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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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Finding the Top Financial Advisor in San Clemente, California

Last Updated - May 11, 2024

San Clemente has 11 WiserAdvisor vetted Financial Planners and Advisors on the online list below for you to choose from. These financial advisors in San Clemente, California have an average of 19 years of experience.

NOTE: The list of vetted financial advisors in San Clemente, California 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 San Clemente, California.

Qualified Financial Advisors in San Clemente, California

Financial Advisor Experience AUM Minimum Assets Fee Structure
Jerry Slusiewicz
PACIFIC FINANCIAL PLANNERS
30131 Town Center Drive, Suite 105,
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
31 Years Not Specified $100,000 Not Specified
Simon Reeves
PASADENA PRIVATE WEALTH
9900 Research Drive,
Irvine, CA 92618
25 Years Not Specified $500,000 Fee-Based
Marianne Ehlers
OAKWOOD WEALTH PARTNERS
17400 Laguna Canyon Road, Suite 125,
Irvine, CA 92618
Not Disclosed Not Specified Not Specified Not Specified
Jaci Iannello
CFP®, CRPC®
EDELMAN FINANCIAL ENGINES, LLC
600 Anton Blvd,
Suite 1750,
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
10 Years Not Specified Not Specified Fee-Based
Brandon Bell
EDELMAN FINANCIAL ENGINES, LLC
3570 Carmel Mountain Road,
Suite 450,
San Diego, CA 92130
18 Years Not Specified Not Specified Fee-Based
Michael Lynch
LYNCH FINANCIAL ADVISORS
1700 Eureka Road, Suite 155,
Roseville, CA 92805
19 Years $50,000,000 $0 Fee-Only
Jaci Iannello
CFP®, CRPC®
EDELMAN FINANCIAL ENGINES, LLC
2400 E. Katella Ave.,
Suite 410,
Anaheim, CA 92806
10 Years Not Specified Not Specified Fee-Based
Aleksandar Raskovic
WESTPAC WEALTH PARTNERS
5280 Carroll Canyon Rd, Suite 300,
San Diego, CA 92121
22 Years $45,000,000 $100,000 Fee-Based
Pure Financial Advisors, LLC
3131 Camino del Rio N,
Suite 1550,
San Diego, CA 92108
Not Disclosed $6,292,814,320 Not Specified Fee-Only
Michael Macauley
CFP®, CFA®
SIGNATURE ESTATE & INVESTMENT ADVISORS (SEIA)
2121 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1600,
Los Angeles, CA 90067
22 Years $250,000,000 $500,000 Fee-Based
Michael Cannone
WESTMOUNT PARTNERS
2049 Century Park East,
Suite 2500,
Los Angeles, CA 90067
22 Years Not Specified $3,000,000 Fee-Only

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Qualifications CRD# 1739938
Firm CRD# 132314
Series 7, 63, 65


Office Location 30131 Town Center Drive, Suite 105,
Laguna Niguel,
CA
92677
Phone Number 949-219-0692

Jerry Slusiewicz is a veteran in the industry, with more than 31 years of professional investment experience. He has worked with both individuals and institutions to manage money for safety, growth, and income. His extensive experience throughout various stock and bond market cycles enables him to offer a unique blend of professional investment counsel. His personal service includes frequent contact through his weekly email newsletters and radio programs. This allows clients and prospects an opportunity to understand Jerry's philosophy and current perspective on market conditions. Jerry began his professional career as an advisor in 1987. He worked with various Wall Street firms before establishing Pacific Financial Planners, LLC. in 2004. This independent channel allows Jerry more flexibility to create a "client first" approach to portfolio management. Jerry has had his own radio show "Your Money Talks" for 16 years where listeners ask on-air questions about their investment needs. He also discusses life issues including: retirement, estate planning, portfolio management, life insurance, annuities, and long-term care. Jerry can also be seen as a regular guest on the TV show Politics & Profits with Rick Amato. Very active in his community, Jerry also served as The Mayor and a Council Member of the City of Laguna Niguel. Jerry has been a contributing writer to such prestigious websites such as The Street, Seeking Alpha, Minyanville and investment professionals seek him out for advice - now you should too.

