We are a fee-based financial advisory firm based out of Orange County, CA with footprints in Austin and North Carolina. We are fiduciaries that build and implement custom financial plans based upon what is best for each individual client. We practice holistic financial planning so that we look at everything that affects your financial situation; taxes (both income and estate), retirement income planning, social securirty, investment planning, edcuation funding, estate planning, insurances and anything else that might impact you. We are passionate about our jobs and love what we do. We believe in educating our clients to a level of articulation above and beyond what is required, so that they fully understand every aspect of their financial plan.
Primary offices located at: 500 N. State College Blvd. Suite 1100, Orange, CA 92868
Toll Free 800-956-4782 | John's cell 210-606-4653 | Fax 858-573-2581 Book an appointment using this Calendar link https://calendly.com/johnnywright/30min
CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, MSFS
Martin Shapiro has been serving clients for 35+ years. After earning his bachelor's degree in economics from UC San Diego, Martin worked in management for AT&T. There he realized that his entrepreneurial spirit and strong desire to assist people were being wasted in the corporate world.
So in 1985, Martin became a financial advisor and earned the CFP® (Certified Financial Planner™) designation in 1992. Martin has a passion for learning and continued his education through The American College. He earned professional designations as a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) on the way to getting his master's degree in financial services (MSFS) in 2001.
Martin gives back to the community through volunteer work having served the UCSD Alumni Association as its past president and the UC San Diego Foundation as past vice chair, as well as the Arthritis Foundation, Southern Caregiver Resource Center and the Tariq Khamisa Foundation.
Martin takes an educational approach to working with his clients and nothing excites him more than seeing the light come on in his clients eyes when they understand (maybe for the first time!) how their finances can work to get them what they want out of life.
Martin is married to the love of his life, Monica and is the proud father of two daughters, Natalie and Erica. They enjoy going to concerts together as well as hiking and backpacking. Martin also enjoys walking, yoga, basketball and golf for exercise and reading, meditation and watching movies for relaxation.
Johnny joined Martin Shapiro as a Registered Assistant in 2021 and then as an Advisor in 2022. He graduated with a business degree from the University of Mississippi in 2012. He has worked in the insurance business and managing a variety of small businesses. He is married to Martin's daughter Natalie, and they have a baby girl named Georgie. His passion for studying financial markets added with Martin's mentorship has been instrumental in his success as a Fiduciary Advisor.
Amy has been in the financial planning industry for over 18 years. She has worked with MassMutual, Foothill Securities, Securities America, and Woodbury Financial Services. Amy excels at getting things right the first time and loves interacting with clients to make sure everyone stays happy. She married her high school sweetheart, Mike, and they have a teenage daughter, Skyler.
|Firm Start Year:||1985|
|No. of Employees:||2-4|
|Insurance License#:||CA Insurance License #0681852|
|States Licensed in:||Our RIA, REDWOOD PRIVATE WEALTH, LLC is SEC registered. We operate in all 50 states.|
|Number of Years with Current Firm:||37|
|Work with the following types of clients:||Investment Clubs, Businesses, Individual Investors, Non-Profit Organizations|
|Advisory Services Provided:||Investment Advice & Management, Financial Advice & Consulting, Estate Planning & Trusts, Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Risk Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Tax Advice and Services, Insurance Products & Annuities|
|Investment Types:||Mutual Funds, Commodities, Alternative Investments, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Mortgages & Real Estate, Insurance, Annuities, Stocks, Bonds, Options & Futures, FOREX & Currency, Socially Responsible Investments (SRI)|
|Can meet clients in the following ways:||Your Office, Our Office, Your Home, Video Conference, Email, Phone, Our Offices|
Qualifications & Memberships
|Insurance and Annuity Licenses:||Long Term Care, HMO, Life, Health, Annuity, Accident, Disability|
|Advisor's Number of Clients:||80|
|Assets Managed by Advisor:||$85,000,000|
Compensation and Fees
|Minimum Portfolio Size for New Managed Accounts:||$100,000|
|Compensation Methods:||Flat Fee, Based on Assets, Commissions|
|Fee % Based on Assets:||1.25% max|
|Organization :||Arthitis Foundation, San Diego, CA|
|Organization :||UCSD Alumni Assocaition, San Diego, CA|
|Organization :||UC San Diego Foundation, San Diego, CA|
|Position :||Vice Chair|
|Organization :||Tariq Khamisa Foundation, San Diego, CA|
|Bachelor in Economics - Economics||University of California San Deigo
- San Diego, CA
|MS Financial Services||The American College of Financial Services
Investment portfolios are customized to a targeted rate of return sufficient to meet financial planning goals and then optimized for minimum risk at the agreed upon rate of return.
We start by getting to know your situation and your goals. We then build a comprehensive financial plan so that you have the blueprints to build your retirement.
Rolling over your 401k can give you access to more investment choices, guaranteed income and other beneifts not available in the 401k plan.
We look at Wealth Management on a holistic level to protect, grow, and distribute (estateplan) your hard earned money.
|Financial Planning for Businesses
We seek to minimize the cost of providing benefits thereby increasing your profitability. Then to coordinate your business and personal financial planning.
|Financial Planning for Individuals
Set, clarify and refine goals for educating your children and grandchildren, having suffcient retirement income at a specified age and minimum risk, and anyt other fiancial objectives you may have (second home, travel, etc,).
|Education Funding and Planning
Develop strategies to accumulate funds in the most tax effcient manner to pay for the cost of educating your children and grandchildren.
Thoroughly analyze your situation and determine the most cost effective strategies to protect your assets including your most valuable asset, YOU!
WiserAdvisor provides referrals to financial professionals. WiserAdvisor is not a current client of advisor or advisory services. Financial professionals pay cash compensation for these referrals, which creates the incentive for WiserAdvisor to make these referrals, resulting in a conflict of interest.
Additional Detailed Disclosures
|Investment advisory services offered through Redwood Private Wealth LLC. Please contact your Redwood investment advisor representative if there are any changes in your financial situation or investment objectives. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. Redwood is headquartered at 3930 E. Ray Road, Suite 155, Phoenix AZ 85044. Additional information about Redwood and Martin Shapiro is available at www.adviserinfo.sec.gov. It is important to read our email disclosures available at this link: https://redwoodprivatewealth.com/disclosures/. Insurance Products are offered through Martin Shapiro Insurance.|
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