Welcome

With more wealth brings more complexity. Like many others, you’re probably already well on your way toward a secure retirement, but don’t know where to go from here. This can lead to many questions.

             -Will my retirement savings last my whole life?     
- Are we saving enough?
- What age can we retire?    
- How do we invest in these market conditions?
      -What happens if either one of us needs long term care services?

The answers to questions like these are entirely unique to YOUR specific goals.  My hope is to help you realize those goals with the resources, knowledge, and experience we have access to.

In 2003, I began building the foundation for what has become a lifelong joy of service to others in this career.  This has developed into defined processes that helps me assist you align your strategy with your goals rather than some arbitrary benchmark.  The result is a goals-based approach to planning your future. This puts you and your unique goals at the center. 

We seek to offer the best thinking, recommendations and solutions available for your financial situation. Then we can decide mutually, if we can work together. I look forward to the opportunity in working with you and your family. Schedule an appointment by sending me an email or calling.

425-455-8257 and email at: aaron.wartes@morganstanley.com
Services Include
  • Wealth Management1
  • Financial Planning2
  • Retirement Planning3
  • Professional Portfolio Management4
  • Cash Management5
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • Alternative Investments6
  • Annuities7
  • Corporate Retirement Plans8
  • Corporate Trust Services
  • Fixed Income9
  • Futures10
  • Lending Products
  • Life Insurance11
  • Long Term Care Insurance12
  • Trust Accounts13
Securities Agent: WA, TX, SC, PA, OR, OK, MT, IL, ID, CA, AZ, AK; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
NMLS#: 1301205
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My Practice

I focus my practice on working with a select group of successful individuals and families across the Northwest. No matter their proximity, I meet with my clients face-to-face so I know them personally and understand their financial anxieties and aspirations. Through this process I become their cheerleader, advocate, and coach for all major life events.  The types of clients and life events I work closely with include:

           - Retirees
           - Pre-retirees (1 to 15 years from retirement)
           - Widows
           - Investors (want financial planning and portfolio reviews)
           - Wealth transfer & Philanthropic Planning Strategies
           - Inheritance
           - Sale of business or real estate


Working with a select group of individuals and families allows me to focus on creating solutions for every client.  For over 15 years, financial planning has been a core part of my practice.  Using a personalized wealth management planning tool, unique to Morgan Stanley, I can help you gain a better understanding of how to balance and achieve your financial goals.

Whether you have no plan at all or want a second opinion, contact me today if interested in a free financial plan and consultation.  Fill out the form below to get started.

My Values

My Values:

Integrity is paramount to me and my client relationships.  Everything I do revolves around my core values to business and life.


                1. Truthful and clear communication
                2. Humility- keeps me seeking knowledge & asking questions
                3. Always do the right thing
                4. Giving back


Professional Mission:

I am dedicated to using my integrity, abilities, and peer-resources at Morgan Stanley to help create an optimal & comprehensive financial strategy to guide & advise my clients. Specifically to help them: 


                1. Clarify their financial goals and personal priorities
                2. Remind them of #1 as needed
                3. Help them to stay true to those goals, regardless of market action
                4. Being an advocate, to help navigate the way forward

I seek to offer the best thinking, recommendations & solutions for your unique financial situation. Your success is my success.

Personal Mission:

I am dedicated to unreservedly trust God with my family, resources, decisions, and unknowns, focusing on being a life-enricher. I want to strive to be a leader and role model in my sphere, and be a source of encouragement and inspiration.

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Personal Interests

I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking, snow-shoeing, sailing, and playing my violin in the Everett Philharmonic Orchestra. I work closely with my church, Restoration Road Church in Snohomish, WA, including being a mentor to friends and marriages, and young people. Helping people realize their potential and possibilities is a total joy.

My wife Kandice and I enjoy watching lacrosse- we have three sons who play- and watching the NFL. Kandice is a piano teacher, and worship leader at Restoration Road Church. I also love reading books, & going out to Frozen Yogurt with our grandkids Ruby, Boaz, and Daniel. I personally enjoy reading the Bible and positive "How to"​ books. We love travelling to the Caribbean-- and hope one day to get to South America, & Asia. We took our first trip to Israel in 2018, and hope to go again.

I love learning and a deep conversations about life. I also like collecting quotes. Some of my favorites:

"God's will, will not take you, where Gods grace, can't sustain you." - Ruth Graham

"Judge a man not by his answers, but by his questions"- Anonymous

"Contentment makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor"- Benjamin Franklin

"Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it."- Anonymous

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."- Winston Churchill

"The gem cannot be polished without friction nor man perfected without trials." Chinese proverb

    Client Service Team

    • Eileen Stenhoff - Client Service Associate

    Location

    225 108th Ave NE
    Suite 800
    Bellevue, WA 98004
    US
    Direct:
    (425) 455-8257(425) 455-8257
    Toll-Free:
    (800) 733-6650(800) 733-6650
    Fax:
    (425) 462-0651(425) 462-0651

    Investment and Market Perspectives

    On the Markets

    Retirement

    Working with you to understand your life goals and develop a personalized wealth strategy. Today and for the years to come.
    • 401(k) Rollovers
    • IRA Plans
    • Retirement Income Strategies
    • Retirement Plan Participants
    • Annuities
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    Investing

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    • Asset Management
    • Wealth Planning
    • Traditional Investments
    • Alternative Investments
    • Impact Investing
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    Family

    Creating customized financial strategies for the challenges that today's families face.
    • Estate Planning Strategies
    • 529 Plans / Education Savings Planning
    • Long Term Care Insurance
    • Special Needs Planning
    • Trust Services
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    Philanthropy

    Making sure your philanthropic dollars are managed with the same high quality service as the rest of your wealth.
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    • Foundations
    • Donor Advised Funds
    • Impact Investing
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