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Jason Smith, CFP®
Berthel Fisher Financial Services, Inc. and BFC Planning Inc

Tel: 623-203-7003
64 E Broadway Rd.
Ste. 200
Tempe, AZ 85282

About Jason Smith

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

General Information

Insurance License#:   1003084
States Licensed in:   AZ, WA, CO, FL, CA, KS, SC, VA, KY, NV, UT
Number of Years with Current Firm:   4
Work Experience:   Many of my clients are educators or from the healthcare sector. My goal and focus is to serve them with timely information and do my best to make clients feel their accounts are in good hands. Ideally, we want to limit risk and take advantage of bargains and good opportunities in the marketplace. As a independent Certified Financial Planner®, I do not have quotas to meet or proprietary products to sell.
Work with the following types of clients:   Individual Investors, Businesses
Advisory Services Provided:   Retirement Planning, Portfolio Management, Money Management, 401K Rollovers, Risk Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning, Investment Advice & Management, Financial Advice & Consulting, Wealth Management


Investment Types:   Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
Can meet clients in the following ways:   Your Home, Our Office, Email, Your Office, Phone, Video Conference

Qualifications & Memberships

Insurance and Annuity Licenses:   Disability, Property, Casualty, Annuity, Health, Variable Annuity, Long Term Care, Variable Life, Life

Firm Information

Advisor's Number of Clients:   200
Advisor's Number of Managed Clients:   150
Advisor's Number of Planning Clients:   200
Assets Managed by Advisor:   Upon Request

Compensation and Fees

Fee Structure:   Fee-Based
Minimum Portfolio Size for New Managed Accounts:   $20000
Compensation Methods:   Commissions, Based on Assets
Fee % Based on Assets:   0.65%
Additional Details on Charges:   My fee is 0.5%. The platform fee is 0.15%. The total is 0.65% per year and is charged on a quarterly basis. Assets are held at Fidelity or Schwab.
Minimum Fee Charged for Managed Accounts:   0.65% (0.5% +0.15%)


B.A.  - Economics   University of Michigan  - Ann Arbor
M.A.  - Theology   Fuller Theological Seminary  - Pasadena, CA
M.S.  - Finance   Indiana University  - Bloomfield, IN

Financial Services

Financial Planning for Individuals

Verify an individual's CFP® certification and background at the CFP Board website: http://www.cfp.net/verify-a-cfp-professional

Financial Advice & Consulting

Registered Representative of and securities offered through Berthel Fisher & Company Financial Services, Inc. (BFCFS). Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment Advisory services offered through BFC Planning, Inc. BFCFS and BFC Planning, Inc. are independent entities.


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Additional Detailed Disclosures


    25 Years of Experience

  • CRD# 2518521
  • Insurance License# 1003084
  • Series: 7, 63, 65


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Acknowledged fiduciary:


Compliance Disclosures in Last 5 years:

I have a clean record

Criminal Disclosures in Last 5 years:

I have a clean record

News & Events

Nine Times: Five Star Professional Award Winner
When: 09/01/2023
Details:As reported in Phoenix Magazine, Jason received an award from Five Star Professional in 2023. He also won in 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2016, 2014, and 2013. Please see the link for details. https://www.fivestarprofessional.com/ereprints/409599 ...more

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