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A densely populated state like North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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 North Carolina

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 North Carolina
Financial Advisor Office Location Phone Number
Antonio V. Porretta
AAMS®, AAMS®
Blackbridge Financial
*,
Harrisburg, NC 28075
704-960-9646
Brent McDonald
AIF®
Tar Heel Wealth Management
1333 2nd Street NE Suite 303,
Hickory, NC 28601
828-320-5295
Coach Pete D'Arruda
RFC®, RICP®, MRFC
Capital Financial Advisory Group, LLC
1500 Town Side Drive, Suite 200,
Apex, NC 27502
919-657-4201
Janet Galloway
CDFA®, CFP®
B&B Strategic Management
1010 Old US HWY 1 S,
Southern Pines, NC 28387
910-751-0848
John McAulay
CFP®, CLTC®
McAulay Financial at LPL
126 W. Chatham Street,
Cary, NC 27511
919-244-1416
Les H Kern
CRFA, LUTCF®, LUTCF
Les H. Kern IAR CRFA LUTCF
2306 Wrightsville Ave.,
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-763-5050
Strategic Investment Partners
Accredited Investment Advisor
Strategic Investment Partners
1508 Military Cutoff Rd.,
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-509-7230
TONY MONTANARI
CIMA®
ACM Wealth Management
1927 S. Tryon Street,
Charlotte, NC 28203
877-707-5429
Tim Bain
AAMS®
Spark Asset Management
413 N. Center St.,
Statesville, NC 28677
704-277-5101
Tony Montanari
CIMA®
ACM Wealth Management
Serving Asheville Surrounding Area,
Asheville, NC 28801
877-707-5429
Alex Calott & Austin Powell
CFP®
Blue Financial
5970 Fairview Road Suite 712,
Charlotte, NC 28210
704-302-1141
Leo Marte
CFP®, MBA
Abundant Advisors
Available by Appointment,
Huntersville, NC 28078
704-317-8938
Kelli Smith
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER, CFP®, CRPC®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
717 Green Valey Rd.,
Greensboro, NC 27408
8450 Falls of Neuse Rd.,
Raleigh, NC 27615
919-747-6052
Kenneth Nelson
CRPS®, AIF®, MBA, CRPC®
Nelson Wealth Advisors
10604 Bent Twig Drive,
Raleigh, NC 27613
919-796-9907

Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in North Carolina

Qualifications CRD# 4141550
Series 7, 63, 65


Office Location *,
Harrisburg,
NC
28075
Phone Number 704-960-9646

Antonio V. Porretta, MBA, AAMS® Independent Wealth Manager Blackbridge Financial Antonio is an Independent Wealth Manager who specializes in helping people create, distribute, and preserve their wealth. Mr. Porretta has spent nearly 18 years working with individuals and is currently accepting new clients that can benefit from his services. Antonio currently manages investment portfolios in several states across the country and is devoted to helping local families grow their wealth and focus on making their money last. Services include but are not limited to: *Retirement Income Planning *Portfolio/Investment Management *Asset Allocation *401(k) Distribution Strategies *Insurance/Long Term Care Planning Clients that work with Antonio benefit from a level of personal service, communication, and attention that is often reserved for only the ultra-wealthy. By carefully listening to each person, Antonio is able to construct unique and effective strategies tailored specially for you. Personal Service. Tailored Advice. Securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment Advice offered through Independent Advisor Alliance, a registered investment advisor. Independent Advisor Alliance and Blackbridge Financial are separate entities from LPL Financial.

About Blackbridge Financial

Antonio V. Porretta, MBA, AAMS® Independent Wealth Manager Blackbridge Financial Antonio is an Independent Wealth Manager who specializes in helping people create, distribute, and preserve their wealth. Mr. Porretta has spent nearly 18 years working with individuals and is currently accepting new clients that can benefit from his services. Antonio currently manages investment portfolios in several states across the country and is devoted to helping local families grow their wealth and focus on making their money last. Services include but are not limited to: *Retirement Income Planning *Portfolio/Investment Management *Asset Allocation *401(k) Distribution Strategies *Insurance/Long Term Care Planning Clients that work with Antonio benefit from a level of personal service, communication, and attention that is often reserved for only the ultra-wealthy. By carefully listening to each person, Antonio is able to construct unique and effective strategies tailored specially for you. Personal Service. Tailored Advice. Securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment Advice offered through Independent Advisor Alliance, a registered investment advisor. Independent Advisor Alliance and Blackbridge Financial are separate entities from LPL Financial.

