Philosophy & Background
As a lifelong resident of Pueblo with over 50 years of experience, I’ve built my reputation and financial consulting practice based on the following basic principles:
- Always Act As A Fiduciary – while consulting and advising clients, we ALWAYS act in the client’s best interest.
- We are a consulting firm, not a sales organization. We consult with our clients and provide proven investment solutions that fit their individual needs. We never call our clients to SELL anything. We help them manage their money and plan for the future.
- Honesty and Transparency – our firm is committed to providing accurate and honest advice and information for all of our clients at all times.
I am proud to say that we have successfully helped hundreds of clients achieve their financial goals. It has been my honor to watch so many of them retire successfully, put their children through college and for others helping them pass their legacy on to the next generation.
Educational Background & Licenses
General Securities (Series 7, Registered Representative)
General Securities Principal (Series 24)
AIF® - Accredited Investment Fiduciary
University of Colorado (BS ’60) Finance and Securities Analysis
University of Colorado post graduate work 1961
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania 1971-1973 (Securities Industry Institute)
Life Insurance and Variable Contracts Licenses
Boettcher & Company, Member New York Stock Exchange, 1960-1976 Partner, Assistant Manager, Sales Supervisor Pueblo Colorado Office
Dain Bosworth, Member New York Stock Exchange, 1976-1977 Account Executive
Shearson Lehman Hutton (E.F. Hutton), Member New York Stock Exchange, 1977-1988 Account Executive, Direct Investment Coordinator, Assistant Manager
Charles W. Ready Financial Services, Registered Investment Advisory Firm, 1988-2018
Aspen Wealth Management, Senior Partner and Investment Coordinator, 2018-present
Securities offered through LPL Financial. Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advice offered through GPS Wealth Strategies Group LLC, a registered investment advisor. GPS Wealth Strategies Group LLC and Aspen Wealth Management are separate entities from LPL Financial.