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Finding the Top Financial Advisor in Tempe, Arizona
Last Updated - 01-Aug-2022

Tempe has 10 WiserAdvisor vetted Financial Planners and Advisors for you to choose from and 61 non-vetted advisors in your local area. These financial advisors in Tempe, Arizona have an average of 18 years of experience.

NOTE: The list of financial advisors in Tempe, Arizona mentioned below do not include all the advisors in our network due to their compliance listing restrictions. More vetted advisors may be available when you use our free match service to compare financial advisors near you in Tempe, Arizona.

Qualified Financial Advisors in Tempe, Arizona
Financial Advisor Experience AUM Minimum Assets Fee Structure
Jeffrey Wilcock
RFC®
SEROS FINANCIAL
2141 E. Broadway Rd.,
Suite 220,
Tempe, AZ 85282
27 $50,000,000 $250,000 Fee-Based
Jason Smith
CFP®
BERTHEL FISHER FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. AND BFC PLANNING INC
64 E Broadway Rd.,
Ste. 200,
Tempe, AZ 85282
25 Upon Request $20000 Fee-Based
Jared Daniel
CFP®, CRPC®
WEALTH GUARDIAN GROUP
1757 E Baseline Road,
Suite 118,
Gilbert, AZ 85233
23 $100000 Not Specified Not Specified
James Golichowski
CFP®, CRPC®
EDELMAN FINANCIAL ENGINES, LLC
3100 West Ray Road, Suite 334,
Suite 801,
Chandler, AZ 85226
16 Not Specified Not Specified Fee-Based
Michael Massara
FULL PICTURE FINANCIAL
3785 East Lexington Ave,
Gilbert, AZ 85234
8 $1,650,000 Not Specified Fee-Based
Jacob Vanderslik
CRPC®
EDELMAN FINANCIAL ENGINES, LLC
4742 N. 24th Street,
Suite 400,
Phoenix, AZ 85016
9 Not Specified Not Specified Fee-Based
Thanasi Panagiotakopoulos
LIFE MANAGED
5134 N. Central Ave.,
Suite 101,
Phoenix, AZ 85012
12 $85,000,000 $250K+ Fee-Based
Diron Tappin
TCP ASSET MANAGEMENT
11130 N. Tatum Blvd,
Suite I-101,
Phoenix, AZ 85028
20 $500,000,000 Not Specified Not Specified
Bruce Hosler
EA, CFP®, AIF®, CEPA®, CDFA®
HOSLER WEALTH MANAGEMENT
7400 E Pinnacle Peak Rd,
Suite #100,
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
24 Not Specified $1,000,000 Fee-Based
Aaron C. Montez
CFP®
VALIDUS FINANCIAL ASSOCIATES
8877 West Union Hills Drive Suite 540,
Peoria, AZ 85382
22 350,000,000 $100,000 Fee-Based

Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Tempe

Qualifications CRD# 2034946
Firm CRD# 166808
Series 6, 7, 22, 24, 26, 63, 65, 66

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


Office Location 2141 E. Broadway Rd.,
Suite 220,
Tempe,
AZ
85282
Phone Number 480-967-1155

Jeff began his financial career in 1990 and is currently a Registered Financial Consultant (RFC) and has his series 7, 63, 65 and 24 licenses. Jeff has been a popular seminar speaker and even hosted a series of radio broadcasts on financial matters. Jeff faces each day with a positive optimism that is wildly contagious. Jeffs clients love their meetings with him and have great deal of respect for what he does. In 2000 Jeff met Bill Kelso CPA, CFP, the two decided to merge and create Alliance Financial Group. That company then combined with Campbell Schoneberger 11 years later, to become Seros Financial. On weekends, Jeff loves spending time with his family. His wife, Kerri, is an amazing decorator (not exaggerating, when you see our office youll believe me!) and together they have 4 children. With his love for life, Jeff enjoys nothing more than to be outside jogging, hiking a trail or riding a mountain bike. Jeff has been a leader with the Boy Scouts of America for over 20 years.

