Elaine E. Bedel

Elaine E. Bedel


Bedel Financial Consulting

(317) 843-1358

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Fee-Only Comprehensive Financial Planner located in Indianapolis, IN and Serving Clients Nationwide


  • Fee-Only Financial Services
  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Tax Strategies
  • 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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3815 River Crossing Pkwy. Ste 120
Indianapolis, IN 46240

Fee-Only & Fiduciary

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is the country's leading association of fee-only and fiduciary financial planners.

Elaine Bedel is a Indianapolis, IN Fee-Only Financial Planner serving Indianapolis and all surrounding areas. Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc. specializes in providing objective financial planning, wealth management, and retirement planning to help clients grow and protect their assets through life's transitions. Elaine Bedel is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional.

Elaine E. Bedel, CFP®, is president, CEO and founder of Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc. with over 35 years in the financial services industry.

Elaine is not only a successful business owner but also committed to giving back to her profession and her community. She is currently serving with the following organizations: Arthur Jordon Foundation, Butler University, Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana, Hanover College, Indiana Landmarks Foundation, and John H. Weidner Foundation. She is a weekly guest on Your Money on Channel 13, WTHR, as well as a contributor to Inside Indiana Business e-newsletter, The INside Edge.  Elaine’s first book, Advice You Never Asked For…But wished you had!, was released in April, 2009.

In recognition for her dedication, Elaine has received the “Heart of Financial Planning” award from the Financial Planning Association; the Torchbearer Award given by Governor Mitch Daniels and the Indiana Commission on Women; and the Trailblazer Award presented by the Indiana Chapter of National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).  Elaine was inducted into the Indiana Business Hall of Fame in 2013.

Elaine has been an active participant in the leadership of the financial planning profession.  Her board involvement includes the CFP Board of Standards, Financial Planning Standards Board (international), Foundation for Financial Planning, and Schwab Institutional Advisory Board. She is a long time member of NAPFA and the FPA.


Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc. is a comprehensive, fee-only wealth management firm, dedicated to helping clients achieve financial security. Established in 1989 by Elaine Bedel in Indianapolis, Bedel Financial Consulting is one of the top 25 Women-Owned Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) in the country according to WealthManagement.com.

Life is a series of choices. Bedel Financial helps you choose what’s next.

We strive to meet your unique planning needs with a team comprised of two professionals with different disciplines, financial planning and investment management.  With this rare approach, we are able to provide a thorough planning experience to ensure all aspects of your plan are considered and addressed before taking a step forward.