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Ray A. Hawkins CFP ®, ADPAsm

Helping clients make smart decisions with their money

Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services, LLC



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Advisor Services

  • Financial Planning
    • -Estate Planning
    • -Comprehensive Financial Planning
    • -Retirement Planning
    • -College Planning
    • -Charitable Planning
    • -Other Financial Planning
  • Insurance
    • -Life Insurance
    • -Health Insurance
    • -Long-Term Care Insurance
    • -Annuities
    • -Business Insurance
  • Pension Consulting
    • -401k
    • -403b
    • -Defined Benefit
    • -Other Pension Consulting
  • Portfolio Management
    • -Individuals and/or Small Businesses


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Employer Years Dates
Wealth Enhancement Group 1 month, 2 weeks Oct 2019 - Present
Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services 1 month, 2 weeks Oct 2019 - Present
AEPG Wealth Strategies 8 years, 2 months Aug 2011 - Oct 2019
Axa Advisors, LLC 2 years, 4 months Apr 2009 - Aug 2011

Designations & Memberships

  • American Association of Individual Investors
    American Association of Individual Investors
    The American Association of Individual Investors is a nonprofit organization with about 150,000 members whose purpose is to educate individual investors regarding stock market portolios, financial planning, and retirement accounts.
  • Financial Planning Association
    Financial Planning Association
    The Financial Planning Association (FPA®) is the largest membership organization for personal financial planning experts in the U.S. and includes professionals from all backgrounds and business models. We help connect thousands of consumers to competent and ethical planners who uphold the FPA Standard of Care.
  • Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisor
    Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisor
    Individuals holding this designation are well versed in wealth transfers, federal taxation, retirement planing and planning for end-of-life needs.
  • Accredited Wealth Management Advisor
    Accredited Wealth Management Advisor
    Individuals holding this designation are well versed in wealth transfers, federal taxation, retirement planing and planning for end-of-life needs.
  • Certified Financial Planner
    Certified Financial Planner
    A standard certification for advisors, designees are exposed to nearly 100 topics on integrated financial planning. Major topics include, but not limited to: insurance, employee benefits, securities, state and federal tax, estate tax and planning, asset protection, etc.
  • Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy
    Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy
    The International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy, Inc. is a forum of professional advisors who are dedicated and inspired to teach and empower clients to effectively direct their philanthropic resources consistent with their deepest values.
  • Retirement Income Certified Professional
    Retirement Income Certified Professional
    The American College created the RICP to prepare financial advisers to help customers make sure their nest eggs last and have greater peace of mind during a retirement that could be decades long. It focuses on topics like how to convert your savings into steady retirement income, choosing when to claim Social Security and company retirement benefits, addressing health and long-term care and more.

Articles and Answers

Insights by Ray Hawkins

Ways to reduce the cost of college.
Published 2013-07-02 12:20:21
Social Security Spousal Strategies
Published 2013-07-02 12:16:59
How Can You Adjust to the New Tax Increases?
Published 2013-02-19 08:25:36
Fundamental Financial Planning
Published 2013-01-15 10:30:40
The Gift Of Giving
Published 2012-12-10 07:49:02
2012 Year End Planning
Published 2012-11-28 12:35:14
    *Articles are published by advisors without compensation.


    Ask a financial questionAsk a question
    I am a Verizon employee with roughly 150k in our 401k and contribute about 10% annually. I'm concerned about market instability for the next several months and am seriously considering going ultra conservative in my investments. Do you think this is a good/bad idea and do you have any other advice?
    You do not state your age with your question. If you are younger than 49, that will give you at least 10 years of market ups and downs before you can use this money without penalty. One of the beauties of your 401K is that you are constantly making investments in up and down markets. You need to ...  (more)
    Answered Nov 2012
    Re: my 401: in te mid 90's before Roth IRA's were around I contributed the max into aftertax savings - I am not sure how much I put in over those years but it's now worth about $160K and is mixed in with the regular funds -- can this be turned into a Roth with no tax's or how would I handle it. I wo
    First off if you only contributed aftertax dollars into the IRA, you can find out your basis on form 8606. You would have to go back and look at each year to see how much you contributed. This total amount will be your basis. Any growth above the basis will be taxed.To designate contributions as...  (more)
    Answered Jan 2013
      *Answers are submitted by advisors without compensation.

      Licenses & Conducts

      U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
      • license status
      • disclosures
      • as of date
        Oct 24, 2019
      • license status
        Not registered
      • disclosures
      • as of date
        Oct 24, 2019
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      Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services, LLC

      Last updated on Oct. 7, 2019
        • $8.4B
          Total Assets Under Management
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          Total Assets Under Advisement
        • 38K
        • $220.3K
          Estimated Average Account Balance


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