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Find Top Financial Advisors in Centreville, Virginia

There are hundreds of financial professionals in your area. However, choosing the right advisor that understands your financial situation and meets your needs may be quite daunting. WiserAdvisor has a network of vetted financial advisors and advisory firms and has listed them below. You can find the details of each advisor, such as their qualifications, service offerings, etc., that you could use while searching for the financial advisor that best suits your financial and investment goals.

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Finding the Top Financial Advisor in Centreville, Virginia

Last Updated - February 22, 2024

Centreville has 13 WiserAdvisor vetted Financial Planners and Advisors on the online list below for you to choose from. These financial advisors in Centreville, Virginia have an average of 22 years of experience.

NOTE: The list of vetted financial advisors in Centreville, Virginia mentioned below does 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 Centreville, Virginia.

Qualified Financial Advisors in Centreville, Virginia

Financial Advisor Experience AUM Minimum Assets Fee Structure
Savant Wealth Management
11921 Freedom Drive,
Reston, VA 20190
35 Years $0 Not Specified Fee-Only
Darren Colananni
CFP®, CPWA®, CIMA®, ChFC®
CENTURION WEALTH MANAGEMENT
7901 Jones Branch Drive,
Suite 800,
McLean, VA 22102
12 Years $350,000,000 $1,000,000 Fee-Only
Jeffrey Lippman
CFP®, ChFC®
CAPITOL FINANCIAL CONSULTANTS, INC.
8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1150,
McLean, VA 22102
23 Years Not Specified $500,000 Fee-Based
Savant Wealth Management
1945 Old Gallows Road,
Suite 505,
Vienna, VA 22182
35 Years $0 Not Specified Fee-Only
Bryan Beatty
Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF), CFP®
EGAN, BERGER AND WEINER, LLC
1919 Gallows Rd, Suite 980,
Vienna, VA 22043
31 Years $800,000,000 $0 Fee-Based
Nicholas Greggory Caramanica
CFP®
ARLINGTON WEALTH PLANNING, LLC
*,
Arlington, VA 22203
19 Years $0 $100,000 Fee-Only
Young Park
VICTRIX INVESTMENT ADVISORS
5901 Melvern Dr,
Bethesda, MD 20817
20 Years $13,000,000 $100,000 Fee-Only
Michael T. Jobe
GLOVER PARK WEALTH MANAGEMENT, LLC
14 Ridge Square NW,
3rd Floor,
Washington, DC 20016
12 Years $93,300,000 $50,000 Fee-Based
Adam Paffenroth
CFP®, ChFC®
CORNERSTONE PRIVATE WEALTH PLANNING
2000 Duke Street,
Suite 312,
Alexandria, VA 22314
Not Disclosed Not Specified Not Specified Fee-Based
Mark Standard
UBS
1501 K Street NW,
Suite 1100,
Washington, DC 20005
27 Years $0 $500,000 Fee-Based
Doug Miller J.D.
CFP®, CLU®
NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL
6011 University Blvd Suite 370,
Ellicott City, MD 21043
21 Years $6,100,000,000 $50,000,000 Fee-Based
Scarborough Capital Management
1906 Towne Centre Blvd,
Annapolis, MD 21401
Not Disclosed $1,300,000,000 Not Specified Not Specified
Geoffrey Burroughs
CFP®, Financial Planning Specialist, CDFA®
HARBOR INVESTMENT ADVISORY
2330 W. Joppa Rd,
Lutherville, MD 21093
12 Years Not Specified $250,000 Fee-Based

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Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Centreville, Virginia

Qualifications Firm CRD# 107271

Compensation/Fee Fee-Only, Based on Assets


Office Location 11921 Freedom Drive,
Reston,
VA
20190
Phone Number 703-904-4388

About Savant Wealth Management

Savant Wealth Management

Our independent status is unique. It allows us to remain impartial in our advice and serve our clients in a fiduciary capacity. We accrue no benefit from brokerage services, commissions, finder fees, or product sales of any kind. We integrate the planning, investment, and tax disciplines to maximize after-tax wealth and align our clients assets with their ideal vision of the future. Savant has consistently received local and national recognition.

