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Find Top Financial Advisors in Lutherville Timonium, Maryland

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 Lutherville Timonium, Maryland

Last Updated - February 16, 2024

Lutherville Timonium has 14 WiserAdvisor vetted Financial Planners and Advisors on the online list below for you to choose from. These financial advisors in Lutherville Timonium, Maryland have an average of 24 years of experience.

NOTE: The list of vetted financial advisors in Lutherville Timonium, Maryland 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 Lutherville Timonium, Maryland.

Qualified Financial Advisors in Lutherville Timonium, Maryland

Financial Advisor Experience AUM Minimum Assets Fee Structure
Geoffrey Burroughs
CFP®, Financial Planning Specialist, CDFA®
HARBOR INVESTMENT ADVISORY
2330 W. Joppa Rd,
Lutherville, MD 21093
12 Years Not Specified $250,000 Fee-Based
Highlander Financial Group
3 Church Lane,
Baltimore, MD 21208
35 Years Not Specified $100,000 Fee-Based
Jake Marcoux
CFP®, APMA®, CLU®, ChFC®
LEGACY CAPITAL
300 Red Brook Blvd,
Suite 320,
Owings Mills, MD 21131
18 Years $350,000,000 $100,000 Fee-Based
Doug Miller J.D.
CFP®, CLU®
NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL
6011 University Blvd Suite 370,
Ellicott City, MD 21043
21 Years $6,100,000,000 $50,000,000 Fee-Based
Jonathan Szostek
CFP®,AIF®,RICP®,CRPC®,ChFEBCSMSCARBOROUGH CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
1906 Towne Centre Blvd,
Annapolis, MD 21401
14 Years Not Specified Not Specified Not Specified
Scarborough Capital Management
1906 Towne Centre Blvd,
Annapolis, MD 21401
Not Disclosed $1,300,000,000 Not Specified Not Specified
David Middleton
CFP®, AIF®
MIDDLETON ADVISORY
3 Bethesda Metro Center,
Suite 700,
Bethesda, MD 20814
14 Years $16,000,000 $500,000 Fee-Only
Mark Standard
UBS
1501 K Street NW,
Suite 1100,
Washington, DC 20005
27 Years $0 $500,000 Fee-Based
Bryan Beatty
Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF), CFP®
EGAN, BERGER AND WEINER, LLC
1919 Gallows Rd, Suite 980,
Vienna, VA 22043
31 Years $800,000,000 $0 Fee-Based
Savant Wealth Management
1945 Old Gallows Road,
Suite 505,
Vienna, VA 22182
35 Years $0 Not Specified Fee-Only
Adam Paffenroth
CFP®, ChFC®
CORNERSTONE PRIVATE WEALTH PLANNING
2000 Duke Street,
Suite 312,
Alexandria, VA 22314
Not Disclosed Not Specified Not Specified Fee-Based
Savant Wealth Management
11921 Freedom Drive,
Reston, VA 20190
35 Years $0 Not Specified Fee-Only
Andrew Rosen
CFP®
DIVERSIFIED, LLC
3705 Concord Pike,
Wilmington, DE 19803
22 Years $250,000 $250,000 Fee-Based
Vanguard Personal Advisor
100 Vanguard Blv V26,
Malvern, PA 19355
Not Disclosed Not Specified Not Specified Fee-Based

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Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Lutherville Timonium, Maryland

Qualifications CRD# 5379858
Firm CRD# 151085
Series 7, 31, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets


Office Location 2330 W. Joppa Rd,
Lutherville,
MD
21093
Phone Number 410-659-8905

About Harbor Investment Advisory

Harbor Investment Advisory

I take a client-first approach focused on helping my clients navigate through the complex and emotional financial decisions that surround their lives. I concentrate on doing three things for my clients and ask one in return. I help them: - Simplify their financial lives - Generate the necessary returns and income to sustain the lifestyle they desire now and in retirement - Build a legacy for the ones they love and the things they care about. What I ask in return: should my clients have a question on anything financial, I expect to be the first phone call.


