Transitioning You from Work through Life.

DeCesare Retirement Specialists is an independent wealth management and retirement planning firm serving greater Philadelphia and southern New Jersey. The firm was founded in 2002 with the goal of providing comprehensive financial solutions for individuals approaching or in retirement, helping them transition from work through life.


About Our Clients

Making your life’s work work hard in retirement.

DeCesare Retirement Specialists is dedicated to providing a systematic, comprehensive and client-centric approach, giving individuals superior financial solutions and unmatched service. We know you have worked hard all your life, and we are committed to helping you achieve your retirement goals so that your savings can work hard for you.


About Our Founder

Planning. Protecting. Preserving your retirement.

One of Philadelphia’s leading retirement transition specialist, Steve DeCesare, CFP®, is a second-generation Certified Financial Planner™ who has spent the last decade of his career helping professionals transition into retirement with financial confidence.

His multi-disciplinary planning approach works to ensure that the investment, income, tax and estate strategies are in place to achieve each of his client’s financial and lifestyle goals for retirement. Steve specializes in offering guidance to corporate employees regarding their company sponsored retirement plans such as 401(k)s and pensions. He also advises on rollovers to and investment decisions within Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). Additionally, he helps employees who are facing workplace transition with the critical decisions and financial plan adjustments that need to be made to help ensure a smooth progression of their financial life as they enter into their next job or retirement.

Steve is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and Investment Advisor Representative of DeCesare Retirement Specialists a Registered Investment Advisor. He is also life and health insurance licensed in the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Steve is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and a recipient of the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Five Star Wealth Manager Award.  As a financial resource, Steve has been quoted in numerous media outlets including USA Today, Money, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Bankrate.com.


Five Star Award candidates are evaluated against 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria such as client retention rates, client assets administered, firm review and a favorable regulatory and complaint history. Candidates do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers.