Eileen S. Freiburger

Eileen S. Freiburger

| CFP®

ESF Financial Planning Group, Inc.

Fee Only Financial Planner Located in Manhattan Beach, CA and Serving Clients Nationwide


  • Fee-Only Financial Services
  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Investment Management
  • Retirement Planning
  • Education Planning
  • Elder Care Issues
  • Estate Planning
  • Insurance Analysis
  • Charitable Giving and Trusts
  • Planning for Business Owners
  • Cash Flow and Budgeting

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1500 Rosecrans Ave.
Suite 500
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Business Background
Eileen S. Freiburger, CFP®, is founder and President of ESF Financial Planning Group. Her company was formed with the intention of introducing a new model of financial planning to Middle Americans, Small Business Owners, and Self-Directed Investors. Eileen's firm, ESF Financial, is a company that provides Hourly, As-Needed Financial Planning and Advice…The New Choice for Smart Consumers™." Her company does not engage in commission sales of any kind, and therefore, ESF advisors are able to be completely objective in their planning assistance for clients.

Eileen sees herself as a professional financial coach. Through personalized client education and financial guidance, Eileen fosters her clients' confidence, enhancing their ability to both control their day-to-day finances and realize their long-term, personal goals. Her high standards of service, professional ethics and personalized approach, provide clients with a quality financial planning experience unlike any other they may have encountered in the past.

"In today's complex world, having a clear picture of what you own and where you are headed is essential," says Eileen. "Sometimes, all a person really needs is an unbiased financial planner to review his or her situation and provide occasional guidance. But until recently, only the affluent qualified for this fee-only assistance. That is why I have made it my mission to help people from all walks of life to understand their options and make informed, intelligent choices.

Ms. Freiburger brings a unique background to her financial planning practice. She speaks from experience about the complicated financial service and banking industry having spent 20 years in the field. She began her career with Charles Schwab & Company and during her nine year tenure at the firm she held the position of branch manager, and also had stints in the internal audit, compliance and training departments. In addition Eileen has held positions with City National Bank’s Trust Division and Great Western Financial Services Investment Division as Vice President of Sales Support and Client Services. Eileen has held several licenses including: NASD Series 7, 63, 24, 8, 3 and has had a State of California Life & Disability license.

Eileen attended the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. She ultimately completed her BA in Interdisciplinary Studies along with a business minor at Cal State University-Dominquez Hills. After completing her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ coursework and passing the rigorous two-day CFP® exam in 2001, she established ESF Financial Planning Group.

Media Coverage
Eileen has appeared as an expert of budget, banking and financial planning issues on the Larry Elder show and is a frequent guest on Bob McCormick's Money 101 on KNX1070 Newsradio. She has also been a panelist for USA Today's Financial Planning for Retirement Seminar as well as a featured guest on NPR’s Market Watch Radio show. Additionally, Eileen has been featured on several occasions in Money Magazine, Kiplinger Personal Financial Magazine and been included in articles for AARP, the Wall Street Journal and many other consumer publications.

Eileen is an active member of NAPFA, the National Association of Professional Financial Planners and has served on the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Financial Planning Association. She is also an LA Based member of the Garrett Planning Network, a national network of Fee-Only Financial Advisors specializing in the Middle Market and dedicated to providing financial advice to people of all walks of life. "Fee-Only planners, like myself, do not receive third-party compensation in any form. This, I think, is the surest way to obtain unbiased, impartial financial planning and advice."
Eileen, her husband, two children and one dog very happily reside in the Los Angeles South Bay Community of El Segundo.