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Qualified Financial Advisors in Apex, North Carolina
Financial Advisor Office Location Phone Number
Coach Pete D'Arruda
RFC®, RICP®, MRFC
Capital Financial Advisory Group, LLC
1500 Town Side Drive, Suite 200,
Apex, NC  27502
919-657-4201
John McAulay
CFP®, CLTC®
McAulay Financial at LPL
126 W. Chatham Street,
Cary, NC  27511
919-244-1416
Kenneth Nelson
CRPS®, AIF®, MBA, CRPC®
Nelson Wealth Advisors
10604 Bent Twig Drive,
Raleigh, NC  27613
919-796-9907
Kelli Smith
CFP®, CRPC®, CMFC®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
8450 Falls of Neuse Rd.,
Raleigh, NC  27615
919-747-6052
Janet Galloway
CDFA®, CFP®
B&B Strategic Management
1010 Old US HWY 1 S,
Southern Pines, NC  28387
910-751-0848
Kelli Smith
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER, CFP®, CRPC®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
717 Green Valey Rd.,
Greensboro, NC  27408
919-747-6052

Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Apex

Qualifications CRD# 2756672
FirmCRD# 144374
Series 65

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


Office Location 1500 Town Side Drive, Suite 200,
Call : (919) 657-4201,
Apex,
NC 
27502
Phone Number 919-657-4201

Known as "Coach Pete" on the radio, Mr. D'Arruda has over 27 years in the financial arena with NO complaints. Coach Pete is also a SMARTVESTOR PRO with Dave Ramsey. He has authored 6 books and co-authored 2. Two of his books have reached the best-sellers list on Amazon. The most noteworthy book, Successonomics, is one that Coach Pete co-authored with Steve Forbes. But, by far, his favorite book just happens to be his most recent, 7 Baby Steps to a ridiculously Reliable Retirement Income. His newest book, AMERICA ASKS COACH is a great read as well. He has just been named to the prestigious Forbes Leadership Council and will be submitting at least 6 articles a year to Forbes. He is a graduate of The University of North Carolina. He is a proud father of daughter, Caroline, age 14 with his wife, Kim. A+ rating with the BBB (Better Business Bureau) and the National Ethics Association.

About Capital Financial Advisory Group, LLC

Known as "Coach Pete" to his listeners and clients, Coach Pete and his firm are a committed group of professional fiduciaries dedicated to providing superior investment advice to their high networth clients. Coach Pete is also a SMARTVESTOR PRO with Dave Ramsey. A fiduciary is any person or institution that has the power to act on behalf of another in situations that require great trust, honesty, and loyalty. His radio show, "The Financial Safari" first aired in 2005 and can be heard weekly on more than 50 stations nationwide. Other Shows founded and hosted by Coach Pete are AMERICA'S 401K SHOW, ROCK ON RETIREMENT, and A+ RETIREMENT. All these shows are heard weekly throughout North Carolina and much of the nation. Also known as the King of Income Planning, Coach Pete's approach to systematic, lifetime income planning is followed by many who wish to reduce retirement worries. The firm provides personalized investment and income strategies as well as tax and estate evaluation for all sizes of portfolios and estates. Call today and see if this is the family atmosphere you've always wanted.

Advisory Services Provided

Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Tax Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts, Annuities, Insurance Planning



Qualifications CRD# 4439033
FirmCRD# 6413
Series 7, 24, 31, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 126 W. Chatham Street,
Cary,
NC 
27511
Phone Number 919-244-1416

Began career in financial services by joining Legg Mason Wood Walker as a Financial Advisor in 2001, and transitioned to Smith Barney via a company acquisition in 2006. Have been a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER" professional since 2006, and received a certificate in Financial Planning from Duke University. Born and raised in Long Island, NY by parents who emigrated from Scotland in the 1950s, John moved to North Carolina to attain his undergraduate degree from East Carolina University. He currently resides in Morrisville, NC with his wife, Leslie. Have two children: son Jack is a 2nd Lt. in the US Army, and daughter Lindsay is in nursing school.

About McAulay Financial at LPL

LPL Financial is he largest independent broker dealer with more than 18,000 advisors nationwide. We are publicly traded under the symbol LPLA.

