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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 Santa Ana, California

Last Updated - May 13, 2024

Santa Ana has 12 WiserAdvisor vetted Financial Planners and Advisors on the online list below for you to choose from. These financial advisors in Santa Ana, California have an average of 16 years of experience.

NOTE: The list of vetted financial advisors in Santa Ana, 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 Santa Ana, California.

Qualified Financial Advisors in Santa Ana, California

Financial Advisor Experience AUM Minimum Assets Fee Structure
Dhillon Taylor
CFP®
SECURA FINANCIAL PLANNING & WEALTH MANAGEMENT
333 City Blvd W Suite 2050,
Orange, CA 92868
9 Years $16,000,000 $100,000 Fee-Based
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
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
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
Matthew Pixa
MY PORTFOLIO GUIDE
3020 Old Ranch Parkway,
Suite 300,
Seal Beach, CA 90740
22 Years $100,000,000 $500,000 Fee-Only
Christian Johnson
CFP®
CALIFORNIA FINANCIAL PARTNERS
700 N Brand Blvd,
Suite 640,
Glendale, CA 91203
13 Years Not Specified $250,000 Fee-Based
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
Andrew Selu
EDELMAN FINANCIAL ENGINES, LLC
21550 Oxnard Street,
Suite 950,
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
8 Years Not Specified Not Specified Fee-Based
Dash Investments
21600 Oxnard Street Ste 1755,
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Not Disclosed $370,000,000 Not Specified Fee-Only

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Qualifications CRD# 6475318
Firm CRD# 137324
Series 7, 66

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


Office Location 333 City Blvd W Suite 2050,
Orange,
CA
92868
Phone Number 714-704-6616

Dhillon's mission as a Certified Financial Planner practitioner is to help individuals and families use their money as a tool for living lives of freedom, fulfillment, and joy. Whether clients are looking to retire early or build a retirement portfolio alongside a purposeful career, his clients get the strategies they need to protect and grow their money while keeping more of it out of the hands of Uncle Sam. The following are key areas in which he helps his clients: 1. Protecting Beneficiaries and Estates Through Estate Planning 2. Protecting Net Worth and Income Through Insurance Planning and Asset Protection Strategies 3. Reducing Lifetime Tax Liability (Income AND Capital Gains Taxes) 4. Optimizing Investments 5. Navigating Retirement (Social Security, Medicare, RMDs, Roth Conversions, etc.) 6. Saving/Investing for Major Purchases 7. Navigating the Purchase and/or Sale of Real Estate (Including 1031 Exchanges) Dhillon has nearly 9 years of experience in the financial services industry, has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from California State University Long Beach and went to high school in Los Alamitos, CA. In his free time, Dhillon frequently participates in several traditional and action sports and plays a variety of musical instruments.

About Secura Financial Planning & Wealth Management

Secura Financial Planning & Wealth Management

Our mission is to help our clients and their families attain their personal financial goals. We do this by providing investment guidance, emotional support during periods of market volatility and asset management strategies designed to help you reach your financial goals. We offer our clients comprehensive fee-based financial planning, and we strive to provide you with individualized service based on the following core values: To retain the confidence and trust of our clients through our commitment to honesty and integrity To consistently demonstrate our declaration to professionalism and excellence in everything we do To communicate a sincere, caring attitude toward every client To place our clients' financial well-being above our own

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# 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# 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# 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# 2484827
Firm CRD# 153188
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Only


Office Location 3020 Old Ranch Parkway,
Suite 300,
Seal Beach,
CA
90740
Phone Number 562-799-5595

Matthew V. Pixa is the President and founder of My Portfolio Guide, LLC. Matt Pixa grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and at a very young age learned from a World War II Veteran father who grew up in the Great Depression that money and resources are to be managed prudently. Matt's curiosity and passion for investing was further sparked during the stock market crash of 1987. Being a new investor without any guidance and coupled with the dramatic events of that period, an interest and passion for becoming a student of the markets was born. Matt studied Economics and earned a Bachelor's degree while also competing as a student-athlete for California State University Long Beach. After advancing his career for 12 years he decided to return to graduate school and further his business and finance education by earning an MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Matt Pixa lives in Seal Beach, CA with his wife Cecilia, daughter Isabel, and son Lance. As a family the Pixas are involved in several Orange County charities, through their church at Saint Joseph, and with several non-profits such as Care for the Poor and Taller San Jose. Matt enjoys coaching youth sports for his children's teams and also competes in Ironman triathlons as a way to stay fit, disciplined, and blow off any left over energy.

