Thomas O’Connell, is President and Managing Principal of International Financial Advisory Group, Inc. (IFA), located in Rockaway, New Jersey and founded in 1996. As one of New Jersey’s premier advisors – assisting families in the financial advisory field for over two decades – Tom is a nationally recognized author, speaker and educator on the various subjects of estate planning, retirement planning, wealth management and family legacy planning. His firm specializes in working with high net worth individuals, families and business owners in all aspects of financial and wealth planning and preservation.
A cornerstone to the strategies utilized by IFA is to protect clients from unnecessary and unintentional wealth transfers, the efficient use of all moneys and protecting their assets from the ravages of the stock markets. Philosophically, we believe there is more opportunity in never losing money than trying to chase returns.
Tom has been trained as a Master Elite IRA Advisor by Ed Slott, CPA, who is recognized nationally as America’s leading IRA expert as well as being a certified advisor of the Infinite Banking Institute, trained by Nelson Nash founder of the institute. Tom continues his education in the industry by attending relevant courses that keep him updated in areas such as Medicaid law, estate tax planning, investment and retirement planning as well as risk-management-planning.
Currently, Tom proudly serves as a Board of Director member for the New Jersey Better Business Bureau and the Claudio Reyna Foundation. In his spare time, he is an avid mountain climber using his hobby to help raise money and awareness for wounded veteran organizations and children in need.
Currently, Tom is insurance licensed in over half a dozen states including New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Tom also holds SEC/FINRA licenses 6, 7, 24 and is a Registered Investment Advisor.
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