Shawn Tydlaska| CFP®
Ballast Point Financial Planning
- Fee-Only Financial Planning
- Financial Review
- Hourly Fee Consultations
- Retirement Planning
- Investment Management
- Tax Planning
- Estate Planning
- Insurance Services
- College Education Planning
- 401(k) and IRAs
- Business Planning
- Employee Benefits
Burlingame, CA 94010
San Francisco, CA
Fee-Only & Fiduciary
The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is the country's leading association of fee-only and fiduciary financial planners.
Shawn Tydlaska is a Burlingame, CA Fee-Only Financial Planner serving the greater San Francisco area and clients across the country. Ballast Point Financial Planning specializes in providing objective financial planning to help clients build, manage, grow, and protect their assets through life's transitions. Shawn Tydlaska is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional.
After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Economics, I was unprepared to manage my own personal financial life. Credit Scores, Emergency Funds, and 401(k)s were all foreign concepts to me and I felt overwhelmed. When I started learning how to best manage my own personal finances, I was hooked. I knew I found my professional calling and personal mission. At the time, I was working for one of the largest institutional investment firms in the world and I took it upon myself to prepare for a successful career transition into personal finance.
I earned my CFP® (Certified Financial Planner™) designation in 2009 to learn the fundamental skills of comprehensive financial planning, covering the topics of Insurance, Investments, Estate Planning, Education Planning, Cash Flow Management, and Retirement Planning. I then worked for a variety of private wealth management firms to cut my teeth in client service and the soft skills of financial planning. Next, I earned my MBA from the University of Michigan - Ross School of Business (graduating with High Distinction) to learn how to run a successful business and scale financial planning.
I launched Ballast Point Financial Planning to be your accountability partner in achieving your financial goals and dreams.
No matter your level of wealth, I believe that everyone should have access to qualified independent financial advice. From a free initial consultation with ongoing financial literacy content to a comprehensive financial plan, we will partner together to empower you with the financial tools you need to take control over and improve your finances.
What I offer: COMPREHENSIVE FINANCIAL PLANNING
We will follow a three-step process to create a comprehensive financial plan that aligns your financial goals with your values.
1. First, we will understand what money means to you and how it fits into your life. Then we will organize your finances so you have a clear picture of where you currently stand right now.
2. Next, we will talk about your financial goals. What are your short, medium, and long-term goals? What are your dreams? We will work together to clarify your goals so that they are crystal clear and tangible.
3. Finally, we will create actionable steps to get you on a path towards financial independence.
This process is not something we do once and set aside on the bookshelf. Like physical fitness, your financial fitness needs constant attention throughout your career and beyond. But don’t worry, I will be there every step of the way to guide you and to make sure your money is working hard!