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Qualified Financial Advisors in Ocala, Florida
Financial Advisor Office Location Phone Number
William Smathers
Indepentant Registered Investment Advisor, CRFA
Smathers Financial Group, Inc.
8564 East CR 466,
The Villages, FL  32162
352-561-3060
George Jackson
CFP®, CFA®, ChFC®, CLU®, CMT®, CPA
Jackson Wealth Management
755 Primera Blvd, Suite,
Lake Mary, FL  32746
321-249-6670
Eric Lasso
CFP®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
1900 Summit Tower Boulevard,
Orlando, FL  32810
321-207-9017
David H. Morgan
CEP®, MSFS, CFF
R.E.A.P., Llc
4651 salisbury Road,
Jacksonville, FL  32256
352-433-6565

Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Ocala

Qualifications CRD# 2185120
FirmCRD# 130349
Series 4, 7, 24, 31, 63, 65 Registered Investment Advisor

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


Office Location 8564 East CR 466,
Suite 205,
The Villages,
FL 
32162
Phone Number 352-561-3060

Office Location 8564 East CR 466,
Suite 205,
The Villages,FL  32162
Phone Number 352-561-3060

William (Will) H. Smathers graduated at Florida State University in 1966. He enlisted in the Officer's Candidate Program in the Marine Corps at Quantico, Virginia and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant. While serving in Vietnam as Company Commander of A Company, First Shore Party Battalion in 1969, First Lieutenant Smathers was decorated with the Navy Commendation Medal with V for his meritorious service and actions under fire. He was given a field promotion to the rank of Captain. At wars end, he resigned his commission as a Major for a role in the private world. Mr. Smathers served on the Board of Directors for Waterman Hospital; was Lake County Coordinator for the Leukemia Society and served as master of ceremonies for two years; founded the Mount Dora Art Festival; and worked with the March of Dimes in preventing child birth defects. While at Dean Witter, Mr. Smathers received the National Sales Directors Award for finishing number one in his class; was voted Account Executive of the year in 1993; and was in the President's Club for six consecutive years.

About Smathers Financial Group, Inc.

Smathers Financial Group, Inc.(SFG) is a Independent Wealth Management Company that caters to a wide range of clients that are looking for advise on their investments and estate planning. The main office for SFG is located in The Villages in The Santa Fe Professional Building located at 8465 East CR 466, Suite 205, The Villages, FL 32162. SFG has other offices located in Tavares, Mount Dora, and Winter Park Florida.

Advisory Services Provided

Financial Advice & Consulting



Qualifications CRD# 1688317
FirmCRD# 147642
Series 6, 7, 22, 24, 63, 65

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


Office Location 755 Primera Blvd, Suite,
Lake Mary,
FL 
32746
Phone Number 321-249-6670

Will you retire well? You know, the kind of retirement we all dream of. Having enough money so you can spend every day like a vacation & feeling like you finally have time to sit back and enjoy life again. Many high-level professionals have work, travel, and family responsibilities that crowd out proper management of finances. This makes planning for retirement nearly impossible. Its on your mind, but you keep pushing it off because youre content with your current financial situation. Sure youre getting, by but are you thriving? We offer a complimentary consultation that will help you look at your finances holistically and make sure you are getting the most out of your investments, have a solid plan for retirement, and have a legacy planned for your loved ones. I have retired with my clients hundreds of times and I would be happy to guide you to a successful retirement.

About Jackson Wealth Management

Jackson Wealth Management is a full-service wealth management firm providing financial planning and investment services to successful individuals and households. In the nearly three decades since George P. Jackson founded our firm and its predecessor, we have aimed to help family after family grow and protect their wealth and achieve their goals.

As a fiduciary, client-centered firm, our mission is to help you achieve financial confidence and fulfillment as uniquely defined by you. Trust and integrity are integral to Jackson Wealth Management: All of our investment advisors, including our founder, have pristine regulatory compliance records, with zero disclosures for customer complaints.

We empower clients through education delivered in plain English. As legal fiduciaries, we harness our experience, knowledge and dedication to provide advice and solutions in your best interest—not ours. Other advisors may be held to a less-stringent standard of client care for certain kinds of investment accounts.

George Jackson continues to lead our firm as CEO and Chief Investment Officer. His professional credentials, including CPA, CFA, CFP, CMT, CLU and ChFC, are a testament to the level of care we feel our clients deserve. He has been recognized as a premiere financial advisor by Forbes and other publications. It is our privilege to earn the trust of our clients and to make a meaningful impact in their lives.

Advisory Services Provided

Retirement Planning, Wealth Management, Money Management, Risk Management, Tax Advice and Services



Qualifications CRD# 3201387
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 1900 Summit Tower Boulevard,
Suite 630,
Orlando,
FL 
32810
Phone Number 321-207-9017

With more than 20 years of industry experience, I'm a financial planner who's focused on helping my clients discover the right financial path for their unique situation so they can enjoy the future they've worked so hard for. When not at work, I'm with my wife and two boys, usually camping and cooking delicious meals. I'm a fluent Spanish speaker and actually ran with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.

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# 1162104
FirmCRD# 146512
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 4651 salisbury Road,
Suite 400,
Jacksonville,
FL 
32256
Phone Number 352-433-6565

David Morgan has decades of experience in the investment, retirement and estate planning industry advising individuals, professionals, and families in these matters. Able to work throughout the country with his team of advisers and professionals, he coordinates and insures a completely customized plan for all of your affairs: estate planning, financial, income, and tax. Certified Estate Planner (CEPĀ®) Masters of Science in Financial Services (Certifications as Certified Annuity Specialist, Board Certified in Estate Planning, Board Certified in Asset Allocation, Certified Funds Specialist, Retirement Income Specialist) Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) Certified Financial Fiduciary (CFF) Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) firm Member of both the Better Business Bureau & National Ethics Association Paladin Member B.A., Indiana University, Honors Published: "Urban Land Use: Policy & Controls" Elder & active member of his church, avid sports and exercise enthusiast,father, and married to a wonderful wife. Strong advocate for the implementation and utilization of a multi-displinary and coordination of professional services. This comprehensive approach facilitates the protection, distribution, and preservation of your assets and the effectual transfer of your estate to your heirs.

About R.E.A.P., Llc

The REAP Companies (Retirement & Estate Advisors & Professionals, LLC) We at REAP, LLC. are proud to have helped many families and individuals over the years. Our firm uses a robust team approach to focus on retirement issues, estate planning needs and other various financial challenges. REAP is a professional firm designed to assist families in protecting their assets and maintaining their standard of living. The following is a partial list of services we provide: Asset Protection and Preservation Estate Tax Limitation or Reduction Wealth and Estate Transfer Planning Individual and Family Trust Planning Planning for Disability or Incompetence Capital Gains Tax Reduction Reduction of Taxes on Social Security Benefits Income Tax Reduction and Increasing Spendable Income Seminars Specializing in Estate, Income, Financial & Tax Advisory Issues Many families can better organize their estate, income, financial and tax affairs when they know about the many solutions that are available beyond what they are told by their stockbrokers, accountants and attorneys.



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