Buffalo Financial Planners

in Buffalo, NY

98
Financial Planners are
in Buffalo

5
Financial Planners in Buffalo
are top rated

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George H.
"Pat
(owner) and
De
met with my wife and I initially for for almost two hours to get to know us and understand" our financials needs and objectives. I am close to retirement (my wife will retire in 3 years), and we wanted to find an investment advisor that would get to know us personally and work our whole financial plan, not just offer stocks and bonds advice. We had our
and investment accounts at one of the huge brokerage firms and found that we were a small fish in an large
. Plus, our investments were under performing the
enough that we needed to find another solution.
is the solution for us. They are a small company that provides personal service. They are all CPA's in addition to being financial planners, which made us more confident. Pat
has been in the financial management business for 25+ years, and has a mission to provide holistic financial planning tailored to an individual's needs, not just stock picking advice. They have helped us understand approaches and strategies for life insurance, social security, retirement cash flow, 401(k)'s,
's and regular investments. They created a comprehensive financial plan for us, explained it in great detail, outlined the risks, and showed us what our financial future would look like. We are so happy that we found an advisory firm that really cares about us and takes the time and interest to get to know us, our risk tolerance, and our needs. I would not hesitate to refer any of my family or friends to
.
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Rated by
Elizabeth L.
"In our first meeting with
, he described the process and the expected outcome and we left with a list of information we needed to bring to the next meeting." We thought we brought all the requested info to the next meeting but as
systematically walked through our assets, workplace benefits,and liabilities, we discovered a few things we had forgotten we had. Those forgotten assets more than covered the cost of the service! Also, as
reviewed our documents, he gave us a better idea of exactly what we had and how the benefits worked while giving us advice along the way of how to maximize those benefits. After all the information was collected,
built a plan based on our answers to questions about our goals and risk tolerance.
walked through a great tool where you can change assumptions and see your expected outcome and probability of success. We even had access to that tool after our meetings with
were finished which we found really helpful. At the last meeting,
summarized what we had discussed in the previous meetings and repeated the advice he shared along the way. He then walked us through various investments and insurance products and explained the pros and cons of each. We were very pleased with our interactions with
. He was personable and knowledgeable. We never felt rushed and
patiently answered all our questions even though we had paid a flat fee so he should have wanted to cut our meetings short! We feel like we learned a lot and were glad we spent the time and money. We would enthusiastically recommend
.
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JOSEPH C.
"A few years ago, we were probably a financial adviser's worst nightmare. We could only answer about half of
's questions as far as where all our money" was (many items had been moved, plus we had just physically moved houses and misplaced many documents in the process).
patiently walked us through establishing a baseline for what a healthy financial plan looks like today, and what we needed to to to prepare for our future. Within a few weeks, we went from only knowing where about 75% of our money was and should be, to knowing where every penny was and watched our portfolio grow. He's very versed in the myriad of options available, and was able to provide
advice for not only managing our own finances, but how to do that in the context of owning our own small business. He is always professional, unbiased, and responsive to inquiries.

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Financial Advising reviews in Buffalo

