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Qualified Financial Advisors in Modesto, California
Financial Advisor Office Location Phone Number
Ken Sakamoto
CRPC®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
4301 Hacienda Drive, Suite 100,
Pleasanton, CA 94588
925-660-4720
Andrew Kessler
CFP®
Allworth Financial
1550 The Alameda, Suite 125,
San Jose, CA 95126
888-242-6766
Robert Choy
CFP®, CPWA®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
3945 Freedom Circle, Suite 950,
Santa Clara, CA 95054
408-565-8572
Jennifer Staben
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
9245 Laguna Springs Drive Suite 200,
Elk Grove, CA 95758
916-894-9999
Ted Smalling
CFP®, MBA
Allworth Financial
8775 Folsom Blvd Suite 100,
Sacramento, CA 95826
888-242-6766
Personal Capital
Personal Capital Advisors Corporation
3 Lagoon Drive,
Redwood City, CA 94065
650-556-1310
Zach Lindemann
CFP®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
1112 Galleria Boulevard Suite 1602901 Douglas Blvd Suite 250,
Roseville, CA 95661
916-462-5220

Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Modesto

Qualifications CRD# 1095790
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 4301 Hacienda Drive, Suite 100,
Pleasanton,
CA
94588
Phone Number 925-660-4720

I provide my clients with holistic advice designed to help protect and grow their wealth so they can achieve their financial goals. My wife Jaclynn and I have one daughter. Originally from Hawaii, I enjoy working out and keeping fit.

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# 6211526
FirmCRD# 111167

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 1550 The Alameda, Suite 125,
San Jose,
CA
95126
Phone Number 888-242-6766

Andrew Kessler is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, who pursued a career in financial planning as a result of his passion for helping others. He aspires to share his knowledge, create plans for the future and ease financial anxieties for all the clients he serves. Andrew is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, and proud to be part of the Allworth Financial team. He lives in the East Bay with his wife Whitney and foster dogs.

About Allworth Financial

Based out of Sacramento, California, Allworth Financial is an independent financial advisory firm that specializes in retirement planning, investment advising, and 401(k) management with a direct approach to financial planning. Allworth delivers long- and short-term investment planning solutions and advice to help clients achieve their goals and plan strategically for retirement. The firm, which was founded in 1993, has grown to serve more than 12,000 clients and manages over $10 billion in client assets.

Advisory Services Provided

Retirement Planning, Tax Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts


Qualifications CRD# 6711825
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 7, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 3945 Freedom Circle, Suite 950,
Santa Clara,
CA
95054
Phone Number 408-565-8572

As a financial planner since 2000, I work hard to assure my clients that together we can create a workable and livable plan that can help lead them to the financial lifestyle they desire. It may not always be easy but it's definitely worthwhile. Outside of work, I have a passion for art and architecture.

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# 5862463
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 9245 Laguna Springs Drive Suite 200,
Elk Grove,
CA
95758
Phone Number 916-894-9999

I am passionate about helping clients achieve the peace of mind that comes along with having financial security, while being mindful of their personal circumstances. I love getting to know my clients and being a resource for them when they have questions about any aspects of their lives that has a dollar sign. When I am not helping clients, I am living life to its fullest: traveling, reading, writing and trying to make my kids and granddaughter laugh.

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# 5981078
FirmCRD# 111167

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 8775 Folsom Blvd Suite 100,
Sacramento,
CA
95826
Phone Number 888-242-6766

Ted Smalling is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, and holds an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management. A native of Sacramento, CA, before embarking on an advisory career, Ted spent 25 years as a small business owner. An avid golfer, Ted lives with his family in Elk Grove, California.

About Allworth Financial

Based out of Sacramento, California, Allworth Financial is an independent financial advisory firm that specializes in retirement planning, investment advising, and 401(k) management with a direct approach to financial planning. Allworth delivers long- and short-term investment planning solutions and advice to help clients achieve their goals and plan strategically for retirement. The firm, which was founded in 1993, has grown to serve more than 12,000 clients and manages over $10 billion in client assets.

Advisory Services Provided

Retirement Planning, Tax Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts


Qualifications FirmCRD# 155172

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 3 Lagoon Drive,
Suite 200,
Redwood City,
CA
94065
Phone Number 650-556-1310

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Advisory Services Provided

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Qualifications CRD# 6154134
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 1112 Galleria Boulevard Suite 1602901 Douglas Blvd Suite 250,
Roseville,
CA
95661
Phone Number 916-462-5220

I'm a dedicated financial planner who loves to educate my clients and help them achieve their financial goals. My entire family lives in Northern California, and even though I've lived and worked in California and Arizona, Northern California has always been my home. Im happily married to my wife, Belinda, and we welcomed our first child, Lukas, in 2021.

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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