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Qualified Financial Advisors in Fairfield, Connecticut
Financial Advisor Office Location Phone Number
Frank Lepore
CLTC
Bleakley Financial Group
100 Passaic Avenue,
Fairfield, NJ 07004
973-244-4237
Peter Scholtz
76784
Scholtz & Company
107 Elm Street,
Stamford, CT 06902
203-714-9900
Gerry Barrasso
CFP®, CPA, PFS™
United Financial Planning Group, LLC
888 Veterans Memorial Hwy,
Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-234-0871
Rob Hoynes
ChFC®
Hoynes Financial Group, LLC
1157 Highland Ave,
Cheshire, CT 06410
203-271-0222
Nick Friedman
CFP®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
10 Bank Street,
White Plains, NY 10606
914-618-3002
Emil Ben-David
CFP®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
1130 RXR Plaza,
Uniondale, NY 11556
516-252-1413
Ed Callahan
CFP®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
74 Batterson Park Road,
Farmington, CT 06032
860-269-4269
Steve Bermack
CFP®, ChFC®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
650 From Road,
Paramus, NJ 07652
551-228-2233
Stuart Berrin
RFC®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
340 Madison Avenue,
New York, NY 10173
212-702-9653
Personal Capital
Personal Capital Advisors Corporation
---,
Prince, NY 10012
650-556-1310
Ryan Joelson
CFA®, CPA, CRPC®, CMFC®, CFP®, APMA®
Coastal Wealth Management
56 Williams Avenue,
Mystic, CT 06355
860-245-0251

Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Fairfield

Qualifications CRD# 4695659
Series 6, 7, 65, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee Only, Flat Fee


Office Location 100 Passaic Avenue,
Suite 300,
Fairfield,
NJ
07004
Phone Number 973-244-4237

Frank Lepore's mission is to provide financial security strategies by taking a holistic approach to the planning process while providing his clients with top notch service and technology. Understanding client goals is a vital part of Frank's process in order to put together an intelligent, thoughtful plan. What sets Frank apart even more is his large team who help provide the level of service that clients deserve. Frank attended Montclair State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Business, with a concentration in Finance. Frank holds a series 7, 66, through LPL Financial, and is also certified in Long-Term Care.

About Bleakley Financial Group

Bleakley Financial Group offers individuals, families and business owners independent financial planning and wealth management advice in a small team environment. Our advisory model is based on a disciplined financial planning process that addresses the full complexity of your financial situation. Specialized Teams and Individual Attention We built our advisory team from the ground up to provide you with an independent option for your financial planning and wealth management needs. The strength and size of our infrastructure gives us the bandwidth to solve sophisticated financial situations while keeping our advisor to client ratio low. Comprehensive Financial Planning and Wealth Management We want to help protect what is important to you, improve your life and secure your family's future. Our method as your financial partner is to provide a truly comprehensive solution, working in close collaboration with your legal and accounting advisors to make recommendations within the infrastructure of a financial plan. Culture of Client Service Excellence Our firm's culture is rooted in service. Every member of our experienced team is committed to providing you with an unmatched client experience. Dedicated, accessible and responsive to your needs, we work together to bring you the strategies, products and guidance we believe serve your best interest.


Qualifications CRD# 873183
FirmCRD# 107363
Series 7, 63, 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 107 Elm Street,
Four Stamford Plaza, 5th Floor,
Stamford,
CT
06902
Phone Number 203-714-9900