Qualifications Firm CRD# 6413
Series 6, 7, 63, 65

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


Office Location 3 Church Lane,
Baltimore,
MD
21208
Phone Number 410-415-5505

About Highlander Financial Group

Highlander Financial Group

Our mission is to help our clients work toward financial independence through planning. We want to spend time with our clients to determine their goals and objectives, time horizon, risk tolerance and help them make suitable financial decisions for their future. Our mission is to build a long-term relationship with you as your trusted advisor. We aim to accomplish this through education, training, integrity, and outstanding client service. Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor, Member FINRA/SIPC

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, Insurance Products & Annuities


Qualifications CRD# 4673912
Firm CRD# n/a
Series 7, 26, 66

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


Office Location 300 Red Brook Blvd,
Suite 320,
Owings Mills,
MD
21131
Phone Number 240-643-2337

I grew up in Rockville, MD, where I was raised by my Canadian grandparents. My grandfather passed away at a young age where unfortunately I learned firsthand the importance of proper planning and risk management. This led me to pursue degrees in Finance & Accounting, while playing both D3 Football and Basketball. Today, I love spending time with my wife Alysia, and our 3 kids, Genevieve (11), Vivian (9) and Beau (6). When we're not traveling, trying new things, or most often shuttling between the kids sports and activities. . I try to keep up on our Washington and Baltimore sports teams and occasionally breaking 100 while golfing!

About Legacy Capital

Legacy Capital

At Legacy Capital, we take the time to understand what's truly important to you and we deliver personalized strategies that are consistent with your dreams and values. t's really never too early to begin thinking about leaving a legacy and our experienced team is committed to helping you achieve financial freedom through our highly customized and comprehensive planning approach. We can help you prepare for whatever life brings- both the expected and the unexpected- with personalized advice that is as unique as you are. Working together, we can help you feel more confident, connected and in control of your financial future and we will strive to deliver a thoughtful and distinctive client experience to earn your trust for the long-term.


Qualifications CRD# 4130719
Firm CRD# 2881
Series 6, 7, 63, 65, 66

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


Office Location 6011 University Blvd Suite 370,
Ellicott City,
MD
21043
Phone Number 443-956-1216

Doug Miller has worked in the financial services industry since January 3rd of 2000. From 1993-1999 he practiced Estate Planning and Business law. While in law school he worked at the SEC in the enforcement division. He is married and has 3 daughters. Two are currently at the University of Maryland and one is a graduate from Maryland and heading to PA school. He enjoys spending time with his family and participating in Ironman competitions.

About Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual

In our view, there is only one financial risk: not having the money to do the things you want to do. Our job is to make sure that you can. We build lasting relationships with our clients by gaining a true understanding of what is important to them. Our comprehensive planning and disciplined approach provides integrated solutions to make sure that our clients can successfully achieve their visions.

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, Insurance Products & Annuities


Qualifications CRD# 5133470
Firm CRD# 169517
Series 7, 66


Office Location 1906 Towne Centre Blvd,
Annapolis,
MD
21401
Phone Number 410-972-2497

I joined the Scarborough Capital Management team in 2006. I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional and also hold the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®), Retirement Income Certified Professional™ (RICP®), Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor™ (CRPC®), and the Chartered Federal Employee Benefit Consultant (ChFEBCsm) designations. My goal is to work with clients to help identify their personal and financial objectives and subsequently develop a blueprint to help implement, monitor, and accomplish those goals. I currently offer financial education, comprehensive financial planning, 401(k), 403(b), TSP, and wealth management to help investors reach their retirement goals.

As an Executive Vice President and Retirement Advisor at Scarborough Capital Management, I also am a separately registered representative of, and offer securities through, Independent Financial Group, LLC., member FINRA/SIPC. I also hold Series 7 and 66 registrations and separately, Life, Health, and Variable Annuity Insurance licenses. For state licensing information please visit www.scmadvice.com.

About Scarborough Capital Management

Scarborough Capital Management

Scarborough Capital Management was founded on the belief that everyone deserves access to high quality financial advice.


In the late 1980’s, many financial firms were focused on serving the wealthy. Scarborough set out to provide something different. We wanted to offer a service that was practical for everyone, not just a small percentage of the population. So we introduced 401(k), 403(b) and Thrift Savings Plan management services to American workers in the heartland.

Soon after, we broadened our scope to offer comprehensive financial planning, so we could help clients simplify their entire financial lives.


Our evolution didn’t stop there. Several years later, we saw that our clients were busy and often didn’t have time to drive to our offices for meetings. So we were one of the first firms to offer “virtual” advisory services. This allowed us to begin serving people from coast to coast.


Fast forward to the present day…while we’ve expanded, we’ve remained a close-knit team of professional advisors with a lot of shared history. Everyone on our team shares a passion for providing practical advice so you have the best chance of reaching your goals.


Most importantly, we have adhered to our founding beliefs:

 

  • Financial advice must be practical. We act more like a financial coach instead of old-fashioned “stock broker”. There’s nothing we love more than helping you map out all of your financial goals….then helping you work toward them one by one!
  • Getting advice must be convenient. You’re busy, so we interact with you whichever way you prefer: in person, or by email, phone and online conference.

