The Smith-Kastner Story

We are a full service financial planning firm with over 50 years of combined experience

Co-founder Perry G. Smith started his career selling life insurance shortly after graduating college in 1976. Over the next 30 years, he built a highly successful business as both a producer and a general agency for General American Life Insurance (now a subsidiary of MetLife). As the practice grew, so did his realization that many of his clients needed so much more than just life and disability insurance. Ever the entrepreneur, in 2004, Perry departed General American with the goal of becoming the Auburn-Opelika community’s most comprehensive financial planning firm.

Around the same time, Nathan A. Kastner was a soon to be graduate of Auburn University, looking to enter the arena of full-service financial planning in a community that did not seem to have many options for those looking for comprehensive retirement planning advice. The rest, as they say, is history!

Today, nearly 40 years after Perry first opened his doors, Smith-Kastner Wealth Management advises hundreds of clients in all areas of insurance, investment, and estate planning.

How We Can Benefit You

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    Improve Your Lifestyle

    We explore income enhancement and expense reduction strategies which may improve your lifestyle and create discretionary income.

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    Minimize Taxes

    Help identify ways to minimize taxes which may free up cash for spending and investments.

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    Reduce Stress

    We help organize your financial information which may help reduce uncertainty and stress.

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    Protect What Matters

    We design risk management strategies to help you protect the people and things that matter to you.

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    Wealth Transfer

    We work with you and your existing advisors to review your estate plan and recommend strategies to efficiently transfer wealth to heirs.

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    Stay Focused

    We develop, plan, implement and review recommendations to help you stay focused on reaching your goals

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    Prioritize Your Goals

    We help to define and prioritize your financial goals to articulate your expectations.

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    We help you manage the value of your business interests as well as recommend strategies to help recruit, retain and reward your employees

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