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Why I Became A Financial Advisor

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If there’s one certainty in life, it’s that the unexpected can happen at any time. I experienced this early in life when my father passed away prematurely. He didn’t have anything appropriately planned and, as a result, my family’s legacy vanished. We lost my grandfather’s estate and all of my childhood mementos when the property was sold abruptly.

Not only did we have to deal with the devastation of my father’s death, but also with the fear of what we would do financially. Sadly, this isn’t a unique situation. Too often, the unexpected happens, and we aren’t prepared for it. And many times, it can transform a family’s lifestyle. As a financial advisor, my goal is to work hard every day to help ensure none of my clients experience anything like what I went through.

Building My Career
My first career was as a military man. I joined the Marine Corps where I served as a sergeant for many years. After several years, I started working in insurance before entering the financial services industry in 1994. I worked with Wells Fargo Advisors as a Private Client Manager for more than 12 years where I learned the ins and outs of the industry.

While I loved what I did, I wanted more flexibility in what I could offer my clients. As my degree was in business management, I believed running an independent firm would allow me to serve my clients best and personalize my services to their needs.

In 2003, I joined the broker-dealer LPL Financial and founded my firm, Wealth Management Solutions, LLC. My goal with this firm was to build a team of dedicated professionals who work with clients to assemble all the parts of their financial life, work to help get everything running smoothly, and continuously monitor their progress as they work with confidence toward their goals.

The Obstacles and Triumphs
It’s not easy running a business and working as an advisor. It can be difficult balancing the operations duties along with client needs. However, I’m lucky to have an excellent team to support me.

And as challenging as the job may be at times, I can’t imagine having any other career. There is nothing more fulfilling than seeing clients pursue their financial goals, and I enjoy working with those clients that perceive our services as valuable. I love what I do, and that passion drives me every day in my career.

Take the Next Step
If you’re interested in learning more about why I chose this career or how I serve my clients, I encourage you to contact me today. I provide everyone a complimentary, no-strings-attached meeting where we discuss your questions, concerns, and goals, as well as my process in working with clients so we can see if we’d be a good match.

To learn more, contact us by calling (949) 475-9700 or emailing info@wms-llc.com.

About Richard
Richard Riva is the founder of and wealth advisor at Wealth Management Solutions, LLC, an independent financial services firm based in Newport Beach, California. For more than two decades, he has specialized in managing the complex financial matters that affect high-net-worth individuals and their families. He strives to serve as a trusted advisor and fiduciary, helping clients build a strong financial plan that allows them to live an abundant, complete and distinctive life. Learn more about Richard by connecting with him on LinkedIn or emailing info@wms-llc.com.

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4000 MacArthur Blvd, Ste. 600 East Tower
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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Security Licenses 7, 24, held at LPL
Richard Riva is licensed to sell insurance in the state of California. His principal place of business and domicle is California. CA Insurance LIC# OB22466

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