Ralph Bender, CFP® has been an independent financial consultant since 1993, moving his individual practice to LPL Financial in May 2001. Positioning his business for future expansion, Enduring Wealth Advisors® was created in 2009.
Ralph has always worked in environments that give him the largest range of strategies while conscientiously providing objective advice. His career has been dedicated to putting clients’ interests first.
A Pennsylvania High School graduate, Ralph went on to earn a B.A. in Accounting from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, then a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from California State Long Beach in 1989.
Through LPL Financial, Ralph is registered and licensed for mutual funds; stocks; bonds; annuities; life, health, disability, and long-term care insurance; and managed futures funds. He is also an LPL Registered Principal, allowing him to supervise other registered representatives. Ralph has special training on the use of structured products, which are available through LPL Financial.
The San Diego Christian Writer’s Guild has recognized his Running Money® newsletter for writing excellence. He penned the “Your Money” column in several local newspapers in the late 1990’s.
He manages the LPL Financial Advisors Roundtable (www.AdvisorsRoundTable.INFO), a private LinkedIn group available to the thousands of financial advisors affiliated with LPL Financial. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional, he is also a member of the Financial Planning Association’s Orange County Chapter.
In the year 2000, he was published in the trade magazine Registered Representative with an article titled “Disrespecting our Elders”, one of the industry’s first acknowledgements of abuses related to the elderly. At the time, he was also a volunteer technical advisor to Riverside County’s CARE program (Curtailing Abuses Related to the Elderly).
Ralph is an accomplished runner, finishing twelve marathons including a Masters Personal Record of 3 hours 19 minutes in the 2009 Boston Marathon and an age-group first place in the 2011 Long Beach marathon. He qualified to return to run his third Boston in 2021. He is also a founding member of the Pocono Area Running Club (PARC) and regularly competes in local races, including the Run for the Red Marathon.
He is an avid reader, plays golf, and is involved in the local church and community. Ralph and Beth frequently entertain family and friends. Ralph is known for his artesian ice creams and gelatos, creating special flavors inspired by and for his kids and grandkids.
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