Advisory Services Provided

Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Estate Planning & Trusts, Insurance Planning


Qualifications CRD# 4845727
FirmCRD# 10205
Series 7, 66

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


Office Location 1333 2nd Street NE Suite 303,
Hickory,
NC
28601
Phone Number 828-320-5295

Brent earned his BS in business finance from the Martha & Spencer Love School of Business at Elon University. He has over 14 years of experience working with individuals and businesses helping them to meet their financial goals. His areas of focus include small business planning, retirement and income planning, estate planning and insurance needs. Brent enjoys helping clients simplify todays increasingly complex financial environment by designing financial plans tailored to the clients specific goals and objectives. He currently resides in Hickory with his wife, Michelle.

About Tar Heel Wealth Management

At our firm, we have the clientand only the clientin mind. Our mission is to get to know and understand your needs, wants, and long-term goals. We want to help you develop, implement, and monitor a strategy thats designed to address your individual situation. We understand the challenges families face today. From managing debt to saving for college to retirement, these personal finance challenges can be overwhelming. Our commitment is to utilize all of our resources to help you pursue your goals. We believe in thinking out of the box and we are not afraid to challenge conventional wisdom in our approach to investing and preserving wealth. All of our energy, commitment, and efforts are focused on you, the client, and your satisfaction.


Qualifications CRD# 2756672
FirmCRD# 144374
Series 65

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


Office Location 1500 Town Side Drive, Suite 200,
Call : (919) 657-4201,
Apex,
NC
27502
Phone Number 919-657-4201

Known as "Coach Pete" on the radio, Mr. D'Arruda has over 27 years in the financial arena with NO complaints. Coach Pete is also a SMARTVESTOR PRO with Dave Ramsey. He has authored 6 books and co-authored 2. Two of his books have reached the best-sellers list on Amazon. The most noteworthy book, Successonomics, is one that Coach Pete co-authored with Steve Forbes. But, by far, his favorite book just happens to be his most recent, 7 Baby Steps to a ridiculously Reliable Retirement Income. His newest book, AMERICA ASKS COACH is a great read as well. He has just been named to the prestigious Forbes Leadership Council and will be submitting at least 6 articles a year to Forbes. He is a graduate of The University of North Carolina. He is a proud father of daughter, Caroline, age 14 with his wife, Kim. A+ rating with the BBB (Better Business Bureau) and the National Ethics Association.

About Capital Financial Advisory Group, LLC

Known as "Coach Pete" to his listeners and clients, Coach Pete and his firm are a committed group of professional fiduciaries dedicated to providing superior investment advice to their high networth clients. Coach Pete is also a SMARTVESTOR PRO with Dave Ramsey. A fiduciary is any person or institution that has the power to act on behalf of another in situations that require great trust, honesty, and loyalty. His radio show, "The Financial Safari" first aired in 2005 and can be heard weekly on more than 50 stations nationwide. Other Shows founded and hosted by Coach Pete are AMERICA'S 401K SHOW, ROCK ON RETIREMENT, and A+ RETIREMENT. All these shows are heard weekly throughout North Carolina and much of the nation. Also known as the King of Income Planning, Coach Pete's approach to systematic, lifetime income planning is followed by many who wish to reduce retirement worries. The firm provides personalized investment and income strategies as well as tax and estate evaluation for all sizes of portfolios and estates. Call today and see if this is the family atmosphere you've always wanted.

Advisory Services Provided

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


Qualifications CRD# 6234627
FirmCRD# 171991
Series 65

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


Office Location 1010 Old US HWY 1 S,
Southern Pines,
NC
28387
Phone Number 910-751-0848

Growing up in an active-duty military family, Janet has lived all over the world. She spent most of her time in Virginia and Kansas. She now calls Pinehurst, NC her permanent home. Janet's first career was raising her four children. As they got older, she went back to school earning her Master's in Personal Financial Planning from Kansas State University. She is a CFP ®; (Certified Financial Planner) professional and a CDFA ®; (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst) professional. She is passionate about helping others create a financial road map that makes sense for their unique situation. Janet has built a solid foundation of knowledge and experience, working in both small firms and large broker dealers. You will often find her helping in the local community through Habitat for Humanity and Kiwanis. She also enjoys playing golf and listening to the talented local music artists. Janet travels back to Kansas to visit her grandson as time allows.

