Our Philosophy

Beechwood Financial believes strongly in personal attention. We take the time necessary to listen to and understand our client’s goals, needs and priorities.

We are committed to providing informed and objective financial advice. We’ve structured our firm so that no incentives or influences exist to alter what we believe is in our client’s best interests. The client comes first.

We are entirely independent. Beechwood Financial Services is not affiliated with a parent company – brokerage or insurance – that can influence our recommendations. We are not aligned with a custodian so there is no need to move investment assets when engaging with the firm.

We are fee-only. Beechwood Financial Services’ only source of revenue is a fixed annual ($1,200 – $3,000 depending on plan complexity) or hourly fee ($150) paid by our clients. We do not receive commissions for selling products, referral fees from outside professionals or asset under management fees (AUM) for managing investments.

Richard Blaney, CFP®, CDFA®


Richard is the founder and CEO of Beechwood Financial Services, LLC and has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He is a Certified Financial Planner® professional, a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® professional and has earned the IRS Annual Filing Season Record of Completion for tax preparation (2016 – 2021). Richard earned a BS in Business Economics from SUNY Oneonta, an MBA from Fordham University Graduate School of Business and completed the CFP® Certification Curriculum at The American College.

In his spare time, Richard is a coach of the Verona-Glen Ridge Middle School ice hockey team. He is a past board member and treasurer of the Verona-Glen Ridge Hockey Boosters Association and coached for The Montclair Hockey Club. He also enjoys tennis, golf and music. Richard is a member of the Verona Chamber of Commerce.

Beechwood Financial Services abides by the CFP® Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility

  1. Act with honesty, integrity, competence and diligence.
  2. Act in the client’s best interest.
  3. Exercise due care.
  4. Avoid or disclose and manage conflicts of interest.
  5. Maintain the confidentiality and protect the privacy of client information.
  6. Act in a manner that reflects positively on the financial planning profession and the CFP® certification.
© 2022 Beechwood Financial Services, LLC is a New Jersey registered investment advisor.