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Arley Gonzalez , CFP®

Financial Advisor
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Arley joined Blankinship & Foster in 2020 as our very first Wealth Management Resident. In this position, Arley completed a three-year program during which he worked in the key departments within our firm.

Upon completion of his residency and obtaining the Certified Financial PlannerTM designation, Arley was promoted to a financial advisor. In his role as financial advisor, Arley helps clients in a variety of areas in managing their finances, such as retirement, investing, education, insurance, and taxes.

As a member of the Financial Planning department, Arley analyzes client financial needs and situations and develops strategies to help clients reach their life goals.

Prior to joining Blankinship & Foster, Arley served in the U.S. Navy as a Helicopter Search and Rescue Crewman for six years. Following his service in the military, Arley attended San Diego State University and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Financial Services.  

When he is not at work, Arley spends his time taking advantage of San Diego’s beautiful weather. He enjoys outdoor activities such as trail running, going on long hiking adventures, and relaxing on the beach with his amazing wife Rachel and their two dogs, Oakley and Monkey.

What makes you proud to be part of the Blankinship & Foster team?

 During my time in the military, I was able to work with many intelligent, hardworking, and motivated individuals whose job was to serve others. I see these same traits portrayed every day at Blankinship & Foster. The team’s dedication to helping others and putting clients’ needs first makes me proud to be part of this firm every day.

What quality of yours makes you best suited for what you do?

My passion to help others. I am blessed to be in a position where I am able to take my love for helping others and apply it towards assisting individuals with reaching their financial goals and dreams. 

Tell us about your favorite hobby

Currently, one of my favorite hobbies is long-distance running. I love the physical and mental challenges that running brings. Most importantly, it’s been my stress reliever that I use to clear my head and focus on nothing else but getting from point A to point B.

I’m happiest when . . .

I’m with my family and close friends. Life is short and I intend to spend my free time making memories with those whom I love and care about the most.