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ESF Planning
has merged with Abacus Wealth Partners
Eileen Freiburger

ESF Financial Planning Group is now a part of Abacus Wealth Partners, a leading national provider of comprehensive financial planning, investment management and wealth management services. As a result of this merger, ESF Financial clients will have access to a broader array of services and benefits, including the Abacus Rainbow Portfolio®, an ultra-diversified, rigorous investment program.

If you’re an ESF Financial client, your relationship with your financial advisor will not change. All of our contact information will also remain the same, and we will continue to work out of our Manhattan Beach office.

To learn more, please contact us.

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I need someone to answer my financial questions

Your dedicated Abacus financial planner can advise you on budgeting, insurance, home ownership, college savings, retirement planning and more. Learn more

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Over two decades ago, our co-founder Spencer Sherman ran into a burning building to save his client files. While we’ve now made it a policy to avoid physical danger, our devotion to our clients is unchanged. Read our story

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