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A densely populated state like New Jersey has different types of experienced & certified financial advisors such as fiduciary financial advisors and fee only financial planners making it challenging for you to choose the one that may perfectly meet your financial situation and needs. WiserAdvisor has pre-qualified and selected some of the top qualified financial advisors, independent certified financial planners, financial advisory firms & associations in New Jersey and has listed them below with their details such as qualifications, service offerings, and other important information that you could use while searching for financial advisors to best suit your financial and investment goals. Please note that the list of financial advisors mentioned below does not include all vetted advisors as some have not been listed as per their request. They may be available when you use our free match tool to compare up-to 3 financial advisors if they match your specific requirements and preferences.

Qualifications of Top Financial Advisors & Certified Financial Planners in New Jersey

Each and every financial advisor in our network from large Fortune 500 companies to small independent financial firms are pre-screened for industry experience, disclosures and registrations with SEC and FINRA. Collectively, our Pre-Screened advisors, serve thousands of happy clients, managing billions of dollars and providing financial freedom and security for families and individuals like you.

List of Qualified Financial Advisors in New Jersey
Financial Advisor Office Location Phone Number
CAZ LEVINSKI CRAFFY
CWM; ChFM; AMC; CTEP; C.G.R.C.S.; A.F.A.
Monmouth Capital Management
101 Crawfords Corner Road,
Holmdel, NJ 07733
212-203-1778
Daniel Chen
DC Strategies, Integrated Wealth Mgt.
12 Christopher Way,
Eatontown, NJ 07724
732-982-2170
Daniel R. Martin
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER" Certificant, CFP®
D.R. Martin and Associates
1 University Plaza Drive,
Hackensack, NJ 07601
201-479-0759
Frank Lepore
CLTC
Bleakley Financial Group
100 Passaic Avenue,
Fairfield, NJ 07004
973-244-4237
John Mossa
CFP®, EA
Wellesley Financial Planners
130 Maple Ave,
Red Bank, NJ 07701
732-747-9775 Ext. 003
Paul C. Koenig Jr.
RFC®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER, CRPC®, ChFC®, CFP®
Integrated Financial Partners
1300 Route 73 Suite 314,
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
856-291-0142
Ryan Woodring
CFP®
Heritage Investment Partners, LLP / LPL Financial Advisor
97 Main Street,
Chatham, NJ 07928
973-635-9500 Ext. 207
Edward Goldstein
Financial Life Planning LLC
10000 Lincoln Dr East Suite 201,
Marlton, NJ 08053
856-988-5480
Eric Mancini
CAIA®, CFA®, CFP®
Traphagen Financial Group
234 Kinderkamack Rd,
Oradell, NJ 07649
201-262-1040
Jim Shagawat
CFP®, ChFC®
AdvicePeriod
140 East Ridgewood Ave,
Paramus, NJ 07652
201-509-4323
Jon Betlow
CLTC, CLU®, ChFC®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Certificant
Bleakley Financial Group
100 Passaic Ave,
Fairfield, NJ 07004
973-244-4238
Chris Werner
CFP®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
457 Haddonfield Road,
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
856-452-6072
Kevin Shea
CFP®, CFA®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
51 JFK Parkway,
Short Hills, NJ 07078
862-206-7431
Sal Marino
AWMA®, CFP®, CMFC®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
328 Newman Springs Road,
Red Bank, NJ 07701
732-704-7213
Steve Bermack
CFP®, ChFC®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
650 From Road,
Paramus, NJ 07652
551-228-2233
Peter Gellman
Law Degree and Ph.D.
Palmerston Group Advisors, LLC
320 Raritan Avenue, Suite 302,
Highland Park, NJ 08904
732-248-5777

Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in New Jersey

Qualifications CRD# 5222223
FirmCRD# 290248
Series 7, 63

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


Office Location 101 Crawfords Corner Road,
Suite 4127,
Holmdel,
NJ
07733
Phone Number 212-203-1778

