He is recognized as a prominent financial professional with over 27 years of experience. Bruce recently authored the book MOVING TO TAX-FREE" Strategies For Creating Tax-Free Retirement Income And Tax-Free Lifetime Legacy Income For Your Children. www.movingtotaxfree.com. A solid educational background, a BS from the University of Phoenix, and a rich media history bolster his impressive career. Bruce has shared his insights as a speaker to the Arizona Society of CPAs and the Prescott Area Commercial Realtors Group. Bruce also hosts the "Protecting and Preserving Wealth Podcast," where he shares valuable knowledge on tax and financial strategies. During a recent guest appearance on Fox Business Network-Spotlight TV with Tom Hegna, Bruce was interviewed about his new book, MOVING TO TAX-FREE".. Forbes has recognized Bruce as one of the Best-In-State Wealth Advisors in Arizona for seven consecutive years. Bruce is also proud to have been recognized as a Chairman's Level advisor for 2023--a distinction based on annual production attained by just 4 percent of advisors affiliated with Commonwealth Financial Network. Each year, Commonwealth, the broker/dealer--RIA that helps us process investment transactions on your behalf, recognizes Chairman's Level advisors by inviting them to an exclusive gathering of their peers, leading industry experts, and Commonwealth home office staff. Chairman's Level advisors benefit from an intensive learning and networking experience designed to help them hone their expertise, share best practices, and provide ever-higher levels of service, education, and leadership to their clients. Bruce's life is as full and rich as his career. He lives with his wife, Laura, in Scottsdale and Prescott, Arizona, and enjoys spending time with family. In his downtime, Bruce is an avid golfer who embraces the course's challenges, beauty, and tranquility.

2024 Forbes Best In State Wealth Advisors, created by SHOOK Research. Presented in April 2024 based on data gathered from June 2022 to June 2023. 23,876 were considered, 8,507 advisors were recognized. Not indicative of advisor's future performance. Your experience may vary. For more information, please visit.

About Hosler Wealth Management

Hosler Wealth Management

At Hosler Wealth Management (HWM), we know you work hard for your money. That's why we take our responsibility as your financial advisor so seriously. We're here to help you get better results than you would on your own. Our secret weapons - Tax planning for life, combined with financial planning, IRA & Retirement Planning, and Investment Management with Estate Planning - together provide a holistic solution towards pursuing your financial and life goals. When working with HWM, you'll experience our proprietary approach to helping you plan for your future. You can expect prudent financial planning; advanced tax strategies; and an integrated customized financial plan that addresses the most important aspects of your life. Bruce Hosler is dually registered as a registered representative and investment adviser representative of Commonwealth Financial Network. In these roles, Bruce Hosler is able to offer two types of accounts: brokerage accounts and asset management accounts. When serving as your advisor on a brokerage account, Bruce Hosler is required to act in accordance with the requirements of Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI). When serving as your advisor on an asset management account, Bruce Hosler is required to act in a fiduciary capacity. We have a number of ways to serve and accommodate you for your convenience; via phone call, email or (Zoom) video conferencing with screen share technology.

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, Estate Planning & Trusts, Insurance Products & Annuities


Qualifications CRD# 4953236
Firm CRD# 6413


Office Location 8502 E. Princess Dr. #230,
Scottsdale,
AZ
85255
Phone Number 623-825-1020

Ryan Kidd, Senior Partner with Validus Financial Associates, first launched his career as an Evaluator at a Nuclear Power Plant. This afforded him the chance to develop his aptitude for communication and leadership. He later channeled this unique skillset into his passion for finance as he embarked on a career in retirement planning for Utility/Nuclear Power Plant employees. Ryan's client base grew as he helped build a better financial future and transition his clients into retirement. Ryan is a Certified Retirement Counselor® who is committed to helping individuals and business owners with Financial/Retirement Planning, Estate Planning Strategies and Business Succession Planning. Ryan Kidd received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration, a master's degree in Counseling and a Certificate in Retirement Planning from Wharton. In addition to education, he holds Series 7, 66 and 24 registrations and Life and Health licenses. His dedication and success in the financial service industry has led to many awards. His dedication to his clients has led him to author his first book "The Art of Retiring Whole", a non-financial guide to retiring with purpose, productivity and endless possibilities.

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.


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# 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# 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.


Frequently Asked Questions

Financial advisors in Arizona typically offer specialized guidance, advice, and a variety of financial services including financial planning, creating investment strategies, wealth management, retirement planning, estate planning, and more. To further explore how financial advisors listed on our directory for the state of Arizona can support you, learn more about the different types of financial advisors and their areas of expertise.

When choosing a financial advisor, it's best to look at their qualifications, credentials (CFP, ChFCs, CFAs, etc.), and years of experience, and assess the range of services they offer. You also want to look into their communication style, understand their fee structure, check client references and reviews, and ensure they have a fiduciary duty to put your best interest ahead of their own. To learn more, read the guide on choosing the best financial advisor.

Fees for financial advisors in Arizona vary depending on factors such as the advisor's experience, services provided, and the fee structure they use. Common fee structures include a percentage of assets under management (AUM), hourly rates, commission-only, or a combination. A fee-only compensation method can typically be approx. 1.02% of the assets an advisor is managing, while hourly rates may range from $100 to $400 or more, based on the complexity of the services offered. It is essential to understand and compare fee structures when selecting a financial advisor to ensure they align with your financial goals and preferences. To get a better understanding of how financial advisors charge and the factors influencing their fees, read more on what are the costs of hiring a financial advisor.

As you work with a financial advisor, you can benefit from their extensive knowledge and experience. This can result in you gaining some peace of mind knowing that your financial future is being overseen and managed by an experienced financial professional. Working with a financial advisor can also save you time managing your finances, help minimize investment risks, and potentially increase your investment returns as they can also help you identify areas of financial weakness and recommend strategies for improvement. To learn more, read The Benefits Of Working With A Financial Advisor.

To find a qualified financial advisor in Arizona, it is important to first determine the type of advisor that suits your financial needs. Consider if you need help with retirement planning, investment management, estate planning, wealth management, or financial planning. Once you identify your needs, we recommend that you begin your search for an advisor who meets your requirements by utilizing our directory of financial advisors in Arizona. Additionally, you can use the free financial advisor match tool to find financial advisors matched to your specific needs.

Many financial advisors in Arizona are also tax professionals or work closely with tax professionals to help clients with tax planning and preparation. These professionals can help you identify tax-saving strategies and recommend tax-efficient investment options by analyzing your current tax situation. However, the WiserAdvisor directory for the state of Arizona may not include advisors that specialize in taxes. In the "Advisory Services Provided" section, you will be able to confirm if tax advice and tax preparation services are among the services an advisor offers.

When selecting a financial advisor in Arizona, look for some common credentials like the Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), etc. These designations indicate that the advisor has undergone rigorous training and testing in the field of financial planning and is committed to upholding high ethical standards. To ensure you are making an informed decision while picking an advisor, explore the 6 common financial advisor certifications you need to know. To further explore the various credentials an advisor can hold, read more about advisor designations.

To find a fee-only financial advisor in Arizona, you can use our online directory of pre-screened and vetted fee-only financial advisors. Fee-only advisors in our network operate as fiduciaries, which means they do not receive commissions for selling specific financial products. This can help ensure that the advice you receive is unbiased and in your best interests. Additionally, we recommend using the free financial advisor match tool to find financial advisors matched to your specific needs, as well as asking for recommendations from friends, family, or colleagues who have worked with a fee-only financial advisor in the past.