Gaughan Capital Management is a privately-owned financial planning and investment management firm located on Chicago’s northwest side. We provide independent financial guidance to a wide array of individuals, families and businesses in the Chicagoland area. 

Like in many industries, technology is rapidly changing the financial services industry. Financial technology continues to get better and more efficient. Our firm is committed to utilizing integrated technology to help us deliver high-level financial planning services and value to our clients.     

Through our partnership with Commonwealth Financial Network®, our award-winning Research and Advanced Planning teams help us create tax-efficient, low-cost investment strategies and comprehensive financial plans. The team includes CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERSTM (CFPs), Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), Chartered Financial Analysts (CFAs), and attorneys.     

Selecting a trusted financial advisor is an important decision. We understand this is a significant decision for you and your family. Most people think all advisors are “certified” and act as “fiduciaries” (acting in your best interest), but this isn’t true. Only those advisors who have fulfilled the requirements of the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM Board of Standards can display the CFP® certification marks, which represent the highest standard of competency, ethics and professionalism in the industry.  As CFP® professionals, we embrace the Fiduciary Standard—putting your interests above our own and always acting in the best interest of our clients.             

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The CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM (CFP®) certification represents the highest level of competency, ethics, and professionalism in the industry. Read more to learn why working with a CFP® professional matters to you.