What makes California Retirement Advisors different?
California Retirement Advisors (CRA) was founded in 1997 by Christian R. Cordoba, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional, with the goal of providing clients financial retirement advice beyond merely buying investments.
We specialize in helping you grow and protect your income and assets, and save money on taxes for a worry-free retirement. To do so, we provide comprehensive guidance for successful people with the unique financial challenges of living, working, playing and retiring in (or from) California.
Our single CORE purpose is to compassionately empower successful people to live a better life.
Our unique CRAve Life Advisory process is designed to help if you want to make smart financial decisions for or during retirement, but don’t have the time, knowledge or desire to do it yourself.
Christian R. Cordoba
CFP®, RFC®, CFS
“What if you lost your job and had no income…for 30 years? This is essentially what happens in retirement. But done properly, we believe that making smart financial decisions before and during retirement can help you live a richer, fuller, more confident and successful life.
Our company was founded on this premise to specialize in retirement back in 1997 at a time when most companies with the word retirement in their name alluded to ‘senior homes,’ not financial services.
Our mission remains the same today is it was back in 1997 - To help successful people plan, manage and monitor, the overall income, investment and distribution of their retirement wealth, beyond merely investments, so they can be a good steward of their money and live a better life. .”
If this resonates with you, we would love to hear your story.
Our financial services agreements are designed to suit your unique needs. From fee-only planning to full-service financial life management, it all starts with a simple conversation to see how we can provide the most value to you.
- Retirement Guidance for those at or near retirement.
- Investment Advisory services based on your unique needs and objectives.
- Financial Life Management for full-service concierge wealth management.
- Guidance-Driven Financial Services, including IRAs & 401(k) rollovers & planning, risk management through insurance strategies, retirement income planning, estate planning coordination and tax-reduction strategies.
Our costs are structured depending on the types and level of service you engage in, from fee-only financial plans to a percentage of the assets that we manage. Complete transparency is our policy, and once we are able to assess your needs, we will take time to fully discuss your options, the costs and benefits of working together.
While we don’t have minimum asset requirements for consulting services, our business model for wealth management is priced most cost-effectively to match the needs of and deliverables to the mass-affluent investor, meaning liquid retirement assets of $1 Million or more, or annual household income levels above $150,000. If we can’t provide worthwhile value, we’ll be the first to let you know.
The people who benefit most from our services are successful people who want to grow and protect assets, income and inheritance, and want to be good stewards of their money for themselves and their family. They also lack one of the following in terms of managing their retirement wealth:
- Knowledge or
- Desire to do it themselves.
Even if you have two of the three, your financial life will not get the attention it needs to optimize your success. You need all three.Finally, not only do they want to make sure they don’t run out of money in retirement, but they want to live a better, fuller, richer life along the way.
Do you want to free up your time so you can live a better life? Contact us today so you can focus on the things that you enjoy and matter most to you.