Richard  Manske

Richard Manske

| CFP®

Parsec Financial Management

(828) 255-0271

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Fee Only Financial Planner Located in Asheville, NC 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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PO Box 2324
Asheville, NC 28802

Fee-Only & Fiduciary

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

Richard Manske is a Asheville, NC Fee-Only Financial Planner and Wealth manager serving Asheville and all surrounding areas. Parsec Financial Management, Inc. specializes in providing objective financial planning to help clients build, manage, grow, and protect their assets through life's transitions. Richard Manske is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional.

Rick joined Parsec Financial in 1996.  He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner, a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and a Registered Financial Advisor of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA).  He is an active member of the Asheville Rotary Club, a member of the board of trustees for the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and board member for Buncombe County Schools Foundation. Rick works exclusively with high net worth investors, trusts and complex planning strategies.  With many medical and dental clients, Rick is familiar with financial issues associated with small business retirement plans, cash flow and tax strategies.  


Bart Boyer founded Parsec Financial Management in Asheville, North Carolina, in 1980. The firm added a Charlotte office in 1999 and the Southern Pines Location in 2014. Since its founding, the firm has grown dramatically, now formed by a team of 16 financial advisors. Parsec managed $1.7 billion as of December 31, 2015.

Our mission is to help you set financial goals; make sound investments in accordance with those goals, and to manage your investments over the long term, always keeping your objectives in sight.

Meeting our mission requires objectivity and independence. This is why we provide wealth management on a fee-only basis. Unlike broker-dealers, we do not sell insurance or investment products, nor do we receive commissions in exchange for recommending certain products. Instead, we earn our fees as a Registered Investment Advisor who must at all times act independently and exclusively in your interest.

This means that as our client, you have our exclusive allegiance. Your interests will never be compromised by the incentive of a commission or a limited selection of products and services. Our success is driven by yours.