Benjamin Gurwitz


Financial Life Advisors

Sr. Wealth Manager | COO | Partner

Benjamin Gurwitz


Financial Life Advisors

Sr. Wealth Manager | COO | Partner

As a fee-only financial planner, my focus is to offer unbiased financial advice to help you achieve your life goals. - Benjamin Gurwitz, CFP®

Helping grow, protect and transfer your legacy!

Benjamin Gurwitz is a San Antonio, TX fee-only financial planner. Financial Life Advisors provides comprehensive retirement planning, tax analysis, and estate planning to help transitioning retirees, busy professionals, and clients concerned with generational wealth transfer to organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions.  As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Benjamin Gurwitz is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

Benjamin Gurwitz is a Fee Only Financial planner in San Antonio, TX. Benjamin Gurwitz is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor.

Ben joined Financial Life Advisors in 2008 and oversees the wealth management and financial planning for the whole firm. Ben is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner, Texas Life and Health Insurance Counselor and Risk Manager with over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. Ben’s passion is to “Help families coordinate and maximize their financial resources to achieve their goals.”

Areas Of Service

  • Comprehensive financial planning
  • Retirement planning
  • Accumulation/distribution strategies
  • Income smoothing
  • Roth conversion strategies
  • Social Security analysis
  • Investment strategy
  • Risk management & insurance

Business Related Activities

2020 – Present  Investment Committee Chair & Board Member, Jewish Federation of San Antonio

2018 – 2022  Board of Directors for the  San Antonio Estate Planners Council President in 2021

2018 – 2022  Membership Committee for the San Antonio Chapter of the Exit Planning Exchange (XPX)

2012 – 2016  Board Member for the Financial Planning Association of San Antonio & South Texas
President in 2014

2012 – 2015  Board of Directors for the San Antonio Estate Planners Council

Meet Ben

After growing up in San Francisco, Ben then moved to Denver during high school. For college, Ben moved to San Antonio to attend Trinity University and stayed. Ben has three children who keep him very busy and they like to get away to the mountains or coast whenever possible.

Benjamin Gurwitz is a Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors - highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

NAPFA members live by three important values:

  • To be the beacon for independent, objective financial advice for individuals and families.
  • To be the champion of financial services delivered in the public interest.
  • To be the standard bearer for the emerging profession of financial planning.


The Financial Life Advisors team prides themselves on a philosophy that is reflected in the way they make decisions and treat people. The culture is based on a book by James P. Owen called Cowboy Ethics. Following these 10 principles is critical to doing the right thing for the client, always.  

Live Each Day with Courage

We challenge ourselves to be better tomorrow than we were today. 

Take Pride in Your Work

We believe in being masters of our craft. 

Always Finish What You Start

We get help if we need it, but we finish what we start. 

Do What Has to Be Done

We first take care of the client, then solve the problem or handle the situation. 

Be Tough, But Fair

We are tough enough to stand up for our principles, convictions, the client, the firm, or ourselves. 

When You Make A Promise, Keep It

You are only as good as your word. 

Ride For the Brand

We make a difference in our client’s lives and we’re proud of that. 

Talk Less and Say More

We try to keep it simple but always keep it true. 

Remember That Some Things Aren’t For Sale

We honor our principles, take care of the client, and honor the outfit. Nothing will sway us from our principles, allow us to tolerate abusive or rude behavior, or break any laws. 

Know Where to Draw the Line

We abide by the rules and laws, but when they are too low of a standard, we raise the bar and do what is right. 

Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.


  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Retirement Income Planning
  • Investment Management
  • College Education Planning
  • Tax Planning

Ideal Clients

  • Retirees and Near Retirees
  • Growing Families
  • Business Owners and Executives
  • Sudden Money Situations
  • Novice Investors

Working Together

  • In-Office Meetings
  • Virtual Meetings
  • Clearly Defined Fees
  • No Product Sales
  • Complimentary Initial Consultation

Professional Designations & Affiliations

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Office Locations:

  • 14607 San Pedro Ave
    Suite 190
    San Antonio, TX 78232

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