John Gugle

CFP®, CRPC®

Alpha Financial Advisors, LLC

Financial Advisor

John Gugle

CFP®, CRPC®

Alpha Financial Advisors, LLC

Financial Advisor

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

Fee-Only Financial Advisor serving Charlotte, NC area.

John Gugle is a Charlotte, NC fee-only financial planner. Alpha Financial Advisors, LLC 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, John Gugle is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, John specializes in the areas of retirement planning and investment portfolio management. He enjoys helping clients simplify today’s increasingly complex financial environment by designing financial plans tailored to their specific goal and objectives.

After graduating from Notre Dame with dual degrees in Finance and Japanese, John began his career in banking at Chase Manhattan in New York and went on to spend 7 years in Tokyo where he worked in various consulting roles at Price Waterhouse and Morgan Stanley.  Upon repatriating to the US in 2002, John began transitioning his career from the institutional side of the business to the personal side.  Working with individuals, he finds his work more impactful and aligned with his values.  He is passionate about providing unbiased advice and coaching clients through life’s critical financial decisions.

John is a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), the nation’s leading organization of Fee-Only comprehensive financial planning professionals.  He is actively involved and currently serves on NAPFA’s Public Policy Committee.  John was selected as a Charlotte Business Journal 40 Under 40 winner in 2006 and has consistently been a recipient of the FIVE STAR Wealth Manager award by Charlotte Magazine.  John is also frequently quoted in major national news publications.  John also serves as Alpha’s Chief Investment Officer and Chief Compliance Officer.

John and his wife Ann have been married for over twenty-two years.  They have two daughters and twin sons.  His interests include golf, skiing, international travel and he is an avid Notre Dame football fan.

John Gugle 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

Our Mission Statement

We partner with clients in long-term, trusted financial advisory relationships.

We provide financial peace of mind by delivering tailored objective advice that gives clients the confidence to pursue their own passion, dreams and talents.


At Alpha, we firmly believe that it all starts with having a clear vision of your unique goals. With this clarity, we combine objective advice and experience-led execution to bring the collective vision to life. We offer every client true peace of mind. We define peace of mind as a deeply rooted confidence that comes from feeling in control and knowing your financial plan is built on a foundation of increasing self-knowledge and awareness. It is at this critical juncture – the intersection of proactive planning and peace of mind – that we believe our clients have the highest potential to realize their goals.

Our vision as a firm focuses on helping others achieve financial goals, as well as understanding of each client’s unique purpose, mission and values. We strive to empower clients by offering education, tools and resources aimed at facilitating clear communication and bringing definition to their ambitions and objectives. Each client has different ideas about what makes life great. We take the burden out of managing the financial details so clients can enjoy life’s journey and live out their unique purpose. We strive to be a force of calm, a navigator in the face of anxiety and uncertainty that all too often accompany financial success.

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

Specialties

  • 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

  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
    John Gugle is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor

    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.

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
    John Gugle 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.

  • Financial Planning Association
    John Gugle 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.

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Office Locations:

  • 11325 N Community House Road
    Suite 410
    Charlotte, NC 28277-0524

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