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Five Star Wealth Manager

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

Guidingpoint Financial Group

Areas of Focus: Financial Solutions for: Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y and Retirees Left to right: Standing: 2013 – 2015 winner Susan Babina, CFP®; 2012 – 2015 winner Darrell Douglas, CFP®; 2012 – 2015 winner Madeline Simonetti, CFP®; 2012 – 2015 winner Jimmy Shamoun; 2012 – 2015 winner Katie Cole, CFP®; 2012 – 2015 winner Michael Turner, CFP® Seated: 2012 – 2015 winner Julie Terry, CFP®; 2013 – 2015 winner Brian Douglas, CFP®, CRPC®, ADPA® (Not pictured: 2012 – 2015 winner Christopher Kauker, CFP®)

No matter the road you travel, we will be there with you. At Guidingpoint Financial Group, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., we understand that you want knowledgeable and talented financial advisors to work with you. Our team is here for you when you need us with answers to the questions that are important to you. For some, retirement is the most important issue that they want to tackle and develop answers around. For you, it may be purchasing a

home, your employer-sponsored retirement plan, an old retirement account, saving for education or planning an investment strategy. We are here to help with these and many other of life’s everyday financial situations. As your financial advisors, we are available to you when you need us, in person, on the phone, via virtual meeting, online or via email. No matter the road you travel, we want to make it easier. The advisors of Guidingpoint Financial Group will be with you every step of the way.

138 Timber Creek Drive | Memphis, TN 38018 465 South Main Street | Memphis, TN 38103 Phone: 901-312-5099 www.guidingpointgroup.com Investors should conduct their own evaluation of a financial professional as working with a financial advisor is not a guarantee of future financial success. Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements. Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA and SIPC.

A Financial Advisory Practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. FS • 4 — www.fivestarprofessional.com The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria. Eligibility criteria – required: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Active as a credentialed professional in the financial services industry for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (As defined by Five Star Professional, the wealth manager has not: A. Been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine; B. Had more than a total of three customer complaints filed against them [settled or pending] with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process. Unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process; feedback may not be representative of any one client’s experience; C. Individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint filed with a regulatory authority; D. Filed for personal bankruptcy; E. Been convicted of a felony); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients. Evaluation criteria – considered: 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers. Award does not evaluate quality of services provided to clients. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The Five Star award is not indicative of the wealth manager’s future performance. Wealth managers may or may not use discretion in their practice and therefore may not manage their client’s assets. The inclusion of a wealth manager on the Five Star Wealth Manager list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by Five Star Professional or this publication. Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager or any wealth manager is no guarantee as to future investment success, nor is there any guarantee that the selected wealth managers will be awarded this accomplishment by Five Star Professional in the future. For more information on the Five Star award and the research/selection methodology, go to fivestarprofessional.com. 690 Memphis wealth managers were considered for the award; 143 (21 percent of candidates) were named 2015 Five Star Wealth Managers.

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