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Qualified Financial Advisors in Centereach, New York
Financial Advisor Office Location Phone Number
John Patsy
LPL Financial
900 Route 111,
Hauppauge, NY  11788
631-350-7024
Gerry Barrasso
United Financial Planning Group, LLC
888 Veterans Memorial Hwy,
Hauppauge, NY  11788
631-234-0871
PHILIP CAPELL
Piermont Wealth Management Inc.
48 South Service Road,
Melville, NY  11747
631-454-1585
Emil Ben-David
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
1130 RXR Plaza,
Uniondale, NY  11556
516-252-1413
Nick Friedman
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
10 Bank Street,
White Plains, NY  10606
914-824-1521
Matthew Unger
Focus Asset Management
340 Madison Avenue, 19th Floor,
New York, NY  10173
646-484-8804
Chris Sosa
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
340 Madison Avenue,
New York, NY  10173
646-679-7093
Personal Capital
Personal Capital Advisors Corporation
---,
Prince, NY  10012
650-556-1310

Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Centereach

Qualifications CRD# 2772152
FirmCRD# 6413
Series 7, 66

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


Office Location 900 Route 111,
Suite 280,
Hauppauge,
NY 
11788
Phone Number 631-350-7024

John is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER" practitioner and a Retirement Income Certified Professional® backed by LPL Financial. LPL Financial is a national independent broker/dealer headquartered in San Diego, Boston, and Charlotte that supports its advisors with independent investment research, financial planning and insurance expertise. John is securities registered and licensed for life, health, disability, and long term care insurance.

About LPL Financial

I am an independent CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and my practice is centered around comprehensive financial planning with a focus on retirement planning and investment management. I am affiliated with LPL Financial, a leading independent financial services firm. Through comprehensive planning I work with my clients to review their financial position relative to their financial goals and develop a plan of action to help achieve those goals. I foster an ongoing relationship through regularly scheduled meetings to help keep their financial plan on track as their life situation and the economy and markets change.



Qualifications CRD# 149843
FirmCRD# 149843

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


Office Location 888 Veterans Memorial Hwy,
Suite 405,
Hauppauge,
NY 
11788
Phone Number 631-234-0871

I am a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) and the founder of United Financial Planning Group. I provide financial planning, tax preparation, and wealth management services on a fee-only advisory basis. I bring over two decades of financial advisory experience to my practice. My professional career began in 1991 as a CPA for Price Waterhouse. There, I was assigned to the firms Technology Industry Group where I gained extensive knowledge working with start-up businesses helping take several companies public. I also worked as the Corporate Controller of a leading public company on Long Island. During this time, I gained experience in corporate finance, SEC reporting, taxation and investing. My practice began focused primarily on tax planning and small business consulting. By working closely with my clients investment advisors, I was also able to gain extensive investment knowledge which led me to realize the conflicts of interest prevalent in the financial services industry. It was due to this revelation that I began to incorporate fee-only financial planning and wealth advisory into my practice. In my opinion, this shift in focus created the perfect synergy between tax and personal financial planning. Throughout my decades in the industry, I've accumulated several designations including: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER" (CFP®) Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) In addition to earning these designations, I am also an active member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and the Garrett Planning Network. Prior to entering the financial industry, I earned my BBA in Finance from Hofstra University and MBA in Accounting from St. John's University. In addition, I hold a Certificate of Financial Planning from Fordham University. I currently reside in Smithtown, NY with my wife and two children. I enjoy playing an active role in the community by devoting time to charitable organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island and St. Jude's Children's Hospital. In my free time, I enjoy triathlon, tennis, and family activities.

About United Financial Planning Group, LLC

Anyone can call themselves a financial planner. But any financial planning advice received from stockbrokers or insurance agents should be considered carefully. Do these agents have the best interest of your retirement savings at heart, or are they solely seeking commission? Not to mention, they may be experts in their field but that doesnt qualify these individuals to offer financial planning advice, especially when it comes to complex issues like your retirement planning. We are not swayed by commissions or sales incentives. Instead, we measure our success by the quality of life our clients experience throughout retirement. We achieve this by always putting the clients needs and goals first. When we took our fiduciary oath, we vowed to always act in good faith and with candor. This means well be proactive in disclosing any conflicts of interests that could impact our client, and we will not accept referral fees or compensation from outside entities based on product sales. Our decades of experience and commitment to the industry has led us to obtain several important industry designations. These include CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER" (CFP®), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) and Enrolled Agent (EA).