 

Thirty years later, we now oversee more than $1 billion in assets. We’re incredibly honored to serve as a trusted partner for so many individuals and families.


Qualifications Firm CRD# 169517


Office Location 1906 Towne Centre Blvd,
Annapolis,
MD
21401
Phone Number 410-573-5700

About Scarborough Capital Management

Scarborough Capital Management

Scarborough Capital Management was founded on the belief that everyone deserves access to high quality financial advice.

In the late 1980’s, many financial firms were focused on serving the wealthy. Scarborough set out to provide something different. We wanted to offer a service that was practical for everyone, not just a small percentage of the population. So we introduced 401(k), 403(b) and Thrift Savings Plan management services to American workers in the heartland.

Soon after, we broadened our scope to offer comprehensive financial planning, so we could help clients simplify their entire financial lives.

Our evolution didn’t stop there. Several years later, we saw that our clients were busy and often didn’t have time to drive to our offices for meetings. So we were one of the first firms to offer “virtual” advisory services. This allowed us to begin serving people from coast to coast.

Fast forward to the present day…while we’ve expanded, we’ve remained a close-knit team of professional advisors with a lot of shared history. Everyone on our team shares a passion for providing practical advice so you have the best chance of reaching your goals.

Most importantly, we have adhered to our founding beliefs:

  • Financial advice must be practical. We act more like a financial coach instead of old-fashioned “stock broker”. There’s nothing we love more than helping you map out all of your financial goals….then helping you work toward them one by one!
  • Getting advice must be convenient. You’re busy, so we interact with you whichever way you prefer: in person, or by email, phone and online conference.

Thirty years later, we now oversee more than $1 billion in assets. We’re incredibly honored to serve as a trusted partner for so many individuals and families.


Qualifications CRD# 5398638
Firm CRD# 155334
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Only


Office Location 3 Bethesda Metro Center,
Suite 700,
Bethesda,
MD
20814
Phone Number 202-503-4015

David has fourteen years of experience in the financial services industry. He grew up in Ellicott City, Maryland and traveled south to The Georgia Institute of Technology to earn a degree in engineering. As many STEM graduates do, David decided to apply his technical education to the field of finance and joined T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. in Baltimore to start his career in 2007. In 2011, he launched Middleton Advisory LLC and offered financial advisory services to the public. David has earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (TM) designation by taking coursework through New York University and passing a two day, ten hour exam. David also earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designation by taking coursework though Stetson University and passing an exam. David is passionate about offering investment education to the public and providing holistic financial planning and investment management to qualified clients. He lives in Burtonsville, Maryland with his wife and two kids.

About Middleton Advisory

Middleton Advisory

Middleton Advisory is a fee-only Registered Investment Adviser in Bethesda, MD, founded by David Middleton to begin his private practice. Services are offered in the entire state and surrounding areas, with the ability to take on clients across the country. David's mission is to help clients implement the best possible investment strategies based on their unique needs. After several years of experience at T. Rowe Price, David founded a completely independent firm, with no obligation to any broker-dealer or investment company. This allows Middleton Advisory to completely avoid investments that carry sales loads or commissions. Instead, a variety of low-cost investment funds are used to implement prudent strategies, following the principles of diversification and asset allocation.

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


Qualifications CRD# 2617149
Firm CRD# 8174
Series 7, 9, 10, 23, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets


Office Location 1501 K Street NW,
Suite 1100,
Washington,
DC
20005
Phone Number 202-942-2899

Currently, Mark resides in Montgomery County, Maryland with his wife and young son. He enjoys competing in Spartan Races and spending time with his family.

About Ubs

Ubs

We take an approach to your wealth that works for you and your entire financial life. Whether you're pursuing retirement, making an investment or forging a legacy, understanding the bigger picture is the first step to helping you pursue your financial goals today, tomorrow and for generations to come.

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# 2207998
Firm CRD# 105644
Series 6, 7, 26, 63, 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets


Office Location 1919 Gallows Rd, Suite 980,
Vienna,
VA
22043
Phone Number 703-506-0843

Bryan D. Beatty, CFP®, AIF® Financial Planner / Partner of Egan, Berger & Weiner LLC 23 years of experience in the financial industry as the principal of an independent financial services firm specializing in all aspects of investment and retirement planning. Graduate of University of Maryland with a BS in Finance; former president of the Finance, Banking and Investment Society. CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Practitioner Active member of the Financial Planning Association, Executive Board Member, Treasurer An avid lifelong musician, Bryan plays guitar and writes music in his spare time and occasionally plays area venues. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Bryan has lived in Northern Virginia since 1992. Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER which it awards to individuals who successfully complete the CFP® boards initial and ongoing certification requirements.

