We believe in retirement
done right: your way.

The best retirement plan is the one that matches your idea of a life well lived. Perhaps you want to step out of the workforce forever to travel the world — or to slow down and spend time with the grandkids. Or maybe you’d rather try an encore career, start a business, or work part-time. Whether around the corner or years away, our team can handle the complexity of planning for retirements of all shapes and sizes.

Retirement plans as diverse as our clients

Traditional

Save early and work hard to retire as soon as you are able. Once retired, enjoy a life of leisure, quality time with family, and volunteering.

Early retirement

Save aggressively, live frugally, and retire early to maximize the length of time you spend out of the workforce.

Semi-retirement

Opt for continued engagement, fulfillment, and additional financial security by scaling back and finding a new work-life balance.

Micro-retirements

Step out of work, enjoy a sabbatical — then return to the workforce in a similar or different capacity, refreshed and ready for a new challenge.

Create a Strategy for Your Ideal Retirement

Retirement planning is complex. It requires alignment between goals, living expenses, Social Security claiming strategies, investment choices, distributions, and taxes. A retirement plan must also include anticipated healthcare expenses, possible changes in tax law, long-term care needs, and more. Our goal is to provide clarity and guidance for your retirement years — so that you can pursue a life of impact, meaning, and joy.

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“The happiness of those who want to be popular depends on others; the happiness of those who seek pleasure fluctuates with moods outside their control; but the happiness of the wise grows out of their own free acts.”

- Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Let WealthSource guide your retirement

21550 Oxnard St, #300 Woodland Hills, CA 91367

747-212-3552 Meet Your Advisor

Since 2011, Carl has primarily focused his career on working with clients in the investment, banking, and financial planning industry to help them achieve their personal and business goals including those around retirement, education, risk management, and estate planning. Focusing on personalized and comprehensive financial planning, Carl works with a diverse group of clients on understanding their needs and goals and translating their objectives into concrete financial advice.  Working with clients on navigating the complicated world of personal finance, Carl enables clients to understand how they can achieve their goals efficiently and confidently.

Carl joined WealthSource from American Financial Network Advisory Services, LLC (“AFN”) where he led the financial planning team beginning in 2018. In 2019, while at AFN, Carl received the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designation which focuses on empowering investment professionals to serve their client’s best interests.

Prior to joining AFN, Carl worked in New York, most recently preparing comprehensive financial plans for a Wall Street advisor.  In 2016, while in New York, Carl received his Certified Financial Planner™ designation.  As a CFP® professional, Carl has received rigorous training in personal finance and is committed to upholding its fiduciary standard.

Prior to moving to New York, Carl worked in the Canadian investment and banking industry primarily in his hometown of Calgary, Alberta.

Carl graduated from Queen’s University, in Kingston, Ontario in 2010.

The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

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CARL ERMELBAUER

All investments include the risk of loss and nothing herein should be construed as a guarantee of any specific outcome or profit.  The information described herein represents the philosophy, processes, and/or opinions of WealthSource, but may not represent the philosophy, processes, and/or opinions of or used by affiliates of WealthSource, including its Investment Adviser Representatives (“IAR”).  Consequently, you should consult with your WealthSource IAR to determine the applicability of the information described herein to the specific services that are being offered to you by WealthSource.  Furthermore, not all services mentioned herein are available to all clients or are offered by all IARs of WealthSource.  WealthSource is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice.  You should always consult with your legal and/or tax advisors to determine how any estate planning or tax planning strategies will apply to your individual situation.