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Stephen DeCesare, CFP® and President of DeCesare Retirement Specialists Named 2014 Five Star Wealth Manager

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Dec. 1, 2014 — Independent wealth manager, retirement planner and president of DeCesare Retirement Specialists, Stephen DeCesare, CFP®, was presented with the 2014 Five Star Wealth Manager Award from Five Star Professional, a market research organization dedicated to defining and promoting professional excellence. This is DeCesare’s third consecutive year of receiving this acknowledgement; the most recent honor will be published in the December 2014 issue of Philadelphia magazine.

“I chose this profession to make a difference in people’s lives,” stated Stephen DeCesare, CFP® and president of DeCesare Retirement Specialists. “To be honored for what I love to do for a living is an incredible feeling and would not have been possible without the support and motivation from my family, clients and peers.”

Five Star Professional partnered with Philadelphia magazine to find wealth managers who satisfy 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria that are associated with wealth managers who provide quality services to their clients. Fewer than four percent of the nearly 28,000 wealth managers in the Philadelphia area were selected. Five Star Professional chose DeCesare as an award recipient based on its independent internal and external research data, including assessment of credentials, education, tenure and regulatory standards.  The market research organization also conducts an annual survey of registered financial services professionals and all identified financial service companies in the Philadelphia area that are registered with FINRA or the SEC.

“Our firm strives to provide client-centric service and superior financial solutions and I believe this award affirms our commitment to our clients and vocation of helping people grow wealth and retire with confidence,” concluded DeCesare.

About Five Star Professional

Five Star Professional conducts market-specific research to identify service professionals who provide quality services to their clients. Five Star Professional joins forces with city and regional magazines to make the research results available to consumers in more than 45 markets across the United States and Canada. Five Star Professional was founded in 2003 and is based in Minneapolis, MN. For more information, visit