Advisory Services Provided

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Risk Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Investment Advice & Management



Qualifications CRD# 1780923
FirmCRD# 30613
Series 7, 9, 10, 24, 63, 65

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


Office Location 10604 Bent Twig Drive,
Raleigh,
NC 
27613
Phone Number 919-796-9907

Ken Nelson started in the investment industry in Manhattan immediately after the crash of 1987. He earned an Engineering degree from Tufts University and has very strong quantitative skills as evidenced by his perfect Math SAT score, and State Chess Championship. He became a branch manager of a major brokerage firm at age 26, one of the youngest in his firms history. Ken has provided economic commentary on TV and radio since 1990. He can be heard in the Triangle on 680AM. Ken earned his MBA (3.9 GPA) from Duke University in 2001. At graduation, Ken was asked by his Professors to return and guest lecture. Ken has guest lectured at Duke in the MBA program and Olli Program. This Spring, Ken taught a class on "The History of Money and Financial Markets". He is in the process of turning his course into a book. Ken has utilized Duke, UNC,and NC State Phd candidates, Masters candidates and undergraduates as interns since 1991. They help Ken with his academic research in the financial markets. Ken and his fiance have 10 children and 4 grandchildren. Ken has coached boys and girls soccer at the recreational, Challenge and Classic level periodically since 1992 (mostly with CASL). Ken loves soccer, chess, skiing, history, and investments. While Ken has 30+ years in the industry, he hopes to work 30 more. His investment practice is a family affair. His fiance' and son also work in the investment practice.

About Nelson Wealth Advisors

We are a committed group of professionals dedicated to providing superior investment advice to our corporate and high net worth clients. We average over 27 years of experience in the financial industry. We strive to provide the best, most professional and personalized service possible. We act honestly, with pride and integrity, and always in the best interest of our clients. We earn our clients trust and respect. We believe our knowledge, combined with the exceptional service we provide, ensure our clients are proud to recommend us to their family members, colleagues and friends.



Qualifications CRD# 6519874
FirmCRD# 6519874
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 8450 Falls of Neuse Rd.,
Suite 206,
Raleigh,
NC 
27615
Phone Number 919-747-6052

I partner with my clients to help them envision their future and build a plan around what's most important to them. When I'm not working, I spend time with my family, staying active and exploring the state of North Carolina.

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# 6234627
FirmCRD# 171991
Series 65

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


Office Location 1010 Old US HWY 1 S,
Southern Pines,
NC 
28387
Phone Number 910-751-0848

Growing up in an active-duty military family, Janet has lived all over the world. She spent most of her time in Virginia and Kansas. She now calls Pinehurst, NC her permanent home. Janet's first career was raising her four children. As they got older, she went back to school earning her Master's in Personal Financial Planning from Kansas State University. She is a CFP ®; (Certified Financial Planner) professional and a CDFA ®; (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst) professional. She is passionate about helping others create a financial road map that makes sense for their unique situation. Janet has built a solid foundation of knowledge and experience, working in both small firms and large broker dealers. You will often find her helping in the local community through Habitat for Humanity and Kiwanis. She also enjoys playing golf and listening to the talented local music artists. Janet travels back to Kansas to visit her grandson as time allows.

About B&B Strategic Management

How much money do I need to retire? When should I claim social security? When can I retire? What will I do when I retire? Am I saving enough? Am I on track? These are just a few of the questions we help our clients answer. We identify your money mind set, your money script and analyze where you are now and where you want to be. We then use this information to create a comprehensive strategy uniquely tailored to your goals. We don't leave you alone though - we are always here with advice to keep you on track to help you achieve your financial goals. We simplify your financial life with a short summary so it's easy to see where everything is. We coordinate with your other professionals such as CPAs and Attorneys to ensure you have a team coordinating your important financial matters.

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# 6519874
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 717 Green Valey Rd.,
Suite 200,
Greensboro,
NC 
27408
Phone Number 919-747-6052

I partner with my clients to help them envision their future and build a plan around what's most important to them. When I'm not working, I spend time with my family, staying active and exploring the state of North Carolina.

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.



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