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Qualified Financial Advisors in Rockville, Maryland
Financial Advisor Office Location Phone Number
Surendra Dave
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
1 Research Court Suite 450,
Rockville, MD  20850
(301) 547-3166
Justin Gradolf
Sandbox Financial Partners
6903 Rockledge Dr,
Bethesda, MD  20817
(301) 214-4190
David Middleton
Middleton Advisory
3 Bethesda Metro Center,
Bethesda, MD  20814
(202) 503-4015
Kevin Colleran
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
6550 Rock Spring Drive,
Bethesda, MD  20817
(301) 547-8195
Erich Imphong, CFP®
Plotkin Financial Advisors, LLC
8401 Connecticut Ave,
Chevy Chase, MD  20815
(301) 907-9790
Nadira Deery
Creative Planning
---,
Baltimore, MD  20015
(703) 483-1124
Michelle Muhammed
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
12510 Prosperity Drive,
Silver Spring, MD  20904
(301) 563-9015
Jeremy Laughton
Creative Planning
7601 Lewinsville Rd. Suite 206,
McLean, VA  22102
(703) 621-4968
Mark Cohen
Creative Planning
7601 Lewinsville Rd. Suite 206,
McLean, VA  22102
(703) 847-8900
Weston Burnett
Creative Planning
7601 Lewinsville Rd. Suite 206,
McLean, VA  22102
(703) 621-4962
Sean Connolly
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
1750 Tysons Blvd.,
Tysons Corner, VA  22102
(703) 677-9729
John Sciuto
XML Financial Group
7600 Leesburg Pike,
Falls Church, VA  22043
(703) 790-5999
Bryan Beatty
Egan, Berger and Weiner, LLC
1919 Gallows Rd, Suite 980,
Vienna, VA  22043
(703) 506-0843
David Burgess
Creative Planning
---,
Arlington, VA  22205
(202) 763-3629
Mark Kuniholm
Creative Planning
---,
Herndon, VA  20170
(703) 859-2463
Tim Goode
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
4000 Legato Road,
Fairfax, VA  22033
(703) 991-5250
Nick Ibello
Williams Asset Management
8850 Columbia 100 Parkway,
Columbia, MD  21045
(410) 740-0220
Bob Sargent
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
19775 Belmont Executive Plaza,
Ashburn, VA  20147
(571) 257-3821
Mark Salow
Creative Planning
---,
Alexandria, VA  22314
(202) 768-3754
Sean Wintz
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
1800 Diagonal Road,
Alexandria, VA  22314
(703) 705-4978
Glenn Fischer
Fischer Wealth Advisors (FWA)
6076 Franconia RD,
Alexandria, VA  22310
(703) 674-9038
Seth Gusman
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
900 Bestgate Road, Suite 407,
Annapolis, MD  21401
(410) 505-8466
Geoffrey Burroughs
Harbor Investment Advisory
2330 W. Joppa Rd,
Lutherville, MD  21093
(410) 659-8905
Jonathan Saxon
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
901 Dulaney Valley Road,,
Towson, MD  21204
(410) 823-0614
David Polischeck
Creative Planning
---,
Hampstead, MD  21074
(410) 387-5922

Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Rockville

Qualifications CRD# 2264155
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 65


Office Location 1 Research Court Suite 450,
Rockville,
MD 
20850
Phone Number (301) 5473166

I'm passionate about working with families and developing strategies that can help them accomplish their financial and retirement goals. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and staying active by working out, playing tennis and walking.

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.



Qualifications CRD# 5171313
FirmCRD# 297858
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee Only


Office Location 6903 Rockledge Dr,
Suite 300,
Bethesda,
MD 
20817
Phone Number (301) 2144190

It's Justin's goal, as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER", to build meaningful relationships on a foundation of trust and transparency. He believes in establishing clear and achievable financial targets for his clients. This process includes developing personalized strategies that help navigate risks and identify opportunities. Having been in the financial services industry since 2005, Justin's well prepared to assist in all aspects of investment management, retirement planning and insurance. Justin was born and raised in the Cincinnati, Ohio area and went on to graduate from Bowling Green State University. He now lives in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife (Gabby), their two sons (Maxwell and William) and beloved bulldog (Porterhouse). Justin enjoys exercising, traveling, food and wine, almost all sports and spending time with his friends and family.