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I have worked with
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for over 10 years. He looks at your entire financial picture in order to design a comprehensive financial plan that meets your unique needs. He is well educated and has earned a lot of credentials, he makes financial planning easy to understand, he's thorough and provides detailed analysis reports.
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is very professional, he has always gotten me a great return on my investments and I would highly recommend him.
- Susan R.
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was very easy to work with. His office is a long distance from my home so we handled everything via phone and email.
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provided the information I sought in a detailed manner and responded exactly when he said he would. I would be happy to use his services again in the future.
- Ryan W.
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In early November 2013 I began looking into a Cash Balance plan to enhance my office’s profit sharing and 401k plans. I was using the Third Party Administrator (TPA) Great Lakes Pension for my 401k and I looked at two other companies The Benefit Advantage (TBA) and The Retirement Advantage (TRA). Each of the three companies gave proposals for costs associated with setting up the Cash Balance plans (CBO) and ongoing annual costs associated with running the plans. Upon receiving the quotes, it appeared that TRA was the lowest. We had numerous email correspondences about the process and on November 13th I signed a contract to proceed to set up the plans using TRA. The front page of the contract showed that I would us be executing this agreement with TRA, through their agent
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the financial advisor and Great West, the fund management company.
However, on November 18 (15 days after I signed the contract),
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wrote that he was unable to get back with me sooner because he was traveling, but he needed to inform me that the fee structure that was quoted would be different than what was presented. My apologies for the lack of immediate feedback. I’m traveling this week in the UP. I understand the concern with the difference in cost between the standard and custom design. I did not present the custom pricing based on the conversations surrounding the $100k contribution goal Dr.
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expressed. I do not want anyone to think that I purposely did not disclose the fees associated with the custom plan design. With that said, I have reached out to actuarial partner,
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, Inc. to discuss the reasons surrounding fees and if there is anything we can do to accommodate Dr.
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. Please see his email below and the attached marketing piece that discusses Standard v. Custom designs. I will follow up with a revised proposal that illustrates the $3000 set up and annuals of $4200. I hope the decision is to continue to partner with The Retirement Advantage and Great West. If I can be of further assistance or additional information is required, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Regards,

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He attempted to explain that their actuarial partner,
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set their fees differently for different types of plans. I had my office manager tell
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to hold off on processing our plans through TRA until we had more clarity about what appeared to be a Bait and Switch. Then, in early December
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notified me that since
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would be calculating the actuary tables, they would also have to manage the funds within their own proprietary funds. That is, we would not be able to use Great West. Understand that the fees associated with
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funds are exorbitant and the company is poorly rated. So, we would have to pay more to have the plan managed as well as pay more for each fund within the plan and endure much higher risks.

I would think that since the original contract is signed between a specific set of parties, and that one of those parties, namely Great West was disqualified by TRA, the original contract, dated November 3rd would be
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and void.
Regardless, TRA sent me to collections to obtain $3,500 for their services even though they will not be handing any of my moneys.


- Michael F.
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My husband was arrested for having drugs in the car with him. He was arrested and taken to the Van Nuys City Jail in the Valley. I called the Jail to find out what it took to get him out of jail before he had to go to work in the morning. When the jail employee told me the bail bond was $20,000 I almost cried. Then I did some research and called
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across the street from the Van Nuys city jail. And a very kind bail agent was able to calm me down and walk me through the entire bail bonds process. She was patient and very understanding. She was able to inform me that just because the bail bonds is set at $20,000 does not mean that is my only option. The bondsmen told me that they would be able to get him out of jail within 4 hours, and he would make it to work. But in order to do that I would need to pay the bail bonds company 10% of the set bail. In my case the 10% fee was $2,000. I agreed to go ahead and start the application and get my husband out of this nasty jail house thanks to
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- Gayane K.
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It went well. He put me in a couple of different reputable financial products. I invested some with an annuity for long term goals and in a gas/oil product for my short term goals. I'm very pleased with his knowledge and ability to call back.
- Abraham O.
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. (
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) has managed, counseled and advised my wife,
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and I in all facets of our
financial planning since about 10 years before my retirement in 1998, at age 62.
We retired to a lovely 55+ community in southern Arizona, and continue to utilize their guidance.

We regard their firm as trustworthy, and committed to the financial success of their clients.
NOTE: Cost of services is
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based on their success in managing your portfolio.


- william B.
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T.J. showed up on time in the morning, which is important to us. I would like to also point out, more specifically, he came TO US! We loved that personal touch and going out of his way to service his clients. Everyone else we have worked with in the past has made us come into their office. Insurance and retirement is not a terribly fun thing to discuss so we loved the fact that we get to be in the comfort of our home, T.J. comes in and caters to us and our needs, and we can be more efficient with OUR time and done quicker. We loved it. Service like when doctors used to make house calls. This is not done enough nowadays.
He was very knowledgeable about his business and our needs, clear, concise, and explained every thing in a language we could understand. We were shown multiple companies so we didn't feel like we were guided down a path that wasn't best for us.
They even helped us with retirement strategies and optimizing our retirement nest egg to better suit our needs!
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was a joy to work with and for any and all retirement/Life insurance/LongTermCare insurance needs I would highly recommend.
- Doris P.
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3 Pointe Financial

