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Qualified Financial Advisors in Decatur, Georgia
Financial Advisor Office Location Phone Number
Personal Capital
Personal Capital Advisors Corporation
3340 Peachtree Road NE,
Atlanta, GA  30303
(650) 556-1310
Widmark Cano
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
3355 Lenox Rd, Suite 950,
Atlanta, GA  30326
(404) 602-5200
Cory Archibald
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
100 Hartsfield Centre Parkway,
Atlanta, GA  30354
(404) 424-9001
Bruce Alden
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
3051 Akers Mill Rd,
Atlanta, GA  30339
(770) 419-8989
Kevin Garrett, AWMA, CFS
Integrated Financial Group
200 Ashford Center North,
Atlanta, GA  30338
(770) 353-6311
Chris Johnson
Creative Planning
---,
Milton, GA  30075
(470) 733-8187
Andrew Band
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
1960 Satellite Boulevard Suite 3500,
Duluth, GA  30097
(678) 222-2254
Sam Evans MBA, CFA
Evans Wealth Management
6340 Sugarloaf Parkway,
Duluth, GA  30097
(770) 828-8303
Andrew Band
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
3460 Preston Ridge Rd,
Alpharetta, GA  30005
(678) 222-2254
Jeff Juday
Creative Planning
---,
Milton, GA  30004
(404) 973-8659
Jordan Arave
Creative Planning
---,
Milton, GA  30115
(678) 591-9254
David Fountain, CFP®
Financial Consultants Group
407 East Maple Street, Suite 303,
Cumming, GA  30040
(770) 627-2121

Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Decatur

Qualifications FirmCRD# 155172

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets


Office Location 3340 Peachtree Road NE,
Suite 825,
Atlanta,
GA 
30303
Phone Number (650) 5561310

Key Differentiators: • See all your financial accounts with all your financial institutions, all in one place: You can link your checking, savings, 401k, IRA, mortgage, investments, credit cards, and more. • Personalization on a whole new level: Personal Capital offers personalized financial planning, for qualified clients. • Dynamic, Diversified Portfolios: Proprietary SmartWeighting™ technology helps minimize the risk of market drops by automatically rebalancing portfolios. • Access to Experts and Specialists: Clients also enjoy access to a wide range of experts in tax, income, retirement, estate planning, insurance, college savings, stock options, real estate, socially responsible investing and charitable giving. • Transparent fees: Clients pay one flat fee for all of our wealth management services. • We'll always act in your best interest: Personal Capital is a fiduciary, which means their advisors are legally obligated to act in your best interest.

About Personal Capital Advisors Corporation

Personal Capital is an industry-leading digital wealth management company. We do the right thing by the everyday investor by taking a holistic, 360ý approach to money management. Our state-of-the-art tools and technology provide investors with a complete financial picture and our financial advisors are fiduciaries, legally bound to act in your best interest to provide expert guidance, and logical strategies, based on a personal understanding of an investorýs financial picture and goals. We currently manage more than $10+ billion in assets, work with investors in each state and have offices across the U.S.



Qualifications CRD# 2430270
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 65


Office Location 3355 Lenox Rd, Suite 950,
Atlanta,
GA 
30326
Phone Number (404) 6025200

Ive been a financial planner since 2009, and I've always been most happy when serving others. My personal and professional experiences provide me with a deeper understanding of how to best help my clients achieve their financial goals. In my spare time, I enjoy working out, watching movies and playing video games and spending time with my two grandsons. Im also fluent in Spanish.

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# 5272767
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66


Office Location 100 Hartsfield Centre Parkway,
Suite 650,
Atlanta,
GA 
30354
Phone Number (404) 4249001

Im passionate about working with families to develop strategies to help accomplish their financial and retirement goals. I enjoy getting to know people and hearing their unique stories. Away from work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and following our four kids and their 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# 1728886
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66


Office Location 3051 Akers Mill Rd,
Suite 110,
Atlanta,
GA 
30339
Phone Number (770) 4198989

With more than three decades of financial planning experience, I help my clients create, develop and implement their customized retirement financial plan. We partner to design a way forward so they can look forward to a retirement that can be fun. Outside of work, Im big into motorsports and racing. I also enjoy spending time outdoors hunting and camping.

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# 5215443
Series 7, 31, 63, 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets


Office Location 200 Ashford Center North,
Suite 400,
Atlanta,
GA 
30338
Phone Number (770) 3536311

After 20 years in numerous leadership positions in both public and private companies, I decided to use my experience and desire to positively impact people's lives in a more personal way. It started with the birth of my first child, which drove home the importance of planning for the future. That key life event, along with watching one of my family members struggling due to poor financial decisions, made me realize how important financial planning is and how it can affect people's lives both positively and negatively. I saw a real need to provide unbiased client-first advice in a world full of self-serving sales people offering products and services that were not always in the client's best interest. I specialize in assisting executives and business owners, with an emphasis on the unique needs and challenges that women and professional athletes face in today's world. Prior to joining Integrated Financial Group, I was a Partner, COO and Head of the Financial Planning Department at another Atlanta-based firm. I also worked at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Services as a Financial Advisor. On the personal front, I've been blessed to have the ability to visit the world. Seeing how other societies live provides me important perspective around the concept of not just living to work but rather to use work and the income it creates to live the life that we want. I am not working with my clients, I spend time as a partner, mentor and father.