Advisory Services Provided:

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


Qualifications CRD# 5744258
Firm CRD# 113908
Series 7, 63, 65

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


Office Location 7901 Jones Branch Drive,
Suite 800,
McLean,
VA
22102
Phone Number 571-765-2301

Darren Louis Colananni is a Financial Advisor, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional and holds the Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®), the Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®), and the Certified Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA®) certifications with Centurion Wealth Management focusing on asset allocation, relationship management, and aiming to provide world-class service for our clients. Darren has provided personalized investment strategies, asset allocation rebalancing, and investment plan implementation for high net-worth families and closely-held businesses. Darren is responsible for clearly understanding his client's financial goals and fostering client relationships by developing investment strategies designed for wealth preservation and capital appreciation. In addition to developing his client's wealth planning strategies, Darren also creates customized financial strategies to help clients reach their desired retirement lifestyle. Darren has a double B.A from Washington College in Business Management and Economics. Originally from Netcong, NJ, Darren currently resides in Ashburn, VA where he sits on the Leadship Committee for Chance For Life, is an active member of JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), and the 1782 Society at his alma mater, Washington College. In his spare time, Darren enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, travelling, and reading.

About Centurion Wealth Management

There should be a more endearing term for "client" as you are more than just people we work for. To us, you're more than a balance sheet and risk tolerance data. Our clients are people who open up and share with us their aspirations and goals, their obstacles and fears. They share so much more with us; anecdotes from their childhood, news about their growing families, stories of their travel adventures, news of their child's acceptance into their college of choice, and celebratory news of their recent promotion or business success. They also reveal their less exciting, or sometimes devastating news; being laid off at work, an unfortunate automobile accident, a pending divorce, details about a recent medical diagnosis, and the death of a spouse, parent, or loved one. Our clients entrust us with the personal aspects of their lives; and together we celebrate their victories as well as mourn their losses. Surely, there must be a more endearing term for our clients.

Advisory Services Provided:

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


Qualifications CRD# 5124838
Firm CRD# 109800

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1150,
McLean,
VA
22102
Phone Number 703-821-2000

About Capitol Financial Consultants, Inc.

Capitol Financial Consultants, Inc.

Capitol Financial Consultants, Inc (CFC) is an independent financial planning firm located in McLean, Virginia that was established in 1988. All principals at CFC are Certified Financial Planners. We specialize in helping individuals and businesses reach all aspects of their financial goals and objectives.

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 Firm CRD# 107271

Compensation/Fee Fee-Only, Based on Assets


Office Location 1945 Old Gallows Road,
Suite 505,
Vienna,
VA
22182
Phone Number 703-288-0500

About Savant Wealth Management

Savant Wealth Management

Our independent status is unique. It allows us to remain impartial in our advice and serve our clients in a fiduciary capacity. We accrue no benefit from brokerage services, commissions, finder fees, or product sales of any kind. We integrate the planning, investment, and tax disciplines to maximize after-tax wealth and align our clients assets with their ideal vision of the future. Savant has consistently received local and national recognition.

Advisory Services Provided:

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


Qualifications CRD# 2207998
Firm CRD# 105644
Series 6, 7, 26, 63, 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets


Office Location 1919 Gallows Rd, Suite 980,
Vienna,
VA
22043
Phone Number 703-506-0843

Bryan D. Beatty, CFP®, AIF® Financial Planner / Partner of Egan, Berger & Weiner LLC 23 years of experience in the financial industry as the principal of an independent financial services firm specializing in all aspects of investment and retirement planning. Graduate of University of Maryland with a BS in Finance; former president of the Finance, Banking and Investment Society. CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Practitioner Active member of the Financial Planning Association, Executive Board Member, Treasurer An avid lifelong musician, Bryan plays guitar and writes music in his spare time and occasionally plays area venues. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Bryan has lived in Northern Virginia since 1992. Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER which it awards to individuals who successfully complete the CFP® boards initial and ongoing certification requirements.

About Egan, Berger and Weiner, LLC

Egan, Berger and Weiner, LLC

Associates of Egan, Berger & Weiner, LLC focuses on financial planning and coaching. We guide our clients to their dreams by skillfully navigating them through the myriad of life's financial decisions. We foster an environment for our team where they will achieve competitive greatness in their careers while simultaneously realizing their personal aspirations.