About Sandbox Financial Partners

As an independent Registered Investment Advisor, we place your interests above all else. We are stewards of your wealth and are held to a fiduciary standard by the Securities and Exchange Commission. We are required to act solely in your best interest. Our measure of success is working with you and your family to protect and grow your wealth and achieve the goals you set out to accomplish. Sandbox Financial Partners LLC is a registered investment advisor. Please visit our website https://www.sandboxfp.com for important disclosures.



Qualifications CRD# 5398638
FirmCRD# 155334
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee Only, Based on Assets


Office Location 3 Bethesda Metro Center,
Suite 700,
Bethesda,
MD 
20814
Phone Number (202) 5034015

David has seven 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 son.

About 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.



Qualifications CRD# 3195675
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66


Office Location 6550 Rock Spring Drive,
Suite 510,
Bethesda,
MD 
20817
Phone Number (301) 5478195

Being a financial planner for over 20 years has given me the opportunity to help many people plan and reach their financial goals. Everybody has a dream for their future and I feel privileged to help my clients fulfill theirs. In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my kids, playing a little golf and following University of Maryland athletics.

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.



Qualifications CRD# 5083311
FirmCRD# 127635
Series 7, 66

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


Office Location 8401 Connecticut Ave,
Suite 400,
Chevy Chase,
MD 
20815
Phone Number (301) 9079790

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.

About Plotkin Financial Advisors, LLC

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.



Qualifications CRD# 3262605
FirmCRD# 105348


Office Location ---,
Baltimore,
MD 
20015
Phone Number (703) 4831124

About Creative Planning

At Creative, our mission is to provide our clients with the best path to wealth accumulation, retention, and transfer of assets by creating and implementing strategies that are tailored to their unique goals. We are driven to provide our clients with uncluttered, professional advice that enhances their quality of life and leads to sustained and actionable solutions. We offer thorough counsel on each client's wealth management issues. Our goal is to provide clients with clarity, to educate, and to make significant and tangible progress toward every client's financial goals. We are our client's financial advocate, striving to organize and simplify life in such a way that maximizes the family's enjoyment of their wealth now and in the future. As a nationally recognized leader in the wealth management community, we are focused on providing clients with customized investment plans and comprehensive wealth management services. At Creative, we believe a client's portfolio must take into account where they are and where they want to go, as well as all of the unique circumstances that apply to their situation. For over 30 years, we have been working with individuals and institutions to customize and manage portfolios designed to optimize the probability of success. We take our role as trusted advisor seriously, using proprietary strategies and techniques we have developed over the course of multiple market cycles.



Qualifications CRD# 4290958
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66


Office Location 12510 Prosperity Drive,
Suite 350,
Silver Spring,
MD 
20904
Phone Number (301) 5639015

As a financial planner for over 19 years, Ive had the privilege of helping my clients and their families achieve their financial, retirement, and investing goals. Outside of the office, I enjoy yoga, swimming, traveling, and reading and watching mysteries. My favorite thing to do is to spend time with my family.

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.



Qualifications CRD# 7213376
FirmCRD# 105348


Office Location 7601 Lewinsville Rd. Suite 206,
McLean,
VA 
22102
Phone Number (703) 6214968

About Creative Planning

At Creative, our mission is to provide our clients with the best path to wealth accumulation, retention, and transfer of assets by creating and implementing strategies that are tailored to their unique goals. We are driven to provide our clients with uncluttered, professional advice that enhances their quality of life and leads to sustained and actionable solutions. We offer thorough counsel on each client's wealth management issues. Our goal is to provide clients with clarity, to educate, and to make significant and tangible progress toward every client's financial goals. We are our client's financial advocate, striving to organize and simplify life in such a way that maximizes the family's enjoyment of their wealth now and in the future. As a nationally recognized leader in the wealth management community, we are focused on providing clients with customized investment plans and comprehensive wealth management services. At Creative, we believe a client's portfolio must take into account where they are and where they want to go, as well as all of the unique circumstances that apply to their situation. For over 30 years, we have been working with individuals and institutions to customize and manage portfolios designed to optimize the probability of success. We take our role as trusted advisor seriously, using proprietary strategies and techniques we have developed over the course of multiple market cycles.



