Thomas J. Dobransky & Associates - San Diego, California

Call Us: (858) 668-3038

My Mission. My Philosophy. My Approach. A Second Opinion.



Largely serving individuals in the medical, science, and research fields, I offer a wide range of services aimed to help them build, protect, and preserve their wealth throughout life’s many stages.

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Whether they’re divorced, widowed, single, or married, I work with women in all stages of life, with the goal of helping them feel empowered and confident in their financial decision making.

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Business Owners


Running a business and determining an appropriate retirement plan that meets the needs of employees isn’t easy. From offering fiduciary insight to objective advice, I help businesses succeed.

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The Pursuit of Financial Clarity and Confidence


Over the past 30 years, I have served a number of individuals, women, and business owners ranging in age, financial situation, and goals. While each and every client has their own unique needs and dreams, many face one, universal concern: confidently making financial decisions.

I am committed to taking the mystery and confusion out of investing and retirement planning strategies so my clients can focus on what they enjoy most in life. I believe that by offering ongoing education, customized strategies, and objective guidance, clients can feel more confident in their financial future.

Located in San Diego, California, I largely serve clients in La Jolla, Del Mar, Rancho Bernardo, Poway, and Rancho Santa Fe.

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Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

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A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

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Retiring the 4% Rule

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Choosing a Mortgage

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There are things you can do to keep yourself safe when you lose your wallet.

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Three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

The Rule of 72

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