Lita Pelko

CFP®, CRPC®

Rodgers & Associates

Financial Advisor

Lita Pelko

CFP®, CRPC®

Rodgers & Associates

Financial Advisor

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

(717) 560-3800

Fee-Only financial planner located in Lancaster, PA, serving clients locally and across the country

Lita Pelko is a Lancaster, PA fee-only financial planner. Rodgers & Associates 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, Lita Pelko is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.
Lee Pelko, CFP®, CRPC® has been a Rodgers & Associates financial planner since 2004. She was previously employed at Miller & Miller CPAs, where she developed the firm’s asset management services in cooperation with Oppenheimer & Co., the Wall Street investment consulting firm. In her five years with Miller & Miller CPAs, she distinguished herself for having transitioned high-net-worth clients into retirement by creating efficient tax and estate strategies that enhanced asset management services. Her finance career began in 1992 as a tax advisor for H&R Block.

Lee conducts several financial seminars for women throughout Lancaster County. She also works with a variety of civic and professional institutions, including serving as a member of the Lancaster Hospice Planned Giving Council, past president of the Lancaster Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, and as an active member of the Financial Planning Association.

A classically trained pianist, Lee resides with her husband in Lancaster County.

Lita Pelko 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
Your retirement is more than just life after your career. It’s your time to lead the lifestyle you want – for the rest of your life.

Retirement means becoming – and remaining – financially independent.

At Rodgers & Associates, we focus specifically on the needs and concerns of high-net-worth investors who are retired or expect to retire within five years.

We assist our clients in all aspects of investment, tax, risk management, retirement, and estate planning.

What You Can Expect From Us
You expect a retirement built just for you and your unique circumstances . . . and that’s what we deliver. Coordinating your investments, taxes, and estate plans is what makes us unique from sales reps and brokers. This added value, coupled with our ongoing monitoring of your financial life, we believe makes the difference between having peace of mind and succumbing to the financial stress that unpleasant surprises can bring.

That’s why before we develop your wealth strategy, our financial planners dedicate a great deal of time doing something we believe so many sales reps and brokers stopped doing a long time ago:

Listening
Listening to your goals . . . your dreams and your financial situation. And as we listen, we begin to understand what your vision is for your retirement. This understanding enables your Rodgers & Associates financial planner to build solutions that bring your vision to life. With a written plan in hand – and attention paid to any course corrections along the way – we implement and execute a strategy to move you toward your long-term financial goals.

How We Work

Ongoing Financial Advice
We provide our clients with ongoing advice and analysis. We establish a review schedule, usually once a quarter, and contact our clients to schedule their review for them. We consistently monitor the investments in our clients’ portfolios to make sure they continue to perform to our standards.

Investment Performance
We believe that a well-defined process will provide improved investment performance for our clients. We evaluate an investment’s performance against its peer group on a regular basis. If appropriate, after considering taxes and other possible expenses, we change from under-performing investments to similar ones that meet our performance criteria.

Comprehensive Financial Planning
Having a relationship with a Rodgers & Associates financial planner means you won’t need to worry that your investment decisions may surprise you at tax time. In addition to investment advice and asset management, you can count on us to provide objective tax planning and review, and estate planning advice. We’ll also work with you to answer your questions regarding your insurance programs, debt management and refinancing options, charitable giving, planning for a child’s or grandchild’s education, or even whether to buy or lease your next vehicle.

Asset Protection
At Rodgers & Associates, all client assets are held by an independent custodian to ensure your safety. We never take possession of your money and currently use TD Ameritrade and Fidelity (both members of FINRA and SIPC) as our primary custodians.

Financial Risk Management
Our recommendations are based on clients’ goals, and we build portfolios to meet those goals, minimizing risk where possible. Because we don’t accept commissions, we don’t have any incentive to offer higher-risk products. We use bonds and CDs to seek to reduce volatility for our clients.

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)
    Lita Pelko 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)
    Lita Pelko 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
    Lita Pelko 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 Lita Pelko

Please enter your name
Please enter a valid 10 digit US phone number in the format xxx-yyy-zzzz
Please enter a valid email address
Please leave a message for the advisor.
Please verify that you aren't a robot.
There was an issue sending your message. If this issue persists, please contact support.
Your message has been successfully sent to the advisor. Please allow some time for a reply.

Office Locations:

  • 2025 Lititz Pike
    Lancaster, PA 17601

Outdated Browser Detected!

If you're seeing this message, it's because the web browser you're using to access our site is much older and no longer supported. Due to privacy and safety concerns, we don't allow older browsers to access our site. In order to access WhyFiduciary.com, please use a newer browser, like Internet Explorer 10 or above, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox.

Download a newer browser