Empathy. Integrity. Honor. Duty. Professionalism. Trust. Mr. Caz Levinski Craffy adheres to these values and ideals and much more as he continues to serve in the United States Army (Reserve Component), as a military officer. Mr. Craffy has been in the financial industry for twenty years helping individuals of all income levels, ranging from sub 100k wage-earners to Ultra High Net-Worth clientele. The value of ensuring every consult, planning, and deal done, is done with utmost LDRSHIP. LDRSHIP is the Army acronym for the seven basic and core values Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. LDRSHIP is what Mr. Craffy continues and strives to do with every client, large or small, ensuring unparalleled client satisfaction, due care, due diligence, empathy, Mr. Craffy is a proud husband, father, son, brother, uncle, cousin, and Soldier. Caz is licensed as an insurance consultant with his resident license, being in New Jersey. Caz also holds numerous certifications and excelling in his empathy when dealing with all clients. He understands the PERSON just as much as he understands their PORTFOLIO. That's what makes his approach and his success incomparable to his peers. Caz has an MBA from Rutgers Business School, Bachelors in Finance from St. John's University (Queen's campus), certifications in ChFM ® (Chartered Financial Manager), CWM® (Certified Wealth Manager), AMC ® (Accredited Management Consultant), CTEP® (Certified Trust and Estate Planner), CGRC" (Certified Governance & Risk Consultant), and AFA® (Accredited Financial Analyst). Lastly, as part of making his clients' lives as easy as possible, Caz is also a Commissioned Notary Public of the State of New Jersey, ID# 50144570.

About Monmouth Capital Management

OUR VISION We aspire to earn the trust of all of our clients and to be a company that provides them with a steady flow of knowledge, advice, and services. By earning trust, we build growth. Our vision gives context and meaning to our work. It gives us direction. It is the collective spirit we build as a team. By earning trust, we develop the human connectivity and mutual confidence that generates strong, long-term relationships. We are creating a unique way of working at Monmouth Capital Management. Our winning attitude drives our Leadership Behaviors. Our Leadership Behaviors and Operating Principles help us shape our culture. Each one of us has a direct impact on the good things we do for our clients. We strive to build long-term, high-performance relationships. OUR MISSION Everything we do is guided by a set of principles and rules that define our character and culture; putting our clients' interests first has been at our forefront since our inception. Above all, we have made it our highest priority to serve the needs of our investors with guiding principles of Accountability, Integrity, Teamwork, and accepting nothing less than Excellence. This commitment is reflected through our professionalism and our passion for excellence. Our values lead us to operate with prudence, financial discipline, long-term perspective, and valuing trust as something we must earn every day.

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


Qualifications CRD# 1183323
Series 6, 7, 24, 63 Investment Advisor Representative

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


Office Location 12 Christopher Way,
Suite #200,
Eatontown,
NJ
07724
Phone Number 732-982-2170

A resident of Monmouth County since 1968, Dan is a graduate of Monmouth University in West Long Branch with a B.S. in Psychology. In 1999 Dan recognized the need for personalized investment advice by working with employees of the small business pension plan market. As a result, he has become a strong influence in crafting a solution for this underserved population. Dan specializes in delivering wealth management solutions to a growing affluent population. His customizable six step process designs and implements clear strategies that have the potential to increase the probability of long term financial security. His twenty years as a trader in the U.S. Treasury markets for firms including Garban LLC and Cantor Fitzgerald have provided him with an immense and diverse experience in the global capital markets. Today Dan delivers his consulting process to clients by designing and implementing sound strategies for pursuing their wealth management and preservation goals while collaborating with their other trusted advisers, including their legal team and tax team. In his spare time, Dan continues his discipline as a martial artist and travels with his family in pursuit of exotic surfing destinations.

About DC Strategies, Integrated Wealth Mgt.