About Integrated Financial Group

As a national media recognized LPL Financial Advisor and Partner in one of the largest financial planning consortiums in Atlanta, Kevin and his team focus his extensive planning strategies around pursuing his clients' goals and dreams for themselves and their families before and during retirement. He specializes in assisting people who find themselves in a life event that is financially impacting their lives such as divorce, death of a spouse, pending retirement, inheritance, stock option grants and employment contracts. We work often with women who are dealing with challenges in their lives, as well as the unique needs of sports and entertainment professionals. Specialties: Retirement Planning, Investments, Estate Planning, Business Development, Executive Compensation, Risk Management.



Qualifications CRD# 5834893
FirmCRD# 105348


Office Location ---,
Milton,
GA 
30075
Phone Number (470) 7338187

About Creative Planning

At Creative, our mission is to provide our clients with the best path to wealth accumulation, retention, and transfer of assets by creating and implementing strategies that are tailored to their unique goals. We are driven to provide our clients with uncluttered, professional advice that enhances their quality of life and leads to sustained and actionable solutions. We offer thorough counsel on each client's wealth management issues. Our goal is to provide clients with clarity, to educate, and to make significant and tangible progress toward every client's financial goals. We are our client's financial advocate, striving to organize and simplify life in such a way that maximizes the family's enjoyment of their wealth now and in the future. As a nationally recognized leader in the wealth management community, we are focused on providing clients with customized investment plans and comprehensive wealth management services. At Creative, we believe a client's portfolio must take into account where they are and where they want to go, as well as all of the unique circumstances that apply to their situation. For over 30 years, we have been working with individuals and institutions to customize and manage portfolios designed to optimize the probability of success. We take our role as trusted advisor seriously, using proprietary strategies and techniques we have developed over the course of multiple market cycles.



Qualifications CRD# 4486908
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66


Office Location 1960 Satellite Boulevard Suite 3500,
Suite 1735,
Duluth,
GA 
30097
Phone Number (678) 2222254

I build and implement personalized financial plans by getting to know my clients really well. By having thoughtful conversations, using detailed data gathering, and being curious, I learn their true goals and concerns and provide an easy to understand set of solutions for them. My wife Erin and I have been married since 2008, and we have two children. In my free time I am with my family, coach youth sports, play tennis year-round and dirt-bike with friends.

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# 5715560
FirmCRD# 151640

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


Office Location 6340 Sugarloaf Parkway,
Suite 200,
Duluth,
GA 
30097
Phone Number (770) 8288303

After experiences with several different advisors for his own finances, Sam Evans noticed the need for a different type of approach—one that allows advisors to serve clients rather than corporate interests. In response to this, Sam established Evans Wealth Management, a fee-only financial advisory firm that does something simple yet astonishingly rare: treats people the way he wanted to be treated. This involves listening, staying attuned to the needs and objectives of clients, and being proactive to ensure meeting them in time. By definition, this helps clients steer clear of the regret of succumbing to sales tactics used daily by other advisors to peddle unnecessary products. Instead, Sam spends the time to understand his clients, which enables personalized guidance to navigate the maze of financial options, without sacrificing freedom of choice or ambition. Sam knew he wouldn’t be able to place a client’s interests above the corporation’s at a large firm. At Evans Wealth Management, he’s found a way to deliver high-quality financial guidance with a personalized touch, while staying loyal to those he serves. Looking for an experienced, trustworthy financial advisor that works in your family’s best interest, without exception? Get in touch with Evans Wealth Management today.

About Evans Wealth Management

Driven solely by client goals, Evans Wealth Management keeps you on track toward your success? no hype, no sales pitches, no pressure. You may have a laundry list of questions about your money, and how to handle it moving forward. As an independent, relationship-driven, fee-only advisory firm, Evans Wealth Management knows that the answers to these questions don't lie in high-cost products with overly optimistic growth projections. Through objective financial guidance and proactive wealth management, we help you leverage your finances as the tool they're intended to be: for happiness, success, peace of mind, and a confident future. You Point, We'll Drive Your long-term success is the destination, your money the vehicle. At Evans Wealth Management, we approach our relationship differently. By understanding your story, aspirations, and preferences, we identify opportunities you may not see for yourself, agree on a way forward, and keep you on track, making changes when necessary along the way. Acting in your family's best interests, we empower you to pursue your short- and long-term financial goals on your own terms. We're not just another financial advisory firm. We're a new breed'one whose service will never leave you wondering if your account is a priority. No pressure, no obligation. Call us today at (770) 828-8303 for a free consultation, and experience the Evans difference for yourself.