About Pacific Financial Planners

Pacific Financial Planners

Our primary service is to meet your needs through professional money management. We use stocks, bonds, mutual funds and ETF's to create growth and income portfolios. We utilize laddered bond strategies, using taxable or tax free instruments for our income clients. PFP works solely to identify your objectives and creates prudent investment plans to achieve your financial goals. We also offer retirement plan solutions including the use of annuities, life insurance and long-term care. Creating the Income, Growth and Safety you desire through: Portfolio Management & Capital Preservation Cost and Risk Control Establishing Long-Term Relationships Integrity - Service - Financial Solutions

Advisory Services Provided:

Portfolio Management, Wealth Management, Money Management, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals


Qualifications CRD# 2835991
Firm CRD# 295178
Series 65

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


Office Location 9900 Research Drive,
Irvine,
CA
92618
Phone Number 877-433-3665

Simon brings 23 years of investment experience to his role as fiduciary and partner at Pasadena Private Wealth. He specializes in advising wealthy families and high-net worth individuals to help them achieve their long-term investment goals, including estate and heritage planning. As a former Wall Street trader, Simon utilizes his unique investment insight to create globally diversified, tax-efficient portfolios based on solid academic research and an in-depth analysis of economic, political, and social developments around the world. His clients include current and former professionals at the top of their respective fields, including CEOs, entrepreneurs, hedge fund managers, and attorneys. Simon currently serves on the Board of Directors of Saddleback Memorial Foundation. As a member of the Board's Investment Committee, he helps one of Orange County's leading non-profit hospital systems to invest its substantial portfolio and further its mission. Prior to becoming an independent wealth manager, Simon was the Founder and President of his own options trading company on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in New York. There he generated significant profits utilizing risk-averse trading strategies, eventually expanding his company to include traders on the floors of the American Stock Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade and Philadelphia Stock Exchange. Born and raised in New York City, Simon holds a B.A. degree from the University of Michigan with an emphasis on global economics.

About Pasadena Private Wealth

Pasadena Private Wealth

Pasadena Private Wealth provides a variety of standalone financial planning and consulting services to clients for the management of financial resources based upon an analysis of current situation, goals, and objectives. Financial planning services will typically involve preparing a financial plan or rendering a financial consultation for clients based on the client's financial goals and objectives. This planning or consulting may encompass Investment Planning, Retirement Planning, Estate Planning, Charitable Planning, Education Planning, Corporate and Personal Tax Planning, Cost Segregation Study, Corporate Structure, Real Estate Analysis, Mortgage/Debt Analysis, Insurance Analysis, Lines of Credit Evaluation, or Business and Personal Financial Planning. Written financial plans or financial consultations rendered to clients usually include general recommendations for a course of activity or specific actions to be taken by the clients. Implementation of the recommendations will be at the discretion of the client. Our firm provides clients with a summary of their financial situation, and observations for financial planning engagements. Financial consultations are not typically accompanied by a written summary of observations and recommendations, as the process is less formal than the planning service. We're a different kind of investment advisory firm. That's because we offer much more than investment management: we are a true one-stop shop for personal and business financial advice, delivered seamlessly through one voice. With over 110 years of combined financial services experience, our bench is deep and our skills range from banking and real estate to portfolio management and corporate retirement plan design. This enables us to be highly responsive and propose solutions that take into account your entire financial picture, however complex and intermingled your various assets and income streams are. Because we have witnessed firsthand the inefficiencies of a compartmentalized approach, PPW has purposely tried to eliminate the service layers and the product barriers that are so often present in larger institutions. Our versatile advisers are trained and equipped to answer a variety of financial questions without always needing to consult a product specialist from another division. This allows us to be product-agnostic, and makes our professional staff more responsive and more accountable to our clients on all fronts. Our core belief is that by having all of these skills and services under one roof, we can be better stewards of your family's wealth.

