Phillis S. Pilvinis

Phillis S. Pilvinis


This adviser will provide you with a COMPLIMENTARY initial consultation

Minimum client assets required: No minimum required

Minimum client income required: No minimum required

Title: President

Offering advice since: 1996

Areas of focus:

  • Annuities
  • Divorce planning
  • Charitable and Planned Giving
  • Elder Issues (long-term care, pre-mortem planning)
  • Life Planning
  • Portfolio Management
  • Retirement Planning
  • Stocks and Bonds

Further information about Phillis S. Pilvinis:

A veteran and a pioneer of the financial services industry, Phillis Sax Pilvinis, CRPC, founder of PSP & Associates, has been assisting Phoenix and surrounding area pre-retirees and retirees for nearly a decade. She specializes in the areas of retirement and estate planning for individuals and their families and considers herself a "preservation specialist" when dealing with one's life savings. Phillis is a published author, national presenter on the topics of income planning, 401(k) rollovers and advanced IRA tax reduction strategies. She has instructed hundreds of other financial service professionals on how to assist retiring boomers with transitioning from the working years to the retirement years, as well as assisting retirees with proper income planning. Additionally, Phillis educates area residents on comprehensive estate and retirement planning issues, helping them avoid the hardships that may come with an under-planned or unplanned retirement.

An avid believer in ethics and as part of her responsibility to her clients, Phillis was approved to join the National Ethics Bureau in 2005. The approval process required Phillis to volunteer transparency for a background check and comprehensive seven-year review with all regulatory bodies, including the FINRA, SEC and all state insurance and securities boards, along with a background check for criminal, civil and business violations. Membership is only granted to those that meet the organization's pristine background requirements. Since her approval, she has been featured in their monthly publication as a member who truly exemplifies a "passion for ethics".

As a pioneer in the financial services arena, Phillis has not only become a successful business professional in Arizona, but she has also made great strides nationally as a woman in finance. She has been recognized by multiple industry organizations as a role model for women interested in pursuing a financial career and has been featured as a cover story in a leading industry magazine, Senior Market Advisor, with the headline reading "What Glass Ceiling?" She was named as a finalist in the top five "Advisor of the Year" awards and is frequently asked to share her story at various industry events.

Phillis' educational background includes an affiliation with nationally acclaimed IRA expert, Ed Slott as a member of the Ed Slott Master Elite Advisor Group™. She has earned the prestigious CHARTERED RETIREMENT PLANNING COUNSELOR™(CRPC®) designation from the College for Financial Planning. This designation qualifies her in having mastery knowledge of pre- and post-retirement needs of individuals, including the retirement planning process, sources of retirement income, investing for retirement, employer-sponsored retirement plans, individual deferred compensation, planning for incapacity, disability and long-term care, retirement timeline, retirement plan distributions, asset management and investment strategy during the retirement years, income taxes and retirement, estate planning and retirement cash flow considerations. Additionally, Phillis is a member of the Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA), and through this membership and as part of her commitment to giving back to the community, she regularly holds public, not-for-profit financial awareness workshops. She received a bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Massachusetts. Her other designations and memberships include Investment Advisor Representative and member of MDRT's Top of the Table.

Phillis and her husband of 25 years, Harry, live in Scottsdale, Arizona. They are the proud parents of two children, Scott, 22 and Marisa, 19. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and is an avid runner; she has completed several marathons, including the Boston and New York marathons.

Compensation and Fee Structures:

Fee based as well as commissions for insurance products

Licenses, Certifications & Affiliations:

Series 65, life, health, disability, FPA, top of table mdrt, crpc, csa, nafa, naifa, mcola, neb member, bbb member


Not specified

Will provide references upon request?


Further information about PSP & ASSOCIATES:


(Size of firm: 0-9 advisors)

PSP & Associates was established in 1996 by Phillis Sax Pilvinis, CRPC, with the purpose of helping Phoenix area baby boomers and retirees grow and protect their life savings, secure an income for life and preserve their quality of life in retirement. In most cases, PSP & Associates is able to assist you with:

* Growing and protecting your assets;
* Creating a comprehensive plan for retirement;
* Securing a tax-free, reliable income for life;
* Reducing taxes in retirement;
* Preserving your quality of life in retirement;
* Coordinating with legal advisors to create a trust, will or estate plan;
* Structuring a legacy for loved ones and charities;
* Avoiding the high costs of probate; and
* Preventing financial hardships caused by unexpected health care costs.

As an independently owned and operated Investment Advisor Representative and insurance firm, we are a client-centered service business. We create retirement plans based on our clients' unique needs and financial goals. Each plan receives our undivided attention and an annual assessment to help ensure it continues to meet its objectives as market conditions, offerings and clients' needs change.

Our professional network includes REAP Financial Group, our Registered Investment Advisor firm. This strategic relationship enables us to offer diverse investment opportunities and grants us access to the latest resources made available in the industry. Through our membership with the industry associations MDRT and the Financial Planning Association (FPA), PSP & Associates participates in ongoing education in topics of financial planning, taxation, retirement income, investments and specialized insurance.

Phillis Sax Pilvinis is a member of the exclusive Ed Slott Master Elite IRA Advisor Group, a private organization comprised of the top financial professionals in the country, who are committed to advanced training on planning strategies for individual retirement accounts (IRAs).

Ed Slott, who is considered the leading authority in the United States on IRA transfers and tax reduction strategies, created this elite organization for financial advisors dedicated to becoming leaders in the industry and top advisors in their respective communities. As a member of Ed Slott's Master Elite IRA Advisor Group™, Pilvinis participates in continuing education classes on the latest changes to IRA tax laws and has access to the most advanced IRA information available, giving her the absolute best financial know-how for assisting her IRA clients.

PSP & Associates provides comprehensive financial planning with an emphasis on protecting and preserving their clients life savings, while planning for, enjoying and maintaining a comfortable lifestyle in retirement.

Contact Information for Phillis S. Pilvinis

Phone: 623-544-3424
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Fax: 623-214-1525

Address for Phillis S. Pilvinis:
14985 W. Bell Rd.
Suite 100
Surprise, AZ, 85374

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