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Topics include sudden wealth, financial retirement planning, personal and business finance.


States With No Income Tax

As a financial advisor, nearly every client I’ve ever counseled has had one thing in common — their biggest expense has been taxes. For most higher earning individuals, income taxes can account for 40% or more of their income. There is no other expense that even comes close. This is why tax planning is so…

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Robert Speaks at The American College Commencement Ceremony

 Knowledge Summit 2019: Robert Pagliarini Speech from The American College Studios on Vimeo. A message from Pacifica Wealth Advisors President Robert Pagliarini… On Saturday, I participated in my PhD graduation ceremony at The American College in San Diego. I was honored to be selected as this year’s student speaker at the event. It was…

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What does it mean to be a “Real Fiduciary” and why should it matter to you?

Understanding of what a fiduciary financial advisor is – past and present. A new client meeting five or ten years ago looked like this. I’d be so excited to share with them that I was a fiduciary. I’d explain that I was a Real Fiduciary and I would always put their interests first. I would…

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How an Inverted Yield Curve Impacts Investors

The following is a guest post by James Liu, CFA, Founder and Head of Research at Clearnomics Of the market and economic indicators that predict recessions, none is as important as the steepness of the yield curve. It’s for this reason that markets reacted with uncertainty to last week’s intra-day yield curve inversion – the…

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Robert Pagliarini Earns PhD in Financial & Retirement Planning

I am very proud to announce that after nearly four years of long nights and weekends, I have successfully earned a PhD in financial and retirement planning from the American College. It’s been quite a journey! My dissertation is titled Role of Parent-Provided Financial Education on Financial Beliefs, Financial Behaviors & Financial Satisfaction. If you…

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Investopedia 100 Recognizes Robert Pagliarini as Top Financial Advisor of 2019

Robert Pagliarini was recently recognized by Investopedia as one of the top 100 financial advisors of 2019 nationally, as well as one of the top 22 financial advisors in California. The Investopedia 100 annually selects leading financial advisors across the country who are impacting education and strategies for investing, wealth management and financial planning. Top-of-the-industry…

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Pacifica Wealth Advisors Recognized as Top Irvine Wealth Management Firm

We’re proud to announce that Pacifica Wealth Advisors has been named one of the 2019 top financial advisors in Irvine by Expertise. This hand-selected list by the team at Expertise is based on excellence across five categories, including reputation, credibility, experience, engagement and professionalism. We put our clients’ interests first and strive to continue providing…

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Pre Retirement Financial Planning

The New Retirement Savings Mentality

According to the Employee Benefits Research Institute’s (EBRI) 2018 Retirement Confidence Survey, American workers have both a vital—and pressing—need to prepare better for retirement. Nearly 8-in-10 American workers have less than $250,000 set aside for retirement. And 60 percent of American workers have not crunched the numbers on how much they’ll need to live on…

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NAPFA Fee-Only Organization Welcomes Pacifica Wealth Advisors

We are thrilled to be NAPFA-Registered financial advisor! The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) holds one of the highest standards in the advisory industry. The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is the country’s leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors—highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those…

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What is a Fiduciary Financial Advisor?

A Real Fiduciary is someone who is legally obligated to give you advice that is in your best interest.  It doesn’t make sense to pay for financial advice when the advice doesn’t have to be in your best interest. Period. A Real Fiduciary is someone who is legally obligated to give you advice that is…

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