Assisting clients in understanding where they are today can be critical in setting attainable financial and personal goals for the future. We are a fee based "Wealth Management" firm that takes a comprehensive approach to clarifying and organizing our client's financial affairs. We provide ongoing education and insight to navigating the complexities of growing and maintaining "Wealth" while our clients benefit from a more balanced life. Our pledge is to provide quality information so that individuals may make sound choices about their financial future. Ultimately, our greatest impact may be the confidence that comes with working with an Adviser that will educate his clients in the options that are available,and implement those strategies in simple and easy to understand terms.

Advisory Services Provided

Portfolio Management, Wealth Management, Money Management, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Tax Advice and Services


Qualifications CRD# 4594651
FirmCRD# 39543
Series 7, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 1 University Plaza Drive,
Suite 412,
Hackensack,
NJ
07601
Phone Number 201-479-0759

I began my career with Morgan Stanley in 2002. In 2013 I left Wall Street and in 2016 I started this company to better serve my clients as a fiduciary. I am a proud CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER" which is considered to be the highest standard of ethics and competency. I am also an Accredited Investment Fiduciary®. I am a lifelong investor and have been a member of Mensa International since 1988.

About D.R. Martin and Associates

This firm was started to give people a practical way to know exactly what had to be done at key points over time to succeed financially. Our flexible approach ensures there is nothing standing between you and a clear plan of action well executed over time. We give you the versatility to choose how we work together and stay in control of your total financial picture with access to fiduciary advice. We created a way for you to easily understand more about your situation and stay on track to success for the long term. We simplify the abstract concepts of planning into simple concrete steps that summarize how acting now will improve financial outcomes tomorrow. With us, you can access top tier planning and experienced fiduciary guidance without pressure to move your accounts or say "yes".

Advisory Services Provided

Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Financial Planning for Individuals, Estate Planning & Trusts


Qualifications CRD# 4695659
Series 6, 7, 65, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee Only, Flat Fee


Office Location 100 Passaic Avenue,
Suite 300,
Fairfield,
NJ
07004
Phone Number 973-244-4237

Frank Lepore's mission is to provide financial security strategies by taking a holistic approach to the planning process while providing his clients with top notch service and technology. Understanding client goals is a vital part of Frank's process in order to put together an intelligent, thoughtful plan. What sets Frank apart even more is his large team who help provide the level of service that clients deserve. Frank attended Montclair State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Business, with a concentration in Finance. Frank holds a series 7, 66, through LPL Financial, and is also certified in Long-Term Care.

About Bleakley Financial Group

Bleakley Financial Group offers individuals, families and business owners independent financial planning and wealth management advice in a small team environment. Our advisory model is based on a disciplined financial planning process that addresses the full complexity of your financial situation. Specialized Teams and Individual Attention We built our advisory team from the ground up to provide you with an independent option for your financial planning and wealth management needs. The strength and size of our infrastructure gives us the bandwidth to solve sophisticated financial situations while keeping our advisor to client ratio low. Comprehensive Financial Planning and Wealth Management We want to help protect what is important to you, improve your life and secure your family's future. Our method as your financial partner is to provide a truly comprehensive solution, working in close collaboration with your legal and accounting advisors to make recommendations within the infrastructure of a financial plan. Culture of Client Service Excellence Our firm's culture is rooted in service. Every member of our experienced team is committed to providing you with an unmatched client experience. Dedicated, accessible and responsive to your needs, we work together to bring you the strategies, products and guidance we believe serve your best interest.


Qualifications CRD# 732604
FirmCRD# 6413
Series 7, 63, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 130 Maple Ave,
Suite 1B,
Red Bank,
NJ
07701
Phone Number 732-747-9775 Ext. 003