About B&B Strategic Management

How much money do I need to retire? When should I claim social security? When can I retire? What will I do when I retire? Am I saving enough? Am I on track? These are just a few of the questions we help our clients answer. We identify your money mind set, your money script and analyze where you are now and where you want to be. We then use this information to create a comprehensive strategy uniquely tailored to your goals. We don't leave you alone though - we are always here with advice to keep you on track to help you achieve your financial goals. We simplify your financial life with a short summary so it's easy to see where everything is. We coordinate with your other professionals such as CPAs and Attorneys to ensure you have a team coordinating your important financial matters.

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# 4439033
FirmCRD# 6413
Series 7, 24, 31, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 126 W. Chatham Street,
Cary,
NC
27511
Phone Number 919-244-1416

Began career in financial services by joining Legg Mason Wood Walker as a Financial Advisor in 2001, and transitioned to Smith Barney via a company acquisition in 2006. Have been a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER" professional since 2006, and received a certificate in Financial Planning from Duke University. Born and raised in Long Island, NY by parents who emigrated from Scotland in the 1950s, John moved to North Carolina to attain his undergraduate degree from East Carolina University. He currently resides in Morrisville, NC with his wife, Leslie. Have two children: son Jack is a 2nd Lt. in the US Army, and daughter Lindsay is in nursing school.

About McAulay Financial at LPL

LPL Financial is he largest independent broker dealer with more than 18,000 advisors nationwide. We are publicly traded under the symbol LPLA.

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, Investment Advice & Management


Qualifications CRD# 1140180
FirmCRD# 116324
Series 6, 7, 24, 63, 65

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


Office Location 2306 Wrightsville Ave.,
Unit 201,
Wilmington,
NC
28403
Phone Number 910-763-5050

I am an Investment Advisor, Financial Advisor & Wealth Advisor of wealth management firm that is committed to listening and helping individuals investors to achieve their goals to get to or in retirement. If you need is to know how to go from accumulation to income for retirement. I operate as FIDUCIARIES so we are ethically and legally required to invest our client assets in their best interest. To help provide a sound retirement safely they cannot outlive. I'll design a portfolio to protect, conserve, and grow a client's wealth or to give income. I meet with my clients on a regular in-person or Zoom video and promptly returning their phone calls. You will discover the safe, easy way to get results. My mission is, "Collaborate and communicate with clients often to ensure they are being managed with a single voice and vision "Develop new relationships and build on existing relationships with clients and Investment Firms "Use consultative advising to identify the best solution for clients based on risk tolerance and goals "Provide timely resources to help clients and grow their business, maintain clients assets with advanced planning strategies and effectively communicate market updates and investment solutions for clients "Analyze market events, provide perspective, to aide in portfolio construction In doing so, I will deal with integrity and honesty, reflecting that people that are more important than dollars and that my purpose is to bring credit to our Lord Jesus Christ

About Les H. Kern IAR CRFA LUTCF

History teaches us that Holding onto equity assets rotating on a relative strength basis produces the best long term wealth building. The more history you are aware of, the more this becomes critically apparent. We believe that while it is important to choose investments with a strategy. We teach clients that to get the best return, their portfolios cannot go backwards. We recommend investments with well-defined sell strategies that we believe will weather downturns efficiently. The bottom line: We try to avoid loss whenever possible. Les H. Kern is an Investment Advisor, of a wealth management firm of D.H. Hill Advisors that is committed to helping clients get to retirement and to help provide a sound retirement income they cannot outlive. As a true independent advisor our customized programs are designed to protect, conserve and grow our client's wealth by sound income strategies with investments that deliver an unprecedented level of income with services.