Qualifications CRD# 2970697
FirmCRD# 105348


Office Location 7601 Lewinsville Rd. Suite 206,
McLean,
VA 
22102
Phone Number (703) 8478900

About Creative Planning

At Creative, our mission is to provide our clients with the best path to wealth accumulation, retention, and transfer of assets by creating and implementing strategies that are tailored to their unique goals. We are driven to provide our clients with uncluttered, professional advice that enhances their quality of life and leads to sustained and actionable solutions. We offer thorough counsel on each client's wealth management issues. Our goal is to provide clients with clarity, to educate, and to make significant and tangible progress toward every client's financial goals. We are our client's financial advocate, striving to organize and simplify life in such a way that maximizes the family's enjoyment of their wealth now and in the future. As a nationally recognized leader in the wealth management community, we are focused on providing clients with customized investment plans and comprehensive wealth management services. At Creative, we believe a client's portfolio must take into account where they are and where they want to go, as well as all of the unique circumstances that apply to their situation. For over 30 years, we have been working with individuals and institutions to customize and manage portfolios designed to optimize the probability of success. We take our role as trusted advisor seriously, using proprietary strategies and techniques we have developed over the course of multiple market cycles.



Qualifications CRD# 4395879
FirmCRD# 105348


Office Location 7601 Lewinsville Rd. Suite 206,
McLean,
VA 
22102
Phone Number (703) 6214962

About Creative Planning

At Creative, our mission is to provide our clients with the best path to wealth accumulation, retention, and transfer of assets by creating and implementing strategies that are tailored to their unique goals. We are driven to provide our clients with uncluttered, professional advice that enhances their quality of life and leads to sustained and actionable solutions. We offer thorough counsel on each client's wealth management issues. Our goal is to provide clients with clarity, to educate, and to make significant and tangible progress toward every client's financial goals. We are our client's financial advocate, striving to organize and simplify life in such a way that maximizes the family's enjoyment of their wealth now and in the future. As a nationally recognized leader in the wealth management community, we are focused on providing clients with customized investment plans and comprehensive wealth management services. At Creative, we believe a client's portfolio must take into account where they are and where they want to go, as well as all of the unique circumstances that apply to their situation. For over 30 years, we have been working with individuals and institutions to customize and manage portfolios designed to optimize the probability of success. We take our role as trusted advisor seriously, using proprietary strategies and techniques we have developed over the course of multiple market cycles.



Qualifications CRD# 5743288
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66


Office Location 1750 Tysons Blvd.,
Suite 910,
Tysons Corner,
VA 
22102
Phone Number (703) 6779729

As a financial planner, I take great pride in helping my clients find simple yet meaningful solutions to the complexities of their unique situation. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and staying active outdoors.

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.



Qualifications CRD# 6416953
FirmCRD# 284987
Series 66

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


Office Location 7600 Leesburg Pike,
Suite 120 East,
Falls Church,
VA 
22043
Phone Number (703) 7905999

John is a Wealth Advisor at XML Financial Group who specializes in guiding his clients through their most important financial and life decisions. He focuses on comprehensive financial planning, personally curated investment portfolios, and aiming to provide world-class service. John's expertise in holistic long-term planning and in-depth market analysis helps his clients navigate today's complex economic environment. He previously worked as a financial advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors before joining XML Financial Group. John also worked in government affairs and as a corporate consultant. John received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Richmond and earned his Master's degree from George Washington University. John previously served on the board of the non-profit organization, United Community, and acted as the board's investment research lead. He currently lives in Alexandria, VA with his wife and his collie, Cal. In his spare time John loves to read, travel, and exercise - if you have a Peloton bike let John know, he would love to do a ride together!

About XML Financial Group

Our firm, XML Financial Group, is a family. Our clients are the core of that family. We strive every day to help our clients to be financially prepared and ready to meet life's many challenges. We talk about much more than investment portfolios and retirement projections with our clients. We learn about their needs, goals, and dreams so that when we create a custom financial plan that truly represents them. Because of the trust we build together, many of our client relationships are multiple decades long and span family generations. XML Financial Group would love to have you as part of the family. If you are concerned about market volatility, wonder if your assets will last through retirement, or would like a more complete picture of your finances, please get in touch. We can explore how best to help you manage the twists and turns in your financial landscape.



