Charles M. Johnson

Charles M. Johnson

| CFP®

Resolute Financial, LLC

(978) 463-8771

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Fee Only Financial Planner Located in Lynnfield, MA and Serving Clients Nationwide


  • Fee-Only Financial Services
  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Investment Management
  • Retirement Planning
  • Education Planning
  • Elder Care Issues
  • Estate Planning
  • Insurance Analysis
  • Charitable Giving and Trusts
  • Planning for Business Owners
  • Cash Flow and Budgeting


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50 Salem St
Building B, Suite 207
Lynnfield, MA 01940

2 Meeting House Rd #3
Chelmsford, MA 01824

102 State St
Suite E
Newburyport, MA 01950-6639

Fee-Only & Fiduciary

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is the country's leading association of fee-only and fiduciary financial planners.

Charles Johnson is a Portsmouth, NH Fee-Only Financial Planner serving Portsmouth and all surrounding areas. Resolute Financial, LLC specializes in providing objective financial planning to help clients build, manage, grow, and protect their assets through life's transitions. Charles Johnson is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional.

Chuck is an active leader in the financial advisory industry. He writes on a variety of topics, and is an invited speaker at national conferences. He has been quoted in USA TODAY, Investment Advisor Magazine, NAPFA Advisor, Investment News, and with Kiplinger Magazine’s Retirement Hot-line. He is currently serving as Chapter Leader for NAPFA financial planners of New Hampshire.

Chuck’s early career experiences were in engineering and management positions in high tech. Following that he was a partner in a small engineering business and served as the CFO, which then led to his interest in financial planning.

He has been named as a Five Star Wealth Manager in Boston Magazine for 2015.

His favorite pastimes include kayaking, and running. Chuck enjoys traveling with his wife to visit their adult children in Boston, and the Washington DC area.


  • WPI (BS Engineering)
  • Cornell University (MBA)
  • Boston University, Certificate in Financial Planning
  • Certification (2005-2007) as an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®)


  • NAPFA- Registered Financial Advisor, National Association of Personal Financial Advisors
  • Currently serving as Chapter Leader of New Hampshire NAPFA financial planners
  • Five Star Wealth Manager, Boston Magazine, for 2015.
  • Member of Financial Planning Association (FPA)
  • Past President of NEBC (Newburyport Education-Business Coalition), now part of Newburyport Education Foundation

Experienced and objective financial planning and investment advice

Our fee-only approach is different from fee-based approaches where advisors charge a fee AND sell products for a commission. Unlike most other financial planning firms, we’re compensated solely by our clients. The result? You get financial strategies that serve your best interests. There’s no outside financial incentive compelling us to do otherwise.

Consistent Client Service Leads to Satisfied Clients

A good measure of client satisfaction is client retention, and is something we focus our efforts on, and are very proud of.

Driven by client retention and new referrals, we’ve become the largest NAPFA-registered fee-only financial planning firm between Boston and southeastern New Hampshire. Indeed, for every year beginning in 2010, Financial Advisor Magazine has included Resolute Financial in its national ranking of leading financial firms.

Existing clients are the source of approximately half of our new referrals. Many other professionals (such as attorneys and accountants) also refer clients to us. Our clients and peers recognize our expertise and the importance of fee-only fiduciary relationships.

Have confidence during market ups and downs, while working with our experienced financial advisors

During the recent financial crisis, many people abandoned their investment plans and lived in confusion and fear. There is a better way. We work with each client to identify goals and keep them in focus in all market situations. Successful investing is a long-term process, and our professional fee-only financial planners can help you manage emotional reactions to volatile markets.

What’s more, we explain our strategies and investments so you can see how all elements of your plan work together. Feel secure in your financial present and future. Let us focus on your finances so you can focus on the rest of your life.

Our CFP® practitioners stay up-to-date on the latest in financial planning

Resolute Financial is a partnership of seasoned financial planners. CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals are required to complete continuing education hours to maintain their certification, covering topics such as investments, retirement strategies, tax & estate planning, and ethics. Resolute’s advisors are often invited to speak as subject matter experts at National Association of Personal Financial Advisors conferences. Become a Resolute Financial client and benefit from our education, experience and expertise.