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A densely populated state like Illinois has different types of experienced & certified financial advisors such as fiduciary financial advisors and fee only financial planners making it challenging for you to choose the one that may perfectly meet your financial situation and needs. WiserAdvisor has pre-qualified and selected some of the top qualified financial advisors, independent certified financial planners, financial advisory firms & associations in Illinois and has listed them below with their details such as qualifications, service offerings, and other important information that you could use while searching for financial advisors to best suit your financial and investment goals. Please note that the list of financial advisors mentioned below does not include all vetted advisors as some have not been listed as per their request. They may be available when you use our free match tool to compare up-to 3 financial advisors if they match your specific requirements and preferences.

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List of Qualified Financial Advisors in Illinois
Financial Advisor Office Location Phone Number
Jim Hagedorn
CFA
Chicago Partners
1 N. Wacker Dr.,
Chicago, IL  60606
312-375-3282
Kyle Nolan
CFP®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
1515 W. 22nd Street Suite 850W,
Oak Brook, IL  60523
630-756-5260
Paul Daly
OMH Partner Group, Inc.
999 North Main Street,
Glen Ellyn, IL  60137
630-510-3126
Michael Stewart
RFC®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER
Crystal Lake Tax & Financial Inc
451 Coventry Lane,
Crystal Lake, IL  60014
815-526-3092
Chad Coe
Coe Financial Group
1121 Lake Cook Road Suite P,
Deerfield, IL  60015
847-282-3170
Mark S. La Spisa
CFP®, CRPS®, CFS, AIF®
Vermillion Financial Advisors
16 Executive Court,Suite 3,
Barrington, IL  60010
847-382-9999
Paul Raab
CRPC®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
2700 Patriot Blvd.,
Glenview, IL  60026
224-521-5230
Timothy Creath
ChFC®, QKA, CLU®
Creath Financial Services
903 Sienna Drive,
Schaumburg, IL  60193
224-353-3328
Daniel Fisher
RFC®
Fisher Financial Group LLC
707 Skokie Blvd., Suite 600,
Northbrook, IL  60062
847-205-9300
Personal Capital
Personal Capital Advisors Corporation
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Chicago, IL  60601
650-556-1310

Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Illinois

Qualifications CRD# 458-3528
FirmCRD# 147662

Compensation/Fee Fee Only


Office Location 1 N. Wacker Dr.,
Chicago,
IL 
60606
Phone Number 312-375-3282

About Chicago Partners

Optimize Your Most Important Business: the Management of Your Wealth. Chicago Partners is an SEC-registered, fee-only independent registered investment advisor (RIA) that specializes in creating a one-stop wealth management experience. With 23 investment professionals managing over $1.9 billion for 650+ clients, our team specializes in optimizing each dimension of our distinguished clients' wealth. Our clients include high & ultra-high-net-worth individuals, foundations, institutions, and corporations. Our clients optimize each dimension of their wealth by using our 5-Step Wealth Optimization Process, which includes: - Investment Consulting - Custom Investment Portfolios - Tax Planning & Tax Preparation - Personalized Financial Plans - The Fiduciary Relationship Our clients work with their dedicated teams consisting of CPA, CFP, J.D., and CFA-certified individuals, each focused on optimizing a specific dimension of the client's wealth. Each client's plan is customized to meet their unique goals & objectives, and their team of fiduciaries is always working to reach their goals and objectives.



Qualifications CRD# 5426926
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 1515 W. 22nd Street Suite 850W,
Oak Brook,
IL 
60523
Phone Number 630-756-5260

Since 2008, I've used my financial planning experiences, knowledge, and relationship management skills to serve my clients. I enjoy working with my clients to help ensure they stay on track and can handle the unexpected bumps life sends their way. In my free time, I like listening to audio books and spending time with my kids riding bikes, golfing and playing basketball.

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# 2684208
Series 65

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


Office Location 999 North Main Street,
Suite 106-D,
Glen Ellyn,
IL 
60137
Phone Number 630-510-3126

Paul Daly is the Principle and President of OMH Partner Group, Inc. located in Glen Ellyn, IL. Paul has been in this industry for over 25 years and brings a vast amount of experience to working with his clients. He is a Licensed Life/Health Insurance Agent and Investment Advisor Representative. Paul earned a Bachelor's degree from Western Illinois University with a Major in Economics and a Minor in Marketing.

