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Qualified Financial Advisors in Hickory, North Carolina
Financial Advisor Office Location Phone Number
Jay Neal and Renee Simpson
Advanced Wealth Strategies
19520 West Catawba Ave., Suite 313,
Cornelius, NC  28031
(704) 579-0015
Glen McLaughlin
Buoyant Financial
14311 Reese Blvd, Suite A2 #341,
Huntersville, NC  28078
(704) 756-0315
ACM Wealth Management
1927 S. Tryon Street,
Charlotte, NC  28203
(877) 707-5429

Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Hickory

Qualifications CRD# 5878474 5954624
FirmCRD# 157423
Series 6, 63, 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based

Office Location 19520 West Catawba Ave., Suite 313,
Phone Number (704) 5790015

While working as colleagues at a large financial planning firm, Jay Neal and Renee Simpson often consulted one another regarding planning cases. They began to realize that while they had the same passion and philosophies, they had different perspectives and skill sets that could benefit one another's clients. Slowly at first, they began to work together, eventually leading to the full partnership they enjoy today. The practice they have developed provides comprehensive guidance on not only wealth accumulation, but also focuses on wealth protection, and developing effective tax strategies for the distribution phase. Currently their clients include individuals, families and businesses. Because they act solely as fiduciaries, they must always act in the client's best interest.

About Advanced Wealth Strategies

At Advanced Wealth Strategies, we understand that wealth is not defined by a product nor a transaction. We understand that financial worries often lead people to make investment decisions based on their emotions. Our purpose is to build trust and confidence, to allow you to take your emotions out of your investments and redirect them back into the things and people that matter to you most. Achieving true wealth means being able to enjoy time with people you love without concerning yourself with financial anxieties. For 7 years, AWS has helped individuals, families, and businesses in the greater Charlotte and Lake Norman areas to navigate the ups and downs of the market, changing tax laws and more. From retirement planning and tax-optimized investment management to 1031 investments, and corporate and family trustee services. AWS collaborates intimately with you to assess and integrate all aspects of your financial life into one, tailor-made comprehensive plan.

Qualifications CRD# 3074883
FirmCRD# 289156
Series 63, 65

Compensation/Fee Fee Only, Flat Fee

Office Location 14311 Reese Blvd, Suite A2 #341,
Phone Number (704) 7560315

I fell in love with finance and investing 21 years ago, when I accepted my first role in banking. Along the way I've had the opportunity to work across the spectrum of the investment and securities space, from retail to institutional, and with nearly every type of traded product in a variety of contexts. I received my MBA from Queens University of Charlotte with a concentration in finance, and served as a Senior Vice President at Bank of America and a Senior Director at Ally Financial. While I love the world of finance and investments, I always struggled with how these tools were delivered to the retail investor. In creating Buoyant Financial as a truly independent financial advisory, I can provide clients with smart, seasoned, conflict-free (and cost efficient) financial planning and management services. By creating my own platform utilizing best-in-class technology, and taking advantage of low-cost instruments to precisely capture the performance of virtually any asset class, I'm able to deliver these services at some of the lowest costs available today. Being able to minimize the long term drag of costs is vitally important because of its impact on long term returns. I've always enjoyed discussing personal finance with people, and seeing how a simple conversation may help them think about their personal situation differently. My hope is that a conversation might help you think differently about your finances, serve as a check that you are on the right path, or lead to a long term relationship with us.

About Buoyant Financial

Buoyant offers end-to-end, holistic financial management through a process that will grow, change, and flex as you and your financial situation evolve. We begin by establishing a relationship, sitting down to map out your current financial life as well as your short- and long-term goals and needs. From there we look forward, building a solid plan to help you achieve a strong financial future. Our approach is based on the belief that a client's interests should always come first. As a Registered Investment Advisor we have a fiduciary obligation to place the interests of the client first. But, to us, it's more than an obligation. Putting the client first is why we were established. We're not paid commissions, and there are no conflicts of interest within the firm. Some large banks and investment firms function with "dual hats;" simultaneously working as both investment advisor and broker or insurance salesperson, while claiming potential conflicts are disclosed. Buoyant Financial purposely steers clear of these murky waters. Life is all about personal connections. Establishing and enriching connections with our clients as we guard their wealth is what puts a smile on our face at the end of the day. We engage mindfully with our clients as people, not merely as account numbers. Our job is to understand our clients, and their hopes, dreams, and fears. With that understanding comes a trusting relationship that is imperative to formulating a successful financial plan.

Qualifications CRD# 3089483
FirmCRD# 10740
Series 7, 31, 63, 65

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

Office Location 1927 S. Tryon Street,
Suite 205,
Phone Number (877) 7075429

Tony is the founder of ACM Wealth Management and Vice President of Business Development for Prospera Financial Services, a Five-time Independent Broker Dealer of the year by Investment Advisor Magazine. Tony is a Registered Investment Advisor and currently holds Series 7, 63, 65 and 31 licenses as well as life, health and long-term care insurance licenses. Additionally, he has held the Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS) designation from the College of Financial Planning since 2003 and is a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) professional, a designation that is earned in conjunction with the Wharton School of Business and the Investments & Wealth Institute. Tony has been named a Five Star Wealth Manager by Charlotte Magazine in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 & 2010 for Best in Client Satisfaction. He has also been interviewed and quoted by local TV and print as well as national publications like The Wall Street Journal, FOX Business, Dow Jones News, Thomson Reuters, Registered Rep Magazine and FUNDfire. Tony is a member of the UNC Rams Club and is a life member of the UNC Alumni Association. He is an active member of Verdict Ridge Country Club, the Investments & Wealth Institute and the Financial Services Institute. Tony is also a board member of Sally's YMCA and East Lincoln Betterment Association. He resides in the Lake Norman area with his wife Lesley, and their three children, Evan, Logan and Emma.

About ACM Wealth Management

As a fee-based independent advisor, ACM Wealth Management creates unbiased, customized investment strategies to help build, protect and transfer client's wealth. We take a comprehensive and customized approach to your financial situation. Understanding what is most important to you, we then develop a clear long term plan that considers your needs, your goals, and your priorities. After the initial plan is developed we take an active role in your pursuit of these goals.

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