is founding principal of Thalheimer Financial Planning, a
financial planning and Registered Advisory firm headquartered
in Silver Spring, MD. The firm specializes in providing
integrated, holistic Fee-Only financial planning and investment
management services to individuals and families.
is so much financial information and so many options available
today, says Steve, that even fairly astute people
may become a little confused or overwhelmed. Our mission
is to help our clients make sense of it all, to transform
it into useful knowledge, to focus on what is most important,
to simplify the decision-making process, and help them bring
order to their financial affairs. We seek to empower
our clients with the knowledge they need to make informed
financial decisions as they work towards their life goals.
We are also a Fee-Only firm compensated solely by our clients.
We do not accept commissions and so have no third-party influences.
This structure gives us the freedom we need to be completely
objective in our recommendations. We work solely for our clients.
Steve has been helping people in the DC area gain control
over their financial lives and achieve their goals and dreams
for over 12 years. He develops and implements holistic financial
plans that integrate goal setting, cash flow, debt reduction,
risk management, education, retirement, income tax and estate
planning with savings and investments. Steve provides the
wisdom, perspective and discipline to help you make the best
financial decisions possible. He has been frequently quoted
in the Washington Post and Baltimore Sun. Thalheimer Financial
Planning is an independent, objective, fee-only financial
planning and investment management firm.
Staff planner with an established Fee-Only financial planning
firm, specializing in providing wealth management services
to high net worth individuals, from 1996 to 2000. Assisted
in developing comprehensive financial plans and with the ongoing
financial management of 15 to 20 clients per year. Enjoyed
a high level of success, but eventually became convinced that
the firms focus on serving affluent clients was too
narrow to meet his personal objectives.
Thalheimer Financial Planning in July, 2000 to expand on the
vision of offering high-quality advice and financial planning
services to a wider spectrum of clients.
CFP course work through the College for Financial Planning.
Received CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER
certification from the CFP Board of Standards in 2000.
the field of financial planning, Steve worked in international
economic development for 12 years, most of that time with
the U.S. Peace Corps, both in the United States and abroad.
a BA in Anthropology from the University of Connecticut, Storrs,
and an MA in International Development from The American University,
is active member of the National Association of Personal Financial
Advisors (NAPFA), the nation's leading organization dedicated
to the advancement of Fee-Only comprehensive financial planning.
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who successfully complete the CFP Board's initial and ongoing
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