Peter Scholtz is the President, Founder, and lead Portfolio Manager at Scholtz & Company, LLC. Peter founded Scholtz & Company in 1994 and has over 30 years of professional investment experience. Following three years (1974-77) at Bankers Trust in New York, Peter attended Columbia Business School in 1978. After receiving his MBA, Peter joined Smith Barney where he worked for 15 years. At Smith Barney, Peter started in Institutional Equity Sales before becoming a Portfolio Manager after several years. In 1986, Peter was part of the initial team to create a customized, individually managed high net worth service which eventually grew to seven portfolio managers that invested over one billion dollars. While at Smith Barney, Peter developed some quantitative models in 1991 that represent the first investment quantitative work ever done at Smith Barney. These models focused on earnings estimate revisions, earnings surprises and relative stock strength. These models today are used for screening stock ideas for investigation. Peter graduated with a BS degree in economics from Ohio Wesleyan in 1974 and an MBA from Columbia University in 1979. Additionally, Peter Scholtz has passed several licensing exams including the Series 65, 63, 7, and 5. Peter currently lives in Darien, Connecticut with his wife of over 35 years. In his free time, he enjoys sailing, fishing, swimming and spending time with his three children and four grandchildren.

About Scholtz & Company

Scholtz & Company is an investment management firm which provides customized investment services to individuals and institutions. Specifically, Scholtz & Company manages its clients' individual investment accounts to help build and maintain a bright financial future. At Scholtz & Company, we are committed to building lifelong client relationships by providing exceptional service, personalized portfolios and superior long-term performance. These are goals we have been successfully achieving since our firms beginning.

Advisory Services Provided

Portfolio Management, Financial Planning for Individuals


Qualifications CRD# 149843
FirmCRD# 149843

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


Office Location 888 Veterans Memorial Hwy,
Suite 405,
Hauppauge,
NY
11788
Phone Number 631-234-0871

I am a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) and the founder of United Financial Planning Group. I provide financial planning, tax preparation, and wealth management services on a fee-only advisory basis. I bring over two decades of financial advisory experience to my practice. My professional career began in 1991 as a CPA for Price Waterhouse. There, I was assigned to the firms Technology Industry Group where I gained extensive knowledge working with start-up businesses helping take several companies public. I also worked as the Corporate Controller of a leading public company on Long Island. During this time, I gained experience in corporate finance, SEC reporting, taxation and investing. My practice began focused primarily on tax planning and small business consulting. By working closely with my clients investment advisors, I was also able to gain extensive investment knowledge which led me to realize the conflicts of interest prevalent in the financial services industry. It was due to this revelation that I began to incorporate fee-only financial planning and wealth advisory into my practice. In my opinion, this shift in focus created the perfect synergy between tax and personal financial planning. Throughout my decades in the industry, I've accumulated several designations including: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER" (CFP®) Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) In addition to earning these designations, I am also an active member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and the Garrett Planning Network. Prior to entering the financial industry, I earned my BBA in Finance from Hofstra University and MBA in Accounting from St. John's University. In addition, I hold a Certificate of Financial Planning from Fordham University. I currently reside in Smithtown, NY with my wife and two children. I enjoy playing an active role in the community by devoting time to charitable organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island and St. Jude's Children's Hospital. In my free time, I enjoy triathlon, tennis, and family activities.

About United Financial Planning Group, LLC

Anyone can call themselves a financial planner. But any financial planning advice received from stockbrokers or insurance agents should be considered carefully. Do these agents have the best interest of your retirement savings at heart, or are they solely seeking commission? Not to mention, they may be experts in their field but that doesnt qualify these individuals to offer financial planning advice, especially when it comes to complex issues like your retirement planning. We are not swayed by commissions or sales incentives. Instead, we measure our success by the quality of life our clients experience throughout retirement. We achieve this by always putting the clients needs and goals first. When we took our fiduciary oath, we vowed to always act in good faith and with candor. This means well be proactive in disclosing any conflicts of interests that could impact our client, and we will not accept referral fees or compensation from outside entities based on product sales. Our decades of experience and commitment to the industry has led us to obtain several important industry designations. These include CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER" (CFP®), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) and Enrolled Agent (EA).