About Egan, Berger and Weiner, LLC

Egan, Berger and Weiner, LLC

Associates of Egan, Berger & Weiner, LLC focuses on financial planning and coaching. We guide our clients to their dreams by skillfully navigating them through the myriad of life's financial decisions. We foster an environment for our team where they will achieve competitive greatness in their careers while simultaneously realizing their personal aspirations.


Qualifications Firm CRD# 107271

Compensation/Fee Fee-Only, Based on Assets


Office Location 1945 Old Gallows Road,
Suite 505,
Vienna,
VA
22182
Phone Number 703-288-0500

About Savant Wealth Management

Savant Wealth Management

Our independent status is unique. It allows us to remain impartial in our advice and serve our clients in a fiduciary capacity. We accrue no benefit from brokerage services, commissions, finder fees, or product sales of any kind. We integrate the planning, investment, and tax disciplines to maximize after-tax wealth and align our clients assets with their ideal vision of the future. Savant has consistently received local and national recognition.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Investment Advice & Management, Legal Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts


Qualifications CRD# 5375337
Firm CRD# 825638
Series 7, 66

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


Office Location 2000 Duke Street,
Suite 312,
Alexandria,
VA
22314
Phone Number 571-206-1824

Certified Financial Planner®, Practitioner, Chartered Financial Consultant®, Owner of Cornerstone Private Wealth Planning I began my financial services career in 2016 and joined Stifel Independent Advisors in 2023. Prior to this, I worked at Morgan Stanley and Edward Jones. I believe financial planning is more than simply looking at the size of a client's portfolio or rate of return, but rather understanding clients' needs and goals and their individual definition of financial success. It is my obligation to thoughtfully understand their unique goals to provide unbiased financial guidance to navigate the ups and downs of life. I have always been guided by the following principles when working with my family of clients: always be on time, do what you say you will do, and treat everyone with respect, regardless of their circumstances.
To better serve those clients with complex estate planning, tax planning, and financial issues, I graduated from the Georgetown University Center for Professional Development, where I earned an Executive Certificate in Financial Planning by successfully completing coursework in all aspects of financial planning. Having earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER certification, I have met the experience requirements of the CFP® Board, have successfully completed financial planning coursework, and have passed the CFP® Certification Examination covering the following areas: the financial planning process, risk management, investments, tax planning and management, retirement and employee benefits, and estate planning. In addition, I earned a Master of Arts in Global Security Studies from the Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. I hold Series 7 and 66 securities licenses.
As a military veteran and former member of the U.S. Intelligence Community, I enjoy the opportunity to work with Federal employees and members of the United States military. I am a resident of Alexandria and enjoy community involvement and engaging in fellowship with the members of my local community whenever possible. Outside of the office, I enjoy traveling, cooking, and road biking with my wife, Sarah.

About Cornerstone Private Wealth Planning

Cornerstone Private Wealth Planning

I believe good financial counsel is more than simply looking at the size of a client's portfolio or rate of return, but rather understanding people at their core and their individual definition of financial stability. It is my obligation to thoughtfully understand your unique goals and values to ultimately provide you unbiased financial advice to navigate the ups and downs of life. I have always been guided by the following principles when working with my family of clients: always be on time; do what you say you will do; and, treat everyone with respect regardless of their circumstances.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Risk Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Insurance Products & Annuities


Qualifications Firm CRD# 107271

Compensation/Fee Fee-Only, Based on Assets


Office Location 11921 Freedom Drive,
Reston,
VA
20190
Phone Number 703-904-4388

About Savant Wealth Management

Savant Wealth Management

Our independent status is unique. It allows us to remain impartial in our advice and serve our clients in a fiduciary capacity. We accrue no benefit from brokerage services, commissions, finder fees, or product sales of any kind. We integrate the planning, investment, and tax disciplines to maximize after-tax wealth and align our clients assets with their ideal vision of the future. Savant has consistently received local and national recognition.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Investment Advice & Management, Legal Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts


Qualifications CRD# 4722997
Firm CRD# 123859
Series 6, 7, 63

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets


Office Location 3705 Concord Pike,
Wilmington,
DE
19803
Phone Number 302-765-3500