About OMH Partner Group, Inc.

OMH Partner Group specializes in protecting principle, managing risk, and educating our clients in the investment process. It is the investment navigation that a client needs in today's financial world. We utilize The Financial ABC's of Retirement Planning Model which is a balance approach to investing. OMH Partner Group expertise includes managed investment accounts, fixed indexed annuities, gold/silver, and creating income plans. We make sure each client has just the right blend of protection of principle, liquidity, and managed risk. Licensed to provided financial services and insurance products for the State of Illinois.



Qualifications CRD# 4243807
FirmCRD# 173272
Series 65

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


Office Location 451 Coventry Lane,
Suite 102,
Crystal Lake,
IL 
60014
Phone Number 815-526-3092

Michael Stewart has been in suburban Chicago for most of his 51 years. He has been in the financial planning industry for over 21 years. His past experience includes 8 years in the Private Client Group and Investment Management divisions of two of Chicago's largest banks, overseeing deposits in excess of $200,000,000 in McHenry County. In 2008, Michael founded his own firm to independently serve the tax planning and conservative financial planning needs of his clients in or nearing retirement. Michael strives on educate his clients on how to invest profitably and avoid loss by providing conservative options. He is dedicated to helping his clients reap the rewards of a well planned retirement. In addition, Michael is a well established author, speaker and consultant on economic matters. He lives in McHenry with his wife of 21 years and their 3 children.

About Crystal Lake Tax & Financial Inc

At Crystal Lake Tax & Financial, we specialize in teaching clients how the world of income- generating investments and strategies can be used to help those in and nearing retirement to conservatively achieve their long-term financial goals and avoid common retirement planning mistakes. Protecting your principal from market losses and generating income and dividends will grow your money organically, or as we like to say "the old fashioned way." We rely on real world proven strategies rather than just hope like so many other brokers. Our number one mission is client education. We want to work with you to ensure that you make informed, educated decisions that will best suit your current needs and enable you to achieve your long term goals. We believe piece of mind comes from understanding your options and from working with your advisor to choose the options that work best for you and your family. Services offered; Financial Planning, Retirement Income Planning, Estate Planning, Income Tax Preparation and Investment Management.



Qualifications CRD# 2491459
FirmCRD# 2491459
Series 6, 7, 24, 63, 65

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


Office Location 1121 Lake Cook Road Suite P,
Deerfield,
IL 
60015
Phone Number 847-282-3170

In both business and life, Chad Coe is imbued with a strong passion for helping people and making a positive impact on their lives. With more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, his commitment to serving others has never wavered. He strives to provide clarity and focus on what matters most to people - their values, which ultimately dictate the basis and management of their investment portfolio. He enjoys working with clients as a team, helping them pursue their goals, and serving as their trusted advisor. As the President and Founder of Coe Financial Group, Chad embraces a values-based approach and focuses on the personal well-being and financial security of his clients. Whether youre saving for a specific goal or trying to manage your own investments, Chad can help you stay on track. Like other professional relationships you develop, a financial advisor can be a lifelong guide for helping you make well-informed decisions throughout your lifetime. A financial advisor can help you:

  • Clarify your goals and help you develop a financial plan
  • Gain a comprehensive view of your financial picture
  • Invest in strategies that can help you achieve your objectives An advisor who is a fiduciary puts your interests first by focusing on your financial well-being. Chad holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 24, 51, 63, and 65 securities registrations.

    About Coe Financial Group

    At Coe Financial Group, our priority is to thoroughly understand you and your needs. The best way to do this is by listening. Through a comprehensive process, we begin by taking the time to learn about you and your immediate and long-term goals. We ask the questions you may have not considered and evaluate the consequences you may not have foreseen. By asking the right questions, we can learn about you and your family. This helps us better understand what is important to you when helping you make smart choices about your money and financial future. Rather than simply recommend investment options, we take the time to learn about what type of investor you are. How much risk are you comfortable taking? Are you more focused on building or preserving your wealth? What is your time frame for pursuing your goals? These questions and more help us understand your specific financial needs and design personalized strategies. Our unique perspective is designed to help you gain clarity about your financial situation and make informed decisions. Read more about some of the common questions we ask you.



