Fee-Only Financial Advisors

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We are Financial Design Studio. A team of experienced, fiduciary, fee-only financial advisors based near Chicago, Illinois. We are passionate about bringing confidence to your finances.

Our teams has the privilege to come alongside clients from all walks of life and help them as they raise families, mourn the losses, reach milestones, open businesses, celebrate retirement, and achieve personal goals. We care deeply that your resources make the impact you want them to.

The Story of Our Firm

It all started back in 2017 when Michelle and Steve Smalenberger decided to start a different kind of firm. They had a vision for flexible plans that could endure the pressures of life, which led to the founding of Financial Design Studio (FDS).

Since then, the firm has grown, and the team has too. In 2019, Rob Stoll and Trevore Meyer merged their businesses with FDS and became partners. As we look to the future, we know that as our team continues to grow, our priority will always be to provide each of our clients with great service and our fullest attention. There's always room for more in the FDS family!

Each of us have an expertise that allows our team to address your full financial picture. It's unique to find a financial advisory team of specialists who have years of experience in their specific financial disciplines. You'll receive specific, detailed, and comprehensive advice from a team who's working together to build what you need.

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