About Seros Financial

Most people only get one shot at retirement. That's why we help you take the guess work out of the process. Seros360? is a seven part mentoring approach to retirement. 1. Goals We build a bridge from your idea of retirement to the real thing. What really matters most to you in retirement and understand the steps needed to reach your goals. 2. Risks Living longer. Rising healthcare costs. Inflation. These are risks everyone faces during retirement. Working together, we can help you identify your risks and plan accordingly. 3. Investments You need an investment strategy that takes into account your retirement goals, how you view risk, and your timeline for retirement. We take a dynamic money management approach in activley monitoring and adjusting your portfolio. 4. Income Income is the engine of your retirement. We help you develop a plan so you take the right amount of income in the most tax efficient way possible. 5. Taxes We help you develop a strategy that balances your tax burden now and throughout retirement. 6. Test Run Why guess about your retirement? Take a Retirement Test Run. This simulated retirement approach lets you actually experience what it will be like to live on the income you'll have during retirement. 7. Retirement With lessons from your Retirement Test Run and adjustments to your plan, you are ready to retire with confidence.


Qualifications CRD# 2518521
Series 7, 63, 65

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


Office Location 64 E Broadway Rd.,
Ste. 200,
Tempe,
AZ
85282
Phone Number 623-203-7003

University of Michigan, B.A. in Economics 1994; Indiana University, M.S. in Finance, 2016; Boston College, Certificate in Financial Planning 2008; Fuller Theological Seminary, M.A. in Theology, 2009

About Berthel Fisher Financial Services, Inc. and BFC Planning Inc

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, Investment Advice & Management


Qualifications CRD# 4630493

Compensation/Fee Based on Assets, Commissions, Flat Fee


Office Location 1757 E Baseline Road,
Suite 118,
Gilbert,
AZ
85233
Phone Number 480-987-9951

About Wealth Guardian Group

The Philosophy behind the Wealth Guardian Group is to provide a powerfully integrated Financial Planning Experience. Our firm is different not only because we focus on reducing fees and increasing efficiency, but our plans are a comprehensive holistic approach that collaborates your Tax Firm, Investment Firm, Insurance Firm and Estate Planning Firm into a single firm that works congruently together.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Wealth Management, Financial Planning for Individuals, Investment Advice & Management, Legal Advice and Services, Insurance Products & Annuities


Qualifications CRD# 4777918
Firm CRD# 104510
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 3100 West Ray Road, Suite 334,
Suite 801,
Chandler,
AZ
85226
Phone Number 480-946-3626

For nearly 20 years, I've been a financial planner working with my clients to help analyze how best to plan for all of their major financial goals, most importantly a secure retirement. I had a previous career as an electrical engineer so numbers and analysis are in my DNA. Before that, I had the privilege of serving in the U.S. Navy and the good fortune to travel the world.

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 advisory firm, recognized by Barron's,1 awarded September 2021 based on data within a 12-month period. Compensation paid for use and distribution of rating. We have 145+ offices across the country and are entrusted by more than 1.3 million clients to manage more than $291 billion in assets.2 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. 1The 2021 Top 100 Independent Advisory Firm Ranking issued by Barron's is qualitative and quantitative, including assets managed, revenue generated, regulatory record, staffing levels and diversity, technology spending and succession planning. Firms elect to participate but do not pay to be included in the ranking. Compensation is paid for use and distribution of rating. Investor experience and returns are not considered. 2Data as of Dec. 31, 2021.


Qualifications CRD# 6294964
Firm CRD# 151367
Series 7, 63, 66

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


Office Location 3785 East Lexington Ave,
Gilbert,
AZ
85234
Phone Number 480-847-0373

After a lifelong interest in the financial markets, I officially entered the financial services industry in 2014. My foundational experience in trading and customer service at Merrill Lynch led to an advanced position at Vanguard. While at Vanguard, I served on one their High Net Worth teams, routinely working with clients investing in excess of $1mil. However, three years into my tenure, a family illness forced me to look for a more flexible workplace closer to home. I eventually took a position with Morgan Stanley. After discovering Full Picture Financial had combined the methodology of my previous positions with the freedom to break from the generic investment mold, it became clear that I could best serve those under my care as an independent representative. The abundance of opportunities to expand my knowledge and acumen, along with providing quality, holistic advice is what drives me. I also relish the chance to meet people of diverse backgrounds who share their unique perspectives and experiences. Growing up, my father was a Finance Director for one of the larger cities in Arizona. The passion with which my father pursued his duties gave me a healthy respect for municipal employees and the financial services industry. I value the opportunity to affect the lives of those who serve and work in a positive manner. Prior to entering financial services, I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business. I also furthered my education by adding a Small Business Certificate in 2013. When I'm not optimizing portfolio efficiency or expanding my knowledge base, I spend time taking care of my mother and playing with my highly energetic dog adopted during the pandemic. I am also into indoor rock climbing, sand volleyball and a movie aficionado. However, I find the most fulfillment lending a hand to several charitable organizations, one of which makes frequent use of a property in Northern Arizona I help oversee.

About Full Picture Financial

We are not under the illusion that quality is at all related to quantity... No advisor with FPF will ever have primary responsibility for on-going service of more than eighty households. More than that compromises our time to answer questions, manage portfolios, and research the issues affecting your financial success and disseminate the information through the most effective channels. FPF Advisors have greater than 3 decades of combined, full-time experience helping in meeting clients' financial objectives. Providing a comprehensive, customized and collaborative experience from the time we first engage, there will be a free exchange of ideas, proactive education to answer most questions before they arise, and constant review and presentation of tips to improve your financial standing. We also have a specialty in planning and asset management for Arizona Municipal Pension personnel (Arizona State Retirement and Public Safety).

Advisory Services Provided:

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


Qualifications CRD# 6303633
Firm CRD# 104510
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 4742 N. 24th Street,
Suite 400,
Phoenix,
AZ
85016
Phone Number 602-553-2024

I was born in the Midwest, which instilled in me my core values: honesty, hard work and helping others. I have a passion to help ensure everyone I meet gets the right financial plan for their retirement goals. Working as a fiduciary, I enjoy knowing my recommendations are in the best interests of my clients.

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 advisory firm, recognized by Barron's,1 awarded September 2021 based on data within a 12-month period. Compensation paid for use and distribution of rating. We have 145+ offices across the country and are entrusted by more than 1.3 million clients to manage more than $291 billion in assets.2 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. 1The 2021 Top 100 Independent Advisory Firm Ranking issued by Barron's is qualitative and quantitative, including assets managed, revenue generated, regulatory record, staffing levels and diversity, technology spending and succession planning. Firms elect to participate but do not pay to be included in the ranking. Compensation is paid for use and distribution of rating. Investor experience and returns are not considered. 2Data as of Dec. 31, 2021.


Qualifications CRD# 5774816
Firm CRD# 151367
Series 7

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


Office Location 5134 N. Central Ave.,
Suite 101,
Phoenix,
AZ
85012
Phone Number 602-931-5043

After being employed first hand at large Wall Street Institutions, we know what pay to play investments and product driven investment advice looks like. At LifeManaged, we offer a new era of advice through values based financial planning. Our deep planning-based methodology and Fiduciary management provide a more transparent view of Life's picture, while enabling you to keep more of your hard-earned dollars to achieve financial independence for your family and the future generations to come. Athanassios Panagiotakopoulos and Benjamin Fredlake are Investment Advisor Representatives with Dynamic Wealth Advisors dba Life Managed. All investment advisory services are offered through Dynamic Wealth Advisors. Click HERE to schedule a meeting or a phone call.

About Life Managed

We create pathways to live life on your terms. We believe financial plans should not be ruled by numbers and investments, but freed by them. If you wonder if you are saving appropriately and in the right accounts or if you should invest or payoff debt as you get near retirement, we are prepared to show you how these impact your lifestyle. Athanassios Panagiotakopoulos and Benjamin Fredlake are Investment Advisor Representatives with Dynamic Wealth Advisors dba Life Managed. All investment advisory services are offered through Dynamic Wealth Advisors. Click HERE to schedule a meeting or a phone call.


Qualifications CRD# 4415868
Firm CRD# 2866037


Office Location 11130 N. Tatum Blvd,
Suite I-101,
Phoenix,
AZ
85028
Phone Number 480-824-8444

Diron Tappin is a Wealth Manager at TCP Asset Management. Diron joined TCP to fulfill his vision of providing comprehensive, independent, transparent financial advice to family, friends, other financial professionals, and business owners. Diron has been in the financial services industry for over 20 years and has held a variety of positions in on Wall Street that give him a keen eye for combining clients needs with modern asset management concepts. He utilizes the process that has been developed at TCP to provide clients with a dynamic and adaptable plan to work towards the goals of financial independence, retirement, risk management, estate planning and hopefully peace of mind. Diron has a bachelor's degree from The University of Northern Colorado. He was born in New York, raised in Hawaii, he has lived in Scottsdale, Arizona since 2004 with his wife, Stacey, and son Cole. When he is not at work you will find Diron coaching football locally with the Scottsdale Outlaws youth program or at Desert Mountain High School, Go Wolves!

About TCP Asset Management

We are a group of financial professionals committed to partnering with you throughout your financial life. As a full-service independent firm, we provide honest, fiduciary financial advice to a dynamic group of successful individuals and their families.

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# 2581041
Firm CRD# 8032
Series 7, 63, 65, 66

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


Office Location 7400 E Pinnacle Peak Rd,
Suite #100,
Scottsdale,
AZ
85255
Phone Number 480-994-7342

Bruce Hosler is the founder and principal at Hosler Wealth Management, LLC (HWM). With offices in Scottsdale and Prescott Arizona, he has been in practice since 1997. Bruce uses a consultative wealth management process with his clients. He combines both his tax knowledge as an Enrolled Agent (EA), and his financial planning knowledge as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, including his Ed Slott Master Elite IRA recognition to provide synergistic advanced planning strategies for his clients.

As an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®), Bruce has a thorough knowledge of fiduciary best practices and applies this to his primary focus of serving retirees, soon to retire and those who have lost their spouses (widows and widowers) to protect and preserve their wealth.

About Hosler Wealth Management

COVID-19, Our Response *During these difficult and uncertain times, we can accommodate meeting with you in a variety of ways; via phone call, email, or with (Zoom) video conferencing and screen-sharing technology. Your safety and comfort will always remain very important to us. At Hosler Wealth Management (HWM), we know you work hard for your money. That's why we take our responsibility as your financial advisor so seriously. We're here to help you get better results than you would on your own. Our secret weapons? Tax planning for life, combined with financial planning, IRA & Retirement Planning, and Investment Management with Estate Planning - together provide a holistic solution towards pursuing your financial and life goals. When working with HWM, you'll experience our proprietary approach to helping you plan for your future. You can expect prudent financial planning; advanced tax strategies; and an integrated customized financial plan that addresses the most important aspects of your life. Bruce Hosler is dually registered as a registered representative and investment adviser representative of Commonwealth Financial Network. In these roles, Bruce Hosler is able to offer two types of accounts: brokerage accounts and asset management accounts. When serving as your advisor on a brokerage account, Bruce Hosler is required to act in accordance with the requirements of Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI). When serving as your advisor on an asset management account, Bruce Hosler is required to act in a fiduciary capacity.

More information is available in Commonwealth’s Form CRS.

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, Tax Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts, Insurance Products & Annuities


Qualifications CRD# 4108246
Firm CRD# 3978
Series 6, 7, 24, 63, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets


Office Location 8877 West Union Hills Drive Suite 540,
Peoria,
AZ
85382
Phone Number 623-825-1020

