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Find Top Financial Advisors in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Saint Paul, the state capital of Minnesota, is one of its twin cities. The other twin city is Minneapolis. The Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area is the third largest in the midwest with a population of about 3.7 million. The cost of living is 5% higher in Saint Paul compared to the national average, so finding the right financial advisor that meets your needs is important to make the most of your finances. There are over 3,000 financial advisors to choose from in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, and you may find it difficult to decide who would be the right fit for your financial needs. You may want to use the services of a company like ours that can match you to 2 to 3 financial advisors that have already been screened for experience and hold clean records. The vetted advisors are also listed below for you to choose from.


We have been in business for the last 2 decades and constantly update and maintain a highly trusted directory of vetted fiduciary advisors that meet rigorous standards. You need a financial advisor who will understand your specific financial situation, and has the relevant financial qualifications in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Finding the Top Financial Advisor in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Last Updated - February 19, 2024

Saint Paul has 5 WiserAdvisor vetted Financial Planners and Advisors on the online list below for you to choose from. These financial advisors in Saint Paul, Minnesota have an average of 15 years of experience.

NOTE: The list of vetted financial advisors in Saint Paul, Minnesota 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 Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Qualified Financial Advisors in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Financial Advisor Experience AUM Minimum Assets Fee Structure
John Severy Hoven
MBA, CFP®
ORACLE FINANCIAL PLANNERS LLC
1595 Selby Avenue,
Suite 213,
Saint Paul, MN 55104
6 Years Not Specified $50,000 Fee-Based
Vector Wealth Management
CFP®
43 Main Street SE,
Suite 236,
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Not Disclosed $0 Not Specified Fee-Based
Joe Schwarz
CFA®
SCHWARZ DYGOS WHEELER INVESTMENT ADVISORS LLC
50 South Sixth Street,
#1405,
Minneapolis, MN 55402
27 Years $99,000,000 $1,000,000 Fee-Based
Josh Decker
CFP®
EFS ADVISORS
1995 E Rum River Drive S.,
Burnsville, MN 55306
23 Years Not Specified $250,000 Not Specified
Brady Zwiefelhofer
CLTC®, FIC, CFP®, RICP®, AEP®, CLU®, ChFC®
THRIVENT FINANCIAL
705 Bay Street Suite 2D,
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
6 Years Not Specified $50,000 Fee-Based

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Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Qualifications CRD# 4495513
Firm CRD# 39543
Series 7, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 1595 Selby Avenue,
Suite 213,
Saint Paul,
MN
55104
Phone Number 651-442-0465

John Severy-Hoven, CFP®, MBA, began Oracle Financial Planners LLC early in 2003 after leaving Merrill Lynch. He has been a financial planner since 2001. He has completed a Master's Degree in Psychology and has a second Master's Degree in Business focusing on investments. This education is a great fit for the financial planning field, which demands insight within the capital markets, a drive to learn continually as the field expands, and a desire to help people and to listen to their needs. John received his Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation in 2006. Since 2008 he has been named a FIVE STAR: Best In Client Satisfaction Wealth Manager by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine six times. While at the University of Minnesota, John began a chapter of Net Impact, a student organization promoting socially responsible investing. He and Beth, his wife, have one daughter (Kira) who was born in February 2005 and a son (Zachary) who was born in October 2007. In 2015 they added a rescue puppy, Kendra, to the family. John reports: The best way to describe me and my family's life right now is Chaotic Bliss.

About Oracle Financial Planners LLC

Oracle Financial Planners LLC

As the founder of Oracle Financial Planners, John Severy-Hoven prides himself on assisting clients in every aspect of their financial lives so that they can prepare for what their future holds -- retirement, children's education, buying a new home. John helps you build and maintain your financial vision toward the future, your future.

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, Insurance Products & Annuities


Qualifications Firm CRD# 152667

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 43 Main Street SE,
Suite 236,
Minneapolis,
MN
55414
Phone Number 612-378-7560

About Vector Wealth Management

Vector Wealth Management

Wealth management has gotten complex. We have a unique process to make it simple.
Vector Wealth Management was established in 1993 as a nationally Registered Investment Advisory firm. Today we manage over one billion dollars of client assets, providing personal guidance and a long-term, collaborative approach that reflects our clients' unique needs. We have authored and developed multiple financial software applications, including the proprietary SOJOURN® retirement income program. Our clients include those retired, approaching retirement, corporate executives with complex stock plans, professionals with high earning potential, and perhaps most uniquely-individuals with investment real estate. Clients of Vector Wealth Management can benefit from the following defining characteristics: - Fiduciary approach acting only and solely in the clients' interest
- Proprietary wealth planning software application, SOJOURN®
- Strategic, customized, tax efficient financial planning
- Collaborative team approach with strong client relationships as a centerpiece
- Disciplined investment process focusing on providing long-term liquidity, stability, and growth while managing volatility
- Nearly three decades of guiding clients through life events with understanding knowledge and importantly the collective wisdom gained from its clients Ultimately, the firm seeks, through its proprietary application SOJOURN®, to help clients have an understanding and confidence around their financial lives that they have not experienced before.