Advisory Services Provided:

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


Qualifications CRD# 6667049
Firm CRD# 3978
Series 6, 7, 63, 65


Office Location 17400 Laguna Canyon Road, Suite 125,
Irvine,
CA
92618
Phone Number 949-444-8103

"I'm committed to thoroughly understanding your situation and customizing a comprehensive financial plan to achieve your goals". Marianne Ehlers is an Investment Advisor Representative with Lincoln Financial Advisors. She enjoys helping individuals and business owners with a holistic approach with the goal of achieving financial independence. She keeps up to date with the latest trends and development in the financial industry by attending seminars and workshops regularly. Marianne has over 10 years in the financial industry helping clients grow, protect, and distribute their wealth. Marianne believes that financial planning is not only about numbers, but also about people. She enjoys building long-term relationships with her clients and understanding their unique needs and goals. She provides them with comprehensive and personalized advice on topics such as budgeting, cash flow, retirement, tax planning strategies, insurance, and estate planning strategies. Marianne attended Arizona State University and has a B.S. degree in Health Administration. Marianne is a member of Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT)* and International Exit Planning Association (IEPA). She is also a Business Intelligent Institute Partner which is a Lincoln Financial Advisors initiative focusing on business succession strategies. Marianne is an Orange County native, and lives in San Clemente with her son Carter. Her favorite activities outside of her career are golfing, traveling out of the country, and most recently learning to sail. She is currently pursuing her ASA 101 sailing certification. *The Million Dollar Round Table membership is independently produced by The Premier Association of Financial Professionals®. Members must meet a certain level of premium, commission or income during the year and must also adhere to strict ethical standards.  Marianne applied for membership and paid a fee to be a member.

About Oakwood Wealth Partners

Oakwood Wealth Partners

At the core of our firm are people who care about our clients. The partnerships we've built with our clients were forged through our team's commitment to service. We follow Lincoln Financial Advisors' philosophy to Serve First, Last, and Always℠. If we can be of service to you, or someone you know, feel free to reach out. We'd be happy to help in any way
we can.


Qualifications CRD# 6411855
Firm CRD# 104510
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 600 Anton Blvd,
Suite 1750,
Costa Mesa,
CA
92626
Phone Number 714-237-1004

I view financial planning like a puzzle where we need to put all the pieces together to see the big picture. Every client I help has those pieces and putting together their big picture is what is important to me. When I am not helping my clients, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling and being outside.

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 advisory firm, recognized by Barron's,1 awarded September 2021 based on data within a 12-month period. Compensation paid for use and distribution of rating. We have 145+ offices across the country and are entrusted by more than 1.3 million clients to manage more than $291 billion in assets.2 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. 1The 2021 Top 100 Independent Advisory Firm Ranking issued by Barron's is qualitative and quantitative, including assets managed, revenue generated, regulatory record, staffing levels and diversity, technology spending and succession planning. Firms elect to participate but do not pay to be included in the ranking. Compensation is paid for use and distribution of rating. Investor experience and returns are not considered. 2Data as of Dec. 31, 2021.


Qualifications CRD# 5651899
Firm CRD# 104510
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 3570 Carmel Mountain Road,
Suite 450,
San Diego,
CA
92130
Phone Number 619-765-4384

Using my background and experience in finance, I work with individuals and families to create financial plans and investment strategies reflective of what matters most to them. Then, together, we implement these plans and strategies all the way up to and through retirement.

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 advisory firm, recognized by Barron's,1 awarded September 2021 based on data within a 12-month period. Compensation paid for use and distribution of rating. We have 145+ offices across the country and are entrusted by more than 1.3 million clients to manage more than $291 billion in assets.2 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. 1The 2021 Top 100 Independent Advisory Firm Ranking issued by Barron's is qualitative and quantitative, including assets managed, revenue generated, regulatory record, staffing levels and diversity, technology spending and succession planning. Firms elect to participate but do not pay to be included in the ranking. Compensation is paid for use and distribution of rating. Investor experience and returns are not considered. 2Data as of Dec. 31, 2021.


Qualifications CRD# 5062414
Firm CRD# 137094
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Only, Flat Fee


Office Location 1700 Eureka Road, Suite 155,
Roseville,
CA
92805
Phone Number 916-772-3103

Let me introduce myself. I am Mike Lynch, the founder of Lynch Financial Advisors. I started advising clients in 2000 back in New Jersey after my wife's and my financial advisor urged me to work with him. When we moved back to California in 2002, I started my own practice. What is important to me? Like most people, my wife, kids, my family, friends, and my dog. When I set my goals, these are the things that are uppermost in my mind. And without doing my own planning, I cannot reach the goals that give my life balance and happiness. Like many, I put in fair portion of hours at work. Fortunately for me I LOVE going in and helping my clients meet their goals and put together solutions that makes their lives better. As you can see through our website, this practice is centered around knowing what is important to YOU. It is NOT some marketing line by some national firm. We truly love what we do and are passionate about our clients.

