Our Mission

The compass is one of the most tried and true instruments used in navigation.  Although the science behind them is miraculous, they are simple, reliable tools that have been used for centuries.  It is my goal to be a compass for you and chart a course to financial independence.

In my practice, I have the client—and only the client—in mind. I am a fee based planner which means that I am not incentivized to sell products, but make sure you meet your financial goals.  My mission is to understand your needs, wants, and long-term goals; then help you develop, implement, and monitor a simple and transparent strategy that’s designed to help you grow your wealth.

I believe in being forward thinking. The finance industry is rapidly evolving, and you want an advisor who can keep up with ever-changing technologies and ideologies. I am not afraid to challenge the status quo in my approach to investing and preserving wealth.  It has long been thought that you can beat the market, but history has shown that to be mostly untrue over time.  This is why I embrace a low cost, balanced investment portfolio from Nobel Prize-winning strategists that our firm has partnered with.  I also utilize cutting edge technology and new, efficient planning strategies to be your financial hub.  This allows us to look at your complete financial picture together and set a direct course to your goals. All my energy and efforts are focused on you, the client, and your satisfaction.

Wealth Compass Financial is here to help you navigate through financial challenges such as debt management, retirement, investing, and tax planning.  I do this through my financial planning process, educational content, and client portal that empowers you to take the wheel.  You tell me where you want to go, and I will help you get there.   

“The important thing about an investment philosophy is that you have one you can stick with.”
— David Booth
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Meet Your Advisor

Steven Nuckols is the president and founder of Wealth Compass Financial.

Steven started in the finance industry as an analyst, and his findings were published in financial journals such as Seeking Alpha, The Street, and MarketWatch. Steven then moved into financial planning to work directly with clients. Steven was hired by an independent money manager to create and develop a financial planning division. In this capacity Steven worked with clients with a wide range of financial situations. He then took this experience to build Wealth Compass Financial.

Steven got his BA in Russian with a minor in Business from Brigham Young University.

He and his wife, Brenna, live in Carlsbad, CA and have 2 daughters - Avery and Sloan.