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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 Crystal Lake, Illinois

Last Updated - May 13, 2024

Crystal Lake has 7 WiserAdvisor vetted Financial Planners and Advisors on the online list below for you to choose from. These financial advisors in Crystal Lake, Illinois have an average of 24 years of experience.

NOTE: The list of vetted financial advisors in Crystal Lake, Illinois 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 Crystal Lake, Illinois.

Qualified Financial Advisors in Crystal Lake, Illinois

Financial Advisor Experience AUM Minimum Assets Fee Structure
Michael Stewart
CFP®, RFC®
CRYSTAL LAKE TAX & FINANCIAL INC
451 Coventry Lane,
Suite 102,
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
21 Years Not Specified $50,000 Fee-Based
Mark S. La Spisa
CFP®, CRPS®, CFS, AIF®
VERMILLION FINANCIAL ADVISORS
16 Executive Court,Suite 3,
Barrington, IL 60010
32 Years Not Specified $1,000,000 Fee-Based
Savant Wealth Management
475 Half Day Road,
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
35 Years $0 Not Specified Fee-Only
Christopher Barberini
LAKESHORE CAPITAL GROUP
1811 Hicks Rd. Suite A,
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
11 Years $35,000,000 $400,000 Fee-Only
Allworth Financial
AIF®, BFA", CDFA", RFC®
2610 Lake Cook Road Suite 250,
Riverwoods, IL 60015
Not Disclosed $10,000,000,000 Not Specified Fee-Based
Jacob Schatz
CFP®, RICP®
INTENTGEN FINANCIAL PARTNERS
1460 Bond Street Suite 120,
Naperville, IL 60563
15 Years Not Specified $0 Fee-Based
Savant Wealth Management
4040 N. Lincoln Ave,
Chicago, IL 60618
35 Years $0 Not Specified Fee-Only

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Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Crystal Lake, Illinois

Qualifications CRD# 4243807
Firm CRD# 173272
Series 65

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


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

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# 1600709
Firm CRD# 119239

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


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, ensure family members are provided for should an incapacitation (or death) occur and selection of risk appropriate investments. 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

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.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth 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


Qualifications Firm CRD# 107271

Compensation/Fee Fee-Only, Based on Assets


Office Location 475 Half Day Road,
Lincolnshire,
IL
60069
Phone Number 847-541-6888

About Savant Wealth Management

Savant Wealth Management

Our independent status is unique. It allows us to remain impartial in our advice and serve our clients in a fiduciary capacity. We accrue no benefit from brokerage services, commissions, finder fees, or product sales of any kind. We integrate the planning, investment, and tax disciplines to maximize after-tax wealth and align our clients assets with their ideal vision of the future. Savant has consistently received local and national recognition.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Investment Advice & Management, Legal Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts


Qualifications CRD# 5969705
Firm CRD# 325609
Series 65

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


Office Location 1811 Hicks Rd. Suite A,
Rolling Meadows,
IL
60008
Phone Number 847-701-0400

Chris Barberini, the Director of Wealth Management at Lakeshore Capital Group, has worked with clients for over a decade to tailor financial plans that not only help maximize their money now, but also in the future. Chris has made a commitment to his clients to be transparent and to have an open line of communication at all times as he works with them to build comprehensive financial strategies that are specific to their personal situations. Chris has knowledge in wealth management, specifically, investment consultation, equity compensation, retirement planning, tax planning and mitigation, asset allocation and placement, risk management, wealth transfer to heirs, as well as social security*. He acts in the best interest of his clients, upholding the fiduciary standard. Chris currently carries a Series 65 registration as well as a life and health insurance license. Chris is a lifelong resident of suburban Chicago. When not working with clients, you can find him spending time with his family -- wife Kelly, daughter Clara, son Geo, and dog Stanley. He also enjoys time spent with friends, whether it be golfing, cooking or watching one of his favorite Chicago sports teams.

About Lakeshore Capital Group

Lakeshore Capital Group

We serve as a CFO to families that want to minimize taxes, optimize investments, & plan for their loved ones. We are built with the intent to be there every step of the way. We're Lakeshore Capital Group. A group of experienced, team-oriented financial professionals invested in aligning your financial picture with your needs and your goals - not the market. By working together, we've made it our mission to ensure every facet of your finances is working in tandem to move you forward in the right direction.

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 Firm CRD# 111167

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 2610 Lake Cook Road Suite 250,
Riverwoods,
IL
60015
Phone Number 888-242-6766

About Allworth Financial

Allworth Financial

Allworth Financial has been providing transparent, straightforward, and honest financial advice to individuals and families for more than 26 years. They are a fiduciary, fee-based firm that focuses on helping people achieve financial confidence. The advisors at Allworth are not salespeople, so their sole interest is providing the recommendations and advice people need to hear. During your free consultation, the advisor will listen to your goals, answer your questions, and lay out a series of next steps for success.

Advisory Services Provided:

Retirement Planning, Tax Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts


Qualifications CRD# 5522486
Firm CRD# 304569
Series 7, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets


Office Location 1460 Bond Street Suite 120,
Naperville,
IL
60563
Phone Number 630-821-6990

As the financial world evolves and changes, Jacob feels called to continually improve and expand his skillset so he can create better experiences for clients and provide them with the exemplary service they deserve. His career with IntentGen Financial Partners has helped him follow through on this calling by giving him the opportunity to make a significant impact in the lives of clients. By closely collaborating with them to build their financial plan, Jacob is able to help clients intentionally protect, spend and give their money in purposeful ways. Jacob currently resides in Collierville, TN. He's extended his commute by a few hours and balances working remotely with trips back to the Naperville office. In his spare time, Jacob enjoys exercising, golfing and spending time outdoors with his family and their dogs. "I believe our team can make a significant impact for our clients through a collaborative partnership that helps them intentionally protect, spend and give their money." - Jacob Schatz

About IntentGen Financial Partners

IntentGen Financial Partners

No matter your financial path, our team of advisors can provide the support and care that will help you achieve your goals. We know that every client who walks through our doors has a unique and complex set of needs. Our advisors and support staff work collectively in order to provide personalized and comprehensive solutions for all of life's most pressing financial challenges. Each member of our team has diverse skills and specializations, and everyone brings something unique to the table. As a result, there's no problem too big or too small for us to handle together. Our process is designed to help you articulate your priorities and attach purpose to your resources. From there, we'll work together to strategize for the future and maximize your ability to grow. As an independent practice and a member of the Thrivent Advisor Network, we retain the best that Thrivent offers, but can now go even further to serve you and your community.

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


Qualifications Firm CRD# 107271

Compensation/Fee Fee-Only, Based on Assets


Office Location 4040 N. Lincoln Ave,
Chicago,
IL
60618
Phone Number 773-697-9528

About Savant Wealth Management

Savant Wealth Management

Our independent status is unique. It allows us to remain impartial in our advice and serve our clients in a fiduciary capacity. We accrue no benefit from brokerage services, commissions, finder fees, or product sales of any kind. We integrate the planning, investment, and tax disciplines to maximize after-tax wealth and align our clients assets with their ideal vision of the future. Savant has consistently received local and national recognition.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Investment Advice & Management, Legal Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts


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