Chip Hymiller


Beacon Financial Strategies

Financial Advisor

Chip Hymiller


Beacon Financial Strategies

Financial Advisor

As a fee-only financial planner, my focus is to offer unbiased financial advice to help you achieve your life goals. - Chip Hymiller, CFP®, AIF®, MBA

Fee-Only financial planner located in Raleigh, NC, serving clients locally and across the country

Chip Hymiller is a Raleigh, NC fee-only financial planner. Beacon Financial Strategies provides comprehensive and objective financial planning, tax planning, and investment management to help clients organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Chip Hymiller is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

Nathan "Chip" Hymiller is a founder and principal of Beacon Financial Strategies. In addition to managing the firm’s strategic initiatives, he leads the investment team and serves as the firm’s investment portfolio manager. He grew up in Franklinton, North Carolina, and received his business management degree from North Carolina State University. Chip also has a Masters in Business Administration from East Carolina University. In addition, Chip is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner and an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designee.

Chip works closely with clients in the areas of asset allocation and risk management strategies. As the firm’s investment portfolio manager, he is responsible for managing client investment portfolios.

Chip has spent his entire career in the financial services industry, including more than 25 years working with clients in a fee-only capacity. He is a member of a number of professional and community organizations and enjoys spending his free time golfing, fly fishing, spending time with his family and attending N.C. State athletic events.

Chip Hymiller is a Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors - highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

NAPFA members live by three important values:

  • To be the beacon for independent, objective financial advice for individuals and families.
  • To be the champion of financial services delivered in the public interest.
  • To be the standard bearer for the emerging profession of financial planning.

Beacon Financial Strategies was established in 2004 with the purpose of helping individuals and families make sound and strategic financial decisions. In many cases, our clients are faced with complex and interrelated financial issues that require the expertise and depth of an advisory firm with the breadth of knowledge that most investment advisors lack.

Our coordinated approach to financial planning, tax, and investments is unique. In addition, our proactive and “high touch” approach to client communication provides our clients with a peace of mind in knowing that their financial future is in good hands.

Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.


  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Retirement Income Planning
  • Investment Management
  • College Education Planning
  • Tax Planning

Ideal Clients

  • Retirees and Near Retirees
  • Growing Families
  • Business Owners and Executives
  • Sudden Money Situations
  • Tax-Efficient Distributions

Working Together

  • In-Office Meetings
  • Virtual Meetings
  • Clearly Defined Fees
  • No Product Sales
  • Complimentary Initial Consultation

Professional Designations & Affiliations

  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
    Chip Hymiller is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor

    The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors—highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
    Chip Hymiller is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional - Click for Verification

    CFP® professionals are held to strict ethical standards to ensure financial planning recommendations are in your best interest. What’s more, a CFP® professional must acquire several years of experience related to delivering financial planning services to clients and pass the comprehensive CFP® Certification Exam before they can use the CFP® designation.

  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary®
    Chip Hymiller is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF)

    Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) training empowers investment professionals with the fiduciary knowledge and tools they need to serve their clients’ best interests. Advisors who have earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation have gone through training, met the qualifications, and passed the exam allowing use of the AIF designation and they are immediately able to demonstrate the added value that they can bring to both existing and prospective clients.

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Office Locations:

  • 8319 Six Forks Road
    Suite 101
    Raleigh, NC 27615

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