William Vanover, CFP®, CLU®

Co-Founder/Wealth Advisor


PA_Bio_Insets_BillCo-founder, Bill Vanover has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. In 1982, he and Edward Shaw founded Planning Alternatives. Since then, Bill has served as the Chief Investment officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Technology Officer at Planning Alternatives. In his current role, Bill provides comprehensive financial planning to clients with a specialization in investment counseling and retirement planning.

Bill has been a Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) since 1979 and was the past president of the Michigan Association of CFP®’s.

List three words that describe a successful journey:
Learning, Experience and Accomplishment

Briefly describe the longest road trip you’ve been on:
In 2012, I took a motorcycle trip from Santiago to Tiera del Fuego. It was a fantastic journey through Chile and Argentina in the Andies Mountain Range and Patagonia.

What do you love about working at Planning Alternatives?
The team-wide dedication to making our clients lives better.

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