  • Qualifications CRD# 1600709
    FirmCRD# 119239

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


    Office Location 16 Executive Court,Suite 3,
    Barrington,
    IL 
    60010
    Phone Number 847-382-9999

    In 1988, Mark co-founded Vermillion Financial Advisors, Inc. (VFA). His vision for VFA was to fill a niche providing individuals and business owners with true comprehensive financial planning to support objective investment advice, and business planning services. Currently, Mark specializes in assisting high net worth clients in excess of $1,000,000, who are over 50 years of age with Comprehensive Personal Financial Planning and investment advisory services. These services include designing solutions for providing financial security to last throughout retirement, to make sure clients are only paying their fair share of taxes, family members are provided for should an incapacitation (or death occur) and selection of risk appropriate investment. In addition to his client's responsibilities, Mark wears many hats as the company's President and Managing Advisor. Mark is not only involved in the day-to-day direction of the marketing, financial consulting and operations functions of VFA, he also serves as an accomplished public speaker and conducts seminars on an array of financial topics ranging from investment portfolio design, successful retirement transition planning, wealth transfer, and tax reduction strategies. Mark is a member of, and has served on, many boards of directors and committees for various charitable organizations as well as organizations related to the future of the financial planning profession. Because of his background, expertise and position within the financial planning community, Mark has become a favorite resource of many media outlets. He has been involved, or featured, in numerous articles, radio broadcasts, television shows, and on-line websites. Some of the more recognized media outlets include CBS' "60 minutes", the Daily Herald, the Chicago Tribune's "Ask an Expert", the Chicago Sun Times, USA Today, Forbes, CNBC, Financial Planning Digest, Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, and Bloomberg Wealth Manager, to mention just a few. (View all media recognition) Mark's experience in financial planning has earned him numerous awards and recognition within the financial planning profession. Over his career he has obtained many professional designations and licenses, including a number of FINRA Stockbroker and General Securities Principal licenses, an insurance license, Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®), and Chartered Retirement Plan Specialist (CRPS®). In 2009, with Mark's leadership, Vermillion Financial Advisors decided to change platforms and become a "fee for service" advisory firm, affording our clients a more extensive and less restrictive menu of financial planning services, a wider array of financial and investment products. Mark makes his home in Palatine with his wife Laura and four sons, John, Joseph, Christopher and Stephen. Mark's hobbies include running (having completed seven marathons), golf, cycling, hiking, and traveling to experience new places with his family.

    About Vermillion Financial Advisors

    Vermillion Financial Advisors has been providing investment management, personal financial planning, and business consulting services since 1988. We specialize in serving individuals over the age of 50, who wish to be proactive in addressing their personal finances. These individuals are often interested in planning for a secure retirement and confirming they have sufficient funds to last throughout retirement. They also want to engage the services of a professional to assist the family when a loved one passes or becomes incapacitated. Clients generally seek Vermillion Financial Adavisors' advice as the result of many common changes in life but most often as of a monetary windfall (e.g. an inheritance, sale of a family business, severance package or retirement buyout), an unexpected life event (e.g. death or change in health status of a loved one). Often it is simply because time is too limited for busy clients to properly address their financial planning needs or because personal finances have become too complex. Business owners often seek VFA advice to evaluate current employee benefits, strategic planning, or business succession.



