Sedona Arizona

Dale L. Shafer II


Hi, I’m Dale L Shafer II, founder of Life Moves Wealth Management, a fee-only financial advisory firm located in Scottsdale, AZ.

I serve as a financial and exit planning advisor for business owners and business professionals.

I am proud to hold professional designations, including the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM (CFP®), Certified Business Exit Consultant (CBEC®), Accredited Portfolio Management AdvisorTM (APMA®), and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®).

My wife is a total gem – her name is Melisa. We married in 2010 and have four children, three of whom are currently in college in three different states. And, we welcomed our “next-gen” kid to our family in April 2021.

I’m a big believer in being a contributor to my community and not just a consumer of resources. I’m active in Scottsdale Sunrise Rotary Club (President 2022-2023), graduate of Scottsdale Leadership Class 38 “Best in State”, and enjoy teaching financial literacy in high schools and in the workplace.

Out of the office, I am most likely found exploring outdoors, hiking, road cycling, and camping. You might also see me rocking out behind a drum kit or a guitar.

I enjoy reading books on finance and leadership, and collecting deadpan “dad jokes” to try out on our kids. They’re big fans.  

A few more favorites…

Favorite outdoor activities: Cycling and hiking.

Favorite band/artist: Led Zeppelin (a.k.a. best band ever), Elton John, Petra.

Favorite Movie: tough call between The Godfather I & II, Atlas Shrugged, or Spaceballs.

Favorite place to visit: Lake Tahoe.

Favorite foods: Indian, breakfast.

Favorite sports team: all things Florida State (GO NOLES!).

If I can be anywhere but here right now: snorkeling at Anini Beach on the island of Kauai, HI.

What I’m listening to: The Compound and Friends podcast, The Entrepreneur Rollercoaster (audiobook) by Darren Hardy.

What I’m currently reading: 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson.

Most interesting thing I’ve done: probably that time I ate Oreos with Alice Cooper… or, mixing mud with my feet to make bricks in India.

I’d love to know more about you. Let’s get introduced.

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