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Qualified Financial Advisors in Crystal Lake, Illinois
Financial Advisor Office Location Phone Number
Michael Stewart
Crystal Lake Tax & Financial Services
451 Coventry Lane,
Crystal Lake, IL  60014
(815) 526-3092
Mark S. La Spisa, CFP, CFS
Vermillion Financial Advisors
16 Executive Court,Suite 3,
Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 382-9999
Timothy Creath, CLU, ChFC, QKA
Creath Financial Services
903 Sienna Drive,
Schaumburg, IL  60193
(224) 353-3328
Ed Hungler
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
2700 Patriot Blvd.,
Glenview, IL  60026
(847) 724-0438
Drew Blessman
Creative Planning
1515 W. 22nd St. Suite 650W,
Oakbrook, IL  60523
(630) 270-7045
Jessica Carter
Creative Planning
1515 W. 22nd St. Suite 650W,
Oakbrook, IL  60523
(312) 720-1423
Joe Fazekas
Creative Planning
1515 W. 22nd St. Suite 650W,
Oakbrook, IL  60523
(630) 352-9964
Joshi Koneru
Creative Planning
1515 W. 22nd St. Suite 650W,
Oakbrook, IL  60523
(630) 320-9173
Kim Riewerts
Creative Planning
1515 W. 22nd St. Suite 650W,
Oakbrook, IL  60523
(630) 945-2256
Mike Moleski
Creative Planning
1515 W. 22nd St. Suite 650W,
Oakbrook, IL  60523
(773) 571-0997
Kyle Nolan
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
1515 W. 22nd Street,
Oak Brook, IL  60523
(630) 756-5260
Jim Hagedorn, CFA
Chicago Partners
1 N. Wacker Dr.,
Chicago, IL  60606
(312) 375-3282
Personal Capital
Personal Capital Advisors Corporation
---,
Chicago, IL  60601
(650) 556-1310

Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Crystal Lake

Qualifications CRD# 4243807
Series 65

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


Office Location 451 Coventry Lane,
Suite 102,
Crystal Lake,
IL 
60014
Phone Number (815) 5263092

Michael Stewart has been in suburban Chicago for most of his 46 years. He has been in the financial planning industry for over 16 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 Services

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
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) 3829999

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# 2245517
Series 6, 63, 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Flat Fee


Office Location 903 Sienna Drive,
Schaumburg,
IL 
60193
Phone Number (224) 3533328

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# 4553079
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 6, 7, 63, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee Based Only - No Commissions


Office Location 2700 Patriot Blvd.,
Suite 120,
Glenview,
IL 
60026
Phone Number (847) 7240438

I think of myself as part financial planner and part coach for my clients. Together, we set a financial game plan they can follow and stay on track in order to help them achieve the fulfilling retirement they deserve. Outside of work, Ive been a coach of my kids sports for 23 seasons, which include soccer, basketball, baseball and football. I also love playing golf and doing yoga.

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# 6210655
FirmCRD# 105348


Office Location 1515 W. 22nd St. Suite 650W,
Oakbrook,
IL 
60523
Phone Number (630) 2707045

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# 5163051
FirmCRD# 105348


Office Location 1515 W. 22nd St. Suite 650W,
Oakbrook,
IL 
60523
Phone Number (312) 7201423

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# 2545817
FirmCRD# 105348


Office Location 1515 W. 22nd St. Suite 650W,
Oakbrook,
IL 
60523
Phone Number (630) 3529964

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# 5335312
FirmCRD# 105348


Office Location 1515 W. 22nd St. Suite 650W,
Oakbrook,
IL 
60523
Phone Number (630) 3209173

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# 4743247
FirmCRD# 105348


Office Location 1515 W. 22nd St. Suite 650W,
Oakbrook,
IL 
60523
Phone Number (630) 9452256

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# 3226313
FirmCRD# 105348


Office Location 1515 W. 22nd St. Suite 650W,
Oakbrook,
IL 
60523
Phone Number (773) 5710997

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# 5426926
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 7, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee Based Only - No Commissions


Office Location 1515 W. 22nd Street,
Suite 850W,
Oak Brook,
IL 
60523
Phone Number (630) 7565260

Joined Edelman Financial Engines in 2015. Began his career in the financial services industry in 2007. Successfully completed the Series 7 & 66 examination(s) administered by FINRA. Earned the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) certification(s). Bachelor's degree in Public Financial Management from Indiana University.

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# 458-3528
FirmCRD# 147662

Compensation/Fee Fee Only, Based on Assets


Office Location 1 N. Wacker Dr.,
Chicago,
IL 
60606
Phone Number (312) 3753282

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 FirmCRD# 155172

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets


Office Location ---,
Chicago,
IL 
60601
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.



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