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12501 Seal Beach Boulevard
Suite 250
Seal Beach, CA 90740


Richard Sturm

(562) 594-9938

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Since 1989 I've assisted hundreds of individuals - just like you - with the complex and often irrevocable decisions that must be made when choosing to retire from their jobs.

Pension Financial Group specializes in concierge services to retirees and those within 10 years of their retirement date. We'll work closely with your attorney and CPA to help craft a suitable retirement strategy just for you.

We stand apart because we are:


Pension Financial Group is a completely independent firm, which means that our recommendations are made with your best interest in mind. We are free from the pressures from corporate entities that would promote proprietary products that may not be in your best interest. This means that our solutions will be suitable for your goals and dreams for the future. 


Our affiliation with National Planning Corporation helps us provide our clients with a wide variety of products and services designed to address the most difficult financial dilemmas.  Your investments are held with large, well-established institutions like The Bank of New York Mellon and Pershing, who provides our trading and custody services.

Process Oriented

With over 25 years of financial advisory experience, our firm has created a well-established process that can help you transition from your working years to your leisure years. Contact us today to discover how we can help you!

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Social Security: Maximizing Benefits

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The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

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When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.


A Living Trust Primer

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Problems with Probate

Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.

Bitcoin 101

Bitcoin has emerged as a digital currency that exists virtually, making it different in fundamental ways.

The Anatomy of an Index

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Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?

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Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

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Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

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Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

Consider These 3 Things Before Driving Off the Lot

There are a few things to consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle.

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

The Good Ship IPO

The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.

Can Election Results Predict the Market?

How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?

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