8001 Irvine Center Dr
Irvine, CA

A G EDWARDS & SONS INC

6700 MAIN ST
Buffalo, NY

Action Finance

2643 Union Rd
Buffalo, NY

ADVANTAGE CAPITAL CORP

338 HARRIS HILL RD
Buffalo, NY

AIG ADVISOR GROUP

525 AERO DR
Buffalo, NY

AIG FINANCIAL ADVISORS

18 LIMESTONE DR
Buffalo, NY

AIG FINANCIAL ADVISORS

8800 MAIN ST
Buffalo, NY

Allegiant Group Inc

189 W Clarkston Rd Ste 1
Lake Orion, MI

Allsup Inc

300 Allsup Pl
Belleville, IL

AMERICAN FEDERAL MORTGAGE CORP

1 LAUREL DR
Flanders, NJ

AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL

4241 MAPLE RD
Buffalo, NY

AMG Legacy Planning

10100 W Sample Rd
Pompano Beach, FL

Boost Credit 101

3773 E Cherry Creek North Dr
Denver, CO

BROOK STREET SECURITIES CORP

8201 MAIN ST
Buffalo, NY

Buffalo Debt Consolidation

110 West Chippewa Street
Buffalo, Ne

Buffalo Debt Relief

300 International Dr
Buffalo, NY

BUFFALO INVESTOR MGMT SVC INC

534 DELAWARE AVE
Buffalo, NY

Buffalo IRS Tax Lien Help

472 Franklin Street
Buffalo, NY

CareOne Debt Relief Services

8930 Stanford Blvd
Columbia, MD

CARL W SCHOOF

50 FOUNTAIN PLZ
Buffalo, NY

CHARLES F KREINER

3737 MARINE MIDLAND CTR
Buffalo, NY

CHARLES LEE ABELL

MAIN PL
Buffalo, NY

CHRISTOPHER MALOF

50 FOUNTAIN PLZ
Buffalo, NY

Common Wealth Investment LLC

PO Box 16010
Louisville, KY

CONN OHIO INC

5892 MAIN ST
Buffalo, NY

Conway Porter, C.P.A., P.C.

5500 Main Street Suite 219
Buffalo, NY

D C MULLAN & CO

688 DELAWARE AVE
Buffalo, NY

DAVID H DESMON

50 FOUNTAIN PLZ
Buffalo, NY

DAVID J BOVEY FINANCIAL SVC

8171 MAIN ST
Buffalo, NY

Debt Free Wealthy America

4431 Union Road
Buffalo, NY

Debt Relief NW Inc

202 SE 181st Ave. Ste 102
Portland, OR

DONALD E BURNS

1 HSBC CTR
Buffalo, NY

DONALD J BOROWIAK

3737 MARINE MIDLAND CTR
Buffalo, NY

EDWARD JONES

243 OAKWOOD DR
Buffalo, NY

EQUITY SERVICES INC

598 MAIN ST
Buffalo, NY

Fichter Wealth Management Inc

25 California Drive
Buffalo, NY

FLOSS AGENCY INC

6465 Transit Rd
East Amherst, NY

Freyman CPA, P.C.

40 Exchange Place
New York, NY

GARY S REICHE INVESTMENTS

950A UNION RD
Buffalo, NY

GERALD JACK

6245 SHERIDAN DR
Buffalo, NY

Hafner Financial Group

2813 Wehrle Dr
Buffalo, NY

HEALTH BENEFIT CONSULTANTS LLC.

