Steven Elwell


Level Financial Advisors

Chief Investment Officer

Steven Elwell


Level Financial Advisors

Chief Investment Officer

As a fee-only financial planner, I specialize in helping people who are on the cusp of retirement make sure their money lasts, reduce their tax bill, and leave a legacy to their family or favorite charities. - Steven Elwell, CFP®

I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional who specializes in helping clients create cash flow from their savings with tax efficient withdrawal strategies to ensure they don't run out of money in retirement.

Steven Elwell is a Amherst, NY fee-only financial planner. Level Financial Advisors provides holistic financial planning to help clients organize, grow and protect their assets as they enter retirement. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Steven Elwell is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

Steven Elwell is a Fee Only, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional in Amherst, NY and a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor.

I want to improve and simplify your financial life as you enter retirement, and help you to reach your goals through rational investment management and personal financial planning. I want to help you understand your finances, overcome uncertainty, and take control as you move confidently in to retirement. I will be your trusted advisor who will be on your side, guiding you through the ups and downs of the financial markets and helping you to avoid costly mistakes.

Steven Elwell 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.

As financial advisors, we can see the nervousness in our client’s eyes. We understand it. You’re entrusting us with your family’s financial well-being, your hopes and dreams for retirement, and your legacy.

That’s why we formed Level Financial Advisors, one of the nation’s first Fee Only financial planning and investment management firms specializing in working with successful people as they transition in to retirement.

Since 1980, our firm has helped hundreds of individuals and families achieve their financial goals, retire with dignity, pay less taxes and take care of their heirs. We’ve been able to accomplish this by taking the time to get to know our clients. There is no one-size-fits-all approach that works. You have to dive in deep to really get insight into their lives. Then we combine that with our wealth of financial knowledge to engineer a plan that meets their specific goals. In short, we become partners in our clients’ success.

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


  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Retirement Income Planning
  • Investment Management
  • Tax Planning
  • Charitable Gift Planning
  • Cash Flow Planning

Ideal Clients

  • Retirees and Near Retirees
  • Sudden Money Situations
  • Widows/Widowers

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:

  • 1412 Sweet Home Rd
    Suite 7
    Amherst, NY 14228
  • 4535 Southwestern Blvd
    Suite 710A
    Hamburg, NY 14075

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