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Our Story

Advanced Planning Solutions was founded in 1999 with the goal of offering a full-service financial planning firm in a comfortable environment.  One which acts as a fiduciary by putting the interests of the client above all else and not being restrained by a large company.  

At the heart of the business is a hand-holding approach built on education and security.  We continually educate our clients so they are comfortable and confident.  

Meet The Team

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Nancy Gragg, CWS®, AIF®

Registered Principal*

Ca Insurance Lic. #0565038

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Nancy Gragg is CEO and Founder of Advanced Planning Solutions, Inc. and a Registered Principal with Cetera Advisor Networks LLC.  Nancy has been involved in the Financial Services industry since 1978 and is a frequent guest speaker and seminar leader on Financial Planning for Women, and Retirement Planning.

Nancy is a long-time resident of Palos Verdes, where she lives with her husband Bob. They are pickleball fanatics and love to travel during their time off. 

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John Gragg, CFP®

Registered Representative*

Ca Insurance Lic. # 0I59024

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John Gragg is a Certified Financial Planner and has over 10 years of industry experience.  He graduated from San Diego State with a degree in Finance after which he worked for multiple investment firms prior to joining the team.

On the weekends you can find John walking with his wife (Michelle), baby boy (Carter), and 2 dogs (Leo and DJ) along the beach or surfing/hiking around Palos Verdes.   

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