Advisory Services Provided:

Retirement Planning, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Planning for Businesses, Investment Advice & Management, Tax Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts


Qualifications CRD# 2633754
Firm CRD# 147384
Series 63

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


Office Location 50 South Sixth Street,
#1405,
Minneapolis,
MN
55402
Phone Number 612-355-4365

Joe Schwarz is a CFA® charterholder and a founding principal of SCHWARZ DYGOS WHEELER INVESTMENT ADVISORS LLC. With more than 20 years of financial planning and investment experience, Joe is in a perfect position to help his clients achieve their financial goals. He has experience from the two major market corrections in the past 15 years, yet is early enough in his career that he'll still be helping his clients 20 years from now. Joe understands that your wealth is more than just a number. It's what will help you achieve the important things to you in life. It's your freedom, your family's future, your security. He specializes in what it takes to build and preserve your hard-earned wealth. In 2013, Joe and his wife, Andrea, became the proud parents of twins, Emily and Eric. They are amazing! In their personal time, they enjoy all sorts of traveling, whether it be a road trip to Duluth, a weekend in Boston, or visiting family in Austria. Joe has a passion for exploring the world of wine, with his favorites being the sub-regions within Spain, Italy and France. Joe received his Economics degree from the University of Minnesota and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. He is also an active with Kaposia, an amazing Minnesota non-profit organization that helps people with disabilities find meaningful employment.

About Schwarz Dygos Wheeler Investment Advisors LLC

Schwarz Dygos Wheeler Investment Advisors LLC

Fee-Only, independent Registered Investment Advisory firm [RIA] providing comprehensive Wealth Management services that include portfolio management and financial advice.


Qualifications CRD# 4189147
Firm CRD# 140393
Series 7, 63, 66


Office Location 1995 E Rum River Drive S.,
Burnsville,
MN
55306
Phone Number 612-940-3587

Josh Decker has been in the financial services industry since 1995 and has developed a core set of specialized skills in financial and retirement planning, asset allocation, and investment advice. He has also been recognized for his dedication to exceptional client service and sound financial advice tailored to each client. Most often, Josh finds himself counseling members within five years of retirement, helping them make the financial transition from working life to retired life.

About EFS Advisors

EFS Advisors

EFS Advisors® was founded on a belief that there is a better way to help families navigate the complex financial options they face in order to put them on a path toward their goals. We are dedicated to providing financial education, a clear plan, and a disciplined approach to help you improve your financial wellbeing. We are a family business that has grown into a full-service wealth management firm. With EFS Advisors, you have all the resources of a big company with the personal service of a small-town firm. We know our clients by name and care about them like family.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, Wealth Management, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Investment Advice & Management, Insurance Products & Annuities


Qualifications CRD# 6365235
Firm CRD# 18387
Series 7, 66

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


Office Location 705 Bay Street Suite 2D,
Chippewa Falls,
WI
54729
Phone Number 715-514-1540

As a Financial Representative my goal is to establish an ongoing financial relationship with you to help you reach your financial goals. I specialize in retirement planning and insurance analysis, I will work with you to customize financial strategies that reflect your goals and values. I am passionate about empowering people to save for retirement and pursue their financial dreams. No matter what your financial goals are, I will build a plan around the things that you care about. My goal is to help you reach a place where you feel like you have enough for yourself - and to share. My family and I love living in Wisconsin and enjoy supporting philanthropic causes. I understand that life is about those things that bring you joy and doing more with what you have. In my free time, I enjoy reading, playing golf, watching sports, biking, fishing, camping, and spending time with my family. I also volunteer with the Chippewa Falls Kiwanis, Chippewa Valley After Hours Rotary, Chippewa Falls Elks, Hallie Optimist Club, and other great organizations across the Chippewa Valley.

About Thrivent Financial

Thrivent Financial

We are much more than insurance and financial services. We are a not-for-profit membership organization of Christians. For more than 100 years, we have helped our members be wise with money and be good stewards of the gifts God has given them. We specialize in helping people be more secure in areas of: " Retirement income planning " Investment management " Protecting loved ones against the impact of long term care, death, and disability " Charitable giving " College planning " Life insurance " Personal finance guidance My office is centrally located to help service people in the surrounding areas of the Chippewa Valley. Call or stop by my office to learn more or set up an appointment.

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, Estate Planning & Trusts, Insurance Products & Annuities


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Top Financial Advisor Firms in Saint Paul, Minnesota (Ranked by AUM)

Firm Name No. of Advisors No. of Clients AUM Fee Structure
U.S. BANCORP INVESTMENTS, INC.
60 Livingston Avenue, Ep-Mn-Wn3c, Saint Paul, MN 55107
1987 57394 $13,392,108,393
A Percentage of AUM, Other (12B-1,NETWORKING&SHAREHOLDER SERV,PRODUCT PARTNER ARRANGEMENTS)
GREATER MIDWEST FINANCIAL GROUP, LLC
3222 Rice St., Saint Paul, MN 55126
12 1794 $272,744,576
A Percentage of AUM, Fixed Fees
QUARRY HILL ADVISORS
550 Vandalia Street, Suite 311, Saint Paul, MN 55114
4 640 $226,263,480
A Percentage of AUM, Hourly charges, Fixed Fees
WINTER & ASSOCIATES, INC.
333 Grand Avenue, Suite 102, Saint Paul, MN 55102
4 468 $98,383,960
A Percentage of AUM, Hourly charges

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Financial advisors in Minnesota can be paid in various ways. Some advisors can charge fees based on a percentage of assets under management or a flat fee for their services. Alternatively, some advisors use a combination of commissions and fees or solely earn commissions by selling financial products. It's important to understand the compensation structure of your financial advisor to ensure transparency and manage potential conflicts of interest. To learn more about financial advisor fees and the factors affecting them, explore the costs of hiring a financial advisor.

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