About Lynch Financial Advisors

Lynch Financial Advisors

Lynch Financial Advisors is a Fee-Only (no commissions and no sales of ANY sort) Wealth and Tax Advisory firm. If your looking for advisors that look at your full financial picture in order to construct the best road to financial independence, we should talk.

Advisory Services Provided:

Tax Advice and Services


Qualifications CRD# 6411855
Firm CRD# 104510
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 2400 E. Katella Ave.,
Suite 410,
Anaheim,
CA
92806
Phone Number 714-237-1004

I view financial planning like a puzzle where we need to put all the pieces together to see the big picture. Every client I help has those pieces and putting together their big picture is what is important to me. When I am not helping my clients, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling and being outside.

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 advisory firm, recognized by Barron's,1 awarded September 2021 based on data within a 12-month period. Compensation paid for use and distribution of rating. We have 145+ offices across the country and are entrusted by more than 1.3 million clients to manage more than $291 billion in assets.2 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. 1The 2021 Top 100 Independent Advisory Firm Ranking issued by Barron's is qualitative and quantitative, including assets managed, revenue generated, regulatory record, staffing levels and diversity, technology spending and succession planning. Firms elect to participate but do not pay to be included in the ranking. Compensation is paid for use and distribution of rating. Investor experience and returns are not considered. 2Data as of Dec. 31, 2021.


Qualifications CRD# 6995589
Firm CRD# 46173
Series 7, 66

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


Office Location 5280 Carroll Canyon Rd, Suite 300,
San Diego,
CA
92121
Phone Number 619-354-0609

It is a privilege and an honor to serve the San Diego community as a financial advisor. I love what I do because I have an opportunity to help people like you improve your life and take care of your families and your employees. What's important to you is most important to me. My wife, Hanna, and I have been married for 15 years, and we have two young children. We love spending time together at the beach, swimming in the ocean, traveling, hiking, dancing and meeting with our friends. - Proud member of the Alzheimer's Association, Pedal the Cause, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, Business Network International (BNI) and La Jolla Village Merchants Association. - Undergraduate degree in international relations and business. Graduate degree in Master of Business Administration. Over 22 years of experience in finance. We provide Personal Strategies like financial organization, multi-generational wealth transfer, future tax strategies, estate planning, savings rate optimization, insurance optimization, wealth management, accumulation, and distribution, debt restructuring and efficiency. For Business Owners, we work on business exit planning coordination, tax strategies (present and future), tax efficiency (retirement plan optimization), business succession planning, buy-sell agreement and pension design & administration, to name a few. I will help you create a strategy for a successful financial future for you and your family. Feel free to contact me at (619) 354-0609 for a no obligation and 100% confidential consultation to discuss your situation and options. Sincerely yours, Aleksandar Registered Representative and Financial Advisor of Park Avenue Securities LLC (PAS). Securities products and advisory services offered through PAS, member FINRA, SIPC. Financial Representative of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian), New York, NY. PAS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian. WestPac Wealth Partners LLC is not an affiliate or subsidiary of PAS or Guardian. Insurance products offered through WestPac Wealth Partners and Insurance Services, LLC, a DBA of WestPac Wealth Partners, LLC. CA Insurance License #0M94213. 2022-146170 Exp. 11/24

About WestPac Wealth Partners

WestPac Wealth Partners

Our WestPac teams consist of experienced professionals with a "hands on" approach to financial guidance. Not only will you find our team members knowledgeable, but you will also discover that our staff truly cares about helping you build financial confidence. As your Financial Professionals, we will do everything in our power to keep you focused on where you want to go, advise you on how to get there, and continually remind you of the importance of maintaining a disciplined approach to meet your goals and objectives.
We offer both personal strategies and business owner strategies to our clients.