Advisory Services Provided

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# 5915046
Series 7, 66

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


Office Location 1508 Military Cutoff Rd.,
Suite 206,
Wilmington,
NC
28403
Phone Number 910-509-7230

Brent holds series 7 and 66 securities registrations with Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.. Concentrating on risk management, Brent quickly realized and understood just how essential the prevalence of a risk-managed approach is for his valued clients. Brent decided he wanted to add value by offering total financial services to his clients and joined the family business, Conway & Company Financial Services in 2011. In the fall of 2017, Brent and long-time friend Justin Wolfe expanded the family owned and operated business in Wilmington with Strategic Investment Partners. Brent is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative with Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. He is also a licensed insurance agent in the field of Life, Health, Variable Insurance, as well as Property and Casualty. Brent is a long-time member of the Rotary Club of Kinston and upholds the club values in volunteer and fundraising efforts. He is also a member of the Wrightsville Beach United Methodist Church and continues to strengthen his faith. Recently Brent was nominated to join the Wrightsville Beach Foundation which he gladly accepted a board position. The foundation is a non-profit with a mission statement is a commitment to develop and promote a venue that will have the ability to generate funds that can be used to promote, improve and enhance the quality and enjoyment of our islands parks and recreation programs and amenities.

About Strategic Investment Partners

We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and professionalism in our relationship with you, our client. We endeavor to know and understand your financial situation and provide you with personalized information, services, and products to help you reach your goals. Strategic Investment Partners is a sub-branch of Conway & Company Financial Services. We operate as FIDUCIARIES so we are ethically and legally required to invest our client assets in their best interest. A long-term perspective of the Dow Jones Industrial Average reveals the reality there are extended periods of time which the US equity market will trend upwards, and also long periods of time where the market will instead stagnate or move generally lower. Our Fact-Based Strategy - Underpinning our Fact-Based strategy is a set of core beliefs about the market. These core beliefs are: 1. We don't know where the market will go - and neither does anyone else. 2. Wherever the market goes, it will get there by trending. 3. Along the way, there will be outperformers and underperformers. Armed with these three core beliefs, we are well equipped to handle whatever the market brings - ALL WITHOUT HAVING TO MAKE A SINGLE PREDICTION. Using supply and demand analysis, our Fact- Based strategy concentrates on identifying outperformers to include in our portfolios. Together, they give us the "when" and "what" - the two essential ingredients of success.

Advisory Services Provided

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


Qualifications CRD# 3089483
FirmCRD# 10740
Series 7, 31, 63, 65

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


Office Location 1927 S. Tryon Street,
Suite 205,
Charlotte,
NC
28203
Phone Number 877-707-5429

Tony is the founder of ACM Wealth Management and Vice President of Business Development for Prospera Financial Services, a seven-time Independent Broker Dealer of the year by Investment Advisor Magazine. Tony is a Registered Investment Advisor and currently holds Series 7, 63, 65 and 31 licenses as well as life, health and long-term care insurance licenses. Additionally, he has held the Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS) designation from the College of Financial Planning since 2003 and is a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) professional, a designation that is earned in conjunction with the Wharton School of Business and the Investments & Wealth Institute. Tony has been named a Five Star Wealth Manager seven times by Charlotte Magazine for Best in Client Satisfaction. He has also been interviewed and quoted by local TV and print as well as national publications like The Wall Street Journal, FOX Business, Dow Jones News, Thomson Reuters, Registered Rep Magazine and FUNDfire. Tony is a member of the UNC Rams Club and is a life member of the UNC Alumni Association. He is an active member of Verdict Ridge Country Club, the Investments & Wealth Institute and the Financial Services Institute. Tony is also a board member of Sally's YMCA and East Lincoln Betterment Association. He resides in the Lake Norman area with his wife Lesley, and their three children, Evan, Logan and Emma.

About ACM Wealth Management

As a fee-based independent advisor, ACM Wealth Management creates unbiased, customized investment strategies to help build, protect and transfer client's wealth. We take a comprehensive and customized approach to your financial situation. Understanding what is most important to you, we then develop a clear long term plan that considers your needs, your goals, and your priorities. After the initial plan is developed we take an active role in your pursuit of these goals.

