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Franklin Tennessee

725 Cool Springs Boulevard

Suite 600
Franklin, TN 37067

Troy Michigan

101 W. Big Beaver Road

Suite 1400
Troy, MI 48084
Joe Budd, CFP®, CHFC, MSFS

Joe Budd, CFP®, CHFC, MSFS

Managing Director

As a board CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, Joe provides comprehensive financial strategies for higher net-worth families to help preserve current levels of wealth, plan for retirement, as well as, designing retirement plans for closely held businesses. All aspects of planning are implemented and reviewed annually to help assure a comfortable standard of living in retirement.

Joe began his career with Dean Witter which evolved into Morgan Stanley. He then moved his practice to Smith Barney, Wells Fargo, and Budd Melone & Co. Inc., before joining Independent Advisor Alliance, LLC as an investment advisor representative in 2021.

Affiliations and Memberships

  • Williamson County Chamber of Commerce
  • Walsh College Alum­ni
  • Former Board Member and Treasurer for the Unification Board for the Williamson County Chambers of Commerce.
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Holy Family Men’s Club
  • Cursillo Movement Community Involvement

Thought Leadership

  • Contributing finance columnist to the Nashville Business Journal, Life at the Governor’s Club Magazine, and Your Williamson Magazine.
  • Featured financial speaker at local libraries
  • Continuing Education Preparation (CPE) speaker CPA’s over the last 14 years on topics such as, Behavioral Finance, Comprehensive Financial Planning Process, and Types of Qualified Plans for Small Business Owners
  • Corporate Speaker: featured speaker for Fortune 500 corporate executive retiree groups, small and mid-size companies on retirement, wealth planning, and range of financial topics

Community Involvement

  • Marriage Enrichment Ministry Program


  • 10 time winner of 5 Star Wealth Planner Award* which is given to top 7% of wealth planners
  • Business Leader Who’s Who Magazine – Nashville and Williamson County
  • Business Leader Radio Guest Speaker


  • BA Accountancy and Business Administration, Major in Finance, Walsh College
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP® Certification), ChFC® (Certified Financial Consultant) American College
  • MS Financial Services (MSFS), The American College

*Award based on 10 objective criteria associated with providing quality services to clients such as credentials, experience, and assets under management among other factors. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of 2012-2023 Five Star Wealth Managers.

Financial planning

If you would like to see if your financial plan is aligned with you goals, please use our financial planning tool or if you have questions about your plan, call us for a cup of coffee and a second opinion. 



Securities are offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. For hyperlinks to FINRA and SIPC, please refer to the 'Contact Info' section above.  Budd Wealth Management is another business name of Independent Advisor Alliance. All investment advice is offered through Independent Advisor Alliance, LLC, a registered investment adviser. Independent Advisor Alliance, LLC is a separate entity from LPL Financial.