After 14 years of running her own Fee-Only financial advisory company in October of 2015, Eileen Freiburger merged her firm, ESF Financial Planning Group, with Abacus Wealth Partners, and is now an integral part of the team. For over 20 years, Abacus Wealth Partners has provided Fee Only, comprehensive financial advice to help clients expand what’s possible with money. Abacus strives to help clients make the most of their financial resources so they can focus on the things that really matter in life. Abacus provides a roadmap for each client, showing where they are now, where they want to go, and how to get there. In addition to managing investments, Abacus takes a values-based approach to financial planning providing advice that touches every area of a client’s life.
Having spent over 34 years in the financial industry, Eileen brings a unique background to her planning clients. She began her career with Charles Schwab & Company in the “early days.” During her nine year tenure at the firm she held positions of branch manager and assistant manager while working in Los Angeles, Miami, and NYC. She also had stints in their internal audit, compliance and training departments. In addition, Eileen has held positions with City National Bank’s Trust Division and Great Western Financial Services Investment Division as Vice President of Sales Support and Client Services. Before starting her own Fee-Only firm, Eileen held several security licenses which have since lapsed, including: Series 7, 63, 24,8,3 and a State of California Life and Disability license.
Eileen attended the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. She ultimately completed her BA in Interdisciplinary Studies along with a business minor at Cal State University-Dominquez Hills. After completing her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ coursework and passing the rigorous two-day CFP® exam in 2001, she established ESF Financial Planning Group.
Eileen is an active member of NAPFA and has served on the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Financial Planning Association. Prior to merging her firm with Abacus Wealth Partners, she was the first LA Based member of the Garrett Planning Network, a national network of Fee-Only and Advice-Only Financial Advisors.