Giving You Peace of Mind in a Complex Financial WorldSM

For 25 years, Dowling & Yahnke has approached investment advice differently than Wall Street firms and brokers. We are a fiduciary to our clients – we put your interest first with transparency and objective advice. Our philosophy is based on well-grounded, long-term investment principles that are not influenced by market fads or hype. Our uniqueness and longevity are the results of the Firm’s core values that have guided us to our position as one of the largest independent wealth advisory firms in San Diego (as measured by discretionary assets under management).

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Setting the highest standards for ourselves today and raising the bar tomorrow.

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We are always putting our clients’ interests first.

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Advocating life-long learning – personally and professionally.

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Unwavering commitment to provide the “wow” experience.

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Enduring Relationships

A spirit of connectedness in the success and happiness of our clients, colleagues, and community.

A Client-Centric Approach

A Client-Centric Approach

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The Charitable Giving Tool You May Not Know About

Many donors don’t fully appreciate the potential tax savings that can come from charitable giving.  Not only is the timing of the gift important, but how the gift is made (whether in cash, kind, stock, etc.) also has an impact on the possible tax benefits.

Have Your College Student Sign These Documents

Before heading off to college, students should sign three documents that can be critically important if they get into serious trouble. This paperwork will allow parents to be notified and involved if their child ends up at a hospital and/or becomes incapacitated in any way.

8 Tips for a Successful Retirement

Are you contemplating retiring soon? Retiring takes considerable planning, but here are some tips to get you started on the process:

RIA Channel Interview, "Dale Yahnke Talks Asset Growth & Recruiting Beyond Our Industry"

Hi I’m Julie Cooling, Founder of RIA Channel and contributor with Forbes. I’m here with Dale Yahnke, Founding Partner of Dowling & Yahnke, LLC. Congratulations, you made our Forbes “Top 100 Wealth Management Firms” for 2016 with $3.5 billion in assets under management and $2.2 billion in asset growth over the period of 10 years.  Congratulations! So you are number 25 on our list.  Way up there.  We would love to know a little bit about how you grow and how you work with clients.

Matt Adams, CPA, CFP® Joins Dowling & Yahnke, LLC

“With Matt’s joining Dowling & Yahnke, we have seventeen CFP® charterholders in addition to two CPA practitioners,” said Will Beamer, President and Chief Investment Officer.  “Knowledge is one of our firm’s core values, and we take great pride in the expertise and top-notch credentials of our advisors.”

Stay Wealthy San Diego Podcast, "Building a Business and Creating Wealth that Lasts" with Dale Yahnke

Dale Yahnke sat down with Taylor Schulte (from Stay Wealthy San Diego) to discuss Dowling & Yahnke's pioneering fiduciary business model, its founding, how it has benefited clients, and exploring the firm’s growth and success over the past 26 years.