Laura  West

Laura West


West Financial Advisors, LLC


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Fee Only Financial Planner in Des Moines, IA


  • 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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300 East Locust, Suite 150
Des Moines, IA 50309

Fee-Only & Fiduciary

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

Laura West is a Fee-Only Financial Planner serving Des Moines and all surrounding areas. West Financial Advisors, LLC specializes in providing objective financial planning to help clients build, manage, grow, and protect their assets through life's transitions. Laura West is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional.
Laura West is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and holds a license as a certified public accountant with the state of Iowa.  Laura is a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and is currently working on earning her Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy certification. She is a leader in community development currently serving on the Nevada community school and economic development boards.  

Laura facilitates the creation of client comprehensive personal financial plans. She takes the time to truly listen to clients and understand their unique circumstances.  Laura enjoys helping people unlock their dreams and establish plans for their life goals.   She believes everyone can learn how to grow & protect their wealth.
Laura graduated from the University of Iowa in 1995 with a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting and earned her Master of Family and Consumer Sciences, specializing in Family Financial Planning, from Iowa State University in 2010. Laura began her career as a CPA working for KPMG, a global accounting and tax firm located in Des Moines, Iowa. Before forming West Financial Advisors, LLC Laura served as the Director of Financial Planning with Pioneer Hi-Bred International, a global company based in Johnston, Iowa. Her passion outside of work is her family, book club, and running marathons.
West Financial Advisors, LLC help people grow and protect their wealth with fee-only objective financial advice.  We do this by thoroughly analyzing the unique situation of every client and evaluating strategies consistent with their values.  We develop a plan of action designed exclusively for each client and in their best interests.  We strive to build long-lasting partnerships with our clients that empower them to have prosperous lives.

Our company specializes in personal financial planning and ongoing investment management for individuals and small company retirement plans.