Financial Security

Our wealth management financial advisor team focuses on creating a personalized plan for you and your family that meets your financial goals for today and tomorrow.

Corporate Retirement Plans

Our corporate retirement plan fiduciaries will create a customized retirement benefit plan for you and your staff that meets ERISA standards and takes the risk and burden off you.

Financial Advisory Services for Individuals, Businesses & Nonprofits

SDM Advisors LLC serves our individual, business and nonprofit clients through a variety of integrated financial services products aimed at creating a personalized financial planning tool that you can count on now and into the future. Our team can provide investment advisory, corporate retirement plan design and implementation, estate & financial planning guidance, nonprofit advisory and cash management. Securities are offered through Valmark Securities, Inc., a member of the FINRA, SIPC. Fee-based financial planning services are offered through SDM Advisors LLC.

Individuals & Families

Focused on wealthy individuals and their families, we provide a financial plan that balances your complex investment needs, your current and future life goals, future investment needs and retirement goals.

Small- to Medium Sized Businesses

Business owners face unique challenges that we are equipped to handle by looking holistically at your personal and business finances and coming up with a personalized plan that gives you peace of mind moving forward.


We have a full range of investment, retirement and financial management and reporting solutions tailored specifically for nonprofits. While you are meeting your mission. we make sure that we are meeting the financial needs of your staff.

Is More Tax Reform On The Horizon?

While many individuals and businesses are still working to fully understand how the provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affect them, lawmakers are prepping for Tax Reform 2.0. Here’s a look at what’s been proposed thus far.

Why the “kiddie tax” is more dangerous than ever

If you’re considering making a gift of income-producing or appreciated assets to a minor or a college student, beware of the big, bad kiddie tax. It’s fiercer under the TCJA.

Do you know the ABCs of HSAs, FSAs and HRAs?

There continues to be much uncertainty about the Affordable Care Act and how such uncertainty will impact health care costs. So it’s critical to leverage all tax-advantaged ways to fund these expenses, including HSAs, FSAs and HRAs. Here’s how to make sense of this...

The Tax Impact of the TCJA on Estate Planning

Your estate plan may need a tax update in light of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, even if your estate is well under the new $11.18 million estate tax exemption.

Factor in State and Local Taxes When Deciding Where to Live in Retirement

Trying to decide where to retire? To avoid unpleasant tax surprises, it’s critical to consider state and local income, property, sales and estate taxes.

Are You Prepared for an IRS Audit?

The Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS’s) Employee Benefit Audit Program is used to audit and enforce. The IRS’s emphasis, with respect to defined contribution plans is on compliance with the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code), the plan’s tax...

Participant Corner: Rebalancing Your Portfolio

As a participant in the company’s retirement plan, you are committed to saving for your future. Whether you are retiring in a few weeks or a few decades, you may need to protect your investment. A healthy way to do this is to rebalance your portfolio. What is...

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Securities and Advisory Disclosure:
Securities offered through Valmark Securities, Inc. Member FINRA, SIPC. Fee based planning offered through SDM Advisors, LLC. Third party money management offered through Valmark Advisers, Inc a SEC registered investment advisor. 130 Springside Drive, Suite 300, Akron, Ohio 44333-2431. 1-800- 765-5201. SDM Advisors, LLC is a separate entity from Valmark Securities Inc. and Valmark Advisers, Inc.

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