Qualifications CRD# 2207998
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) 5060843

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

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 CRD# 5549859
FirmCRD# 105348


Office Location ---,
Arlington,
VA 
22205
Phone Number (202) 7633629

About Creative Planning

At Creative, our mission is to provide our clients with the best path to wealth accumulation, retention, and transfer of assets by creating and implementing strategies that are tailored to their unique goals. We are driven to provide our clients with uncluttered, professional advice that enhances their quality of life and leads to sustained and actionable solutions. We offer thorough counsel on each client's wealth management issues. Our goal is to provide clients with clarity, to educate, and to make significant and tangible progress toward every client's financial goals. We are our client's financial advocate, striving to organize and simplify life in such a way that maximizes the family's enjoyment of their wealth now and in the future. As a nationally recognized leader in the wealth management community, we are focused on providing clients with customized investment plans and comprehensive wealth management services. At Creative, we believe a client's portfolio must take into account where they are and where they want to go, as well as all of the unique circumstances that apply to their situation. For over 30 years, we have been working with individuals and institutions to customize and manage portfolios designed to optimize the probability of success. We take our role as trusted advisor seriously, using proprietary strategies and techniques we have developed over the course of multiple market cycles.



Qualifications CRD# 3175136
FirmCRD# 105348


Office Location ---,
Herndon,
VA 
20170
Phone Number (703) 8592463

About Creative Planning

At Creative, our mission is to provide our clients with the best path to wealth accumulation, retention, and transfer of assets by creating and implementing strategies that are tailored to their unique goals. We are driven to provide our clients with uncluttered, professional advice that enhances their quality of life and leads to sustained and actionable solutions. We offer thorough counsel on each client's wealth management issues. Our goal is to provide clients with clarity, to educate, and to make significant and tangible progress toward every client's financial goals. We are our client's financial advocate, striving to organize and simplify life in such a way that maximizes the family's enjoyment of their wealth now and in the future. As a nationally recognized leader in the wealth management community, we are focused on providing clients with customized investment plans and comprehensive wealth management services. At Creative, we believe a client's portfolio must take into account where they are and where they want to go, as well as all of the unique circumstances that apply to their situation. For over 30 years, we have been working with individuals and institutions to customize and manage portfolios designed to optimize the probability of success. We take our role as trusted advisor seriously, using proprietary strategies and techniques we have developed over the course of multiple market cycles.



Qualifications CRD# 4842397
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66


Office Location 4000 Legato Road,
9th Floor,
Fairfax,
VA 
22033
Phone Number (703) 9915250

I love helping clients achieve their financial planning goals through education and proper planning. During my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends and exploring new places. I also enjoy reading and playing tennis when I can.

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.



Qualifications CRD# 2470323
FirmCRD# 2470323
Series 66

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


Office Location 8850 Columbia 100 Parkway,
Suite 204,
Columbia,
MD 
21045
Phone Number (410) 7400220

Born and raised in Baltimore, Nick graduated cum laude with a BA in economics and a concentration in finance from St. Mary's College of Maryland. After cutting his teeth at T. Rowe Price, Nick began looking for a firm that more closely matched his philosophy, investment process, and passion for helping people reach their financial goals joining Williams Asset Management as a full-time wealth manager. Nick has earned prestigious designations, including CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER" and Accredited Investment Fiduciary® credentials. Nick is married to his beautiful wife, Jami, and after living in Baltimore City for almost 10 years, and first-hand witnessing the polarizing income levels and economic conditions, Nick decided to volunteer through the CASH Campaign of Maryland's Pro-Bono Financial Planning Program. A program that has been specifically designed to provide free access to quality financial planning guidance and coaching for low-to-moderate-income individuals and families in Baltimore and across Maryland.

About Williams Asset Management

Wealth management is about much more than crafting investment portfolios. It's about translating your financial goals into a comprehensive plan with specific strategies and actions that carefully balance your short-term needs with your long-term aspirations. It's about planning for the unexpected and putting protections in place to ensure the well-being of your loved ones. And it?s about preparing the next generation for the challenges of wealth. In the words of Henry David Thoreau,"Wealth is the ability to fully experience life."



Qualifications CRD# 5050772
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 65


Office Location 19775 Belmont Executive Plaza,
Suite 510,
Ashburn,
VA 
20147
Phone Number (571) 2573821

As a financial planner, I take great pride in helping my clients accomplish their financial and retirement goals. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling and spending time outdoors with my wife and two children.