Qualifications CRD# 6154567
Firm CRD# 289946

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


Office Location *,
Arlington,
VA
22203
Phone Number 703-300-0448

With a well-rounded perspective and a commitment to excellence, Nicholas Greggory (Greg) Caramanica is dedicated to providing strategic financial planning solutions that drive personal and business success. Mr. Caramanica is a seasoned finance professional with over 29 years of diverse experience (19 in financial services), beginning in information systems and progressing into financial management. He has a proven track record of delivering valuable insights and driving business success across various industries. He also has a strong background in data analytics, demonstrated by conducting market feasibility studies and evaluating the distributions of loan and grant awards using statistical methods and geospatial mapping. His portfolio management, finance, and due diligence experience are underscored by his management of a loan and grant portfolio valued at $26 billion. With a passion for personal finance and investing, Mr. Caramanica founded Arlington Wealth Planning in 2012 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. His entrepreneurial mindset fuels his innovative approach, consistently challenging conventional perspectives to uncover new opportunities. In addition to his financial acumen, he is a skilled communicator, adept at presenting complex data to diverse audiences. Whether engaging with C-suite executives, individuals, or families, he effectively distills information to facilitate informed decision-making. Beyond his professional achievements, Mr. Caramanica has been actively involved in organizations such as the Project Management Institute, Washington D.C. Chapter, where he served as Director at Large and Vice President of Finance on the Board of Directors. He has also been recognized with awards such as the Booz Allen Performance Excellence Award and holds the prestigious CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER certification through the CFP Board. He holds a Financial Planning Graduate Certificate from Georgetown University, an MBA from Virginia Tech, and a Bachelor's degree in Decision Sciences & Management of Information Systems from George Mason University. Mr. Caramanica lives in Arlington, Virginia, with his wife and two daughters.

About Arlington Wealth Planning, LLC

Arlington Wealth Planning, LLC

Arlington Wealth Planning (AWP) is a Fee-Only Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) based in Arlington, Virginia. We bring peace of mind to individuals, families, and businesses by helping them to develop a financial plan to achieve their greatest aspirations. Our focus is on the customer experience. AWP do not use pressure sales tactics and we do not push products. We do emphasize planning and explain concepts thoroughly at a pace that works for the customer, so that they build their financial expertise. Financial literacy is important. A well-educated client is one who understands financial concepts, so that we can have more meaningful conversations. If you are not there, we will get you there. We perform holistic financial planning (as defined by the CFP Board and the Financial Planning Association, FPA) to ensure that all aspects of the client's financial picture are considered. We have your best interests in mind as a "fee-only" RIA, which means that we are not incentivized to sell particular investments. We charge fees based on the services provided so that we limit conflicts of interest (we also offer tax preparation for a fee). Owner and Chief Executive Officer, Greg Caramanica, is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER who brings the fundamentals of holistic financial planning to AWP. After over 27 years in the consulting industry, he built the company on a foundation of consulting principles where thorough analysis and communication provide a top-notch customer experience. Mr. Caramanica holds a Master's Certificate in Financial Planning, a Masters of Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Science in Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems.

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


Qualifications CRD# 5639897
Firm CRD# 167517
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Only, Based on Assets


Office Location 5901 Melvern Dr,
Bethesda,
MD
20817
Phone Number 808-469-6265

Young Park is a Vice President, Senior Advisor with King Tide Advisors currently residing in the Washington D.C Metro Area. Young believes in delivering the right wealth management solutions to help clients realize their personal objectives and aspirations. Young holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Marketing and Management from Ursinus College, as well the CPCU designation and will have be completing his CFP designation in 2024. He is bilingual in Korean and the former treasurer of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) HHB Family Readiness Group. He is a former Military Spouse, where his wife (Michelle) served in the US Army as a Physician - Psychiatrist. They have two children, Aidan and Abby. In his spare time, Young enjoys going on long runs, skiing and spending time with his family.

About Victrix Investment Advisors

Victrix Investment Advisors

We work with clients that value a financial advisor that helps them reach their financial goals. Your situation is unique, how you respond to challenges and situations can be unique, but our priority to stay focused on your goals never changes. We help you talk about, define, and revisit your goals, and we work to adjust the plan to stay aligned with your goals. We focus on: financial planning, investment management, tax efficient strategies, retirement strategies, small business retirement plans, education planning, estate planning.

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, Estate Planning & Trusts, Insurance Products & Annuities


Qualifications CRD# 5179276
Firm CRD# 309793
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets


Office Location 14 Ridge Square NW,
3rd Floor,
Washington,
DC
20016
Phone Number 202-926-3725

Michael T. Jobe founded Glover Park Wealth Management, LLC with the goal of bringing independent and objective wealth management advice to our clients. In 2012 Michael joined the wealth management division of UBS and was promoted in 2018 to Account Vice President. Michael earned his B.S. in Finance from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Currently, Michael lives in Glover Park, Washington, DC. He enjoys spending time with his family, working out and playing golf. Michael is passionate about working with clients to build, grow and protect their wealth.

