David Barnett (CFP®)

David Barnett focuses in the
following client markets or areas of practice:

  • Hourly
  • Investment Advice with Ongoing Management
  • Medical Professionals
  • Middle Income Client Needs
  • Real Estate Investments
  • Retirement Plan Investment Advice

Planning Specialties

Our firm helps individuals and families from all walks of life to achieve their financial goals. We take a conservative approach to money management focusing on each individual's risk tolerance. Our firm advises individuals and families on retirement planning, education funding, cash flow management, investment planning, risk management, estate planning, taxation, real estate, and business entity planning. We are strictly fee-only and will work with clients on an hourly basis if they desire. We have no minimum account or net worth requirements and will work with clients on an as-needed consultation basis as well as a retainer basis.

Additional Information

Prior to founding Barnett Financial Planning, Dr. Barnett had practiced as a general dentist for 27 years. He graduated from Rutgers University in 1977 with a BA degree in biomathematics, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania dental school in 1981. While dentistry was his profession, investing and financial planning were his passions. As a husband and father of three children, Dr. Barnett understands the challenges of budgeting and cash flow, investments, college and retirement planning, insurance, and estate planning. For many years, family, friends and colleagues have asked his advice and opinions about personal financial matters and investment options. Although he was self-taught and self-motivated in investing and financial issues, he felt a more formal education was required of someone providing professional financial advice. To that end, he enrolled in and completed the Personal Financial Planning Certificate program at the University of California-Irvine in 2007. In March 2007 he passed the CFP(R) exam and in October 2007 he founded Barnett Financial Planning, an independent Registered Investment Advisor firm in Tustin, CA. In February 2010 he completed all four requirements - education, examination, experience, and ethics - to earn the right to use the CFP(R) designation. Dr. Barnett is proud to be a member of the Financial Planning Association, the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, and the Garrett Planning Network.

NAPFA Start Date

December 04, 2007


This Office

11801 Pierce St Fl 2 Riverside, CA 92505-4400 Phone: (714) 420-7225

Other Offices

1442 Irvine Blvd Ste 212 Tustin, CA 92780-3846 Phone: (714) 731-6300