Qualifications CRD# 119376

Compensation/Fee Fee Only


Office Location 48 South Service Road,
Suite 102,
Melville,
NY 
11747
Phone Number 631-454-1585

Mr. Capell, CEO of Piermont, has been educating and assisting individuals and families with retirement, financial, & estate planning for over 20 years. He focuses on each clients financial needs, be it capital preservation or growth, income at retirement, and/or tax planning. Upon constructing a financial plan, Mr. Capell builds a portfolio asset allocation suitable to his clients objectives and risk tolerance. Philip is married with two sons and a daughter residing on Long Island. He is a multi-marathon finisher and an Ironman triathlon finisher. Education: College: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, B.S. 1987. Law School: Washington School of Law, American University, Washington D.C., J.D. 1990. Graduate School: Pace University, New York, New York, M.S. in Taxation 1998. Memberships, Organizations & Offices: National Association of Personal Financial Advisors-accepted Member of the Nation's premier Fee-only Financial Planning organization. Financial Planning Association - member. Community, Articles & Pro Bono Activities: Monthly Guest speaker on Hofstra University's Bottom Line Benefit Talk show (WRHU 88.7 FM) Past Lecturer for Charles Schwab, Merrill Lynch, HSBC, MorganStanley (f/k/a Salomon SmithBarney), HSBC (f/k/a Republic National Bank), GreenPoint Bank, Mutual of New York Insurance, New York Life Insurance, MetLife Insurance, American Cancer Society, the New York State Society of CPAs, the New York State Bar Association, and the Nassau County Bar Association.

About Piermont Wealth Management Inc.

PIERMONT prides itself on helping investors plan for RETIREMENT; or if already retired, then on maximizing their RETIREMENT income and investment returns. Our team of experienced financial professionals focuses on providing RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS to Pre-retirees and Retirees. As an independent, non-commissioned/fee-only firm, we offer a FREE CONSULTATION so that we can understand your needs & objectives. Once we establish your financial plan, our investment team is able to manage your portfolio. We use an asset allocation investment strategy so as to maximize returns in light of your risk tolerance. We are confident we can help you achieve your financial goals and look forward to hearing from you.



Qualifications CRD# 5723861
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 1130 RXR Plaza,
Uniondale,
NY 
11556
Phone Number 516-252-1413

As a financial planner, my job is to build relationships and create plans to help my clients reach their goals and objectives. Whether they're focused on purchasing a home, saving for a child's education or planning for a secure retirement, I help turn those dreams into reality. In my free time, I'm an avid reader and enjoy spending time with my family and volunteering in a variety of community service activities.

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# 5465081
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 10 Bank Street,
White Plains,
NY 
10606
Phone Number 914-824-1521

Helping my clients plan their financial future and look forward to the retirement they deserve is what makes my work as a financial planner so rewarding. Outside of work, I'm usually doing one of three things: enjoying the outdoors with my family and dogs, serving as head coach of the Briarcliff High School Boys Varsity Basketball team, or agonizing over/rooting for the Jets, Mets and Knicks.

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# 6174520
FirmCRD# 304183
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 340 Madison Avenue, 19th Floor,
New York,
NY 
10173
Phone Number 646-484-8804

Prior to Focus Asset Management, Matthew was an advisor with Fisher Investments where he was responsible for approximately $150 million in assets, ranked in the Top 1% of advisors and constantly lead his team in client satisfaction. Matthew also previously worked at Merrill Lynch, Pierce Fenner & Smith where he similarly advised affluent individuals and families. Matthew attended Syracuse University for undergraduate, and Harvard University for graduate work. He also obtained a Professional Certificate in Financial Markets from Yale University. Matthew has 13+ years of professional experience, and over 11 years of combined financial and investment advisory experience. He also authored an Amazon Best-Selling book on retirement planning, and has been featured on outlets such as iHeartRadio, NBC, ABC, CBS, and has been invited to speak publicly around the United States.

About Focus Asset Management

We are a fee-only fiduciary that specializes in servicing high-net-worth clients, and only serve a small and curated client base. Expect to meet with us at least quarterly. You will also have a portfolio team with whom you can speak, an entire research team that reports to your portfolio manager, and an operations team dedicated to all of your specific and important servicing needs. Think of us as your family office. We have no sales goals, are not compensated by commissions and we don't work under the "umbrella" of a major firm. We are entirely independent and receive our fee directly from you. Period.



Qualifications CRD# 5130180
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 340 Madison Avenue,
New York,
NY 
10173
Phone Number 646-679-7093

I help my clients plan ahead to address any financial concerns and develop a way forward that can enable them to reach their financial goals, create a strategic investment portfolio and achieve a fulfilling retirement. My free time is spent playing tennis, spending time with my kids, cheering on the New York Giants and the New York Yankees.

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 FirmCRD# 155172

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location ---,
Prince,
NY 
10012
Phone Number 650-556-1310

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