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No matter what your age, or where you are on your planning journey, we can help steer you down the right path toward retirement. We will work with you to build the foundation of your plan. Over time, as life or market circumstances change, we will work with you to adjust your plan where and when needed. When it comes to retirement planning, it's never too early to start.

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Our mission is to provide quality strategies customized to your needs. Our goal is to be your primary source of financial advice. To this end, we concentrate our efforts on developing long-term relationships through a commitment to quality client service.

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    Lisa Armacost, CFP, RICP, CDFA

    Financial Advisor

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    • AZ
    • CA
    • HI
    • ID
    • IL
    • MA
    • NC
    • OR
    • WA

    As a former PhD Research Scientist and credentialed Mediator, Lisa brings a thoughtful and detail-oriented approach to the financial planning process. She draws upon her experience in scientific methodology to incorporate all a client's significant data to create personal, sophisticated and understandable financial plans.

    Lisa believes that a thoughtfully and accurately prepared financial plan is a thing of beauty. It is a dynamic blue print of a person’s financial future – a constantly evolving guide to assist a family with their critical financial decisions. As the team's CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Lisa is passionate about the value of a sound financial plan as a tool to facilitate our clients' financial well-being and bring peace of mind.

    Lisa holds FINRA series licenses 7 & 66 and California Insurance License #4142774.

      • Yale University , Organic Chemistry Post-Doctoral Fellowship
      • Wesleyan University, PhD Organic Chemistry
      • University of Rhode Island, BS Chemistry
      • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
      • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
      • Retirement Income Certified Professional
      Financial planning
      Education planning
      Legacy planning
      Long-term care planning
      Retirement planning
      Estate planning strategies
      1200 Prospect Street
      Suite 100
      La Jolla, CA 92037
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      Kurt Hoffman, CEPA, CRPC

      First Vice President–Wealth Management

      Financial Advisor

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      • AZ
      • CA
      • FL
      • HI
      • IL
      • MA
      • NC
      • NE
      • OR
      • WA

      With over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry, Kurt has been designated by UBS as a Portfolio Manager for our discretionary portfolio management program referred to as PMP. As part of our financial planning focused practice, we utilize a variety of portfolio management programs with a focus on discretionary management of client portfolios. As part of our PMP focused Advisory practice, Kurt directs our team's asset allocation and portfolio management with a unique stop-loss limit order hedging strategy. Our actively managed balanced portfolios are specifically customized for each client and account type related to their risk tolerance, investment objectives and financial planning goals.

      As a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor®, Kurt works with our Small Business Owner clients to implement qualified retirement plans that are most appropriate for the life cycle of their business'. In addition, Kurt draws on his professional background in Architecture [B. Arch, CPSLO] and Real Estate Development [MRED, USC] to assist our clients in evaluating and considering their real estate holdings as part of their overall portfolios.

      Kurt holds FINRA series licenses 7 & 66 and California Insurance License #0B73248.

        • USC, Master of Real Estate Development
        • Cal Poly, SLO, Bachelor of Architecture
        • Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor
        • Certified Exit Planning Advisor
        • Portfolio Manager
        Securities-backed lending
        Long-term care planning
        Exit planning
        Business succession
        Investing
        Asset allocation
        Retirement Plan consulting
        Business owners
        1200 Prospect Street
        Suite 100
        La Jolla, CA 92037
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        Albert Schombs

        Senior Client Associate

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        • CA
        • FL
        • NY

        Albert Schombs ("Al") joined Family Wealth Management in 2021 as the team's Senior Registered Client Service Associate.  He has a combined 20 years of experience that includes working for both UBS and Merrill Lynch in their New York and San Diego offices.  Al has extensive knowledge of Financial, Forex, and Commodity markets, including precious metals, and holds both the Series 7 and 66 FINRA licenses.

        Al's career began with Merrill Lynch in New York City in 2000, after attending Dowling College on Long Island, where he landed a position with a prominent team in their flagship office on 5th Avenue.  He relocated to Southern California in 2012 and now resides in the Kensington neighborhood of San Diego. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, cooking, winter sports, and flying light aircraft. 

              1200 Prospect Street
              Suite 100
              La Jolla, CA 92037

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