Our Team

President, Founder
jim [dot] puplava [at] financialsense [dot] com ()
jim [dot] puplava [at] financialsense [dot] com
858.487.3939 (Business)
888.486.3939 (Other)
858.487.3969 (Business Fax)

Financial Sense® Advisors, Inc.
President
Financial Sense® Securities, Inc.
President
Registered Representative

Financial Sense & Financial Sense Newshour
Author & Host
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Jim Puplava is the president of Financial Sense Wealth Management. His professional designations include Certified Financial Planner, Certified Tax Specialist, Certified Income Specialist, Certified Estate and Trust Specialist, FINRA Series 7, Series 24, Series 65 and Life, Disability and Variable Insurance licenses. Jim was a branch manager for LPL Financial Services, LLC for 12 years. He has been the president of Financial Sense® Advisors, Inc. (FSA) since 1985. In 1996, Jim established the broker/dealer firm, Financial Sense Securities®, Inc and is its president. He also oversees the portfolio management team at Financial Sense Wealth Management and Financial Sense Securities, Inc.

Jim’s experience in financial media began in 1988 when he was the host of Financial Sense Talkradio on various radio stations in San Diego. Today, he continues his weekly Financial Sense Newshour podcasts and writes occasional commentary for the Financial Sense blog. Jim has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, ABC News: Nightline, The Wall Street Transcript, The Huffington Post and for the documentary film The End of the Road: How Money Became Worthless, among other publications and media sources.

He graduated cum-laude in political science from Arizona State University and then went on to earn a master’s degree in international management from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird). In 2007 and 2009 Jim was nominated by his clients and professional peers as one of the San Diego area’s best wealth managers.

Jim and his wife Mary live near their three sons and grandchildren and are involved in various philanthropic enterprises through their charitable foundation. Jim also loves reading, sailing and historical documentaries.

Chief Executive Officer
ryan [dot] puplava [at] financialsense [dot] com ()
ryan [dot] puplava [at] financialsense [dot] com
858.487.3939 (Business)
888.486.3939 (Other)
858.487.3969 (Business Fax)

Financial Sense® Advisors, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
Financial Sense® Securities, Inc.
Options and Muni Principal
Registered Representative
Financial Sense & Financial Sense Newshour
Columnist & Guest
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Ryan joined Financial Sense® Wealth Management in 1995. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration/Finance from San Diego State University. His professional designations include FINRA Series 4, Series 7, Series 53, and Series 66 Uniform Combined State Law Exam. He earned the Chartered Market Technician's designation in 2007. Mr. Puplava is the Chief Executive Officer and works closely with James Puplava and the management team; he also contributes to Financial Sense and is a weekly guest on Financial Sense Newshour with the market wrap report.

Chief Investment Officer
chris [dot] puplava [at] financialsense [dot] com ()
chris [dot] puplava [at] financialsense [dot] com
858.487.3939 (Business)
888.486.3939 (Other)
858.487.3969 (Business Fax)

Financial Sense® Advisors, Inc.
Chief Investment Officer
Financial Sense® Securities, Inc.
Registered Representative
Financial Sense
Columnist & Guest
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Chris graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Biochemistry from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He joined Financial Sense® Wealth Management in 2005 and is currently pursuing the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst. His professional designations include FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 Uniform Combined State Law Exam. He contributes articles to Financial Sense as well as occasional interviews and updates on Financial Sense Newshour. Chris enjoys the outdoors.

Chief Compliance Officer
Alan [dot] Valenzuela [at] financialsense [dot] com ()
Alan [dot] Valenzuela [at] financialsense [dot] com
858.487.3939 (Business)
888.486.3939 (Other)
858.486.3969 (Business Fax)

Financial Sense® Advisors, Inc.
Chief Compliance Officer
Financial & Operations Principal
Financial Sense® Securities, Inc.
Chief Compliance Officer
Financial & Operations Principal
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Alan joined Financial Sense® Wealth Management in June 2017. He earned a Certified Regulatory Compliance Professional designation from Wharton Business School and holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from California State University at Los Angeles. Alan has over twenty years of experience in the financial services industry, which includes 10 years as a Vice President of Compliance at LPL Financial and 6 years as Head of Advisory and Brokerage Compliance at ING/Financial Network. His professional registrations include FINRA Licenses Series 7, 24, 27, 63 and 65. Alan enjoys coaching his son’s soccer team, hiking and taking his dogs to the beach.

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