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Pittsburgh Financial Group CEO Andrew Pravlik strives daily to live a life of gratitude, recognizing that true wealth means health and happiness. “Another day on this earth is the most precious commodity,” he says.

Pravlik spends time at his homes in Robinson, Pennsylvania, and Sammamish Washington with his wife, Ivy, and their son, Aiden. When he’s not giving his clients the peace of mind they need to secure their retirement, Pravlik can be found in the great outdoors, fly fishing trout in Montana, Idaho, and Washington.

“I also enjoy visiting our national parks in an RV camper, skiing, golfing, gardening, and tending to my orchards,” Pravlik shared.

By trade, Andrew Pravlik serves as the CEO, President and Managing Partner of Pittsburgh Financial Group, specializing in income planning, retirement planning and overseeing and managing client portfolios. He also oversees the firm’s day-to-day operations.

“I am motivated by helping my clients grow and protecting their assets to guide them into achieving financial independence,” Pravlik says. “I have been helping clients obtain their financial objectives for nearly 30 years. As a leader in the investment industry, I work with individuals looking to retire and help them with 401k rollovers that create solid retirement plans.”

Pittsburgh Financial Group Leads the Way in Wealth Management Innovation

Pittsburgh Financial Group is a wealth management and financial services firm. The firm works with clients, providing expert guidance about income and retirement planning, insurance, and annuities. With more than 30 years of experience in the financial sector, Pravlik is an industry veteran specializing in working with retirement accounts, income planning, insurance, and annuities for his select group of clients.

According to studies, few Americans actually plan for their retirement; it’s estimated that only 23-33% of people in the United States have a written financial plan outlining savings and investments, leaving many to navigate money management in their later years without a concrete strategy.

Selecting a financial advisor for crucial investment goals entails discerning certain distinguishing qualities. Like Pravlik, ideal advisors should hold full licensure in life, annuities, fixed index annuities, and long-term care insurance, coupled with credentials such as Series 7, 63, and 66 securities licenses, as well as the Securities Industry Essentials® (SIE®) Certification.

Andrew Pravlik Is A Pioneer In The Financial Industry   

Andrew Pravlik has worked in the financial services industry since he was 18 years old. Before starting his career, he received two degrees from Allegheny College, including a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Finance. He also minored in French, demonstrating his diverse academic interests.

Over the years, Pravlik has earned several key certifications that have solidified his expertise in the financial sector. He holds the Series 7, 63, and 66 securities licenses and the Securities Industry Essentials Certification.

The Series 7 License allows Pravlik to trade a wide range of securities, including stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, and to act as a general securities representative. The Series 63 License, required for securities agents to operate in certain states, involves a comprehensive understanding of state securities regulations.

Pravlik’s Series 66 License combines the Series 63 and 65 licenses, enabling him to function as a securities agent and an investment adviser representative.

Andrew Pravlik is a seasoned professional in the financial industry who believes in a people-first approach. “I am fully licensed in life, annuities, fixed index annuities, and long-term care insurance,” Pravlik said. “I am proud to have a very close relationship with my clients. I work with multiple generations of families, which I believe shows my clients’ trust and confidence in me. My clients and I share a strong work ethic and the understanding that hard work and smart investing will be rewarded.”

Andrew’s dedication to his clients is evident in his long-standing relationships, emphasizing mutual respect and a shared commitment to achieving financial success together. His approach highlights his professional skills and his deep personal investment in the well-being and prosperity of those he serves.

Andrew Pravlik and Pittsburgh Financial Group Believe In Giving Back

Andrew Pravlik and his company, Pittsburgh Financial Group, are dedicated to giving back to the community and supporting those in need. From May 31 to June 2, 2024, the firm proudly sponsored the Justin Bibbo Charitable Golf Tournament to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The event at the Quarry Golf Club in Canton, Ohio, supported the foundation’s mission to cure cystic fibrosis and help patients lead full, productive lives.

The Justin Bibbo Charitable Golf Tournament, named after and inspired by community leader Justin Bibbo, brings the community together through philanthropy and sport. This event celebrates the spirit of giving and strengthens community bonds through a shared love of golf. The proceeds are directed towards critical research and patient support facilitated by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

“It is with great pride that we sponsor the Justin Bibbo Charitable Golf Tournament,” Andrew Pravlik said. “Our commitment to supporting the community and meaningful causes like the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is at the heart of what we do at Pittsburgh Financial Group.”

Gina McCafferty, COO and Director of Operations added, “This tournament represents a key opportunity for us to engage with the community and support an important cause. We look forward to a successful event filled with camaraderie and generosity.”

Through their support of the Justin Bibbo Charitable Golf Tournament, Pittsburgh Financial Group is not just making a donation, but making a difference. Their unwavering dedication to making a positive impact is a testament to the power of unity and the importance of giving back. This inspiring commitment to community service is a hallmark of Pittsburgh Financial Group’s values.

Moving Forward With Great Resolve

The summer of 2024 will be memorable for Andrew Pravlik, Gina McCafferty, and Pittsburgh Financial Group. Andrew and Gina will launch their new radio show, slated to hit the airwaves in the greater Pittsburgh area starting in late summer 2024. The show will empower retirees with sound financial strategies.

“We’re not just launching a radio show, we’re launching a platform for financial empowerment,” expressed Pravlik. “Our goal is to provide unbiased information in an educational format, ensuring that retirees receive the best possible advice tailored to their needs. We want our listeners to feel informed and empowered about their financial future.”

This emphasis on education underscores the show’s mission to provide valuable, actionable financial strategies. Mr. Pravlik believes that planning for one’s financial future is not just a choice but a responsibility owed to oneself and loved ones. He and McCafferty hope to equip people with the tools and knowledge needed to ensure a future where financial security is a fundamental right for everyone.

The new radio show will be tailored for retirees and explore various topics, from safe money income strategies to retirement investment portfolio tips. It will also tackle issues and questions often asked of financial advisors. Pravlik’s deep passion for financial matters has garnered recognition on various financial radio shows nationwide.

Having honed his skills on the esteemed KDKA radio show “Your Money and You,” Pittsburgh’s top-rated financial program, he is excited to spearhead the development of his own financial literacy radio show with McCafferty.

Scheduled to broadcast in both Pittsburgh and Seattle, where Pittsburgh Financial Group’s subsidiary, Seattle Financial Group, operates, Pravlik’s upcoming show promises to further his mission of promoting financial education.

“Retirement planning goes beyond finances; it’s about ensuring a secure and fulfilling future,” stated McCafferty. “Through our show, we aim to equip listeners with the knowledge and tools necessary to seamlessly navigate every aspect of retirement.”

The radio program will cover various topics, including an overview of the new retirement landscape, Social Security optimization, Medicare coverage options, estate planning essentials, and investment strategies.

As Andrew Pravlik continues to make strides in the financial industry, his dedication to educating and empowering others remains unwavering. His upcoming radio show with Gina McCafferty is another testament to his commitment to ensuring economic security and literacy for all.

With a career rooted in passion and service, Pravlik is poised to make a lasting impact on the lives of retirees and their families.

By Chris Bates