    Qualifications CRD# 5963018
    FirmCRD# 104510
    Series 66

    Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


    Office Location 2700 Patriot Blvd.,
    Suite 120,
    Glenview,
    IL 
    60026
    Phone Number 224-521-5230

    I'm passionate about helping my clients build a better future and achieve their financial and retirement goals. I love the opportunity to help people confirm whether they are on track to reach those goals. Outside of work I enjoy water sports, running, and spending time with friends and 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# 2245517
    Series 6, 63, 65

    Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


    Office Location 903 Sienna Drive,
    Schaumburg,
    IL 
    60193
    Phone Number 224-353-3328

    I grew up about 30 miles southwest of St Louis, Mo. After high school, I went to IIT on an NROTC scholarship. After graduation in 1971, I went to flight school in Pensacola, FL. After flight training, I was designated as a Naval Flight Officer,and served with the World Famous Hurricane Hunters, had two tours of duty with anti-submarine squadrons, went to graduate school, served 2 tours of duty as an executive officer, and was the director of a Navy/Marine Corps school, before retiring in June of 1991. We moved to Schaumburg, IL, and I began my career in the financial services industry. I work with individuals and privately held companies, assisting them with their insurance and investment needs. I establish mutually beneficial long term relationships with my clients. I have 3 advanced designations and I am presently increasing my knowledge of the social security system and retirement income distribution.

    About Creath Financial Services

    I help individuals and privately held businesses with their investment and insurance needs. I establish a mutually beneficial relationship with my clients so that we can work together through the years and make sure that their plans keep up with the changes in their lives. I have been in the business for over 28 years and have 2 advanced designations in the industry, Charter Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC).



    Qualifications CRD# 1580889
    FirmCRD# 154479
    Series 65

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


    Office Location 707 Skokie Blvd., Suite 600,
    Northbrook,
    IL 
    60062
    Phone Number 847-205-9300

    Daniel Fisher has been assisting individuals and families who are retired or nearing retirement for the last 37 years. Mr. Fisher started his career as an accountant and moved into advising individuals on growing and preserving their assets conservatively while paying the least amount in income taxes. Dan is a Registered Financial Consultant (RFC) and a Registered Investment Advisor with his firm Fisher Financial Group, LLC. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Taxation from Roosevelt University. Dan has also helped employees and retirees of the Federal Government, AT&T, Motorola, United Airlines, American Airlines and several local school districts on how to preserve and make their nest egg grow. Dan’s expertise is in high demand, and he runs periodic, senior-focused educational workshops locally in the Chicago area on topics such as Veterans’ Benefits, Social Security planning, tax savings, asset protection and preservation, Medicaid planning, income planning, catastrophic illness planning, and safe investing. Dan has been a featured guest speaker on America’s Wealth Management Show with Dean Barber on WIND 560 AM radio. Also, Dan’s articles on retirement investing and tax planning have been published in local newspapers and publications. He is located at 707 Skokie Blvd., Suite 600, Northbrook, IL 60062 and is available for a complimentary consultation. You can contact Dan at (847) 205-9300.

    About Fisher Financial Group LLC

    Fisher Financial Group LLC was started in 1983 with the sole purpose of serving the personal financial goals of individuals and small businesses.Daniel Fisher has been personally assisting people who are retired or nearing retirement for the last 37 years. Mr. Fisher started his career as an accountant and moved into advising individuals on growing and preserving their assets conservatively while paying the least amount in income taxes. Dan is a Registered Financial Consultant (RFC) and a Registered Investment Advisor with his firm Fisher Financial Group, LLC. He holds a Bachelor?s Degree in Business and Taxation from Roosevelt University.Dan has taught employees and retirees of the Federal Government, AT&T, Motorola, United Airlines, American Airlines, WW Grainger and several local school districts how to preserve and make their nest egg grow. Dan?s expertise is in high demand, and he runs periodic, senior-focused educational workshops locally in the Chicago area on topics such as retirement planning, tax savings, asset protection and preservation, Medicaid planning, income planning, catastrophic illness planning, and safe investing. Dan has been a featured guest speaker on ABC Windy City Live, America?s Wealth Management Show with Dean Barber on Sundays on WIND 560 AM radio and WBBM radio. Dan?s articles on retirement investing and tax planning have been published in local newspapers and publications. He is available for a complimentary consultation by appointment by contacting him at (847) 205-9300 or dan at fisherfinancialgroupllc dot com.



    Qualifications FirmCRD# 155172

    Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


    Office Location ---,
    Chicago,
    IL 
    60601
    Phone Number 650-556-1310

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