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Vaughn Sparks, Financial Advisor serving the Birmingham, AL area - Ameriprise Advisors

Vaughn Sparks

CFP®, CRPC, APMA, ADPA, CFS®, AEP®, BFA

Financial Advisor

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner
MavenCross Wealth Advisors
20
Years of Experience
This number may include years as a financial advisor, and/or experience as a registered representative.

Client Satisfaction 5.0 out of 5 rating based on 16 reviews

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Areas of focus

  • Retirement Planning Strategies
  • Wealth Preservation Strategies
  • Investments
  • Business Retirement Plans
  • Cash Flow Management Strategies
  • Charitable Giving
  • Estate Planning Strategies
  • Executive Compensation and Benefit Strategies
  • Insurance
  • Investment Management
  • Retirement Income Strategies
  • Retirement Plan Distribution
  • Saving for Education
  • Social Security Retirement Benefits
  • Tax Planning Strategies
  • Women's Financial Strategies

Qualifications

  • CFP® CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
  • CRPC™ Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor™
  • APMA™ Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor™
  • ADPA™ Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisor™
  • CFS® Certified Fund Specialist
  • AEP® Accredited Estate Planner®
  • BFA™ Behavioral Financial Advisor™
  • FINRA Series 7 and Series 66
  • Life and Health Insurance License

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Finance - The University of Alabama

Awards & recognition

  • MavenCross Wealth Advisors, Ameriprise Client Experience Award, 2021

Professional associations

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Community participation

  • Wake the World Alabama (Smith Lake, AL)
  • C.A.S.T. for Kids (Smith Lake, AL)
  • Poor Man Poker Run (Smith Lake, AL)
  • Leadership Vestavia Hills Class of 2016
  • Leadership Vestavia Hills Wing Ding
  • Birmingham Barons Spring Baseball Clinic
  • Golden Circle Multiple Sclerosis Leadership Class of 2015

Interests

  • My wife and I enjoy doing extracurricular activities with our two boys.
  • During the Spring, I spend a lot of time at the ball park serving as an assistant coach to my sons' baseball teams.
  • In the Summer, we spend most weekends at our home on beautiful Smith Lake.
  • When Autumn rolls around, you can find my family cheering on the Alabama Crimson Tide at most home games.
  • In the Winter, the boys and I head to the woods to try our luck hunting and give mom a much needed break.
  • I also love to support the various Leadership Vestavia Hills events throughout the year.