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 Firm CRD# 144316

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


Office Location 3131 Camino del Rio N,
Suite 1550,
San Diego,
CA
92108
Phone Number 619-814-4100

About Pure Financial Advisors, LLC

Pure Financial Advisors, LLC

Pure Financial Advisors, LLC is a fee-only Registered Investment Advisor providing comprehensive retirement planning services and tax-optimized investment management. A pure business model was the vision, and Pure Financial Advisors became the reality. Doors opened for business in 2007 with no clients, negative revenue, and zero assets under management. Within just seventeen years of the firm's opening, Pure Financial surpassed $6.29 billion in client assets under management (as of March 25, 2024) and is currently helping over 4,975 clients plan for their future. The foundation of Pure's planning is rooted in decades of time-tested research. Pure Financial looks to data backed by the science of capital markets to form our strategies. As the world continues to evolve, Pure continues to learn. Pure Financial puts education at the core of everything we do. We strive to be a financial resource that people can turn to when they need a helping hand. Pure Financial collaborates with leading academics to provide education on financial strategies that work in the real world. Join us at our next educational event or talk to an advisor today to find out how we can help you reach your financial goals.

Advisory Services Provided:

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


Qualifications CRD# 5714328
Firm CRD# 108163
Series 7, 63

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets


Office Location 2121 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1600,
Los Angeles,
CA
90067
Phone Number 310-712-2365

Michael Macauley, MBA, CFA®, CFP® is a Financial Advisor with the Century City office of SEIA. His practice areas include wealth management, retirement and estate planning. He also has extensive experience with life insurance and long term care planning. Michael has been in the investment management business since 2001, working with both institutional pension plan sponsors, family office investors and with individual clients and their families. Prior to SEIA, Michael worked with Wilshire Associates, a Santa Monica based investment consulting firm. He also worked with Julius Baer Investment Management, and with the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. He is a member in good standing of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute. Michael is an active member of ProVisors, a Trusted Advisor organization, and Vistage International, a CEO and business leadership peer group. He is also a past member of Toastmasters International, a competitive public speaking organization. Michael was raised in Nigeria and in Czechoslovakia. Currently, he is a resident of El Segundo, California along with his wife and their two sons. Michael received his MA in International Business from the University of Economics in Slovakia. He also received his MBA with an emphasis in Finance & Entrepreneurship from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER practitioner (CFP). Michael also received the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charter from the CFA institute in 2006. He is also a licensed insurance agent (CA Ins. License #0G73288).

About Signature Estate & Investment Advisors (SEIA)

Signature Estate & Investment Advisors (SEIA)

Our firm is a Registered Investment Advisor, established 1995. SEIA - Signature Estate & Investment Advisors: we are an independent firm based in Los Angeles, with about 175 people. We work as Fiduciaries and manage approximately $16 billion in client assets. We have offices in Century City, Pasadena, Redondo Beach, Newport Beach, Houston and in Virginia.

Advisory Services Provided:

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


Qualifications CRD# 4857126
Firm CRD# 158857
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Only, Based on Assets


Office Location 2049 Century Park East,
Suite 2500,
Los Angeles,
CA
90067
Phone Number 310-556-2502

Michael was born in Santa Monica and raised outside Philadelphia. At Georgetown, he double-majored in finance and small business management. Somehow, he found time to play varsity baseball, too. After college he worked for Vanguard, improving their mutual fund accounting programs. Then he moved to California, joined Alliance Bernstein, and participated in one of the industry's most esteemed advisor training programs. After earning his MBA at UCLA, Michael joined Westmount in 2011, attracted by a culture of people "humble and intellectually curious, yet courageous enough to blaze a new independent trail in our industry." He credits his grandfather, who emigrated from Italy as a young man and opened a shoemaking business in Elizabeth, New Jersey, for inspiring many of the personal financial principles he still operates by today.

About Westmount Partners

Westmount Partners

Established in 1990, Westmount Partners is a fee-only investment advisory firm blending institutional portfolio management strategies with a wide range of consulting and planning services. Our diversified investment approach manages risk while seeking superior returns across global financial markets. Our clients include high-net-worth individuals, pension plans, foundations, and endowments. Westmount has repeatedly been named one of the top wealth advisors in the country by Barron's and Financial Times magazine.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, 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


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Top Financial Advisor Firms in San Clemente, California (Ranked by AUM)

Firm Name No. of Advisors No. of Clients AUM Fee Structure
IGNITE PLANNERS LLC
109 E. Escalones, San Clemente, CA 92672
29 3084 $686,344,000
A Percentage of AUM, Fixed Fees
STEPHENSON AND COMPANY, INC.
241 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672
4 465 $216,345,222
A Percentage of AUM, Hourly charges, Fixed Fees

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    During your first meeting with a financial advisor in California, you can expect a discussion about your financial goals, current financial situation, and risk tolerance. The advisor may ask questions to understand your objectives, income, expenses, assets, and debts. They may also inquire about your investment experience and any specific concerns you have. For more information on how to prepare for your first meeting, refer to this guide on how to prepare for a meeting with your financial advisor.

