Bedel Financial Consulting
Fee-Only Comprehensive Financial Planner located in Indianapolis, IN and Serving Clients Nationwide
Bedel Financial Consulting provides comprehensive and objective financial planning to help clients organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, we are never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.
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.
Elaine Bedel is a Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors
The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is the country’s 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
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.
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
- Retirees and Near Retirees
- Growing Families
- Business Owners and Executives
- Sudden Money Situations
- Novice Investors
- In-Office Meetings
- Virtual Meetings
- Clearly Defined Fees
- No Product Sales
- Complimentary Initial Consultation
Professional Designations & Affiliations
Elaine Bedel is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor
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.
Elaine Bedel is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional - Click for Verification
CFP® professionals are held to strict ethical standards to ensure financial planning recommendations are in your best interest. What’s more, a CFP® professional must acquire several years of experience related to delivering financial planning services to clients and pass the comprehensive CFP® Certification Exam before they can use the CFP® designation.
Elaine Bedel is a member of The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®)
FPA® is the largest membership organization for CFP® professionals in the U.S. and supports high standards of professional competence, ethical conduct, and clear, complete disclosure when serving clients.
Contact Elaine Bedel
8940 River Crossing Blvd, Ste 120
Indianapolis, IN 46240