"Inspiring extraordinary people to live abundant lives through purpose, clarity, and design."

- The Alcantara Financial Group

Comprehensive Financial Planning

Financial success doesn't happen by chance. It has much more to do with choice. Transforming aspirations into actuality takes acumen, hard work, discipline, and strategic financial planning.

When it comes to your financial goals, each decision you make and action you take will have a significant impact on your future financial circumstances. A good financial blueprint will lay out what you need to do today to achieve your goals tomorrow.

When it's a matter of planning for the future, realizing the need to take greater control over your financial life is the first step. Choosing to work with someone who has the ability and resources to best address those needs is the next.

The Alcantara Financial Group will listen, clarify and help prioritize your goals and aspirations before developing a personalized financial plan designed to help you achieve your vision for the future.

Backed by the extensive resources of the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company, John Alcantara often partners with successful executives, business owners, high net worth individuals, and affluent families to help achieve and secure their dreams for the future. He also frequently collaborates with fellow advisors to educate clients on wealth management strategies and solutions.

Resources for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

The Alcantara Financial Group works with business owners to take advantage of unique investment opportunities in all facets of their business, from Business Risk Management to Employee Benefits Planning to Business Succession Planning.

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Media Mentions

John Alcantara Featured as One of 2020's Modern Men in Modern Luxury Vegas

From the article: "Having walked clients through some of the most challenging economic periods in recent history, including the dot com bubble, the 2008 recession, and the current coronavirus pandemic, John and David have seen clients reap the rewards of sound financial planning at every stage of their career.Read Full Article


John Alcantara Co-Authored Article On "Your Financial Plan and the Coronavirus," published in the Las Vegas Business Press

From the article: "The reality is that it is difficult, if not impossible, to regularly predict the top or the bottom of the market. If you go back to the Great Recession, at a time when things were at their worst, you’ll see that no one predicted the tremendous rebound that we saw for the remainder of 2009." Read Full Article


John Alcantara Authored Article On "Disability Insurance," published in the Las Vegas Business Press

From the article: "A person’s ability to earn income is often their most valuable asset. Most people work because they need to, not because they want to, and many have invested irreplaceable years in school and in building a career. " Read Full Article


John Alcantara Authored Article On "Tax Planning / Roth IRA Conversions," published in the Las Vegas Business Press

From the article: "Someone who believes they will be in the same or higher tax bracket during retirement and is interested in reducing RMDs and values diversification on how retirement distributions are taxed might consider converting to a Roth." Read Full Article


John Alcantara Co-Authored Article On "3 Key Money Matters for New Medical Practices," published in Medical Economics

From the article: "Many physicians don’t know where to begin when starting their own practice. Finding and getting referred to the right professional team often is the best first step. Working with an attorney, certified public accountant (CPA), wealth management team and practice manager allows physicians to focus on their practice and patients."  Read Full Article


John Alcantara Quoted in Financial Advisor Magazine Article Titled "How to Pay for Long-Term Care"

From the article: "We know that providing for long-term-care (LTC) expenses is an important part of retirement planning. As people live longer and face possible physical or cognitive impairment, most will require some degree of help at a certain age with at least two “activities of daily living”—eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring to or from a bed or chair, and controlling bathroom functions. What’s less clear is how to pay for it."


John Alcantara Authored Article On "Financial Health in Starting Your Own Practice: What Physicians Need to Keep in Mind When Becoming Entrepreneurs," published in Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations (NEPO) Newsletter

From the article: "In medicine, it's common for a physician to start their own practice. The reasons can vary from increased freedom to better financial opportunities, to focusing on practicing in an area of specialty and creating a name for oneself. Whatever the reason, and however noble the causes, without careful planning many physicians can find themselves in compromising situations."  Read Full Article


John Alcantara Quoted in Las Vegas Review Journal Article Titled "Nevada Learned Limited Lessons From Recession"

From the article: "If you learned anything from the recession, you would be saving more cash and investing less in real estate, local experts say. Data suggests Nevada did learn those lessons, but only when compared to the rest of the country." Read Full Article


John Alcantara Quoted in Las Vegas Review Journal Article Titled "How International Tourists May Change Mobile Payment Culture in Las Vegas"

From the article: "Although services like Apple Pay and Google Wallet haven’t caught on in the U.S. as quickly as some expected, it’s only a matter of time before paying for everything with your smartphone becomes more mainstream. International visitation may speed that process up in Las Vegas." Read Full Article


John Alcantara Featured in Forbes BrandVoice Article About How to Use Executive Benefits to Retain Top Talent

From the article: "Retaining valuable employees is a top concern for business owners. In this article, John offers advice on benefits you can use in your business to hold on to your top employees."

The Northwestern Mutual Difference

We make plans for people, not just money. So no matter your goals, we have access to top rated products and services to help you meet each one.

  • Best Life Insurance Company ranked by NerdWallet, April 2019 1
  • Highest financial strength ratings of any life insurer from all four major rating agencies2
  • Top 10 U.S. Independent Investment Broker-Dealers3
1 ©2017-2019 and TM, NerdWallet, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

2 A.M. Best Company, A++ (highest), May 2019; Fitch Ratings, AAA (highest), May 2019; Moody's Investors Service, Aaa (highest), September 2018; S&P Global Ratings, AA+ (second highest), June 2019. Third-party ratings are subject to change. Ratings are for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company.

3 Measured by 2018 total revenues. Ranking for Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC. Sources: Financial Advisor magazine and Investment News, May 2019.

John Luis Alcantara, CLTC®
Wealth Management Advisor

The Alcantara Financial Group

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