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Meet Derek Van Solkema, CFP®

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About Derek

Derek provides comprehensive wealth management strategies to help people optimize their financial lives. As a financial adviser, he works closely with clients to make smart decisions that can help them reach their financial goals. His services include retirement and tax planning as well as investment portfolio advice.

Derek has earned the designation of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. He received a BA in Business Management from Hope College.

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  • Retirement Planning
  • Tax Planning
  • College Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Investment Portfolio and 401k Advice & Monitoring
  • Social Security
  • Medicare
  • Insurance & Risk Management
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  • BA in Business Management from Hope College


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Derek is a strong competitor, both for his clients and on the hardwood. He helped his high school basketball team win a state championship, going 27-0, and he holds the record at Hope College for most three-point field goals made in a season.