    To evaluate the performance of your financial advisor in California, you should start by assessing the progress of your financial goals and whether the advisor's recommendations align with your objectives. Compare your investment portfolio's performance to relevant market benchmarks, and evaluate advisor fees for reasonableness and transparency. Additionally, evaluate your advisor's communication and trustworthiness by assessing their ability to keep you informed, address concerns, and consider your overall satisfaction with their guidance. To learn more about evaluating your financial advisor, explore this guide on the things you should know to assess your financial advisor's work.

    Yes, a financial advisor in California can provide guidance on insurance coverage specific to the state's natural disaster risks, such as earthquakes. They can help individuals and businesses understand the types of insurance policies available, such as homeowners' insurance and business insurance, that may be necessary to protect against potential damages caused by earthquakes and other natural disasters. These advisors can also assist in evaluating coverage options, calculating appropriate coverage amounts, and ensuring that clients are adequately prepared for potential financial risks associated with such disasters. To learn more, explore what a financial advisor can do for you.

    The typical minimum asset requirement for working with a financial advisor in California can vary. While some advisors might have specific minimum investment thresholds, many are willing to offer valuable guidance and support regardless of the size of your portfolio. Even if you have a relatively small amount to invest, an advisor can assist you in creating a customized plan to achieve your financial goals, manage risks, and make well-informed decisions. To learn more about how financial advisors can help with investment management and portfolio growth, consider exploring the impact of asset allocation on your investments.

    Yes, a financial advisor in California can help you prepare for your child's college expenses by analyzing your current financial situation, setting college savings goals, and providing guidance on college savings vehicles, such as the 529 College Savings Plan. Advisors can also help you navigate financial aid options when it is time for your child to go to college. To learn more about effective ways to save for college, read on about the best approaches to plan for a college education.

    Yes, a financial advisor in California can provide guidance on local tax strategies and exemptions unique to the state. California has its state tax laws and regulations, including income tax, property tax, and other local taxes. A knowledgeable financial advisor can help individuals and businesses navigate these specific tax requirements, identify potential tax-saving opportunities, and ensure compliance with local tax laws. To learn more, read on about how a financial advisor can help you manage your finances.

    To evaluate the performance of your financial advisor in California, you should start by assessing the progress of your financial goals and whether the advisor's recommendations align with your objectives. Compare your investment portfolio's performance to relevant market benchmarks, and evaluate advisor fees for reasonableness and transparency. Additionally, evaluate your advisor's communication and trustworthiness by assessing their ability to keep you informed, address concerns, and consider your overall satisfaction with their guidance. To learn more about evaluating your financial advisor, explore this guide on the things you should know to assess your financial advisor's work.

    Financial advisors in California typically use a range of resources and tools to track their client's investments and monitor financial progress. These may include creating regular portfolio reports to summarize investment performance and allocation, utilizing risk assessment tools to help determine clients' risk tolerance and align investment strategies, and using rebalancing tools to ensure alignment with long-term objectives. Notably, the availability of resources can vary based on the advisor's expertise, firm practices, and individual client preferences. Therefore, it's important to inquire about an advisor's investment management process to gain more insight. To learn more, read on about how financial advisors track and monitor your financial goals.

    While already having a 401(k) or other retirement account is a positive step towards saving for retirement, a financial advisor in California can provide helpful guidance and expertise beyond just managing your retirement account. They can help you set and prioritize your financial goals, optimize your investment strategy, manage risk, and provide knowledgeable financial market insights. With their knowledge and experience, a financial advisor can help you make informed decisions, navigate complex financial situations, and maximize the potential of your retirement savings. Explore why and when you might require a financial advisor to gain a better understanding of their role.

    Yes, there are financial advisors in California who specialize in helping individuals who are retiring without a retirement plan. These advisors understand the unique challenges faced by individuals in this situation and can provide guidance on creating a financial roadmap for retirement. They may assist in developing strategies to maximize savings, establish a sustainable retirement income, and explore investment options suited for late-stage retirement planning. To gain a deeper understanding of late-life retirement planning, read on about how to plan for retirement if you start late in life.