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Stephen Rischall

Personal Finance, Retirement, Investing
“Stephen Rischall is an award winning fiduciary financial advisor and public speaker. He specializes in financial planning for professionals in the entertainment industry and entrepreneurs.”

Navalign Wealth Partners

Job Title:

Partner / Financial Planner


Stephen Rischall is an award winning fiduciary financial planner and public speaker. He has been recognized by InvestmentNews as a "40 Under 40" honoree and by Investopedia as a "Top 100 Most Influential Advisor". Stephen has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and on live radio and television.

Stephen began investing as a teenager and began his career in financial services while in college. Upon graduating, he earned a special honors commendation for his help in managing the University Corporation Student Investment Fund. He continued his professional development by earning the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CHARTERED RETIREMENT PLANNING COUNSELOR™ designations.

After working several years for large Wall Street brokerage firms he realized how the industry was filled with conflicts of interest and he believed there had to be a better way. This lead Stephen to begin building his independent practice which eventually became Navalign Wealth Partners, a modern fiduciary financial planning and investment management company.

Stephen enjoys being an active leader in his community and has served on several non-profit boards. In his free time hey enjoys the outdoors; skiing, snowboarding and mountain biking.


B.S. - Honors Finance & Financial Management Services, California State University Northridge
Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, College for Financial Planning
Certified Financial Planner Required Education, Kaplan University

Assets Under Management:

$180 million

Fee Structure:

Fee Only

CRD Number:



Financial planning and investment management services offered through Navalign, LLC a Registered Investment Adviser.

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The concept behind the FICO score comes from the Fair Isaac Corporation, they apply different weightings to components of your credit report such as:

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