John began his career in the early 1980's as an Institutional Bond Salesman working for several investment firms including: Alex Brown & Sons, Paine Webber and George K. Baum. As a municipal bond specialist, his client base consisted of banks, insurance companies and other professional money managers. In 2001 he had a deep-seated desire to apply his knowledge in the institutional markets to the retail investor. He joined a life insurance agency and in 2006 he received his CFP® designation. In 2015 the strong belief of the unique value offered by an independent financial advisor lured John to independence; he associated himself with Wellesley Financial Planners. Central to John's career as a financial advisor is not only to provide clients with strategies as they accumulate wealth, but also to build safe and secure income distribution strategies as they transition to retirement. His 30-year career in the financial industry is enhanced by the following credentials. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER", ENROLLED AGENT "enrolled to represent taxpayers before the IRS". If you're seeking an informed second opinion on Asset Allocation, Risk Management, Retirement Income, Medicare, Social Security and Tax strategies; you'll find John to be comprehensive, knowledgeable, attentive, and trustworthy. John grew up in Holmdel where he attended St. John Vianney High School; he obtained his B.S. Degree in both Business Administration and Marketing from King's College. He resides in Red Bank: he's an active member of The National Society of Enrolled Agents, The New Jersey Society of Enrolled Agents, The Jersey Shore Running Club and The Amerigo American Vespucci Society.

About Wellesley Financial Planners

Wellesley Financial Planners was founded when financial planning was in its infancy in 1984. Our primary mission will always be to put the interests of the client first and foremost. We will objectively and fairly assist clients in every aspect of their financial lives. We aim to provide superior service that is caring and personal. We recognize that anyone who puts their trust in us deserves the highest level of expertise. Therefore our knowledge, experience and confidence must always exceed all expectations. For each of our clients we strive to help create stability and security to achieve the goals of financial independence and personal happiness. Today with the addition of two highly qualified and experienced financial planning associates and three administrators the firm of Wellesley Financial Planners serves the needs of over a thousand clients. We are proud to offer a distinct and powerful approach to personal financial planning that employs the "Spirit of Life" philosophy rarely seen elsewhere today. We invite you to join us.

Advisory Services Provided

Financial Planning, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Risk Management, Financial Planning for Individuals, Investment Advice & Management, Tax Advice and Services, Insurance Products & Annuities


Qualifications CRD# 5253413
FirmCRD# 6413
Series 7, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 1300 Route 73 Suite 314,
Mount Laurel,
NJ
08054
Phone Number 856-291-0142

Paul Koenig is a Financial Planner with Integrated Financial Partners, Inc.(IFP). Along with his team of advisors, he takes an independent, comprehensive and objective approach to financial planning to help ensure that your goals, objectives and risk tolerance are properly considered and managed. This process includes an evaluation of retirement, risk management, investments, education funding, asset protection strategies, and legacy planning. It is through this process that he can help identify what is most important to his clients so that financial tools and resources can be properly aligned with their goals, despite personal lifestyle changes and external economic factors. Paul helps clients build wealth and position their investments properly through the use of tax-advantaged products and strategies. Paul has committed to adhere to the principles of integrity, objectivity, competence, fairness, confidentiality, professionalism, and diligence when taking care of clients. Paul can provide advice and direction so you can make the most informed decisions. Paul and his team are able to provide strategies that can help you: Build your nest egg, Enjoy a comfortable retirement, Protect your family from financial emergencies, Leave a legacy to your heirs or your favorite charities, Fund your children's or your grandchildren's education. He was listed in New Jersey Monthly and Philadelphia Magazine as a Five Star Wealth Manager. Paul is involved in his community including the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity and other worthwhile charities. An avid outdoors-man, Paul believes in physical as well as fiscal fitness.

About Integrated Financial Partners

Financial Planning is not a do-it-yourself project. In today's complex world it takes diligence, research, careful consideration and the help of an experienced professional to help you achieve the retirement you deserve and have worked so hard to attain. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional, I can be objective about your financial situation and this is vital in order to help you gain perspective and confidence in your financial future. A completely confidential Financial Second Opinion is the logical first step on your road to retirement. The number one financial worry is not having enough money to retire. Do you know how much you need? Did you allocate it properly and prudently? Do you know what assets to spend first? This is where I can help. Along with clarity, I can provide prudent strategies and solutions to help you meet your needs and lifestyle goals. I'll provide a customized plan developed through a comprehensive process and I will work with you to see that it is implemented properly. You'll be in a position to make informed decisions for your future. Recognized as one of the largest and most successful independent financial services organizations in the country; Integrated Financial Partners (IFP) specializes in coordinating with all of our clients other advisors to ensure collaboration in all aspects of their financial lives.


