Alden Shmerling (CFP®)

Alden Shmerling focuses in the
following client markets or areas of practice:

  • High Net Worth Client Needs
  • Investment Advice with Ongoing Management
  • Middle Income Client Needs
  • Retirement Plan Investment Advice
  • Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
  • Tax Planning

Planning Specialties

Having three tenured faculty members of the financial planning program at The University of Georgia as members of our professional team at Elwood & Goetz, we have a natural knowledge-base and skill-set in working with university faculty, staff, and administrators.

Our ensemble team also specializes in retirement income distribution planning and helping individuals and couples successfully transition into retirement. Our investment management services are provided within the framework of sophisticated tax planning and ongoing academic research.  

Additional Information

Elwood & Goetz Wealth Advisory Group is one of the rare, truly independent, wealth management firms in the country, and the only firm in the Athens area offering investment management and financial planning services from a team of Certified Financial Planner(TM) professionals and Certified Retirement Counselors within a fee-only compensation model (i.e., no commissions).

As fiduciaries to our clients, we provide an innovative and progressive model for personalized financial planning and wealth management. Our mission is to optimize the goal attainment and financial life plan of our clients.

Our client relationships are life-long, characterized by unparalleled personal attention and customer service. We believe it is due to this personalized attention as well as our successful investment management that we have over a 99% client retention rate.

NAPFA Start Date

June 01, 2012


This Office

687 S Milledge Ave Athens, GA 30605-1250 Phone: (706) 548-1025

Other Offices

490 Brasfield Sq SE Atlanta, GA 30316-6813 Phone: (678) 387-3667
4850 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 301 Naples, FL 34103 Phone: (239) 291-5925
656 Ellis Oak Ave, Suite 114 Charleston, SC 29412 Phone: (843) 483-8349