In March 2010, Andrew Rosen joined the Diversified team, bringing with him nine years of financial industry experience. In his role as Financial Planner Andrew forges lifelong relationships with clients. He coaches them through all stages of life and guides them to better achieve their life goals. Andrew, alongside the team at Diversified, consistently delivers high-level, concierge service to all clients. Andrew also writes extensively and has authored blogs, whitepapers and eBooks, all of which you can find in on our resources page. He has also been published in CNBC, Business Insider, Investopedia, IRIS, Fatherly, and Yahoo Finance. In 2003, Andrew graduated from the University of Delaware with a BS in Finance and a minor in Economics. He continued his industry education by obtaining his series 6, 7, and 63, along with property/casualty and health/life insurance licenses. In addition, Andrew received the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER designation in 2006, the CEP in 2010, and has been named a Five Star Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Manager in Philadelphia and Delaware every year since 2010. Outside of Diversified, Andrew's number one passion is spending time with his beautiful wife, Jessica, and his amazing children, Aviva, Isabella, and Emmet. Andrew resides in West Chester, Pennsylvania where he is a member of the DuPont Country Club. He is a high level squash player, a runner, and very average golfer.

About Diversified, LLC

Wealth is a good thing. Lifelong wealth is even better.
At Diversified, our clients know that while life isn't without change and challenge, it's how they manage it that makes all the difference. They also know that they need to surround themselves with people who truly care about them. As a local family business serving executives, professionals, and retirees in Delaware and Pennsylvania, we welcome the opportunity to be included in your circle of trusted advisors. We realize we'll need to earn it, and once we do, we promise to keep it.

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 Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Investment Advice & Management, Legal Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts, Insurance Products & Annuities


Qualifications Firm CRD# 106715

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 100 Vanguard Blv V26,
Malvern,
PA
19355
Phone Number 800-211-7806

Vanguard Personal Advisor® gives you ongoing access to advisors who will always act in your best interests, a custom financial plan built to help withstand market volatility and economic shifts, strategies to maximize your income in retirement, and real-time tracking towards your goals. All at a low cost.

About Vanguard Personal Advisor

Vanguard Personal Advisor

With money, comes questions. From how to maximize your retirement income to knowing the appropriate investment strategy based on your goals - it can be a lot to think about. We're by your side to help you feel confident about your future. Our advisors value true partnerships. They'll work closely with you to create a personalized plan to help you reach your goals and are available to connect whenever you have questions. *Non-client promotion. WiserAdvisor receives compensation for anyone matched with Vanguard via its financial advisor matching service.

Advisory Services Provided:

Retirement Planning, Education Funding and Planning


Frequently Asked Questions

Our directory for the state of Maryland features various types of financial advisors, including investment advisors, portfolio managers, wealth managers, financial planners, retirement planners, and more. These professionals specialize in managing investments, providing ongoing financial advice, assisting with goal planning, and providing guidance for retirement savings strategies. To further explore how financial advisors can support you, learn more about the different types of financial advisors and their areas of expertise.

Financial advisors in Maryland typically 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, as well as your financial needs and goals. Read on to better understand how financial advisors can assist you with the various services they provide.

When choosing a financial advisor in Maryland, it's important to check each financial advisor's years of relevant experience, credentials (CFP, ChFCs, CFAs, etc.), education, method of compensation, and ensure that they adhere to a strict code of ethics. It is also important to check for any disciplinary actions or complaints against the advisor. To learn more, read the guide on choosing the best financial advisor. Besides the above you also need to interview the advisor and ensure that you are comfortable with the advisor and that it is a good personality fit.

Working with a financial advisor in Maryland 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 The Benefits Of Working With A Financial Advisor.

A financial advisor in Maryland can assist you in planning for retirement by creating a personalized financial plan that considers your assets, income, expenses, and goals. They can help you develop a savings strategy, choose retirement accounts, manage investments, plan for healthcare expenses, and ensure your assets are distributed as per your wishes. To learn more about how an advisor can help you prepare for retirement, read on about why you should hire a retirement advisor.

In order to become a financial advisor in Maryland, individuals must obtain the appropriate licenses and certifications that comply with state and federal regulations, such as holding licenses as investment advisor representatives (IARs) and often having credentials such as Certified Financial Planners (CFP), Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA), Chartered Financial Consultants (ChFC), and more. To further explore the various credentials required of an advisor, read more about advisor designations.

During your first meeting with a financial advisor, they will likely ask you about your financial goals, current financial situation, and risk tolerance. They may also request information about your income, expenses, assets, investment experience, and any specific concerns you may have. For more information on how to prepare for your first meeting, refer to this guide on how to prepare for a meeting with your financial advisor.

How often you should review your financial plan with your planner or financial advisor in Maryland may depend on your individual needs and circumstances. It is recommended that individuals meet with their financial planner at least once a year to review their financial plan and make any necessary adjustments. However, if you experience a significant life change or have complex finances, you may need to meet with your financial advisor more frequently to ensure that your plan remains on track. Read on to learn more about how often you should meet with your advisor.