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Dave Wilder, CTFA, CFP®, AIF
Total Wealth Planning LLC.

Tel: 513-984-6696
4665 Cornell Rd
Suite 160
Cincinnati, OH 45241
Total Wealth Planning LLC. | Financial Advisor in Cincinnati ,OH

About Dave Wilder

As Chief Investment Officer, Dave chairs Total Wealth Planning's Investment Policy Committee and leads and manages the investment management team. He is primarily responsible for investment research, preparing and communicating Total Wealth Planning's economic and investment outlook.

As Principal, Dave is responsible for investment advice, with extensive client contact and client-relationship management. He has a Master's in Tax Law (MST) from Villanova University and is a CFP®, a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA), and a Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA). Dave's background and experience includes:

- 25+ years professional investment management and financial planning experience, including 12 years with The Vanguard Group as a senior investment advisor within the managed account service.

- Professional Memberships in the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), Financial Planning Association, Cincinnati Estate Planning Council, and the American Bankers Association.

- Serves on the Finance and Investment Committee for the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

- Five-Star Advisor through Paladin Registry

- 2008 Reuters Top Advisor

- Bloomberg Business Week magazine, a 2011 Top 50 Most Experienced Advisors in the United States.

Villanova University Bachelor of Science, Accounting

Dave enjoys time with his family of three children. He coaches softball/baseball and spends time outdoors skiing, scuba diving, hiking and running.

About Total Wealth Planning LLC.

For over 30 years, our mission has been to place our clients' interests first, to provide comprehensive financial planning and investment management, and to be a premier provider of innovative and timely strategies that ensure every client meets their established lifetime objectives.

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General Information

Firm Start Year:   1989
No. of Employees:   10-19
States Licensed in:   OH, KY, IL, IN, FL, TN, TX, CA, CO, AZ
Number of Years with Current Firm:   20
Work Experience:   Dave is Chief Investment Officer, serves as Senior Advisor for many client relationships and is a member of the Investment Policy Committee. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIALPLANNER and Certified Trust and Financial Advisor with thirty years of professional investment management and financial planning experience. He graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science, Accounting and a Master of Science, Taxation. His educational background also includes the College for Financial Planning and the Cannon Financial Institute.

He began his career with the Vanguard Group, a leading mutual fund company, where he was a Senior Investment Advisor along with facilitating the creation of a new managed account service. His professional memberships include the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, the Financial Planning Association, the Cincinnati Estate Planning Council, the American Bankers Association, and the Paladin Registry. He retired his service on the Finance and Investment Committee for the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, a non-profit community service organization.
Work with the following types of clients:   Non-Profit Organizations, Individual Investors
Advisory Services Provided:   Financial Advice & Consulting


Investment Types:   Stocks, Annuities, Real Estate, Mutual Funds, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Alternative Investments, Bonds
Can meet clients in the following ways:   Our Office, Phone, Email, Video Conference

Qualifications & Memberships

Financial Organization Memberships:   Financial Planning Association (FPA), National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)

Firm Information

Firm's Number of Clients:   350
Firm's Number of Planning Clients:   275
Firm's Number of Managed Clients:   350
Assets Managed by Firm:   $520M
Assets Managed by Advisor:   $520M

Compensation and Fees

Fee Structure:   Fee-Only
Minimum Portfolio Size for New Managed Accounts:   $5,000
Compensation Methods:   Based on Assets, Flat Fee
Additional Details on Charges:   Fees vary depending on the service level provided, but typically average less than 1%.


Bachelor's of Science  - Accounting   Villanova University  - Villanova, Pennsylvania
September 1985-May 1989
Master's  - Taxation   Villanova University  - Villanova, Pennsylvania
September 1996- April 2001

Financial Services

Financial Advice & Consulting

At Total Wealth Planning, we believe in delivering extraordinary, personalized service. We are both morally and legally bound to place clients' interests first. We listen to our clients goals and use our real-life experience and expert advice to deliver an extra-mile client experience.


Do you have a customer satisfaction or refund policy?

We offer a satisfaction guarantee for initial Wealth Management Review.

Why should I choose you as my financial advisor?

Dave is Chief Investment Officer, serves as Senior Advisor for many client relationships and is a member of the Investment Policy Committee. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIALPLANNER and Certified Trust and Financial Advisor with twenty years of professional investment management and financial planning experience and has a Master's in Taxation.

What are your qualifications? What is your education background?

We provide a comprehensive Wealth Management Review which will provide a concise, customized review of your current financial position, prioritize areas of financial importance to you, and quantify what needs to be done for successfully accomplishing your financial goals and objectives.

How do you charge for your services?

We charge for services on a "fee-only" basis to help ensure we provide unbiased advice, always in the client's best interest. No commissions are generated from mutual funds or insurance.

How are you compensated? How will I pay for your services?

We accept no commissions for services or financial products. We are a fee-only firm, which helps to ensure all advice provided is in your best interest.



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Office Hours

Mon. 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tue. 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed. 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu. 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri. 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Communities Served

Addyston Alexandria
Amelia Batavia
Bellevue Blanchester
Camp Dennison Cincinnati
Clarksville Cleves
Covington Dayton
Erlanger Fairfield
Florence Fort Thomas
Franklin Ft Mitchell
Goshen Hamilton
Harrison Hebron
Hooven Independence
Kings Mills Latonia
Lebanon Loveland
Maineville Mason
Melbourne Miamisburg
Miamitown Middletown
Milford Monroe
Morrow New Richmond
Newport North Bend
Okeana Oregonia
Owensville Oxford
Pleasant Plain Seven Mile
Silver Grove Somerville
South Lebanon Springboro
Terrace Park Trenton
Waynesville West Chester
West Elkton Williamsburg

Awards & Recognitions

The Registry is a free resource for individual investors who are seeking 5-Star rated planners and advisors who provide competent, ethical financial advice.

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is the country's leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors - highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

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