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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Excellence

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

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Integrity

We are always putting our clients’ interests first.

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Knowledge

Advocating life-long learning – personally and professionally.

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Passion

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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How Lifestyle Inflation is Effecting Your Savings

You may have heard the phrase “lifestyle inflation,” or seen articles about families making well over six figure incomes and still living paycheck to paycheck.  This phenomenon is also known as “lifestyle creep” and refers to the tendency to let spending rise as income rises.
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Financial Aid Calculator: Do You Earn Too Much to Qualify?

There is no upper limit on the Exepcted Family Contribution. Some very wealthy families will have EFCs that exceed the cost of an expensive private university.
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5 Ways Grandparents Can Avoid Hurting Financial Aid Chances

It’s always wonderful when grandparents can help with college costs, but they have to be careful to avoid hurting their grandchildren’s chances for financial aid. Here are five things that grandparents (or other relatives and friends) should be aware of when helping to pay for college.
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Dowling & Yahnke Ranked on InvestmentNews’ Largest Fee-Only Registered Investment Advisors

Dowling & Yahnke is named as one of the largest fee-only investment advisors in the country measured by discretionary assets under management..
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Mark Wernig Promoted to Portfolio Manager at Dowling & Yahnke, LLC

Dowling & Yahnke, LLC, a San Diego-based wealth advisory firm managing over $3 billion for more than 1,000 clients, is proud to announce that Mark Wernig has been promoted to Portfolio Manager.  In his new role, Mark will serve as a primary point of contact for clients.
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Dale Yahnke Honored in Barron's: One of Twelve U.S. Advisors on Its "Top 100 Independent Advisors" Ranking Every Year

In this week’s publication, Barron’s honors a select group of twelve U.S. financial advisors, “Our Independent Advisory All-Stars.”  Dale Yahnke and eleven other advisors have been selected each of the last ten years to the Barron’s “Top 100 Independent Advisors.”  Starting in 2007, Barron’s has conducted this annual survey to determine the ranking of the top 100 independent advisors in the United States.  
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