Scott Bishop

Retirement, Investing, Small Business
“With over two decades of experience in the financial industry, Scott Bishop believes that success isn’t measured only by figures and charts, but through his client's peace of mind and reaching their goals by Planning for Retirement the R.I.T.E. Way®.”

STA Wealth Management, LLC

Job Title:

Partner and Executive VP of Financial Planning


Scott Bishop is a Partner and is Exec. Vice President of Financial Planning at STA Wealth, a Houston based RIA Firm. In this role, Scott guides clients through the process of identifying and realizing their personal financial planning goals while working with them to help develop, implement and monitor strategies to help assure the long-term coordination of their overall financial, retirement, business planning.

Scott is also the host of STA's radio show, "Financial Planning Fridays" on The STA Money Hour, on 950AM KPRC Radio in Houston at 12pm Central where he frequently discusses tax and financial planning topics and hosts interviews of industry experts.

Scott graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and received his Master of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas.

Currently, Scott is a CFP® and a CPA and also holds a PFS® designation. Scott has been active as a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) and its Houston CPA Society as a member of its Board of Directors. He has also been recognized for excellence by being named the Young CPA of the Year for 2002-2003 by the Houston CPA Society, one of the largest and most prominent CPA chapters in the United States.

In addition, Scott has both authored and has been interviewed for numerous articles in financial related publications and websites such as the Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, CNBC, USA Today, Washington Post, The New York Times, Investopedia, Houston Chronicle, Investment News, Kiplinger, The AICPA Tax Section,, the Houston Business Journal and the CPA Forum. Scott is also a member of the Houston Business and Estate Planning Council.


BBA - Accounting, University of Texas at Austin
MBA - Finance, University of St. Thomas

Assets Under Management:

$760 million

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Is it necessary to hire a financial advisor during a bear market?
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I think that it is always a great time to hire a financial advisor when you are making important decisions as I laid out in my article on Planning Through Life's Stages to Avoid Money Worries.  But it is even MORE important (if not necessary) to do it during, or hopefully before, a bear market.  It is during a bear market that most people throw their investment "discipline" and financial plan out the window due to the market fear and "go to cash".  That it is why it is so beneficial to have a financial advisor and financial plan to help assure that you stick to the discipline when your "gut" tells you to change...typically as the WORST Time.  I have a few articles on CNBC that discuss both:

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