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, Insurance Products & Annuities


Qualifications CRD# 2330992
FirmCRD# 132154
Series 7, 24, 53, 55, 63, 65

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


Office Location 413 N. Center St.,
Statesville,
NC
28677
Phone Number 704-277-5101

Mr. Bain, a partner in both Spark Asset Management Group (Spark) and Elledge, Bain, Sides, LLC (EBS Wealth), founded Spark in 2004 and co-founded EBS Wealth in 2010. He has over 26 years of experience in the financial services industry starting with his role as a registered representative in 1994. His initial experience came from Edward Jones where he built and ran a profitable office until 1997. Mr. Bain joined Edward Jones after graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from North Carolina State University. After spending 2 year at Linsco Private Ledger as a financial advisor, Mr. Bain co-founded Synergy Investment Group, LLC, an independent broker-dealer, in June 1999 and served as the firms Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. In 2007, he orchestrated the acquisition of Centura Securities from RBC, which was later renamed JBS Liberty Securities. Along with his roles at Synergy, he served as the President of JBS from June 2007 until Oct 2010 when he left to start his own OSJ, EBS Wealth and manage money at Spark. In 2013 he acquired the remaining interest in Spark and now serves as the firms President and Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Bain has been interviewed by WBTV and has written articles pertaining to the stock market for both the Charlotte Observer and Charlotte Business Journal. He has even appeared on the Daily Show with John Stewart in a segment with Stephen Colbert pertaining to investing. Mr. Bain holds the Series 7, 24, 27, 53, 55, 63 and 65 licenses in addition to a life, accident and health insurance license.

About Spark Asset Management

We are a small, NC registered RIA that provides face to face, asset management services with cutting edge technology. Our institutional style asset management allows us to provide individual investors with $50,000 to $5 million with a portfolio strategy that meets their needs and objectives.

Advisory Services Provided

Portfolio Management, 401K Rollovers, Risk Management, Financial Planning for Individuals, Tax Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts


Qualifications CRD# 3089483
FirmCRD# 10740
Series 7, 31, 63, 65

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


Office Location Serving Asheville Surrounding Area,
38 Orchard Street,
Asheville,
NC
28801
Phone Number 877-707-5429

Tony is the founder of ACM Wealth Management and Vice President of Business Development for Prospera Financial Services, a Five-time Independent Broker Dealer of the year by Investment Advisor Magazine. Tony is a Registered Investment Advisor and currently holds Series 7, 63, 65 and 31 licenses as well as life, health and long-term care insurance licenses. Additionally, he has held the Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS) designation from the College of Financial Planning since 2003 and is a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) professional, a designation that is earned in conjunction with the Wharton School of Business and the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA). Tony has been named a Five Star Wealth Manager by Charlotte Magazine in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 & 2010 for Best in Client Satisfaction. He has also been interviewed and quoted by local TV and print as well as national publications like The Wall Street Journal, FOX Business, Dow Jones News, Thomson Reuters, Registered Rep Magazine and FUNDfire. Tony is a member of the UNC Rams Club and is a life member of the UNC Alumni Association. He is an active member of Verdict Ridge Country Club, the Investment Management Consultants Association and the Financial Services Institute. Tony is also a board member of Sally's YMCA and East Lincoln Betterment Association. He resides in the Lake Norman area with his wife Lesley, and their three children, Evan, Logan and Emma.

About ACM Wealth Management

As a fee-based independent advisor, ACM Wealth Management creates unbiased, customized investment strategies to help build, protect and transfer client's wealth. We take a comprehensive and customized approach to your financial situation. Understanding what is most important to you, we then develop a clear long term plan that considers your needs, your goals, and your priorities. After the initial plan is developed we take an active role in your pursuit of these goals.

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# 6604736 6911348
FirmCRD# 124583
Series 65

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


Office Location 5970 Fairview Road Suite 712,
Charlotte,
NC
28210
Phone Number 704-302-1141

The Blue Financial team believes you deserve a financial plan built on a foundation of smart simplicity. Our 5-step proprietary "Retirement Blueprint Process" starts with a dream, followed by a plan to make it happen. Our methods are focused on achieving your goals because that's the only benchmark that matters.

About Blue Financial

We work for our CLIENTS not a company. Blue Financial is built upon developing a stable, independent retirement for you. It's not just our job--it's our passion. Putting clients first and setting ourselves apart from industry norms is our number one priority. We take a look at one aspect most advisors rarely do: taxes. At Blue, we take a distinctly unique approach to investment management and financial planning centered on strategies for creating potentially tax-free investments and efficient distribution of income in retirement. This specialized focus puts us in the position to work with and advise individuals, even those who already have an advisor without affecting their current relationship. If a majority of your money is in retirement plans like 401(k)s or IRAs then your income at retirement is taxable. Our attention to critical tax strategies helps our clients prepare to have tax free assets at retirement thus further protecting their life's work and savings. Our methods are focused on achieving your goals because that's the only benchmark that matters!