About My Portfolio Guide

My Portfolio Guide

Every financial advisor should differentiate itself from the competition but how many truly do? As mentioned on our Welcome page, My Portfolio Guide promises to improve your current portfolio and how it's being managed. Any prudent consumer should shop around and we actually encourage you to do so. What you'll find is that no other financial services firm can beat the combination of our ethics, portfolio discipline, and fee structure. If you find one, tell us! Along with this promise to you, here is what sets us apart: NO HIDDEN COMMISSIONS OR FEES (FEE-ONLY COMPENSATION) A FIDUCIARY OBLIGATION PUTTING THE CLIENTS INTERESTS FIRST (ask your current advisor to provide this in writing... we will!) INDEPENDENCE FROM ANY WALL STREET FIRM, INSURANCE, OR INVESTMENT COMPANY FULL DISCLOSURE ENSURING ZERO CONFLICT OF INTEREST LOWEST FEE SCHEDULE FOR CUSTOMIZED INVESTMENT GUIDANCE ONE POINT OF CONTACT YET SUPPORTED BY A WORLD CLASS INSTITUTIONAL SERVICE TEAM ACCESS AND DELIVERY OF UNBIASED RESEARCH COUPLED WITH A CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM A WRITTEN AND PERSONALIZED INVESTMENT POLICY STATEMENT FOR EACH CLIENT PERSONALIZED PORTFOLIO MODELS ENGINEERED AROUND YOUR RISK TOLERANCE AND GOALS INVESTMENT AND RISK MANAGEMENT DECISIONS DRIVEN BY STRATEGIC AND TACTICAL ASSET ALLOCATION CUSTOMIZED INVESTMENT GUIDANCE; NO PASSIVE? BUY AND FORGET? OR BOILERPLATE SOLUTIONS PERIODIC INVESTOR EDUCATION SERIES FOR EXTENDED FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND COLLEAGUES ULTRA RESPONSIVE, SEAMLESS, ONE-STOP WORLD CLASS SERVICE So... Why My Portfolio Guide? Ask yourself if your current advisor addresses and meets ALL of the above criteria?


Qualifications CRD# 5925386
Firm CRD# 6413
Series 7, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 700 N Brand Blvd,
Suite 640,
Glendale,
CA
91203
Phone Number 818-637-0177

Christian Johnson is a graduate of Brigham Young University, and earned his BS in Accounting in 2010 while working for Qualtrics, a startup company in Provo, Utah. Christian worked as an internal accountant and was valuable in keeping up with the company's growth. He also instituted an organizational system to the company's documents and finances. In 2011, Christian brought these skills to California Financial Partners and has been an integral part in the firm's expansion. Learning from the other partners, Christian is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Professional and now works directly with clients and helps them with their financial needs. He also holds the Series 7 and 66 registrations with LPL Financial, as well as his California life and health insurance license (CA Insurance Lic #0K26161). Christian is active in his church and served a two-year mission in the Philippines, learning to speak Tagalog fluently. He is actively involved in the local Filipino community. He also helps organize and oversee the local youth program in his church, helping the young men develop life skills. Christian is married to Alondra and has three children; Silas (6), Lake (5), and Dane (2), who keep them busy every day.

About California Financial Partners

California Financial Partners

At California Financial Partners, we believe in the power of teamwork. Our role is to make sure the advisory team best represents your interests. As financial advisors, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience from both inside and outside the financial planning industry. We're convinced that understanding your goals and keeping your plan up-to-date is the best way to ensure your financial well-being. We are committed to earning your trust.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, Wealth Management, 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


Qualifications CRD# 6281487
Firm CRD# 104510
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 21550 Oxnard Street,
Suite 950,
Woodland Hills,
CA
91367
Phone Number 818-450-8186

Achieving results and exceeding expectations with a competent, solutions-oriented approach has been an anchor of my success in financial planning. I have a passion for helping others that has driven my career choices from a degree in law enforcement, professional experience as a corrections officer, and eventually, leading to a career shift to financial planning.

