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Financial Planning Consultants

Wealth Management, Tailored to You.

Financial Planning Consultants is an independent wealth management firm dedicated to assisting families with their greatest financial concerns. From investment management and retirement savings strategies to estate conservation and college savings plans, we offer customized financial planning coupled with unbiased advice and recommendations. With more than four decades of experience, we are established in our San Diego community and take pride in our strong relationships with clients and their potential generations.

Our utmost goal is to provide customized strategies that can grow with our clients throughout the many milestones of life. Based in Mission Valley, we work with clients in our local San Diego community, as well as throughout Southern California and many U.S. states.

In an ever-changing financial climate, it can be difficult to confidently create a financial strategy, let alone have the time to manage one that can grow with you over the years. Without an up-to-date and flexible strategy in place, it can be difficult for you to achieve your goals.

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