Qualifications CRD# 4595724
FirmCRD# 6413
Series 7, 31, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 97 Main Street,
Chatham,
NJ
07928
Phone Number 973-635-9500 Ext. 207

Ryan attended the Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1994. Ryan is a graduate from the College for Financial Planning, Greenwood Village, CO and also carries the designations of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® . Ryan started his career at Merrill Lynch under their Paths of Achievements Program. His career continued as a Financial Advisor with the Wealth Management Division of Smith Barney / Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. Ryan joined Heritage Investment Partners, LLP as a Managing Partner in July of 2008.

About Heritage Investment Partners, LLP / LPL Financial Advisor

Heritage Investment Partners, LLP is a private investment services and financial planning firm whose goal is to provide the most appropriate advice and best client experience within the financial services industry. Our desire to be true advocates for our clients is the cornerstone for the creation of Heritage Investment Partners, LLP. Securities Offered Through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC Financial Planning offered through Heritage Investment Partners, LLP - A Registered Investment Advisor and separate entity from LPL Financial. The LPL Financial registered representative associate with this website may discuss and/or transact business only with residents of the states in which they are registered or licensed. No offers may be made or accepted from any resident of any other state. LPL Financial representatives offer access to trust services through The Private Trust Company N. A., an affiliate of LPL Financial.

Advisory Services Provided

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, Wealth Management, Money Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Investment Advice & Management, Estate Planning & Trusts, Insurance Products & Annuities


Qualifications CRD# 4388962
FirmCRD# 147011

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


Office Location 10000 Lincoln Dr East Suite 201,
Marlton,
NJ
08053
Phone Number 856-988-5480

Ed has more than 30 years of experience in financial services. For the past nineteen years, he has been providing clients with customized "hands-on" financial solutions and the ongoing support needed to achieve the highest probability of success in achieving their financial goals and objectives. Ed's previous experience includes serving as Manager of Finance for Advanta Business Credit Cards, Senior Director of Finance and reporting for Metris Business Services, and Vice President of Strategic Planning and Forecasting for Chase Bank's Corporate Mortgage Division. He received a Bachelor's in Finance from Stockton State College and an MBA in Finance with a concentration in Portfolio Management from Drexel University. While earning his degree, he served as an Intern for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington, D.C. Ed is also a former College Planning instructor with the American Education Foundation.

About Financial Life Planning LLC

Financial Life Planning, LLC guides individuals, families and business owners through all stages of their financial lives with solutions tailored to their individual needs, goals, and objectives. We understand that a holistic approach to your individual and business finances creates the greatest likelihood of success for achieving your financial goals and objectives.

Advisory Services Provided

Financial Advice & Consulting


Qualifications CRD# 5231486
FirmCRD# 107764
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee Only


Office Location 234 Kinderkamack Rd,
Oradell,
NJ
07649
Phone Number 201-262-1040

Eric Mancini is a CFA Charterholder, a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA®), and the director of investment research at Traphagen. Eric graduated Penn State University with a BS in Economics. He specializes in portfolio management and personal financial planning while also working with clients on insurance and tax planning. Eric has obtained the Certified Financial Planner CFP® designation, the NASD Series 65 license, the NJ Life and Health Insurance license, the CAIA® (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst) designation. Prior to joining TFG, Eric worked as a wealth advisor for high net worth individuals at Brinton Eaton Advisors (now Mariner). Previously, Eric was a financial advisor and investment analyst at BLS Advisors, LLC, where he worked on elder care estate and investment planning. He is also a NAPFA (National Association of Personal Financial Advisors) registered advisor. Eric is currently teaching a series of investment and retirement planning courses at Bergen County Community College. Eric is a staff writer for Benzinga, where he regularly writes articles on portfolio management, economic analysis, and stocks. His work has appeared on other financial websites such as Yahoo! Finance, Fox Business News, among others. He has recently been interviewed by the Wall street Journal and US News & World Report. Over the past 3 years, Eric has been a regular guest host on the 'Your Money' radio show which airs on SiriusXM.