Aaron Montez, Senior Partner with Validus Financial Associates, chose to be a financial professional as his desired profession early in life. After graduating with a finance degree from Arizona State University, Aaron was able to grow a client base helping individuals and business owners with their financial, education and retirement planning, estate planning strategies, and business succession planning. As a benefit to his clients Aaron sought and received a Certificate in Retirement Planning from Wharton School and holds Series 7, 63, 65 and 24 registrations as well as Life and Health Licenses. In 2003, Aaron was asked to join his firm's management team where he was eventually promoted to the Senior Vice President of the Southwest Branch. While in management, Aaron oversaw the hiring, training, development and mentoring of new advisors to the firm. This position not only allowed him to further develop his adeptness for leadership and communication but, more importantly, he also gained valuable experience working with complex client situations. He has earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANER practitioner certification and is a member of the local Financial Planning Association. His success in the financial industry has been recognized and has led to many prestigious awards since 2002. Aaron and his wife Olivia have 5 children (Zachary, Dallin, Brigham, Keaton and Ella). Aaron's hobby IS his family so he spends any and all free time with them. He enjoys fishing, coaching his kids and supporting his wife and children in their various activities. Community service has always been a priority for Aaron. He is an active volunteer with the local BSA program and serves in several capacities with his church. We appreciate your time and interest in Validus Financial Associates.

About Validus Financial Associates

Validus Financial Associates provides you access to a highly experienced group of professionals who provide a collaborative approach to help you toward realizing your stated goals. We help you define your vision for the future and create a clear, concise course of action to optimize your potential for financial success. Additionally, as part of your financial plan we will factor in all aspects of your financial situation including how taxes, timing and other factors may affect your portfolio now and in the future.

Advisory Services Provided:

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


Top Financial Advisor Firms in Tempe, Arizona (Ranked by AUM)

Firm Name AUM No. of Clients Fee Structure
Biltmore Wealth Management, Llc
1400 E. Southern Avenue , Suite 650,
Tempe, AZ 85282
$304,513,674 551 A percentage of AUM
Hourly charges
Intrinsic Wealth Counsel, Inc.
1255 W. Rio Salado Pkwy , Suite 115,
Tempe, AZ 85281
$235,122,245 612 A percentage of AUM
Hourly charges
Other (MINIMUM RETAINER FEE)
Graystone Partners Wealth Management, Llc
1095 West Rio Salado Parkway , Suite 101,
Tempe, AZ 85281
$221,910,616 985 A percentage of AUM
Hourly charges
Fixed fees
Johnson Financial Advisors
1095 W Rio Salado Parkway , Suite 201,
Tempe, AZ 85281-2610
$201,605,135 667 A percentage of AUM
Fixed fees
Commision Based
Seros Financial, Llc
2141 East Broadway Rd. , Suite 220,
Tempe, AZ 85282
$166,752,002 597 A percentage of AUM
Subscription fees
Fixed fees
Harding Wealth, Inc.
222 S. Mill Avenue , #800,
Tempe, AZ 85281
$106,700,000 383 A percentage of AUM
Hourly charges
Fixed fees

    List of Additional Advisors in Tempe, Arizona*

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    Financial Advisor Office Location Phone Number
    Rene Espinoza
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    4450 S Rural Rd, Ste A140, Tempe, AZ  85282 480-730-8700
    Michael Vukonich
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    4450 S Rural Rd, Ste A140, Tempe, AZ  85282 480-897-8667
    Loney Financial
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    8747 S. Priest Drive, Suite 104, Tempe, AZ  85284 480-921-0225
    Ramon Francis, #RamonLoans
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    4500 S. Lakeshore Dr. #339, Tempe, AZ  85282 480-628-7341
    Lincoln Investment
    Inquire with Lincoln
    5016 South Ash Avenue, Suite 103, Tempe, AZ  85282 877-469-7377
    Rick Martinez
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    4450 S Rural Rd, Ste A140, Tempe, AZ  85282 480-755-3399
    First Command Financial Advisor
    Inquire with First
    1414 W. Broadway Rd, Ste 234, Tempe, AZ  85282 480-801-2990
    First Command Financial Advisor
    Inquire with First
    1414 W. Broadway Rd, Ste 234, Tempe, AZ  85282 480-801-2990
    Pierce Stewart
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    1150 W Washington St, Tempe, AZ  85281 877-225-1941
    Sabryna Bullard
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    1150 W Washinton St, Tempe, AZ  85281 877-225-1941
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