As a Certified Financial Planner (TM) at Plotkin Financial Advisors, LLC I am in the business of
making a difference in the lives of clients and their families. I am guided by the core values of
honesty, integrity, independence, innovation, objectivity and as a fiduciary of clients'
interests. As an independent firm, we are free to craft financial plans and make recommendations
that fit our clients best. The services and investments we recommend are based on what is in the
best interest for our clients and their families.
My firm's comprehensive wealth management service is a refined process that helps to define and clarify the financial landscape for the clients we serve. Together, we help you and your family work towards your financial goals.
What - Provide clients with sound advice regarding every aspect of their financial lives.
How - I utilize our proprietary Legacy Program method to design a customized wealth management plan.
Why - I believe comprehensive financial planning is the foundation of achieving your desired lifestyle.
|Firm Start Year:||2003|
|Name of Broker/Dealer:||Independent Financial Group, LLC|
|Name of Custodial Firm:||Charles Schwab|
|States Licensed in:||DC, MD, MA, NJ|
|Number of Years with Current Firm:||3|
|I work with the following types of clients:||Individual Investors, Non-Profit Organizations, Businesses|
|Investment Types:||Bonds, Options & Futures, Alternative Investments, Stocks, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Commodities, Socially Responsible Investments (SRI)|
|I can meet clients in the following ways:||At my office, At your home, Via phone, At your office|
Qualifications & Memberships
|Insurance and Annuity Licenses:||Annuity, Variable Annuity, Variable Life, Life|
|Registered Investment Advisor:||Yes|
|Investment Advisor Representative:||Yes|
|I am an acknowledged fiduciary:||Yes|
|Compliance Disclosures in Last 5 years:||I have a clean record|
|Criminal Disclosures in Last 5 years:||I have a clean record|
Compensation and Fees
|Fee Structure:||Fee-Based (Fee and Commissions)|
|Minimum Portfolio Size for New Managed Accounts:||$500,000|
|Compensation Methods:||Commissions, Flat Fee|
|Masters of Science in Finance||
University of Loyola, Maryland - Baltimore, MD
|Bachelor of Science||
The Catholic University of America - Washington, DC
Securities offered through Independent Financial Group, LLC, a registered broker- dealer. Member FINRA/SIPC. Broker securities available to residents of District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jerse. Advisory services through Plotkin Financial Advisors, LLC, a registered investment advisor. Plotkin Financial Advisors, LLC and IFG are unaffiliated entities.
Erich is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER" who has been in the financial service industry for over a decade. He received his Bachelors of Science from The Catholic University of America and his Master degree in Finance from The Sellinger School of Business at Loyola University Maryland. Prior to joining Plotkin, Erich was both a client manager and the associate portfolio manager at Geier Asset Management, Inc. in Marriottsville, MD. At Geier, Erich worked with professional athletes, business owners, retirees, and families to implement their financial goals. In conjunction with these responsibilities he gained tremendous experience analyzing, identifying and executing strategies in client investment portfolios that aligned with their unique income and growth objectives.
The diverse clientele that Erich has served over the years has allowed him to recognize that there is not a standardized approach when it comes to crafting the right financial plan or investment allocation for clients and their families. This is why Erich believes in holistic financial planning in order to develop a plan and investment strategy that meets the clients needs. Truly passionate about this approach, Erich also conducts retirement income planning seminars on how to accumulate and align assets with ones retirement goals.
Erich is a sports enthusiast having played team sports all his life and enjoys staying active by acquiring new hobbies. He and his wife, Kelly, have two young children.
Financial Planning for Individuals
Personalized, unique and thoughtful financial planning. Plotkin Financial Advisors, LLC, implements a customized approach to financial planning that focuses on helping you clarify your goals, plan for the future, and build a legacy. Our Certified Financial Planners(TM) become your personal resource and understand that no one individual or family is the same. This is why we take the time to get to know you, determine how we can help, and identify with your concerns as well as your goals. It is through this discovery that we offer comprehensive solutions that alleviate these concerns and move you towards your goals.
How well you invest will dictate the resources you have available to meet your objectives and goals. This is why it is imperative that our advisors know your goals as we craft your plan because these will influence how we invest your portfolio. It is through our investment analysis process that we will determine if your existing portfolio is inefficient or suitable for you. In analyzing your investments, we review all of your accounts to summarize your allocation between equities (stocks), fixed-income (bonds) and cash. These include your personal and work retirement accounts, taxable investment accounts and cash reserves in savings and CDs. Next, we review your specific investments to verify the quality of the investments as well as how much risk is associated with the underlying investments. Ultimately, our investment decisions and recommendations will help build you a portfolio that: Generates enough income you can live off of in retirement Offers growth potential so that it appreciates Reduces security risks through diversification Allows you to sleep at night Our investment planning process makes it possible to choose the most suitable investments for you. Unlike many of our competitors, we do not offer a cookie-cutter investment proposal with our financial plans, but rather a customized portfolio that is designed to meet your specific goals and objectives.
Plotkin Financial Advisors, LLC (PFA) offers comprehensive retirement income planning to help alleviate the uncertainty of managing your investments in retirement. If you are planning your retirement or are currently retired, our retirement planning solutions help project your income needs and determine an effective withdrawal strategy that is not only sustainable but is also feasible.
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|Andrews Air Force Base||Annandale|
|Cabin John||Capitol Heights|
|Falls Church||Fort Belvoir|
|Fort George G Meade||Fort Myer|
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|Takoma Park||Temple Hills|
|Washington Grove||West Friendship|