About Traphagen Financial Group

Our Mission To achieve financial success by building wealth, limiting risk & attaining financial security for our clients & their families through a life cycle of services. Overview Traphagen Financial Group is a comprehensive financial services firm comprised of accounting and wealth management departments located in , Oradell, NJ. Our Accounting department specializes in taxation, financial reporting & advisory services, including financing and M&A. Our wealth management department manages client investment assets and provides comprehensive estate, tax, and financial planning services. The Traphagen experience is based on a tradition of trust and integrity. We are uniquely positioned to be your trusted financial advisor. TFG professionals combine the value of their individual credentials to achieve a comprehensive view of both your business and personal goals and objectives. We are continuously commended for our excellent client service and depth of service provided. We know you are our most valuable asset and we always put your needs first. Traphagen Financial Group is personally dedicated to the success of our clients and their business. We are compassionate and we treat our clients like family. While many of our clients are located in Northern New Jersey and the Metropolitan area, we service clients throughout the United States.

Advisory Services Provided

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth 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# 5045150
FirmCRD# 169828
Series 65

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


Office Location 140 East Ridgewood Ave,
Suite #415 South Tower,
Paramus,
NJ
07652
Phone Number 201-509-4323

Jim Shagawat CFP®, ChFC®, is a Partner Advisor with AdvicePeriod and based in Bergen County, New Jersey. For almost 20 years, Jim has continually offered his clients the highest level of service with innovative, tailored financial solutions including tax-efficient strategies and estate planning. In his field, Jim is known for his modern approach to wealth management and flexibility to his customers needs. His vast and diverse pool of clients includes a lead movie actress, educators, entrepreneurs, and corporate executives. Formerly the founder of Windfall Wealth", Jim joined AdvicePeriod due to its close alignment with his own philosophy of approaching wealth management with intelligence, and thoughtful decision making that is both active and proactive while always keeping the clients best interests in mind. Jim holds an MBA and offers extensive knowledge and experience in financial planning, investing, and estate planning. Over the years, he has gained valuable skills in understanding the visions of different customers easily, as well as developing a road map catered towards attaining the client's personal financial goals. Jim attends to his clients with the utmost professionalism and offers his services with staunch trustworthiness, and uncompromising integrity. These attributes have earned him the trust of his clients and professional recognition with the prestigious Five Star Wealth Manager Award. Jim has also been recognized as Bergen County, NJ Top Financial Advisor. Jim has made appearances on PBS and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. In his free time, Jim enjoys sound engineering, watching films, being a dad, and playing the saxophone. Bergen County, NJ Top Financial Advisor awards are based on three criteria: 1) Individual financial advisors number of years in business; 2) number of individual client relationships; and 3) advisor firms assets under management. All three criteria were given equal weighting in deciding the final order of the rankings. Recognition and awards The prestigious Five Star Wealth Manager Award. Recognized as Bergen County, NJ Top Financial Advisor. Appearances on PBS and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. Bergen County, NJ Top Financial Advisor awards are based on three criteria: 1) Individual financial advisors number of years in business; 2) number of individual client relationships; and 3) advisor firms assets under management. All three criteria were given equal weighting in deciding the final order of the rankings.

About AdvicePeriod

We deliver actionable advice with tangible outcomes. At AdvicePeriod we value simplicity and accountability. And, as planners first, you can expect clear insight that enables you to keep more of your wealth, so you can provide for you, your family, and for future generations. We want you to meet your financial objectives. Our firm is grounded in robust planning. Its what allows us to deliver advice that makes a difference now and in the long run. We want you to sleep well at night. No more worrying. Our data-driven experts make sure you keep more of what youve earned, and we offer total access and transparency whenever you want it. We want you to be happy you found us. To ensure youre happy were part of your life, well keep you in the know with unparalleled service. We cant control the markets, but we can control the experience.

