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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 Florence, Kentucky

Last Updated - May 13, 2024

Florence has 9 WiserAdvisor vetted Financial Planners and Advisors on the online list below for you to choose from. These financial advisors in Florence, Kentucky have an average of 25 years of experience.

NOTE: The list of vetted financial advisors in Florence, Kentucky 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 Florence, Kentucky.

Qualified Financial Advisors in Florence, Kentucky

Financial Advisor Experience AUM Minimum Assets Fee Structure
Tom Nemec
CMFC®
EDELMAN FINANCIAL ENGINES, LLC
7310 Turfway Road Suite 550,
Florence, KY 41042
26 Years Not Specified Not Specified Fee-Based
Dan Brown
CWS
NATIONAL WEALTH MANAGEMENT GROUP / LPL FINANCIAL
11260 Chester Rd Suite 250,
Cincinnati, OH 45246
26 Years $40,000,000 $25,000 Fee-Based
Dave Wilder
Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA), CFP®, Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF)
TOTAL WEALTH PLANNING LLC.
4665 Cornell Rd,
Suite 160,
Cincinnati, OH 45241
30 Years $0 $5,000 Fee-Only
Tom Nemec
CMFC®
EDELMAN FINANCIAL ENGINES, LLC
Summit Woods I Building,
100 East Business Way Suite 360,
Cincinnati, OH 45241
26 Years Not Specified Not Specified Fee-Based
Allworth Financial
7890 E. Kemper Road, Suite 200,
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Not Disclosed $10,000,000,000 Not Specified Fee-Based
Rick Scheeler
CLTC®, CASL®, CFP®, MSFS, RICP®, AEP®, CLU®, ChSNC®, CAP®, CKA®, ChFC®
SCHEELER FINANCIAL GROUP
9078 Union Centre Blvd, Suite 202,
West Chester, OH 45069
22 Years Not Specified $500,000 Fee-Based
David Bailey
EDELMAN FINANCIAL ENGINES, LLC
10100 Innovation Drive,
Suite 160,
Miamisburg, OH 45342
24 Years Not Specified Not Specified Fee-Based
Doug Kinsey
CFP®, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst(CDFA)
ARTIFEX FINANCIAL GROUP, LLC
2305 Far Hills Avenue,
Dayton, OH 45419
25 Years Not Specified $500,000 Not Specified

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Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Florence, Kentucky

Qualifications CRD# 3063208
Firm CRD# 104510
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 7310 Turfway Road Suite 550,
Florence,
KY
41042
Phone Number 513-619-5794

I'm a financial planner with experience in securities, investment strategies, and retirement planning. Every day, I help my clients find the right path to their financial future that works with their unique lives today and tomorrow. In my free time, I love experimenting with new recipes, traveling to new places, and watching new movies.

About Edelman Financial Engines, LLC

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 advisory firm, recognized by Barron's,1 awarded September 2021 based on data within a 12-month period. Compensation paid for use and distribution of rating. We have 145+ offices across the country and are entrusted by more than 1.3 million clients to manage more than $291 billion in assets.2 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. 1The 2021 Top 100 Independent Advisory Firm Ranking issued by Barron's is qualitative and quantitative, including assets managed, revenue generated, regulatory record, staffing levels and diversity, technology spending and succession planning. Firms elect to participate but do not pay to be included in the ranking. Compensation is paid for use and distribution of rating. Investor experience and returns are not considered. 2Data as of Dec. 31, 2021.


Qualifications CRD# 4163118
Firm CRD# 6413
Series 6, 7, 53, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets


Office Location 11260 Chester Rd Suite 250,
Cincinnati,
OH
45246
Phone Number 513-391-3187

I started in the financial services business in 1996 ( Investments and Insurance). I became securities licensed (series 6,63,66, and 7) a few years later. I specialize in creating financial plans for individuals and families, and recommending the appropriate investments to help my clients achieve their goals. I received my Certified Wealth Strategist CWS designation in 2015.

About National Wealth Management Group / LPL Financial

LPL was Founded in 1989 , and currently has over 18,000 advisors, 800 financial partners , and Fortune 500 Company.

