Our mission is to empower & elevate clients to reach their financial goals

Di Bello Financial, Inc is a Boutique, Fee Only, Fiduciary Firm. Serving the complex needs of high net worth clients


Our Approach

Here at Di Bello Financial we focus on forming long term relationships with our clients. We work with high net worth clients to fully understand their unique financial lives indepth, tailoring financial advice to each client in order to fit their needs, everything from retirement planning to tax planning, investing and legacy planning. Our touchstone approach at Di Bello Financial is to guide clients through every aspect of their financial lives.  Because we are an independent fee only financial planning firm, we never sell financial or insurance products or receive commissions or compensation from any third parties. We have always been and will always be a 100% Fiduciary firm. Being fully transparent and always putting our client's best interests ahead of our own, caring about our client's success. 

Di Bello Financial, Inc. is a member of NAPFA, The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, the leading fee only, fiduciary professional organization dedicated to promoting the fiduciary standard. The firm is also a member of the AICPA, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the leading worldwide CPA organization, promoting ethical standards of CPAs while advocating for legislation and public interest groups.

Our Investing Philosophy

Our investment philosophy lies in the fundamental principal of Value Investing. Our portfolios are carefully constructed, after detailed financial statement analysis, with high quality, publicly traded, individual large cap dividend paying stocks, investment grade bonds and a variety of index ETFs. Creating balanced, quality, low fee and tax efficient portfolios. Portfolios are designed with downside protection to reduce risk and maximize returns while investments are chosen and allocated in such a way as to minimize taxes. All accounts are individually owned directly by clients and are held at TD Ameritrade's Custodial Institutional Division.

Our Services

  • Fee Only Fiduciary Investment Management
  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Tax Planning
  • Tax Preparation (offered to investment & financial planning clients only)

Our Founder

Annette Di Bello, CPA, CFP®

Annette, the firm's founder and CEO, brings over 30 years of cumulative accounting, tax, financial planning and investing experience and holds two of the top three coveted financial designations: CPA & CFP®

Annette obtained her Bachelor Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from California State University Fullerton. CSUF ranks #7 for the best accounting programs in all California Universities. This unique combination of education and expertise makes her an expert in the field, giving her a superior perspective in the financial industry to guide clients for effective tax efficiency and planning. With expertise in financial planning, tax planning and investment management. Creating an efficient coalition between all aspects of clients financial lives. 

Annette must complete 170 hours of continuing education every two years.  She attends the best financial conferences in order to obtain the most relevant and updated investment, tax and financial planning education available. Visit the About Us drop down menu for additional Bio information.

Fee Only vs. Fee Based


We are a 100% fiduciary adhering to the highest standard of a CPA. A fiduciary is someone who is legally and ethically bound to act in your best interest. Fiduciaries do not receive compensation from third parties, all of their compensation comes directly from clients. Not to be confused with a suitability standard, which is the standard fee based brokers adhere to. This suitability standard does not require the advisor to put the client's needs first but who's duty of loyalty is to the brokerage firm the advisor works for. Fee based brokers are compensated by third parties on mutual funds, annuities and other commissioned products. Furthermore, 85% of the 80,000 CFPs work for brokers and are therefore not a 100% fiduciary*. We are in the 15% of CFPs that are true fee only and therefore 100% fiduciary.

*CFP Board stats


We do not receive any commissions. As a "Fee Only" Independent Registered Investment Advisor firm, all our compensation comes directly from the client. We have no affiliation with any broker, insurance, annuity or fund company. Not to be confused with "Fee Based" who may charge a fee on some accounts and receive commissions from brokers, fund and insurance companies on other accounts. As a fee only advisor, there are no hidden fees, no third party bonuses or compensation, no sales of any kind of any financial or insurance products. This allows us to be unbiased in selecting investments, thus creating high quality, low fee, conflict free and fully transparent portfolios.

Di Bello Financial is a 100% True Fiduciary

There are approximately 310,000 "financial advisors" in the USA. Of that, 31,000 are Registered Investment Advisors (RIA), and only 5,000 of the RIAs that are true fiduciaries, representing just 1.6% of all advisors. 

Di Bello Financial is a true fiduciary representing 1.6% of all advisors

The average mutual fund has up to 4.17% in expense incl. taxes & fees. They are also tax inefficient & can generate taxes regardless of a return.  Forbes, April 2011

Di Bello Financial does not use mutual funds 

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Contact Us

Contact us to discuss your financial situation. We will schedule you for a consultation with Annette Di Bello. At this meeting Annette can go over your financial situation and discuss ways we can assist you. 

Di Bello Financial, Inc.

9870 Research Drive, Irvine, CA 92618, US

(949) 716-7050




"Compound interest is the greatest mathematical discovery of all time."

Albert Einstein