About Glover Park Wealth Management, LLC

Glover Park Wealth Management, LLC

Glover Park Wealth Management, LLC was founded to build, grow and protect the assets of our clients. We provide wealth management and asset management services for individuals and institutions. We are a registered investment advisory firm located in Glover Park, Washington, D.C.

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, Estate Planning & Trusts


Qualifications CRD# 5375337
Firm CRD# 825638
Series 7, 66

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


Office Location 2000 Duke Street,
Suite 312,
Alexandria,
VA
22314
Phone Number 571-206-1824

Certified Financial Planner®, Practitioner, Chartered Financial Consultant®, Owner of Cornerstone Private Wealth Planning I began my financial services career in 2016 and joined Stifel Independent Advisors in 2023. Prior to this, I worked at Morgan Stanley and Edward Jones. I believe financial planning is more than simply looking at the size of a client's portfolio or rate of return, but rather understanding clients' needs and goals and their individual definition of financial success. It is my obligation to thoughtfully understand their unique goals to provide unbiased financial guidance to navigate the ups and downs of life. I have always been guided by the following principles when working with my family of clients: always be on time, do what you say you will do, and treat everyone with respect, regardless of their circumstances.
To better serve those clients with complex estate planning, tax planning, and financial issues, I graduated from the Georgetown University Center for Professional Development, where I earned an Executive Certificate in Financial Planning by successfully completing coursework in all aspects of financial planning. Having earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER certification, I have met the experience requirements of the CFP® Board, have successfully completed financial planning coursework, and have passed the CFP® Certification Examination covering the following areas: the financial planning process, risk management, investments, tax planning and management, retirement and employee benefits, and estate planning. In addition, I earned a Master of Arts in Global Security Studies from the Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. I hold Series 7 and 66 securities licenses.
As a military veteran and former member of the U.S. Intelligence Community, I enjoy the opportunity to work with Federal employees and members of the United States military. I am a resident of Alexandria and enjoy community involvement and engaging in fellowship with the members of my local community whenever possible. Outside of the office, I enjoy traveling, cooking, and road biking with my wife, Sarah.

About Cornerstone Private Wealth Planning

Cornerstone Private Wealth Planning

I believe good financial counsel is more than simply looking at the size of a client's portfolio or rate of return, but rather understanding people at their core and their individual definition of financial stability. It is my obligation to thoughtfully understand your unique goals and values to ultimately provide you unbiased financial advice to navigate the ups and downs of life. I have always been guided by the following principles when working with my family of clients: always be on time; do what you say you will do; and, treat everyone with respect regardless of their circumstances.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Risk Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Insurance Products & Annuities


Qualifications CRD# 2617149
Firm CRD# 8174
Series 7, 9, 10, 23, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets


Office Location 1501 K Street NW,
Suite 1100,
Washington,
DC
20005
Phone Number 202-942-2899

Currently, Mark resides in Montgomery County, Maryland with his wife and young son. He enjoys competing in Spartan Races and spending time with his family.

About Ubs

Ubs

We take an approach to your wealth that works for you and your entire financial life. Whether you're pursuing retirement, making an investment or forging a legacy, understanding the bigger picture is the first step to helping you pursue your financial goals today, tomorrow and for generations to come.

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, Insurance Products & Annuities


Qualifications CRD# 4130719
Firm CRD# 2881
Series 6, 7, 63, 65, 66

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


Office Location 6011 University Blvd Suite 370,
Ellicott City,
MD
21043
Phone Number 443-956-1216

Doug Miller has worked in the financial services industry since January 3rd of 2000. From 1993-1999 he practiced Estate Planning and Business law. While in law school he worked at the SEC in the enforcement division. He is married and has 3 daughters. Two are currently at the University of Maryland and one is a graduate from Maryland and heading to PA school. He enjoys spending time with his family and participating in Ironman competitions.

About Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual

In our view, there is only one financial risk: not having the money to do the things you want to do. Our job is to make sure that you can. We build lasting relationships with our clients by gaining a true understanding of what is important to them. Our comprehensive planning and disciplined approach provides integrated solutions to make sure that our clients can successfully achieve their visions.

Advisory Services Provided:

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


Qualifications Firm CRD# 169517


Office Location 1906 Towne Centre Blvd,
Annapolis,
MD
21401
Phone Number 410-573-5700

About Scarborough Capital Management

Scarborough Capital Management

Scarborough Capital Management was founded on the belief that everyone deserves access to high quality financial advice.