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.



Qualifications CRD# 4178341
FirmCRD# 105348


Office Location ---,
Alexandria,
VA 
22314
Phone Number (202) 7683754

About Creative Planning

At Creative, our mission is to provide our clients with the best path to wealth accumulation, retention, and transfer of assets by creating and implementing strategies that are tailored to their unique goals. We are driven to provide our clients with uncluttered, professional advice that enhances their quality of life and leads to sustained and actionable solutions. We offer thorough counsel on each client's wealth management issues. Our goal is to provide clients with clarity, to educate, and to make significant and tangible progress toward every client's financial goals. We are our client's financial advocate, striving to organize and simplify life in such a way that maximizes the family's enjoyment of their wealth now and in the future. As a nationally recognized leader in the wealth management community, we are focused on providing clients with customized investment plans and comprehensive wealth management services. At Creative, we believe a client's portfolio must take into account where they are and where they want to go, as well as all of the unique circumstances that apply to their situation. For over 30 years, we have been working with individuals and institutions to customize and manage portfolios designed to optimize the probability of success. We take our role as trusted advisor seriously, using proprietary strategies and techniques we have developed over the course of multiple market cycles.



Qualifications CRD# 2727753
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66


Office Location 1800 Diagonal Road,
Suite 480,
Alexandria,
VA 
22314
Phone Number (703) 7054978

As a financial planner, I take great pride in helping my clients find simple yet meaningful solutions to the complexities of their unique situation. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and sons, and love classic car events and road rallies.

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.



Qualifications CRD# 1852876
FirmCRD# 281113
Series 63

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


Office Location 6076 Franconia RD,
B,
Alexandria,
VA 
22310
Phone Number (703) 6749038

Glenn Fischer is a graduate of the UC Berkeley Biochemistry program and the University of Texas MBA program in Finance. He has been working in financial services since 1987.

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About Fischer Wealth Advisors (FWA)

We are a small boutique firm designed to solve problems. We make your life easier. To schedule an appointment click here: calendly.com/glenn-25



Qualifications CRD# 2977429
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 65


Office Location 900 Bestgate Road, Suite 407,
Suite 250,
Annapolis,
MD 
21401
Phone Number (410) 5058466

I'm a veteran of the United States Coast Guard. Since completing my military service, I have spent my career focused on helping as many people as possible to plan their financial lives and retire with dignity.

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.



Qualifications CRD# 5379858
Series 7, 31, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets


Office Location 2330 W. Joppa Rd,
Lutherville,
MD 
21093
Phone Number (410) 6598905

About 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 CRD# 4789005
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66


Office Location 901 Dulaney Valley Road,,
Suite 901,
Towson,
MD 
21204
Phone Number (410) 8230614

I've been a financial planner since 2004. I enjoy using my experience to assist my clients in making smart decisions that can help them achieve their financial goals, no matter how large or small. One of my favorite things to do outside of work is spend time and travel with my family. Im also an avid reader of fiction and non-fiction.

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.



Qualifications CRD# 2821648
FirmCRD# 105348


Office Location ---,
Hampstead,
MD 
21074
Phone Number (410) 3875922

About Creative Planning

At Creative, our mission is to provide our clients with the best path to wealth accumulation, retention, and transfer of assets by creating and implementing strategies that are tailored to their unique goals. We are driven to provide our clients with uncluttered, professional advice that enhances their quality of life and leads to sustained and actionable solutions. We offer thorough counsel on each client's wealth management issues. Our goal is to provide clients with clarity, to educate, and to make significant and tangible progress toward every client's financial goals. We are our client's financial advocate, striving to organize and simplify life in such a way that maximizes the family's enjoyment of their wealth now and in the future. As a nationally recognized leader in the wealth management community, we are focused on providing clients with customized investment plans and comprehensive wealth management services. At Creative, we believe a client's portfolio must take into account where they are and where they want to go, as well as all of the unique circumstances that apply to their situation. For over 30 years, we have been working with individuals and institutions to customize and manage portfolios designed to optimize the probability of success. We take our role as trusted advisor seriously, using proprietary strategies and techniques we have developed over the course of multiple market cycles.



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