Valued Guidance

Whether you are seeking financial advice because you’ve had a big change in life or decided it’s time to get serious about retirement planning, we can help.

As an independent financial advisor, Chad Walton works with individuals and families to provide a collaborative voice and help you make smart investment and saving decisions.

Working together, we will create a personalized plan for you and your circumstances – one that you will feel confident is leading you toward your ideal future.

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Committed to Clarity 

The world of investing and retirement planning can be complex. Our goal is to make it as simple as possible for our clients by educating you on your options.

We start with where you are financially, identify what you want retirement to look like, and then implement a plan that puts you on the path to your goals – making sure we review and revise as life changes.

Your Wealth Should Support Your Values

Money isn’t the goal of investing – it’s building wealth to support your values and goals. Sometimes you’re already clear about what those are – other times it’s not as apparent. It’s also common for couples to have different feelings about how they want to use their wealth. That’s why we help you identify and connect your money and values.

To do this, we use a special program that surveys your needs, wants and goals to give you insights on what is really important to you.

To learn more about this program and how we use it in our practice, contact us anytime.

Chad Walton, AAMS®


Dedicated to You

A great relationship is based upon a solid foundation of trust and respect. Chad Walton is dedicated to providing the level of proactive service and the collaborative relationship that you have a right to expect as a client. He strives to bring confidence and understanding to your financial life through a straightforward approach and clear guidance.

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Ashley Cross

Administrative Assistant



Creating meaningful relationships and serving as additional support to clients gives Ashley Cross great satisfaction in her role as Administrative Assistant. Raised in a family of financial professionals, her interest in the industry developed from a young age and has grown alongside her knowledge and exposure.

Ashley attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where she received a bachelor’s in business administration, focusing her studies on finance. Prior to joining Cornerstone, Ashley worked for over two years as an administrative professional at another financial services firm.

When she’s not in the office, Ashley enjoys staying fit and making regular trips to the gym. She currently resides in Edwardsville, Illinois with her long-term boyfriend, Tyler, and their cat, Mia.

Have questions? We’re here to help. Send us a message and we’ll get in touch.

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