"Work with someone who isn't a CFP® pro? What do I look like, a lunatic?"
We are dedicated to professionally supporting, educating, and providing informed direction to each and every client.
We are dedicated to providing investment management and strategic wealth planning that is right for you. Simply put, we strive to be our client’s trusted advisor.
As a firm, our focus is to understand your goals and develop a plan to reach them. We will meet with you to present an analysis and discuss our recommendations. Together, we implement the recommendations and monitor your progress.
A strong planning process is the best way to create a more financially secure plan. It is crucial to create a financial plan that seeks to protect your needs now, and that plans for the future, in a tax efficient manner.
There are many financial products in the market, and so choosing the ones that best meet an individual client’s needs can be complicated.
Investments can play a key role in your financial security plan. A mix of registered and non-registered savings can help achieve your goals.
Insurance is essential to any comprehensive financial security plan. It can protect you and your family from undue hardship.
Retirement planning today has taken on many new dimensions that never had to be considered by earlier generations.
Managing your finances is an important component to any financial security plan. Money management strategies help you manage your savings on a daily basis.
Asset allocation is the process of selecting a mix of asset classes that closely matches an investor’s financial profile in terms of their investment preferences and tolerance for risk.
Everyone has their own reason for gifting their assets or a portion of their income to charitable organizations. Some find comfort in helping others who are less fortunate, while others simply want to share their good fortune.
Meet Our Owner
Learn more about our amazing team of professionals.
Scot L. Stark
Stark Strategic Capital Management, Inc.
MBA, CMFC, CFP® CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional
Scot founded SSCM, Inc., an independent, non-affiliated financial planning practice in 1998. He is the former chairperson of the program committee of the Maryland Chapter of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and received the FPA’s scholarship award for academic excellence in 2005. In 2007, he was elected to the FPA of Maryland’s board of directors for a three-year term. Scot was further recognized recently by the financial planning community and his peers by being nominated to pursue the executive track as president-elect in 2009, then as president and CEO of the FPA of Maryland in 2010. His long-tenured board service concluded as chairman of the board in 2011.
Scot has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Investment News, SmartMoney Magazine, SmartMoney.com, and The Baltimore Sun. He has also been a frequent guest of Cent$able Finance radio program on WLOY 1620 AM discussing various topics of financial interest.
Areas of Specialization
SSCM, Inc. provides a full range of financial planning services for clients, including:
Retirement Planning & Distribution Strategies
Investments & Portfolio Management
Tax Planning Strategies
Master of Business Administration – MBA
Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor – CMFC
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional – CFP®
Professional Affiliations and Civic Involvement
SSCM, Inc. is a registered investment advisor with the State of Maryland
Member of the Financial Planning Association since 2000
Provides pro-bono services to those in need
University of Maryland – College Park Bachelor of Arts
East Carolina University Master of Business Administration (MBA)