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


Qualifications CRD# 2490394
FirmCRD# 155216
Series 6, 7, 63


Office Location 100 Passaic Ave,
Suite 300,
Fairfield,
NJ
07004
Phone Number 973-244-4238

Jon P. Betlow, Partner, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, CLTC®, states, "I am fortunate to be surrounded by a fantastic team here at Bleakley. Together, we are able to deliver a comprehensive, professional financial planning experience for our loyal clients." Jon, who has 25+ years of experience, holds CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER" (CFP®), Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®), Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) and Certified Long-Term Care (CLTC®) designations. He also holds his Series 6, Series 7 and Series 63 licenses through LPL Financial. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Ross School of Business @ The University of Michigan. Jon enjoys playing golf and traveling with his wife and their two sons. He supports New Jersey SEEDS and is actively involved in supporting junior golf through the MGA Foundation as well as The First Tee organization.

About Bleakley Financial Group

WE LOOK FOR WAYS TO LEAVE LASTING IMPRESSIONS. We look for ways to make a positive impact on the lives of our family, friends, clients and our community. We seek to provide exceptional service to our clients by: Listening and discovering their needs, concerns, goals & dreams Educating them on their options and providing advice in their best interest Respecting their assets and risk tolerance Providing thoughtful insight and solutions to their challenges Monitoring their progress Proactively communicating regularly with them Helping our clients bring their personal and financial goals into focus is our mission. Helping them create and execute a plan to achieve those goals is our reward.


Qualifications CRD# 5214605
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 457 Haddonfield Road,
Suite 310,
Cherry Hill,
NJ
08002
Phone Number 856-452-6072

I'm passionate about working with individuals to develop detailed strategies to help them reach their financial goals. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and staying active by playing hockey and volleyball. I also like to build things, which can be anything from woodworking to 3D printing.

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# 5692654
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 51 JFK Parkway,
Short Hills,
NJ
07078
Phone Number 862-206-7431

I have more than 10 years of relevant industry experience advising individuals and families on a full array of wealth strategies and financial planning solutions. My personalized approach integrates the unique aspects of my clients' lives and values into a comprehensive wealth management plan.

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# 2180944
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 328 Newman Springs Road,
Red Bank,
NJ
07701
Phone Number 732-704-7213

I enjoy helping my clients build a financial roadmap to protect and grow their wealth. I've been in financial services for more than two decades and counting, bringing my skills as an experienced financial planner to the table to help them reach the goals they've worked so hard to achieve. Outside of work, you'll find me spending time outdoors with my wife and children, exercising, or rooting for the Yankees, Mets and NY Giants.

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# 4506813
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 650 From Road,
Paramus,
NJ
07652
Phone Number 551-228-2233

I am an empathic financial planner who's comfortable being straightforward with my clients about the actions they need to take to help secure a better future for themselves and their loved ones. Outside of work, I'm an avid runner and love to ski with my family. I'm also involved in community theater and enjoy appearing in a variety of shows.

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# 4716523
Series 66

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


Office Location 320 Raritan Avenue, Suite 302,
Highland Park,
NJ
08904
Phone Number 732-248-5777

About Palmerston Group Advisors, LLC

Palmerston Group Advisors, a firm best known for its Margin of Safety discipline, built its strategy only after carefully studying the best in the business. Consider: 1. Few fund managers have genuinely market-beating records of ten or more years. 2. Most of this elite group uses a version of Margin of Safety, the skill of buying assets when "on sale" at a deep discount to their true value. Most excel in bear markets. 3. Few advisors strategically focus on these top managers or their investment ideas when creating client portfolios. Nor do many independent firms focus on these managers when offering allocation advice. In contrast, Palmerston sees these top managers as a huge asset for our clients. We start with what works best, and thus use Margin of Safety for all clients. For client portfolios, we use the ideas and often the (no-load) funds of managers with proven, profitable records.


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