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 Firm CRD# 135281

Compensation/Fee Fee-Only


Office Location 21600 Oxnard Street Ste 1755,
Woodland Hills,
CA
91367
Phone Number 818-309-4065

About Dash Investments

Dash Investments

The Retirement Planning Experts for Over 20 Years. Dash Investments offers Comprehensive Financial Planning, Retirement Planning, and Investment Management services. Dash is a fee-only Independent Fiduciary Investment firm recently featured by "Money Magazine" as one of the top advisors in the country and has also been featured in Forbes, Wall Street Journal, and numerous other publications. Client portfolios are personally overseen by our Executive Investment Committee, a team with over 50 years of combined experience. Heading the committee is Founder & Chief Investment Officer Jonathan Dash. Mr. Dash graduated from the University of Southern California in Finance and has also completed numerous Executive Programs at both Harvard Business School and Columbia Business School covering Corporate Restructuring, Financial Analysis, and Valuation. Our Philosophy is that each client deserves individual attention and proactive service. We want to be a partner in your success. Now also welcoming investors to our newest location at 4849 Greenville Avenue Ste 100, Dallas, TX 75206. Read articles by Jonathan Dash

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, Estate Planning & Trusts


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Top Financial Advisor Firms in Santa Ana, California (Ranked by AUM)

Firm Name No. of Advisors No. of Clients AUM Fee Structure
LINDA A. BARLOW, CFP
2700 N. Main Street, Ste 850, Santa Ana, CA 92705-6638
1 684 $224,998,592
A Percentage of AUM, Hourly charges, Fixed Fees
PROSPERITY ROAD, LLC
120 W. 5th Street, Suite 220, Santa Ana, CA 92701
4 151 $134,517,675
A Percentage of AUM, Hourly charges, Fixed Fees

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    When choosing a financial advisor in California, it's important to consider key factors including an advisor's qualifications, experience, and method of compensation. Additionally, it's important to consider their investment philosophy, approach to financial management, and whether a financial advisor is bound to act in your best interests. To ensure you are making an informed decision and choosing the right financial advisor to manage your finances, we recommend our guide on the 5 things to consider when hiring a financial advisor.

    The cost of hiring a financial advisor in California varies depending on the advisor's experience, services, and fee structure. Financial advisors typically charge a percentage of assets under management, ranging from approx. 1.02% or a fixed rate of approx. $7,500 and above. Meanwhile, other advisors charge an hourly rate, flat fees, or based on commission. It's important to understand the advisor's fee structure and any potential conflicts of interest before engaging in their services. To better understand how financial advisors charge and the factors influencing their fees, read more on the costs of hiring a financial advisor.

    Yes, a financial advisor in California can provide valuable guidance on optimizing your Social Security benefits by analyzing your unique financial situation. They can help you determine the most advantageous age to start claiming benefits based on factors such as your expected lifespan, other sources of income, and individual goals. They'll consider how working during retirement and potential tax implications might impact your benefits. Through careful analysis and personalized strategies, they can assist you in making informed decisions that maximize your Social Security benefits over the long term. To learn more about how you can further benefit from the help of a retirement planner, explore why you should hire a retirement advisor.

    During the initial consultation with a potential financial advisor in California, it's recommended to ask them about their experience, areas of expertise, investment philosophy, fee and compensation methods, and their approach to financial planning. You should also ask about their fiduciary duty, which means they are legally and ethically bound to act in your best interests. It's important to choose an advisor who communicates clearly and transparently and whose values align with your own. To further understand if a financial advisor is best suited to your financial needs, consider using the following 10 key questions you should ask your financial advisor.

    To determine the trustworthiness of a financial advisor in California, it's important to conduct a complete research and background check through FINRA BrokerCheck. Look for advisors who are registered with reputable regulatory bodies like FINRA and the SEC, as these organizations regulate the financial industry and can help ensure that advisors are held to high ethical standards. You can also check online reviews, ask for referrals from friends and family, and do your research to verify the advisor's credentials and track record. If you are searching for a trustworthy financial advisor, we recommend using the free financial advisor match tool to find and compare pre-screened and vetted advisors matched to your needs.

    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.