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Be sure to check out our Charity & Scholarship Buttons above. These are groups who we support in our local community as well as nationally. If you are interested in exploring different foundations to support, give us a call, we will gladly share with you why these groups are important to us.  

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Our Firm:

Welcome to Steffens & Steffens, LLC! We are an independent financial planning and investment firm with many years of experience helping people and companies establish and maintain their short-term and long-term financial goals.

You will find links to access your account, make appointments with us, get up-to-date information about the stock markets, and view useful resources that can help empower you to be a more knowledgeable investor.

If you’re not currently acquainted with our firm, this website is a way for you to get to know us and understand how we can help you.  We appreciate your interest in Steffens & Steffens, LLC, and sincerely look forward to working with you.
 

Our Advisor Platform:

After years of developing and molding specific processes, procedures, and service models, Steffens & Steffens, LLC provides our financial advisors a platform with the following building blocks as the foundation for our company. We:

  • Have no proprietary product requirements or hidden agendas

  • Implement a fee-transparent compensation model

  • Offer comprehensive and consultative advice to help clients make educated decisions about their financial livelihoods

 

Our Broker Dealer:

Steffens & Steffens, LLC, and our broker dealer Commonwealth Financial Network® have no proprietary products. The only thing that is proprietary is the service model that we have created and implemented. Through Commonwealth’s broker/dealer platform and insurance general agency, we provide our clients with some of the best products available. What gives Commonwealth the ability to do this is its open architecture philosophy; instead of creating proprietary investment or insurance products, Commonwealth concentrates its efforts on finding “best-of-breed” products for our clients. This way, our financial advisors can customize their recommendations to match each client’s specific need.

We're associated with Commonwealth as our broker/dealer for many positive reasons, but one of the biggest reasons is because they recognized many years ago that their financial advisors are not salespeople; they are small business owners. Commonwealth has been a broker/dealer since 1979 and consistently receives awards for being one of the highest-ranked independent broker/dealers in the nation. To learn more about the history of Commonwealth, click here.

 

Managing Partner Background:

The two managing partners of Steffens & Steffens, LLC, Shain Steffens and Shawn Steffens, have more than 30 years of experience as financial consultants and have received various awards and recognition for their expertise. Due to a proven track record of developing and managing a client-centric financial planning practice model, Shain and Shawn have been requested to speak nationally to their peers as well as coach other financial advisor teams to help them develop their own client-driven practice model.

The financial advisors of Steffens & Steffens, LLC, have built a great reputation with their clients and other professionals based on:

  • The breadth of products and services that we offer

  • Our fee-transparency policy

  • Our independent advice

  • Our service model

  • Our intellectual capital that has been developed from years of working with a full spectrum of clients who need specialized and specific advice

Due to our reputation and our clients' firsthand experience with us, clients consistently introduce us to their family, friends, and work colleagues. Other professionals such as accountants, attorneys, insurance agents, and other financial advisors introduce us to their clients in order to utilize our expertise in areas that complement and to assist in optimizing clients' financial situations. We greatly appreciate these introductions because it shows that our clients, other professionals, and our peers trust that we are going to take care of people they care about.

We will be glad to help in any way that is within our means.  If you need something outside of our expertise, we most likely can introduce you to someone who can help you. Feel free to contact us for an initial conversation over the phone or to set up an in-person meeting. 

Thank you for browsing our website and spending the time to learn about our firm. Cheers!

 

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*The Five Star award was won by Shawn and and Shain and is based on 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria, including a minimum of 5 years as an active credentialed financial professional, favorable regulatory and complaint history, accepts new clients, client retention rates, client assets administered, education, and professional designations. 3,868 New Jersey wealth managers were considered for the award; 664 (18 percent of candidates) were named 2017 Five Star Wealth Managers (The criteria provided reflects the most recent year for which advisor received the award. The criteria used, the number of wealth managers considered for the award, and the percentage of those who receive the award, may vary from year to year). These awards are not indicative of the wealth managers' future performance. Your experiences may vary. For more information, please visit www.fivestarprofessional.com.