Interview with Tom Stefaniak Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) President of Pinnacle Wealth Management Discussing Are You Ready to Retire?

In this interview, important retirement questions are covered including:

  1. Do I have enough money to retire?
  2. What are the biggest risks when creating a retirement plan?
  3. Where are some of the biggest mistakes people make when creating a retirement plan?

Tom built Pinnacle Wealth to be a firm that values relationships above all. Tom loves meeting with clients and building a relationship that goes far beyond finances. This allows him to help you aim toward your personal and financial goals. He helps you address the needs of your specific situation to devise your personalized plan of action.

Tom started his career as a Financial Planner with IDS/American Express in 1987. He quickly rose to the level of District Manager and received numerous awards for client service. In 1998 he became an independent Financial Advisor when he opened Pinnacle Wealth Management with Joanne Gipple. After more than 30 years in the business, Tom can still confidently say that he loves his job, and he found his true calling.

Tom graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a double major in Real Estate and Finance in the School of Business Administration. He earned his CFP® designation in 1990. He is a member of the Financial Planning Association. A lifelong learner, he has continued his education through industry classes and leadership programs.

Tom is married and has three adult children. He enjoys helping his children with their pursuits as they are transitioning to adulthood. Whenever he has a spare moment Tom can be found on the golf course. He also enjoys travel when his schedule allows it. One of his favorite destinations is Wisconsin, his home state and home to most of his 9 brothers and sisters and many other family members.

Fun Fact: Tom is featured as a character in a Star Trek novel, Old Wounds. If you are a fan, check it out sometime.

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