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With more than 30 years' experience in the financial planning field, Joe is the managing partner of the firm. His financial advisory philosophy is based upon broad investment diversification and conservative risk taking.

He separately holds Series 7, 63, and 24 registrations as an Investment Adviser Representative of Commonwealth Financial Network®. In 2009, Joe was named among the nation's top investment advisors by Barron's1 and was listed among the top 25 independent financial advisors in the United States by Registered Rep2 magazine in August 2010. He attended The Ohio State University business program and received the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional certification in 1982.

1Ohio advisors based on assets under management.
2National survey based on assets under management.
Accounts are managed through Commonwealth Financial Network.

Ways to Connect

We learn from life as we live it.  This month Joe shares with us some important life tactics that he learned from a friend who recently passed away.  The lessons all have to do with keeping our minds alert and learning from our mistakes.  We must free our lives of clutter by getting things done.  The best way to achieving a freer lifestyle is the Nike motto, "Just Do It." Take a look at this thoughtful video and see if the advice fits your lifestyle.

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Joe Chornyak uses a recent personal experience with being patient to illustrate a basic financial investment strategy.  Markets today are volatile and more than likely always will be, but being patient and riding through the storm will always pay off in the long run.  After the 2008 economic downturn markets eventually rebounded and hit record highs.  Every market correction is different, and patience eventually pays off.

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It's time to start thinking about taxes again!  Here at Chornyak & Associates we have a highly qualified tax-planning department, headed by Adam Smetzer, CPA, prepared to serve you.  In the video for this month, Adam tells you about himself and his interests.

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Chornyak & Associates encourages listeners to donate to WCBE from 7-9am today 10/14. When you do they will double your donation with a matching gift of $5,000. This is a dollar-for-dollar offer for any donation made by phone during this time. (614) 365-5711.

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Chornyak & Associates encourages listeners to donate to WCBE from 4-7pm today. When you do they will double your donation with a matching gift of $5,000. This is a dollar-for-dollar offer for any donation made by phone during this time. (614) 365-5711.

We have a limited number of matching offers throughout the drive, so if you’re considering a donation to WCBE - don’t wait! Give now while you have a free moment; call 614-365-5711.

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I hope you'll take a look at our video for this month.  It's a personal message from me to our clients, potential clients, and friends.  I want you all to know that I love what I do and I'm highly motivated to provide you the best financial counseling possible.  It's a goal that all management and staff at Chornyak & Associates share and strive to achieve in our everyday dealings with you.

The U.S. renaissance in energy, manufacturing growth, and the rebound of the automotive industry are bringing about opportunities for investors.  Make sure you catch this video in which Joe Chornyak discusses what he's hearing from portfolio mangers regarding our energy and manufacturing future.

As a result of Joe Chornyak's recent meetings with portfolio managers, he uncovered some surprising insights as to what is HOT in financial markets today. Don't miss this video in which he shares with us his thoughts on creating the greatest opportunity over the long haul.

Where should we place our emphasis in savings and investment?  It's a question that we at Chornyak & Associates face frequently. The website Consumerism Commentary looks at both sides of the issue and comes up with some sound thoughts.  The answer?  It's a "moveable goal." 

This giveaway is for all you procrastinators out there! Today is the last day of our on-air fundraiser, and as of this morning we have $58,834.80 left to raise by 7pm today. Chornyak & Associates has once again come forward to inspire you to donate by giving away an iPad Mini to one lucky listener. 

Congratulations to renewing member, Roger Byers! He is the winner of our iPad Mini Giveaway #2, held on Wednesday, April 24th during on our spring on-air fundraiser.  

Make a donation today before 3pm and you’ll automatically be entered into our iPad Mini Giveaway, sponsored by Chornyak & Associates.  


Chornyak & Associates encourages listeners to donate to WCBE from 4-7pm today. When you do they will double your donation with a matching gift of $5,000. This is a dollar-for-dollar offer for any donation made by phone during this time. (614) 365-5711.

The Barron's magazine top financial advisor rankings are out again for this year, and we are proud to be in the national top 1,000, as well as having moved up to number 18 in the Ohio list.  We want to thank our clients for keeping us in this elite group.   

At the end of last year we were all talking about the "fiscal cliff." At the beginning of this year, the American Taxpayer Relief Act was passed and signed by the president, bringing about a lot of changes. 

Are you aware of the significant changes in the way the IRS targets taxpayers for audits and how it conducts the exams?