Stephen Best CFP®
Wealth Management Advisor - U.S. Bancorp Investments
Clients I specialize in: New investors, Planning for college, Nearing retirement
It is my pleasure to serve the financial needs of people in Orange and Los Angeles counties. My experience in the financial industry started in 1994 and I became a Wealth Management Advisor in 2009.
I want to make managing your finances as easy as possible for you. As your financial advisor, I will partner with a Wealth Management Banker from our affiliate U.S. Bank to bring you a holistic approach to your wealth management needs. We will collaborate to understand your financial situation and develop personalized strategies to help you work toward your financial goals.
Outside of work, I volunteer with and serve as a board member of Let's Share Inc., an organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of at-risk children. In my free time, I enjoy trail running, skiing and surfing
Services I specialize in
Whatever type of investor you are – conservative or more aggressive, experienced or just getting started – a clear investment plan can provide a path forward toward the future you want.
You work hard to provide for yourself and others. We’ll help you create a plan that extends your legacy forward to support the people and causes you care about for generations to come.
Investing in IRAs, rolling over a 401(k), and maximizing income sources like Social Security and annuities are among the strategies we’ll help you consider as you plan for life when you’re no longer working.
Gain confidence and bring clarity to your financial life by working with us to craft a personalized plan to help you work towards creating, growing, protecting and sharing your wealth.
About Wealth Management from U.S. Bank and U.S. Bancorp Investments
Our integrated wealth management approach gives you access to a dedicated wealth professional, backed by a team of specialists. We offer financial strategies to individuals and families across a wide range of wealth levels. Our U.S. Bank wealth specialists offer trust and estate and wealth management banking services while our U.S. Bancorp Investment professionals provide wealth planning, investments, and insurance support.
Meet our team
Wealth Management Banker, U.S. Bank
Insights from our experts
Stay on top of the changing U.S. and global markets with our market news page. Dive deeper with our daily market analysis, volatility updates and frequent market teleconferences with U.S. Bank investment experts.
Are you a beginning investor wondering where to start? Even if sometimes confusing, the average investor can grow and preserve wealth by taking advantage of a number of investment strategies. While you can't predict what the markets will do next you can take some basic investing steps to ensure you're investing wisely.
Cash management and investing strategies when interest rates are up
A fresh look at managing cash and investments in today’s higher interest rate environment.
The role of a financial advisor can go beyond investment planning. An advisor can also provide guidance for key moments throughout your life. Perhaps your finances have gotten more complex, and you’d like help creating or adjusting your wealth plan. You may be worried how market changes are affecting your investments. Or you’re experiencing a major life event, such as:
- Getting married or divorced
- Having a child
- Starting a new career
- Receiving an inheritance
- Buying a house
- Nearing retirement
An advisor can help you objectively assess where you are financially and how to prepare for the future as you work toward your goals.
Your advisor will ask about your goals and priorities – where you’re at today, financially, and where you'd like to go. But the main topic of conversation will be whatever’s on your mind. You can discuss how you and your advisor will work together, what you can expect from your advisor, any costs if you decide to move forward, and next steps. You’ll have plenty of time to ask questions, to help you decide if the relationship is the right fit.
No, your initial consultation is free.
We’ll confirm with you what materials, such as recent bank and financial statements, may be helpful for understanding your financial picture. But it’s your choice what to bring. To help you decide – and to ensure you get the most out of the conversation with your advisor – consider the following before the meeting:
- What are your most important financial goals?
- What concerns you about your finances?
- Did you recently experience a major life event?
We’re happy to meet with you virtually or in person. It’s up to you.
Investment and insurance products and services including annuities are:
Not a deposit ● Not FDIC insured ● May lose value ● Not bank guaranteed ● Not insured by any federal government agency.
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