It’s your plan, not mine

I’m here to advise and support you

It's all about you

You’re in control of your life. I never force my clients to do anything they don’t want to do.

I’m available whenever you need me, whenever you have a question. Life doesn’t generally wait 3-6 months for an appointment.

I will always adjust my planning agenda to your priorities, to anything new or urgent you want to discuss.

I won’t let you leave our conversations unsettled or unsure.

how does it work?

My approach integrates life planning with financial planning. We’ll define and design your unique version of “financial success.” Within this framework, I develop a comprehensive financial plan that aligns with your values, priorities, and life goals.


It typically requires 4-5 meetings across 3-6 months to get to a full draft of a comprehensive plan.

it all starts with just a call

We’ll get to know each other and explore whether my services are a fit for your needs.

Get Started
This first meeting - at no cost to you - provides you insight into the approach, because we'll actually start the process.
Meeting 2
Your Goals
All the insights and visualization come together in this highly interactive session to define and prioritize your true goals. We’ll tie off any loose ends with your data for the financial part of the plan.
Meeting 4
The Rest of Year 1
We’ll meet regularly to ensure that we’re implementing your plan and monitoring your success. We’ll develop your Investment Policy and I'll manage any changes that arise.
Year 2+
Meeting 1
Insights, Values, Satisfaction
The qualitative collaboration continues in this meeting to drive out insights and begin to develop a vision of your future.
Meeting 3
The Plan
The qualitative pieces converge with the financial in this collaboration session on your full plan. We’ll confirm all the key elements - your values, vision, concerns, goals and more.
Year 1
The Future
You’re a pro now, but things change, don’t they? We’ll meet 2-4 times per year and continually manage the plan and respond to the transitions and changes in your life and goals. I’m always available.

what i can do for you

Simplify

Financial systems are unclear, complicated, and they change all the time. You can chase the information for days – it’s all out there – but it’s cryptic and too plentiful. I will help you sort through choices clearly, with insight, and without jargon.  

Values

What are your values? Can you name them? Does your money life support them? I will get you to a place where what you do with your money aligns with what you say is important. 

independence

I will help you define your meaning of financial independence, then I will help you get there. I’d love to help you get there faster. 

Priority

Should you pay off this loan first or save more?  Should you save more or invest more?  I will help you sort out the decisions and take care of first things first. 

relief

I like doing the numbers and the planning. Maybe you don’t – so many reasons. Let me do it for you. 

Confidence

I will teach you (not lecture you, shame you or judge you) about the details so that you can build your comfort and confidence around your money. I will help you learn as much or as little as you like, but I will insist that you know enough to make informed decisions. 

Permission

Can you buy a Sprinter? Can you quit your job to become a letter carrier or a park ranger? Can your family spend 3 middle-school years in South America? If it’s not possible, I’ll be honest with you, but if it is possible, I’ll show you how it can work. Then all you need to do is decide. 

listening

Many of us (all of us?) grew up with taboos or discomfort around money. We sometimes feel ignorant, ashamed, or simply anxious. Bring. It. On. You talk, I listen, and we make some real progress. 

Accountability

You’re busy. I get that. I will coach you, remind you, sometimes pester you, and generally help you keep your promises to yourself. 

How I charge

I am a fee-only planner. I do not receive commissions from products, nor do I accept monetary or other compensation for referrals.

I offer financial planning services alone, or with investment management added. I find plans are implemented more successfully when I am helping the client invest according to their plan.

I present fixed, flat, annual costs – billed quarterly – based on the complexity of your situation and the value received. I believe in simple, transparent costs. What do I mean by complexity? The calculator on this page will give you a good idea of your likely cost.

I believe in Passive Investing strategies and use experienced third party portfolio managers in most cases.

Your cost

Check each box that’s true for your household
Planning
Planning + Investment
Boxes Checked
Year 1
Year 2+
Year 1
Year 2+
1-2
$2,400
$2,400
$3,400
$3,400
3-4
$3,600
$2,400
$4,600
$3,400
5-6
$4,800
$2,400
$5,800
$3,400

Even the best laid plans often go astray, and that’s a good, living thing.

What do you think about that?