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, Investment Advice & Management, Estate Planning & Trusts, Insurance Products & Annuities


Qualifications CRD# 2063597
Firm CRD# 174434
Series 65 (Not needed as an RIA)

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


Office Location 4665 Cornell Rd,
Suite 160,
Cincinnati,
OH
45241
Phone Number 513-984-6696

As Chief Investment Officer, Dave chairs Total Wealth Planning's Investment Policy Committee and leads and manages the investment management team. He is primarily responsible for investment research, preparing and communicating Total Wealth Planning's economic and investment outlook. As Principal, Dave is responsible for investment advice, with extensive client contact and client-relationship management. He has a Master's in Tax Law (MST) from Villanova University and is a CFP®, a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA), and a Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA). Dave's background and experience includes: - 25+ years professional investment management and financial planning experience, including 12 years with The Vanguard Group as a senior investment advisor within the managed account service. - Professional Memberships in the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), Financial Planning Association, Cincinnati Estate Planning Council, and the American Bankers Association. - Serves on the Finance and Investment Committee for the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
- Five-Star Advisor through Paladin Registry
- 2008 Reuters Top Advisor
- Bloomberg Business Week magazine, a 2011 Top 50 Most Experienced Advisors in the United States. Villanova University Bachelor of Science, Accounting Dave enjoys time with his family of three children. He coaches softball/baseball and spends time outdoors skiing, scuba diving, hiking and running.

About Total Wealth Planning LLC.

Total Wealth Planning LLC.

For over 30 years, our mission has been to place our clients' interests first, to provide comprehensive financial planning and investment management, and to be a premier provider of innovative and timely strategies that ensure every client meets their established lifetime objectives.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Advice & Consulting


Qualifications CRD# 3063208
Firm CRD# 104510
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location Summit Woods I Building,
100 East Business Way Suite 360,
Cincinnati,
OH
45241
Phone Number 513-619-5794

I'm a financial planner with experience in securities, investment strategies, and retirement planning. Every day, I help my clients find the right path to their financial future that works with their unique lives today and tomorrow. In my free time, I love experimenting with new recipes, traveling to new places, and watching new movies.

About Edelman Financial Engines, LLC

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 advisory firm, recognized by Barron's,1 awarded September 2021 based on data within a 12-month period. Compensation paid for use and distribution of rating. We have 145+ offices across the country and are entrusted by more than 1.3 million clients to manage more than $291 billion in assets.2 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. 1The 2021 Top 100 Independent Advisory Firm Ranking issued by Barron's is qualitative and quantitative, including assets managed, revenue generated, regulatory record, staffing levels and diversity, technology spending and succession planning. Firms elect to participate but do not pay to be included in the ranking. Compensation is paid for use and distribution of rating. Investor experience and returns are not considered. 2Data as of Dec. 31, 2021.


Qualifications Firm CRD# 111167

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 7890 E. Kemper Road, Suite 200,
Cincinnati,
OH
45249
Phone Number 888-242-6766

Office Location 7890 E. Kemper Road, Suite 200,
Cincinnati,OH 45249
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# 4611216
Firm CRD# 6413
Series 6, 7, 63, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets


Office Location 9078 Union Centre Blvd, Suite 202,
West Chester,
OH
45069
Phone Number 513-883-6100

My objective is to help my clients gain a sense of clarity about their future, build a financial plan to get there and then implement by investing in the future. We care deeply about our clients - it is so much more than business to us. We take their success personally. Trust is essential for every relationship to be prosperous which is why I take the time to get to know the people I work with personally. As an independent advisor, the client is my sole consideration. I am committed to my candor, empathy, and dedication when prioritizing values and creating a holistic long-term plan.

About Scheeler Financial Group

Scheeler Financial Group

We are an INDEPENDENT ADVISORY FIRM which allows us to be FOCUSED ENTIRELY ON YOU. We exist to provide a one-of-a-kind, high-end concierge experience. WE CARE PERSONALLY ABOUT YOUR SUCCESS!

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


Qualifications CRD# 4175828
Firm CRD# 104510

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 10100 Innovation Drive,
Suite 160,
Miamisburg,
OH
45342
Phone Number 937-431-1925

I'm a financial planner who specializes in retirement income strategies and planning for financial goals. I have a passion for helping my clients and their families achieve a brighter financial future. In my spare time, Im usually spending time with my family or attending sporting events in the area.

About Edelman Financial Engines, LLC

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 advisory firm, recognized by Barron's,1 awarded September 2021 based on data within a 12-month period. Compensation paid for use and distribution of rating. We have 145+ offices across the country and are entrusted by more than 1.3 million clients to manage more than $291 billion in assets.2 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. 1The 2021 Top 100 Independent Advisory Firm Ranking issued by Barron's is qualitative and quantitative, including assets managed, revenue generated, regulatory record, staffing levels and diversity, technology spending and succession planning. Firms elect to participate but do not pay to be included in the ranking. Compensation is paid for use and distribution of rating. Investor experience and returns are not considered. 2Data as of Dec. 31, 2021.