Qualifications CRD# 4172783
FirmCRD# 4172783
Series 7, 66

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


Office Location 1157 Highland Ave,
Suite 105,
Cheshire,
CT
06410
Phone Number 203-271-0222

I have been in the industry assisting clients in meeting their objectives since 2001. I am a West Point graduate & hold a Masters of Science in Business Administration from Boston University. While on active duty for five years I was airborne qualified, served in Germany & Fort Sill, OK as a field artillery officer while holding various leadership roles leading troops with a combat mission. After leaving the Army as a captain I worked with Poland Springs for 12 years in various leadership positions in multiple states. I have lived in Cheshire, CT for 20 years with my wife Trish & four terrific children as I was fortunate enough to have been involved in coaching their sports in youth & high school. I have been involved in Cheshire Youth & High School lacrosse for years as well as at the state level.

About Hoynes Financial Group, LLC

Hoynes Financial Group, LLC was founded with the goal of assisting our clients in every aspect of their financial lives. We've provided some of the most personal service available, thus earning a reputation for excellence in our industry. For each of our clients we strive to help create financial stability and security to provide financial independence.

Advisory Services Provided

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, Tax Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts, Annuities, Insurance Planning


Qualifications CRD# 5465081
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 10 Bank Street,
White Plains,
NY
10606
Phone Number 914-618-3002

Helping my clients plan their financial future and look forward to the retirement they deserve is what makes my work as a financial planner so rewarding. Outside of work, I'm usually doing one of three things: enjoying the outdoors with my family and dogs, serving as head coach of the Briarcliff High School Boys Varsity Basketball team, or agonizing over/rooting for the Jets, Mets and Knicks.

About 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# 5723861
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 1130 RXR Plaza,
Uniondale,
NY
11556
Phone Number 516-252-1413

As a financial planner, my job is to build relationships and create plans to help my clients reach their goals and objectives. Whether they're focused on purchasing a home, saving for a child's education or planning for a secure retirement, I help turn those dreams into reality. In my free time, I'm an avid reader and enjoy spending time with my family and volunteering in a variety of community service activities.

About 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# 5821468
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 74 Batterson Park Road,
2nd Floor,
Farmington,
CT
06032
Phone Number 860-269-4269

As a financial planner for over a decade, I'm dedicated to helping my clients find ways that work for their life and their family to plan ahead and invest smartly in order to help them get to a retirement that is secure and satisfying. In my spare time, I most enjoy coaching my daughters' softball teams and skiing with my family.

About 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# 4506813
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 650 From Road,
Paramus,
NJ
07652
Phone Number 551-228-2233

I am an empathic financial planner who's comfortable being straightforward with my clients about the actions they need to take to help secure a better future for themselves and their loved ones. Outside of work, I'm an avid runner and love to ski with my family. I'm also involved in community theater and enjoy appearing in a variety of shows.

About 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# 1622645
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 340 Madison Avenue,
New York,
NY
10173
Phone Number 212-702-9653

As a financial planner for over 30 years, I've been helping my clients create and implement financial plans that work for their unique family situation, challenges and opportunities. I'm proud to help them discover peace of mind in knowing they can reach their goals. Outside of work, I love spending time with my three kids and hitting the ski slopes.

About 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 FirmCRD# 155172

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location ---,
Prince,
NY
10012
Phone Number 650-556-1310

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Advisory Services Provided

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Qualifications FirmCRD# 6161
Series 6, 7, 24, 53, 63, 65, 66

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


Office Location 56 Williams Avenue,
Mystic,
CT
06355
Phone Number 860-245-0251

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    Your financial goals are individual, and we can help you achieve them. We take the time to understand whats truly important to you, whether its saving for college, retiring the way you want, making smart investments or anything else. The personalized financial advice we offer can help you prepare for the expected and unexpected things in life. As a result, you can feel more confident, connected and in control of your financial life. With the right financial advice, life can be brilliant. We focus as a firm on the following niches: retirement planning strategies, tax planning strategies, and employee stock options.

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    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, Legal Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts, Insurance Products & Annuities


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