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What if financial planning was simpler?

Let us help tell your money where to go, so you do not wonder where it went.

Your Goals. Our Strategies.

Discover an array of services for all your financial needs.

  • Investments

    Investing shouldn’t perplex, puzzle, or confound. Our data-driven strategies may help you avoid even the deepest of pitfalls.

  • Retirement

    Enjoy the fruits of your labor. We can help you build a retirement strategy that can keep you excited for what’s to come.

  • Estate

    Effective estate management enables you to manage your affairs during your lifetime and beyond. With years of experience, we'll help preserve your legacy for generations to come.

  • Insurance

    Our dedicated professionals can help create the insurance strategy you need. Help protect your family, with our help, from the financial consequences of life's most-unexpected events.

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A.P. Marusarz Group 

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Curated articles, videos, and more, for a financially savvier you.

About Us

I remember, as a child, wanting a hockey stick and my mother responding, “If you want something that costs $50, you need $100. $50 for the item and $50 to put in the bank.” That lesson stuck with me so much that I am now a Financial Advisor as well. We use that same, practical and familial approach with all our clients. Your goals and education matter to us because you matter to us.

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Alex Marusarz, CFP®

LPL Financial Advisor

630.861.5037

630.280.2377

apmarusarz@wradvisors.com

Alex Marusarz has been with Waddell & Reed since 2012 . Before coming to Waddell & Reed and forming the A.P. Marusarz Group with his mother and business partner, Patricia Marusarz, he worked as a Mortgage Consultant in Des Moines, Iowa...

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Barb Pietka

Practice Manager

630.861.5037

630.280.2377

bpietka01@wradvisors.com

Barb acts as a non-registered associated person of Waddell & Reed, Inc. She is authorized to assist Advisors with Waddell & Reed with approved activities. She is prohibited from soliciting, creating a market or account for any...

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Patricia Marusarz, CFP®, MBA

LPL Financial Advisor

630.861.5037

630.280.2377

pmarusarz@wradvisors.com

Pat has been with Waddell & Reed since 1986, she has her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification and her MBA from Illinois Benedictine College, her undergraduate degree in Finance from DePaul University. She is experienced in...

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3 Estate Challenges for Blended Families

3 Estate Challenges for Blended Families

This article will help your clients with blended families think and prepare their estate strategy.
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9 Facts About Retirement

9 Facts About Retirement

Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise you.
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The Cost of Medical Care

The Cost of Medical Care

Learn about the risks of not having health insurance in this informative article.
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How to Read Your Credit Report

Solve a mystery while learning how important your credit report is with this story-driven interactive.
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