Qualifications CRD# 1223159
Firm CRD# 140643


Office Location 2305 Far Hills Avenue,
Dayton,
OH
45419
Phone Number 855-752-6644

Doug Kinsey CFP®, CIMA®, AIFA® Partner Doug Kinsey is a partner in Artifex Financial Group, a fee-only financial planning and investment management firm based in Dayton, Ohio. Doug has over 25 years experience in financial services, and has been a CFP Certificant since 1999. Additionally, he holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary and Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst certifications as well as Certified Investment Management Analyst. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and also completed the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Investment Management Education Program Additionally, Doug has completed post-graduate work through the Harvard Business School HBX program. Dougs passion for financial planning is rooted in investments. He read books on investing as a child and has always found the idea of learning about companies, discovering new ideas, and finding hidden values to be extremely exciting. He does not believe in the abuses of Modern Portfolio Theory or an over-reliance on statistics and indexing. Active management is not dead, but the way it is approached should be. Common sense and careful investing are what is required to be a successful investor. Artifex Financial Group was founded in 2007 by Doug and his business partner, Darren Harp. Artifex currently advises over $100,000,000 in assets and serves 180 client households and corporate pension plans. In addition to personal financial advice, AFG provides active investment management, back office solutions, process improvement strategies and employee development consulting to financial advisory firms.

About Artifex Financial Group, LLC

Artifex Financial Group, LLC

Artifex Financial Group is a Fee-Only Comprehensive Wealth Management firm with offices in Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati Ohio. We work with our clients at any of our convenient offices or virtually wherever you are. In addition to general financial planning advice, we provide tax preparation and planning; investment management; pre-retirement readiness planning; business valuation and improvement consulting; college planning and a variety of other services. We are fiduciaries for our clients and place your interests first and foremost. Our team has a wide variety of expertise that we can put to work for you.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The role of a financial advisor is to provide professional financial guidance, advice, and money management services to individuals or businesses. They assist clients in various financial matters, including investment management, retirement planning, wealth management, estate management, and more, depending on the needs of an individual. Financial advisors assess their client's financial goals and risk tolerance and stay updated on market trends, investment options, and regulatory changes to provide informed advice. Additionally, financial advisors often act as fiduciaries, putting their client's best interests first while providing ongoing support and monitoring to help clients achieve their financial objectives. To make sure your best interests are being considered, read more about the role of a fiduciary financial advisor and the support they can provide.

Many financial advisors in Kentucky are also tax professionals or work closely with tax professionals to help clients with tax planning and optimization. These professionals can help you identify tax-saving strategies and recommend tax-efficient investment options by analyzing your current tax situation. However, the WiserAdvisor directory for the state of Kentucky may not include advisors that specialize in providing tax-related services. In the "Advisory Services Provided" section, you will be able to confirm if tax planning and optimization are among the services an advisor offers.

A vetted financial advisor in our directory for the state of Kentucky can help you develop an investment strategy that aligns with your goals and risk tolerance. They can provide guidance on how to diversify your portfolio, monitor your investments, and suggest adjustments as needed. Additionally, they can help you navigate market fluctuations and make informed decisions about buying and selling investments. If you are looking to improve your investment portfolio, read on about why professional investment management may be right for you.

When choosing a financial advisor in Kentucky, it's crucial to avoid common mistakes such as overlooking credentials, neglecting to assess experience and track record, overlooking conflicts of interest, not seeking references or reviews, and neglecting to discuss the advisor's fee structure. By avoiding these mistakes, you can make a more informed decision and select a financial advisor who is qualified, experienced, unbiased, and aligned with your financial goals. To learn more, refer to our guide on choosing the best financial advisor in Kentucky.

The cost of hiring a financial advisor in Kentucky varies depending on the advisor's experience, services, and fee structure. Some advisors charge a percentage of assets under management, ranging from approx. 1.02% or a fixed rate of approx. $7,500 and above. Meanwhile, other advisors charge an hourly rate, flat fees, or based on commission. It's important to understand the advisor's fee structure and any potential conflicts of interest before engaging in their services. To get a better understanding of how financial advisors charge and the factors influencing their fees, read more on what are the costs of hiring a financial advisor.