In the late 1980’s, many financial firms were focused on serving the wealthy. Scarborough set out to provide something different. We wanted to offer a service that was practical for everyone, not just a small percentage of the population. So we introduced 401(k), 403(b) and Thrift Savings Plan management services to American workers in the heartland.

Soon after, we broadened our scope to offer comprehensive financial planning, so we could help clients simplify their entire financial lives.

Our evolution didn’t stop there. Several years later, we saw that our clients were busy and often didn’t have time to drive to our offices for meetings. So we were one of the first firms to offer “virtual” advisory services. This allowed us to begin serving people from coast to coast.

Fast forward to the present day…while we’ve expanded, we’ve remained a close-knit team of professional advisors with a lot of shared history. Everyone on our team shares a passion for providing practical advice so you have the best chance of reaching your goals.

Most importantly, we have adhered to our founding beliefs:

  • Financial advice must be practical. We act more like a financial coach instead of old-fashioned “stock broker”. There’s nothing we love more than helping you map out all of your financial goals….then helping you work toward them one by one!
  • Getting advice must be convenient. You’re busy, so we interact with you whichever way you prefer: in person, or by email, phone and online conference.

Thirty years later, we now oversee more than $1 billion in assets. We’re incredibly honored to serve as a trusted partner for so many individuals and families.


Qualifications CRD# 5379858
Firm CRD# 151085
Series 7, 31, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets


Office Location 2330 W. Joppa Rd,
Lutherville,
MD
21093
Phone Number 410-659-8905

About Harbor Investment Advisory

Harbor Investment Advisory

I take a client-first approach focused on helping my clients navigate through the complex and emotional financial decisions that surround their lives. I concentrate on doing three things for my clients and ask one in return. I help them: - Simplify their financial lives - Generate the necessary returns and income to sustain the lifestyle they desire now and in retirement - Build a legacy for the ones they love and the things they care about. What I ask in return: should my clients have a question on anything financial, I expect to be the first phone call.


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Yes, there are financial advisors who specialize in working with specific industries or professions. Whether you're a medical professional, business owner, athlete, or in other specialized fields, you may benefit from the assistance of a financial advisor. These financial professionals can offer tailored guidance due to their deep understanding of industry-specific financial challenges and opportunities. When searching for a financial advisor with experience in a specific industry or profession, it's essential to research their background, qualifications, and expertise to ensure they have the necessary knowledge to address your financial goals and challenges effectively. To further explore how financial advisors listed on our directory for the state of Virginia can support you, learn more about the different types of financial advisors and their areas of expertise.

Yes, a financial advisor in Virginia can help you with college savings and planning for your children's education. These advisors can analyze your finances, assess your savings goals, and recommend investment strategies. Additionally, they may provide guidance on college savings plans like 529 plans, help navigate financial aid options, and offer insights on the tax implications of education expenses. To learn more about effective ways to plan for your child's education, read on about the 5 common ways parents save for their kid's education.

Financial advisors in Virginia typically use a range of resources and tools to track their client's investments and monitor financial progress. These may include creating regular portfolio reports to summarize investment performance and allocation, as well as utilizing risk assessment tools to help determine clients' risk tolerance and align investment strategies. Advisors may also provide educational resources to enhance financial literacy, use rebalancing tools to ensure alignment with long-term objectives, and use goal tracking to help clients monitor specific financial targets. Notably, the availability of resources can vary based on the advisor's expertise, firm practices, and individual client preferences. Therefore, it's important to inquire about an advisor's investment management process to gain more insight. To learn more, read on about how financial advisors track and monitor your financial goals.

Yes, there are financial advisors in Virginia who are knowledgeable about socially responsible or sustainable investing. These advisors understand the growing interest in investing with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in mind. When choosing a financial advisor who specializes in socially responsible investing, it may be wise to search for advisors who are members of organizations like the Sustainable Investment Professional Certification (SIPC) or the US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment. To further understand a financial advisor's approach to socially responsible investing, consider using the following 6 Questions On Sustainable Investing That You Should Ask Your Financial Advisor.

Once you become a client of a financial advisor in Virginia, you can typically expect ongoing support and communication to help you stay on track with your financial goals and address changes to your finances. The specific level of support and communication frequency may vary based on the advisor's practices and your needs, but you can anticipate regular reviews and updates to discuss your financial situation, investment performance, and progress toward goals. The advisor may also periodically adjust your financial plan, provide market insights, assist in tracking your financial goals, offer access to resources for financial literacy, and ensure responsive communication for addressing your questions and concerns. To learn more, explore what a financial advisor can do for you.