Qualifications CRD# 6762429
FirmCRD# 310643

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


Office Location Available by Appointment,
Huntersville,
NC
28078
Phone Number 704-317-8938

Leo began his career in the financial services industry in 2008. Before founding Abundant Advisors, he was an Advisor Manager in the high net worth advice practice at Vanguard. Leo holds an MBA in Strategic Management and International Business from Villanova University and a B.A. in Computer Science from Gettysburg College. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER". Leo often saw inadequate communication, fear of spending, and poorly executed wealth transfers become obstacles for clients to enjoy their life to the fullest. He was motivated to start Abundant Advisors to combine two of his main passions in life - his faith and sound financial advice. He wanted to offer advice infused with biblical wisdom to help clients change their family tree. Leo is an avid reader of news, history, personal finance, science, and the Bible in his free time. He enjoys spending time with his wife and kids. They live in Huntersville, NC, and are actively involved in their local church.

About Abundant Advisors

Abundant Advisors was founded in 2020 by Leo Marte. We strive to make wealth more than money by combining biblical wisdom with the best of the financial planning profession. We exist to empower our clients to live abundantly. To accomplish this, we offer ongoing comprehensive financial planning and investment management services. As a fee-only registered investment advisory (RIA) firm, we are only compensated by our clients directly and never through commissions. We are legally bound to act in our clients' best interests as fiduciaries at all times. We are located north of the City of Charlotte, North Carolina, in Huntersville, serving clients locally and across the country virtually. We are not bounded by geography and use the latest videoconferencing, messaging, and planning technologies to help clients regardless of location. We work with them to identify opportunities, manage risk, minimize taxes, optimize spending, and successfully grow and transfer wealth.

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, Estate Planning & Trusts


Qualifications CRD# 6519874
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 717 Green Valey Rd.,
Suite 200,
Greensboro,
NC
27408
Phone Number 919-747-6052

Office Location 8450 Falls of Neuse Rd.,
Suite 206,
Raleigh,NC 27615
Phone Number 919-747-6052

I partner with my clients to help them envision their future and build a plan around what's most important to them. When I'm not working, I spend time with my family, staying active and exploring the state of North Carolina.

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# 1780923
FirmCRD# 30613
Series 7, 9, 10, 24, 63, 65

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


Office Location 10604 Bent Twig Drive,
Raleigh,
NC
27613
Phone Number 919-796-9907

Ken Nelson started in the investment industry in Manhattan immediately after the crash of 1987. He earned an Engineering degree from Tufts University and has very strong quantitative skills as evidenced by his perfect Math SAT score, and State Chess Championship. He became a branch manager of a major brokerage firm at age 26, one of the youngest in his firms history. Ken has provided economic commentary on TV and radio since 1990. He can be heard in the Triangle on 680AM. Ken earned his MBA (3.9 GPA) from Duke University in 2001. At graduation, Ken was asked by his Professors to return and guest lecture. Ken has guest lectured at Duke in the MBA program and Olli Program. This Spring, Ken taught a class on "The History of Money and Financial Markets". He is in the process of turning his course into a book. Ken has utilized Duke, UNC,and NC State Phd candidates, Masters candidates and undergraduates as interns since 1991. They help Ken with his academic research in the financial markets. Ken and his fiance have 10 children and 4 grandchildren. Ken has coached boys and girls soccer at the recreational, Challenge and Classic level periodically since 1992 (mostly with CASL). Ken loves soccer, chess, skiing, history, and investments. While Ken has 30+ years in the industry, he hopes to work 30 more. His investment practice is a family affair. His fiance' and son also work in the investment practice.

About Nelson Wealth Advisors

We are a committed group of professionals dedicated to providing superior investment advice to our corporate and high net worth clients. We average over 27 years of experience in the financial industry. We strive to provide the best, most professional and personalized service possible. We act honestly, with pride and integrity, and always in the best interest of our clients. We earn our clients trust and respect. We believe our knowledge, combined with the exceptional service we provide, ensure our clients are proud to recommend us to their family members, colleagues and friends.


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