Qualifications CRD# 4486908
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66


Office Location 3460 Preston Ridge Rd,
Suite 500,
Alpharetta,
GA 
30005
Phone Number (678) 2222254

I build and implement personalized financial plans by getting to know my clients really well. By having thoughtful conversations, using detailed data gathering, and being curious, I learn their true goals and concerns and provide an easy to understand set of solutions for them. My wife Erin and I have been married since 2008, and we have two children. In my free time I am with my family, coach youth sports, play tennis year-round and dirt-bike with friends.

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# 4582640
FirmCRD# 105348


Office Location ---,
Milton,
GA 
30004
Phone Number (404) 9738659

About Creative Planning

At Creative, our mission is to provide our clients with the best path to wealth accumulation, retention, and transfer of assets by creating and implementing strategies that are tailored to their unique goals. We are driven to provide our clients with uncluttered, professional advice that enhances their quality of life and leads to sustained and actionable solutions. We offer thorough counsel on each client's wealth management issues. Our goal is to provide clients with clarity, to educate, and to make significant and tangible progress toward every client's financial goals. We are our client's financial advocate, striving to organize and simplify life in such a way that maximizes the family's enjoyment of their wealth now and in the future. As a nationally recognized leader in the wealth management community, we are focused on providing clients with customized investment plans and comprehensive wealth management services. At Creative, we believe a client's portfolio must take into account where they are and where they want to go, as well as all of the unique circumstances that apply to their situation. For over 30 years, we have been working with individuals and institutions to customize and manage portfolios designed to optimize the probability of success. We take our role as trusted advisor seriously, using proprietary strategies and techniques we have developed over the course of multiple market cycles.



Qualifications CRD# 5164729
FirmCRD# 105348


Office Location ---,
Milton,
GA 
30115
Phone Number (678) 5919254

About Creative Planning

At Creative, our mission is to provide our clients with the best path to wealth accumulation, retention, and transfer of assets by creating and implementing strategies that are tailored to their unique goals. We are driven to provide our clients with uncluttered, professional advice that enhances their quality of life and leads to sustained and actionable solutions. We offer thorough counsel on each client's wealth management issues. Our goal is to provide clients with clarity, to educate, and to make significant and tangible progress toward every client's financial goals. We are our client's financial advocate, striving to organize and simplify life in such a way that maximizes the family's enjoyment of their wealth now and in the future. As a nationally recognized leader in the wealth management community, we are focused on providing clients with customized investment plans and comprehensive wealth management services. At Creative, we believe a client's portfolio must take into account where they are and where they want to go, as well as all of the unique circumstances that apply to their situation. For over 30 years, we have been working with individuals and institutions to customize and manage portfolios designed to optimize the probability of success. We take our role as trusted advisor seriously, using proprietary strategies and techniques we have developed over the course of multiple market cycles.



Qualifications CRD# 2367858
FirmCRD# 2367858

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


Office Location 407 East Maple Street, Suite 303,
Cumming,
GA 
30040
Phone Number (770) 6272121

David brings more than 26 years of professional financial planning and investment management experience. He earned a Bachelors of Science degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida. In 2000, David earned the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation from the College of Financial Planning in Colorado. David is a firm believer in the principles and biblically based curriculum that Dave Ramsey has developed for managing money. He is a graduate of The Legacy Journey by Dave Ramsey and has taught financial literacy classes at his church. Early in Davids career, he was a member of a well-established financial planning firm in his hometown of West Palm Beach, Florida. He gained invaluable experience while working on comprehensive financial plans for wealthy families. As an expert in Retirement Analysis and Asset Management, he is focused on creating tailored solutions for his clients. David is passionate about his profession and appreciates the opportunity to help individuals and families realize their dreams. While not on the job, David really enjoys involvement in the community, the outdoors and seeing the world that God has provided for us, especially with his family! His daughter Ashley graduated from Wake Forest University in North Carolina and Megan is a Sophomore at Liberty University in Virginia. David is currently serving on the board of directors for The Place of Forsyth. He has written several articles for the local newspaper as he explores Forsyth County on his Food Adventures. He has enjoyed the Rotary club, Leadership Forsyth, Jesses House, Abba House, Mentor Me, and Meals by Grace. David loves being a part of Browns Bridge Church; hearing Andy Stanley speak and his involvement with the small groups like Thrive and Moneywise.

About Financial Consultants Group

Our mission is to provide value to your overall financial picture. Finances affect every aspect of our lives, so we work diligently to build a personal relationship with you and to understand your unique situation. With over 70 years combined experience, you can feel secure that our team will be able to provide you with unbiased guidance that adheres to the fiduciary standard. We walk you through our simplified, yet detailed, process to develop a customized plan to help you reach your financial goals. We believe our approach adds a broader perspective to all we do and provides you with peace of mind that comes from having a plan and an experienced team in your corner. Changing to a career you love? Retiring early? Not depending on your kids for support? Being outrageously generous to those in need? Financial Freedom is more than just being debt-free and able to cover your expenses. Its about doing what you want to do. Let us help you develop a strategy to meet your goals. Having a plan and working with an advisor can help keep you accountable and take the emotion out of financial decision making. With a combined 70+ years of experience, we have seen market swings and helped clients through family crises. We would love to partner with you to help you leave a legacy.



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