20275 Honeysuckle Dr.
Elkhorn, NE

HSBC

PO BOX 4552
Buffalo, NY

iBank

3090F Pullman St
Costa Mesa, CA

IRS Tax Help Team

1201 S Beach Blvd
La Habra, CA

JANNEY MONTGOMERY SCOTT INC

425 ESSJAY RD
Buffalo, NY

JOHN R PFALZGRAF

50 FOUNTAIN PLZ
Buffalo, NY

Justice and Associates LLC

6655 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV

KATHLEEN K KUMM

3737 MARINE MIDLAND CTR
Buffalo, NY

KENNETH M WEINSTEIN CPA

1450 NIAGARA FALLS BLVD
Tonawanda, NY

LAREE HULSHOFF

50 FOUNTAIN PLZ
Buffalo, NY

LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCE-Joshua Zacher

3829 FOREST PARK WAY
North Tonawanda, NY

Lowell, Blake & Associates

141 Tremont Street
Boston, MA

M & T Bank - Buffalo

130 Grant St
Buffalo, NY

Marchand & Co CPA's PC

2003 Southern Blvd SE
Rio Rancho, NM

May Tax Attorney Help

1030 Kimball Tower
Buffalo, NY

MC DONALD INVESTMENTS INC

550 ESSJAY RD
Buffalo, NY

MERRILL LEACH

50 FOUNTAIN PLZ
Buffalo, NY

MILLIAUSKAS VITO

50 FOUNTAIN PLZ
Buffalo, NY

Moldenhauer & Associates

6195 West Quaker St
Orchard Park, NY

MORGAN STANLEY

450 ESSJAY RD
Buffalo, NY

Palouse Credit Consulting

801 Ringo Rd.
Palouse, WA

PAUL A ROSS

WESTERN BLDG
Buffalo, NY

PAUL J BOROWIAK

3737 MARINE MIDLAND CTR
Buffalo, NY

PERSONAL FINANCIAL CONSULTING INC

59 Bradwood Rd
Buffalo, NY

PETER A BILTEKOFF

50 FOUNTAIN PLZ
Buffalo, NY

PETER J WALSH

50 FOUNTAIN PLZ
Buffalo, NY

PETER T GRIMM

3737 MARINE MIDLAND CTR
Buffalo, NY

RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL SVC

8860 MAIN ST
Buffalo, NY

RBC DAIN RAUSCHER

6225 SHERIDAN DR
Buffalo, NY

Reliance Financial Advisors

2819 William St
Buffalo, NY

RICHARD BRIGGS

50 FOUNTAIN PLZ
Buffalo, NY

ROBERT W BAIRD & CO

350 MAIN ST
Buffalo, NY

S C PARKER

5892 MAIN ST
Buffalo, NY

S P Johnson Group

293 Mulberry St
Buffalo, NY

SECURITIES AMERICA INC

438 MAIN ST
Buffalo, NY

SECURITIES AMERICA INC

1207 DELAWARE AVE
Buffalo, NY

SECURITIES AMERICA INC

388 EVANS ST
Buffalo, NY

SECURITIES AMERICA INC

25 CALIFORNIA DR
Buffalo, NY

SECURITIES AMERICA INC

5 LIMESTONE DR
Buffalo, NY

SECURITIES AMERICA INC

2819 WILLIAM ST
Buffalo, NY

SMITH BARNEY

50 FOUNTAIN PLZ
Buffalo, NY

SMITH BARNEY

450 Essjay Rd Ste 100
Buffalo, NY

Southern Trust Financial Services LLC

3450 Founders Club Drive
Sarasota, FL

Steven Sanders, CPA

401 Maryvale Dr
Cheektowaga, NY

The Main Street Group

4510 Cox Road
Glen Allen, VA

THOMAS D LUNT

50 FOUNTAIN PLZ
Buffalo, NY

THOR TRADING LLC

1207 DELAWARE AVE
Buffalo, NY

TOWER SQUARE SECURITIES

3625 SENECA ST
Buffalo, NY

TRUBEE COLLINS & CO INC

1 M AND T PLZ
Buffalo, NY

UBS INC

1 HSBC CTR
Buffalo, NY

United Gold Direct

2945 Townsgate Road
Westlake Village, CA

Valmar Funding

200 John James Audubon Pkwy Ste 300
Buffalo, NY

VECTOR GROUP

350 ESSJAY RD
Buffalo, NY

WACHOVIA SECURITIES

PO Box 9011
Buffalo, NY

WILLIAM KLEIN

6245 SHERIDAN DR
Buffalo, NY

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