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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
Creath Financial Services
903 Sienna Drive,
Schaumburg, IL  60193
(224) 353-3328

Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Crystal Lake

Qualifications CRD# 4243807
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based (Fee and Commissions), 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


Office Location 16 Executive Court,Suite 3,
Barrington,
IL 
60010
Phone Number (847) 3829999

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 (Fee and Commissions), Based on Assets


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 2 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).



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