Our Story

I come from a farming background and, frankly, I was tired of what I perceived as “fast-talking financial advisors”.   In fact, I recall sitting down with my husband at an advisor’s office and after the advisor made ‘his pitch’, I thought, “I don’t have a clue what he just said!” It was as if he was speaking a foreign language.  I felt like our family was an easy target , because I didn’t have the education or information to make good financial decisions.   In 1991, I decided to change that.

Abels Financial Services was truly born out of a need for the Abels' family to be more knowledgeable and to have a sound financial education.   Soon we recognized that our family was not unique.   Over the past 20+ years we have come to realize that many of the families we meet were like ours—they have never been taught the basic financial concepts needed to make sound financial decisions.   We find this to be especially true when it comes to planning for retirement. 

Families need someone to educate them, to guide them, and to help them avoid the big mistakes most people make in financial planning without worrying about being sold a product they do not need by someone they do not know or trust.   That is why we began the Retirement Resource Center.

The Retirement Resource Center is designed to address the concerns of both pre-retirees, such as

          Having enough money to last a lifetime
          Healthcare costs
          Inflation and how much things are going to cost in 5, 10, 15, or 20 years
          The stock market and how it will affect their investments
          Being sold products they don't understand or need

Our Mission

The mission of Abels Financial Services is to be your Retirement Resource Center.  We are a financial advocate for families and our goal is to provide education on basic financial concepts and concerns.  We truly believe that access to more financial education and information will prepare our clients to make better financial decisions.  This education has changed our family's life and we truly believe that it can help others as well.