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Finding the Top Financial Advisor in Rockford, Illinois
Last Updated - 04-Aug-2022

Rockford has 3 WiserAdvisor vetted Financial Planners and Advisors for you to choose from and 54 non-vetted advisors in your local area. These financial advisors in Rockford, Illinois have an average of 18 years of experience.

NOTE: The list of financial advisors in Rockford, Illinois 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 Rockford, Illinois.

Qualified Financial Advisors in Rockford, Illinois
Financial Advisor Experience AUM Minimum Assets Fee Structure
Michael Stewart
CFP®, RFC®
CRYSTAL LAKE TAX & FINANCIAL INC
451 Coventry Lane,
Suite 102,
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
21 Not Specified Not Specified Fee-Based
Dean Hessler
CFP®
EDELMAN FINANCIAL ENGINES, LLC
2501 West Beltline Highway Suite 103,
Madison, WI 53713
23 Not Specified Not Specified Fee-Based
Kyle Nolan
CFP®
EDELMAN FINANCIAL ENGINES, LLC
1515 W. 22nd Street Suite 850W,
Oak Brook, IL 60523
12 Not Specified Not Specified Fee-Based

Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Rockford

Qualifications CRD# 4243807
Firm CRD# 173272
Series 65

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


Office Location 451 Coventry Lane,
Suite 102,
Crystal Lake,
IL
60014
Phone Number 815-526-3092

Michael Stewart has been in suburban Chicago for most of his 51 years. He has been in the financial planning industry for over 21 years. His past experience includes 8 years in the Private Client Group and Investment Management divisions of two of Chicago's largest banks, overseeing deposits in excess of $200,000,000 in McHenry County. In 2008, Michael founded his own firm to independently serve the tax planning and conservative financial planning needs of his clients in or nearing retirement. Michael strives on educate his clients on how to invest profitably and avoid loss by providing conservative options. He is dedicated to helping his clients reap the rewards of a well planned retirement. In addition, Michael is a well established author, speaker and consultant on economic matters. He lives in McHenry with his wife of 21 years and their 3 children.

About Crystal Lake Tax & Financial Inc

At Crystal Lake Tax & Financial, we specialize in teaching clients how the world of income- generating investments and strategies can be used to help those in and nearing retirement to conservatively achieve their long-term financial goals and avoid common retirement planning mistakes. Protecting your principal from market losses and generating income and dividends will grow your money organically, or as we like to say "the old fashioned way." We rely on real world proven strategies rather than just hope like so many other brokers. Our number one mission is client education. We want to work with you to ensure that you make informed, educated decisions that will best suit your current needs and enable you to achieve your long term goals. We believe piece of mind comes from understanding your options and from working with your advisor to choose the options that work best for you and your family. Services offered; Financial Planning, Retirement Income Planning, Estate Planning, Income Tax Preparation and Investment Management.


Qualifications CRD# 2652956
Firm CRD# 104510
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 2501 West Beltline Highway Suite 103,
Madison,
WI
53713
Phone Number 608-234-5121

I've been in the financial industry since 1995 because my passion in life is to help my clients succeed. It always gives me great joy to see them reach the financial goals they've worked so hard to achieve. In my spare time, I love staying fit, hiking, biking and doing landscape projects in my yard. I'm also a proud former Peace Corps volunteer.

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# 5426926
Firm CRD# 104510
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 1515 W. 22nd Street Suite 850W,
Oak Brook,
IL
60523
Phone Number 630-756-5260

Since 2008, I've used my financial planning experiences, knowledge, and relationship management skills to serve my clients. I enjoy working with my clients to help ensure they stay on track and can handle the unexpected bumps life sends their way. In my free time, I like listening to audio books and spending time with my kids riding bikes, golfing and playing basketball.

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.


Top Financial Advisor Firms in Rockford, Illinois (Ranked by AUM)

Firm Name AUM No. of Clients Fee Structure
Savant Wealth Management
190 Buckley Drive,
Rockford, IL 61107
$12,849,631,158 7918 A percentage of AUM
Hourly charges
Fixed fees
Bates Financial Advisors, Inc.
8437 Northern Ave,
Rockford, IL 61107
$550,506,678 2072 A percentage of AUM
Hourly charges
Fixed fees
Focus Financial Advisors
6870 Rote Road , Suite 101,
Rockford, IL 61107-2690
$130,055,949 430 A percentage of AUM
Hourly charges
Fixed fees

    List of Additional Advisors in Rockford, Illinois*

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    Financial Advisor Office Location Phone Number
    Amy Harris
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    7160 Argus Dr, Ste 102, Rockford, IL  61107 815-399-3311
    Amy Hatch
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    6870 Rote Rd, Ste 102, Rockford, IL  61107 815-708-6112
    Brian Lindsay
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    2126 N Perryville Rd, Rockford, IL  61107 815-639-4135
    Allan Larson
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    6067 Strathmoor Dr, Rockford, IL  61107 815-399-7500
    Aspire Financial Group
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    7160 Argus Dr, Ste 102, Rockford, IL  61107 815-399-3311
    Brian K Aarvig
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    2126 N Perryville Rd, Rockford, IL  61107 815-639-4132
    Jacob Fitzgerald
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    6845 Weaver Rd, Ste 300, Rockford, IL  61114 815-316-6460
    Lori Helland
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    6870 Rote Rd, Ste 102, Rockford, IL  61107 815-708-6112
    Robin A Fiorentino
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    6067 Strathmoor Dr, Rockford, IL  61107 815-399-7500
    Kevin Heideman
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    363 Financial Ct, Ste 200, Rockford, IL  61107 815-977-5999
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