To check if a financial advisor in Kentucky has any disciplinary actions or complaints filed against them, you can use the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's (FINRA) BrokerCheck tool. This tool enables individuals to complete a thorough background check on financial professionals like brokers, brokerage firms, financial advisors, investment advisors, advising firms, etc. The detailed information provided through BrokerCheck includes their employment history, certifications, licenses, and active or past violations within the last ten years so that you can make an informed decision while hiring an advisor. We recommend using the following guide to learn how to use BrokerCheck to evaluate a financial advisor's credentials.

Financial advisors in Kentucky offer a wide range of services, including retirement planning, investment management, estate planning, tax planning, insurance planning, and wealth management. The specific services that an advisor offers may depend on their area of expertise, so it's important to find an advisor whose services align with your needs and goals. By clicking on the "View full profile" button of any vetted financial advisor, you can access detailed information about their services, fees, credentials, and more. Read on to better understand how financial advisors can assist you with the various services they provide.

When evaluating the qualifications of financial advisors in Kentucky, it is important to look for someone who is licensed and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). You may also want to consider their educational background, years of experience, and any relevant certifications, like Certified Financial Planners (CFP), Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA), Chartered Financial Consultants (ChFC), etc. To further explore the various credentials an advisor can hold, read more about advisor designations.

To ensure that a financial advisor in Kentucky prioritizes your best interests, seek out advisors who adhere to a fiduciary standard, which legally obligates them to act in your best interests and avoid conflicts of interest. When selecting an advisor, inquire about their fiduciary status and how they will consistently prioritize your interests. To make sure your best interests are being considered, learn more about the role of a fiduciary financial advisor and the support they can provide.

How often you should meet with your financial advisor in Kentucky may depend on your specific financial situation and goals. For complex finances, you may need to meet with your financial advisor weekly or monthly, while for those with regular income and simpler investments, quarterly or annual meetings may be enough. Your advisor can assist in determining the suitable meeting frequency based on your circumstances. Read on to learn more about how often you should meet with your advisor.

Many financial planners and wealth managers in Kentucky are also tax professionals or work closely with tax professionals to help clients with tax planning and preparation. These professionals can help you minimize your taxes by analyzing your current tax situation, identifying tax-saving strategies, and recommending tax-efficient investment options. However, WiserAdvisor's directory may not include advisors that specialize in taxes. In the "Advisory Services Provided" section, you will be able to confirm if tax advice and tax preparation services are among the services they offer.

Financial advisors in Kentucky typically use a range of resources and tools to track their client's investments and monitor financial progress. These may include creating regular portfolio reports to summarize investment performance and allocation, as well as utilizing risk assessment tools to help determine clients' risk tolerance and align investment strategies. Notably, the availability of resources can vary based on the advisor's expertise, firm practices, and individual client preferences. Therefore, it's important to inquire about an advisor's investment management process to gain more insight. To learn more, read on about how financial advisors track and monitor your financial goals.

Yes, a financial advisor in Kentucky can help you prepare for your child's college expenses by analyzing your current financial situation, setting college savings goals, and providing guidance on college savings vehicles, such as the 529 College Savings Plan. Advisors can also help you navigate financial aid options when it is time for your child to go to college. To learn more about effective ways to save for college, read on about the best approaches to plan for a college education.

When choosing a financial advisor in Kentucky, it's important to consider key factors including an advisor's qualifications, experience, and method of compensation. Additionally, it's important to consider their investment philosophy, approach to financial management, and whether a financial advisor is bound to act in your best interests. To ensure you are making an informed decision and choosing the right financial advisor to manage your finances, we recommend our guide on the 5 things to consider when hiring a financial advisor.

Yes, there are financial advisors in Kentucky who specialize in helping individuals who are retiring without a retirement plan. These advisors understand the unique challenges faced by individuals in this situation and can provide guidance on creating a financial roadmap for retirement. They may assist in developing strategies to maximize savings, establish a sustainable retirement income, and explore investment options suited for late-stage retirement planning. To gain a deeper understanding of late-life retirement planning, read about how to plan for retirement if you are starting later in life.

Working with a financial advisor in Kentucky can offer many benefits. As the advisor's client, you can benefit from the advisor's extensive knowledge, experience, and perspective resulting in you gaining peace of mind. Working with a financial advisor can also save you time managing your finances, help minimize investment risks, and potentially increase your investment returns as they can also help you identify areas of financial weakness and recommend strategies for improvement. To learn more, read about the benefits of working with a financial advisor.