Ben Toben has always been passionate about his community and the people who live and work near his hometown of Manchester, Missouri. As an independent financial advisor, he serves the individuals and families in that area through objective guidance and clear advice.
He enjoys being able to ease clients’ minds by taking on the burden of planning and managing their financial lives, so they feel confident they’re on the right path toward their goals. From investment management to financial planning, Ben helps clients understand their options, advise on a course of action and stay on course toward their long-term plan. His greatest reward is seeing the smiles on his clients’ faces when they get to retire, knowing he helped them reach that milestone with confidence about life after work.
Ben serves clients through Cornerstone Wealth Management, a registered investment advisory firm founded in 2005 that now has about 90 independent advisors who share best practices to better serve their clients. Being part of Cornerstone also allows Ben to shift many business and regulatory duties to other professionals, freeing up his time to focus on his clients’ needs.
As a registered investment professional with 10 years of experience, Ben started his career with a large brokerage firm but joined Cornerstone as an independent advisor through LPL Financial, a leading financial services firm. He made the move so he could offer clients more investment options and serve as a fiduciary, offering objective investment advice.
With a deep desire to serve his community, Ben was elected in 2018 to the Board of Alderman for the City of Manchester as a representative for Ward 3. He employs his financial expertise in assisting with the city’s budget and his business experience in increasing relations between the city and its small business owners. He currently leads the Manchester Business Association, which brings together small business owners with ties to the area to discuss business-building techniques.
Ben earned a bachelor’s degree from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, and holds his Series 7 and 66 registrations through LPL Financial. Ben lives in Manchester with his wife, Jennifer, and their baby boy, Jacob.