About My Practice
Who We Are
We are an independent, fee-only financial planning and asset management firm dedicated to the principle that advisors are compassionate fiduciaries to their clients.
What We Strive To Do
We offer to provide technically excellent, client-centered, holistic financial life planning focusing on the client's aspirations. We strive to help clients clarify their goals and add meaning to their money. Technically correct financial plans are more likely to fail when those plans are not aligned with the client's core values, beliefs and aspirations, while successful financial life plans integrate financial and emotional intelligence and resonate with the client's will to meaning. The most successful financial planning clients are also those who recognize that facilitating change and goal achievement requires advisory relationships serving as collaborators and accountability partners.
We strive to achieve the client's growth and income needs by managing customized equity and income portfolios. We believe that the best way to building long-term wealth through asset management is a disciplined value-investing approach.
Customer Service and the Human Connection
We, like you, appreciate working with others rather than computer automation and thus strive to do all of the above with unparalleled individual-to-individual service. We take pride in our work and continually strive to improve.
Neal graduated with honors at the University of Phoenix with a B.S. in Business Management. He earned his Master of Science - Financial Planning in March 2011. Neal began his financial services career in 1983, and has been a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner since 1987.
Neal is a past President and Chairman of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) of Greater Phoenix. He is also a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and the Financial Therapy Association. He currently serves as the CFP Board Ambassador for the Greater Phoenix metropolitan area. In 2010 he was nominated by the Board of Directors of the FPA of Greater Phoenix for the "Heart of Financial Planning Award."
Neal has been published in the Journal of Financial Planning, the Journal of Financial Planning's "Between the Issues" E-Newsletter, and InsideMoney.org. He has appeared on Channel 12 News' Call for Action with Dave Cherry, and has been cited locally and nationally by Smart Money Magazine and the Arizona Republic.
Neal is happily married, has three children, four grandchildren (hoping for more), and enjoys hiking and golf.
Registrations, Licenses, Certifications & Affiliations
Securities Registrations or Exam Qualifications
Designations & Certifications
- CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®)
- Other - AWMA, M.S.
Considerations: Fees for accounts over $1 million may be lower
I will provide a free initial consultation to prospective clients so we may determine if their needs and my practice are well-matched.
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