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Complimentary Income Mapping and Social Security Maximization Strategies.
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Daryl B. Shankland

Born 1953

  • University of Illinois, BS Communications , Summa Cum Laude, 1975
  • Broadcast news reporter and sales representative 1975 to 1980, WLRW Champaign, Il and WGEM Quincy, Il
  • Registered Representative Paine Webber 1980 to 1986
  • Registered Representative Smith Barney and predecessor firms 1986 to 2003
  • Branch Manager Smith Barney 1987 to 1996
  • Registered Investment Advisor Butterfield Capital 2003 to 2006
  • President Shankland Financial Advisors, LLC 2006 to present
Daryl has been guiding clients in their investment decisions since 1980, encompassing both good times and bad. Her broadcasting background has helped her communicate complex, quickly changing information to clients in a manner that they can understand. Over the years, Daryl has been a frequent commentator on financial matters on both television and radio. While at traditional Wall Street brokerage firms, she was quickly recognized for her leadership qualities. She served as branch manager of Smith Barney’s Quincy, Illinois office for over 9 years and left the company after attaining the highest designation of Senior Vice President. With her deep exposure to both management and client portfolio structuring, she understands how emotions can take their toll and how critical it is to trust your financial advisor. With a responsive business structure that enables her to work quickly on your behalf, she can manage your money using her keen sense of who you are and what you would like your money to do for you. Daryl describes herself as a” paid professional truth-teller”. She is interested in working with individuals who want someone to guide them, but who in their own right take responsibility for the financial well-being of their families. Her honest assessment of where you stand financially could greatly increase your peace of mind. If you are a long way from reaching your financial goals, Daryl can help you map out a plan to get where you want to go. If you are in good shape financially, Daryl’s mission is to help you stay that way and maximize what you can pass on after you are gone. Daryl’s friends usually become clients, and her clients usually become friends. They would be most likely to describe her as smart, driven, and dedicated but with a nice mix of friendly and creative. In her free time Daryl enjoys traveling, painting, singing in her church choir, and relishing time with her husband Richard, six grown children, and ten grandchildren. Daryl and her husband Dick live in Sapphire, NC.

Alden M. Burnett III

Born 1961

  • Eagle Scout 1976
  • Illinois State University, B.S. Communications, 1983
  • Eagle Scout mentor & Assistant Scout Master
  • 1993 to 1997 Manufacturer’s Representative working as liaison between manufacturer’s and small business owners
  • V.P. & partner 21st Century Building Products 1997-2004
  • Peace Memorial Church youth group volunteer
  • Registered Representative  2004-2012
  • Series 6 Investment Company / Variable Products securities license – December 2004
  • Series 63 Uniform Securities Agent license – December 2004
  • Series 65 Uniform Investment Adviser license – September 2006
  • Series 7 General Securities Registered Representative license – March 2007
  • Life, accident and health insurance licenses 2004
  • Investment Advisor Representative, Shankland Financial Advisors, LLC November 2013 to present
Alden has been helping individual clients and business owners accumulate and manage their investments since 2004. He holds a strong belief that proper insurance protection is a key component of any financial plan. His focus on insurance helps ensure the money which clients are accumulating is not wiped out in a financial disaster. His experience allows him to utilize resources from innovative companies around the world. He can review the protection you have in place and provide you a solution using the most current, competitive products available. As a young man Alden achieved the designation of Eagle Scout. He has applied those solid principles to all of his business dealings and believes that character is doing the right thing when no one is watching. He is active in his community and has served as an Eagle Scout mentor, assistant Scout Master and youth group volunteer. His personal passions are his wife Sue and two children, outdoor adventure and his music. Whether it’s mountain climbing with his son, shooting rapids with the family or playing drums in a local venue, he never forgets that the peace of security can provide all families the ability to chase their dreams. In his presence, you will know that you are being guided by someone who cares and will see to it that he does the right thing for you and your family.

Buddy “Bud” Nidey

Born 1951

  • Small business owner 1984-1992
  • Accounting and business management 1993-present
  • College of Financial Planning graduate, Denver, Colorado 1994
  • BA Business Administration Loyola University of Chicago 1994
  • Registered Certified Public Accountant 1999 in State in Illinois
  • Active as Youth Director, Administrator and member of Faith Bible Church Joliet, Illinois.
  • Currently President, BLN Accounting and Retirement Solutions, LLC
  • Investment Advisor Representative Shankland Financial Advisors, LLC

Licences and Accredidations held:

  • AHIP Certification for Medicare Advantage
  • Life, Accident and Health Insurance
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Series 65 Registered Investment Advisor Representative Shankland Financial Advisors, LLC

As Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of the College of Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado, Buddy “Bud” Nidey applies his strong analytical background to his work as an investment advisor representative. He enjoys coordinating clients’ investment portfolios with solid financial planning that takes income taxes, diversification and safety into consideration. Bud works with families up to and through retirement, mapping out strategies that maximize Social Security and other sources of income to a retiree. When working with a client, Bud prepares a personalized analysis showing how retirement income can flow year by year throughout retirement. This unique spreadsheet helps fill in all the pieces of what might otherwise be a confusing financial puzzle. It is invaluable to many as a tool to understand and feel comfortable with their plans and goals for retirement. Because he also assists clients with income tax preparation, health, life and long term care insurance, he can truly orchestrate comprehensive planning in all the areas families have critical needs. Bud is a frequent speaker regarding financial topics and conducts regular seminars on “Social Security Maximization” and “Taxes in Retirement.”

Eric Gaddy

Born 1968

• University of North Carolina at Pembroke. BA Economics
• Registered Representative- Dean Witter 1994-1995
• Senior Vice-President, Senior Financial Consultant First Citizens Investor Services 1995-2003, 2005-2010
• Vice-President Registered Representative RBC Dain Rauscher 2003-2005
• Ethos Wealth Group (IAR with Capital Investment Advisory Service, LLC and Registered Representative Capital Investment Group, Inc.)  2010-2017
• Author “Retire Early What Are You Waiting For”
• Investment Advisor Representative, Shankland Financial Advisors, LLC September 2019 to Present


Eric has been managing client’s money and expectations since 1993. He is the author of the book “Retire Early What are you waiting for?”  As a fiduciary, Eric puts his client’s interests first.  His goal is to help you navigate the complicated investment world and educate you on how to reach your goals most efficiently. Eric enjoys spending time with his life partner Deb and his two children, Kate and Frank.  In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, writing, and sitting back with a cold beer and a good cigar.