Dockside Wealth Advisors
Fee-Only Financial Planner based in CT with clients from FL to NH.
Stephen Lupkas, CFP® is founder of Dockside Wealth Advisors, an independent, fee- only holistic financial planning practice with a focus on investment management. Steve’s clients benefit from his more than 25 years of diverse financial planning experience developing logical and straightforward solutions to solve their unique financial needs.
Steve utilizes his extensive and valuable financial knowledge working primarily with corporate executives, professionals and retirees to address their wealth management and financial planning issues.
Steve is a graduate of Sacred Heart University, where he received a BS in finance. Board certified, he received the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation in 1996 after passing a challenging 2-day exam and agreeing each year since to uphold the rigorous requirements of this pinnacle educational achievement in the financial planning profession. He has passed the Series 7, 63 and 65 examinations and previously satisfied the requirements of holding life, accident and health insurance licenses.
A passion for investments and entrepreneurship led Steve to become first involved in financial planning as early as age 15 explaining the benefits of, and helping friends find, the best local bank savings rates. He has been featured on local television as a financial planning specialist and has had several articles published in local newspapers on investing and financial planning topics. He was named among the top seven percent of wealth managers in Connecticut by Connecticut Magazine, and he received the "5 Star Wealth Manager" award in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
♦ Ed Slott's Elite IRA Advisor Group™; the nation’s most exclusive group of financial advisors dedicated to solving the country’s biggest and most complex financial problem — effectively managing, and the distribution of, Individual Retirement Account (IRA) assets.
♦ Member - Financial Planning Association (FPA)
♦ Member - National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
Giving back to the community:
Shelton Youth Soccer Association
Stephen Lupkas 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
At Dockside Wealth Advisors, we're much more than just financial planners and money managers. Having worked with hundreds of affluent clients over the years, we understand just how complex your financial life can be. Serving as your true wealth advisor,we dive deeply into every corner of your financial life to provide a fully integrated planning approach that includes:
Coordinating your tax situation with your investment portfolio
Integrating your risk management and protection (insurance) programs to complement your estate plan
Maximizing your executive benefit programs
Leveraging the financial opportunities of your small business
Identifying and prioritizing specific goals and objectives
Exploring your tolerance for risk
Selecting the most appropriate solutions to meet your needs
Recommending other trusted professionals to address any advanced planning needs
Our understanding of the unique complexities of your financial life can help you overcome many of the obstacles to accumulate, protect, and grow wealth. We've come to master and appreciate similar challenges and then develop effective solutions for our clients. As we build your financial plan, we carefully evaluate the potential impact of economic and financial conditions.
As your wealth managers, our goal is to help you reap the benefits of years of hard work and smart money management while helping you remain on track to achieve your long-term financial goals.
Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.
- Comprehensive Financial Planning
- Retirement Income Planning
- Investment Management
- 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
Professional Designations & Affiliations
Stephen Lupkas 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.
Stephen Lupkas 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.
Stephen Lupkas 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.
Stephen Lupkas is a member of Ed Slott's Elite IRA Advisor Group&sm;
Ed Slott's Elite IRA Advisor Group℠ is an exclusive organization of financial advisors who are dedicated to being leaders in the IRA industry. Ed Slott has created Ed Slott's Elite IRA Advisor Group℠ as a single resource for serious professionals. Ed Slott's Elite IRA Advisors are equipped with up-to-date tools and resources to help their clients
Contact Stephen Lupkas
Shelton, CT 06484