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Qualified Financial Advisors in Rockford, Illinois
Financial Advisor Office Location Phone Number
Michael Stewart
Crystal Lake Tax & Financial Services
451 Coventry Lane,
Crystal Lake, IL  60014
(815) 526-3092
Dean Hessler
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
2501 West Beltline Highway Suite 103,
Madison, WI  53713
(608) 234-5121

Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Rockford

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# 2652956
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66


Office Location 2501 West Beltline Highway Suite 103,
Madison,
WI 
53713
Phone Number (608) 2345121

Ive been a financial planner since 2002 because my passion in life is to help my clients succeed. It always gives me great joy to see them reach the financial goals theyve worked so hard to achieve. In my spare time, I love staying fit, hiking, biking and doing landscape projects in my yard. Im also a proud former Peace Corps volunteer.

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.



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