Certified Financial Planner™
Accredited Investment Fiduciary
Matt is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. After 10 years as an engineer, Matt decided to pursue a long-held passion and shifted his career to finance. He attained his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation and the Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation. Prior to becoming a fee-only advisor Matt also held the FINRA series 7 and 63 financial licenses. Since 2002, Matt has written financial plans for a successful financial planning firm. That experience and his 10 years as an engineer designing processes brings a level of critical thinking and detail that made him an ideal candidate to be a founding staff member and Financial Planner with Pure Financial Advisors. His success as a financial planner can be directly attributed to his detailed approach and commitment to quality advice and superior service for each client. Matt is married and is the father of two sons. For six months out of every year, he tortures himself by being a huge Padres fan.
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Senior Financial Planner Matt Balderston, CFP® from Pure Financial Advisors explains what fixed indexed annuities are, how they differ from other annuities, and things to look out for when putting non-qualified money into an annuity. Transcript: Today we’re going to talk about fixed index annuities. The definition of an annuity is a series of periodic […]
Variable Annuities can be complex and may be difficult to understand. Senior Financial planner Matt Balderston, CFP® of Pure Financial Advisors breaks down what variable annuities are and what you should be aware of. Listen to the Your Money, Your Wealth® podcast episode for more on variable annuities: Transcript: So what’s the truth about variable annuities? […]
Back to investing basics with Matt Balderston, CFP® from Pure Financial Advisors: what makes for a wise investing philosophy while on the market volatility roller coaster? Plus, answers to your money questions: How do you find a financial fiduciary? How do you avoid people with bad financial intentions? What is a good investment policy statement? […]