BlueSky Wealth Advisors
Founder & CEO
BlueSky Wealth Advisors
Founder & CEO
Our value benchmark is based on how our clients' lives would be, both financially and emotionally, if we were not present. - David Blain, CFA®
Fee-Only Financial Planner Serving Clients from BlueSky's New Bern, NC Office
David Blain is a New Bern, NC fee-only financial planner. BlueSky Wealth Advisors provides comprehensive financial planning and wealth management to help medical practictioners, small business owners, successful professionals and retirees organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, David Blain is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.
David L. Blain, CFA®, is the Chief Executive Officer at BlueSky Wealth Advisors, a fee-only, independent Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) he founded in 1999. He is responsible for defining the overall firm policies, strategy, and goals. He also formulates advanced financial planning and sophisticated tax strategies, and is responsible for setting the firm-wide investment strategy.
David received a Bachelor of Science in 1989 from The United States Military Academy at West Point, where he was a Distinguished Honor Graduate and member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Before his career in finance, he served with distinction for 10 years in U.S. Army Airborne, Ranger, and Special Operations units.
He is a member of the CFA Institute, the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), and the Financial Planning Association (FPA). He currently serves as Vice-Chairman on the Board of Directors of CarolinaEast Health System in New Bern, where he also chairs the Investment Committee. Previously David was on the Board of Advisors and Finance Committee of the West Point Association of Graduates, Treasurer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Eastern North Carolina, President of the Cumberland Interfaith Hospitality Network, Treasurer of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh. He served as the Chairman of the New Bern Heart Ball and has provided countless hours of volunteer service to numerous other charitable organizations. In addition to his many board duties, he has coached youth league baseball and soccer teams in the New Bern area for more than a decade.
David is a recognized speaker on investments, financial planning, and taxes. He has written for and been quoted in numerous trade journals and mass media outlets, including, Wharton Business Radio "Spotlight: Your Money", BusinessWeek, U.S. News & World Report, Money magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and other national and local publications. He was for five years the host of “All Things Money with David Blain,” a weekly television and radio program. Under his leadership, BlueSky has received several awards and accolades throughout its history for their quality of advice, growth rate, and client satisfaction
David resides in Trent Woods, North Carolina with his wife and five children.
David Blain 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.
BlueSky Wealth Advisors is an independent, fee-only financial planning firm with offices in New Bern, North Carolina and Pleasanton, California.
Our clients include individuals and families who wish to delegate the day-to-day responsibility of investment management and financial planning to a professional.
At BlueSky, we believe independence leads to objectivity. We do not sell any products, earn commissions, accept or pay referral fees, or otherwise receive compensation from any source other than our clients.
As a fiduciary, our sole purpose is to provide superior investment management and financial planning advice to our clients to help them achieve their own unique, long-term financial goals.
Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.
- Comprehensive Financial Planning
- Small Business Advice
- Investment Management
- Real Estate Investing
- Tax Planning
- Retirees and Near Retirees
- Growing Families
- Business Owners and Executives
- Sudden Money Situations
- In-Office Meetings
- Virtual Meetings
- Clearly Defined Fees
- No Product Sales
- Complimentary Initial Consultation
Professional Designations & Affiliations
David Blain 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.
David Blain is a CFA® charterholder
The CFA Program is the most respected and recognized investment management designation in the world with less than 200,000 charterholders globally.
This advisor has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation (CFA® charter) by passing all three of the CFA exams and gaining relevant industry experience, demonstrating their mastery of the investment analysis and decision-making skills most needed in the global investment management profession.
BlueSky Wealth Advisors is an Approved Dimensional Funds Advisor
Dimensional believes an advisor can work closely with you to understand your financial needs and provide a range of wealth management services, while encouraging the discipline essential to long-term investment success. Financial advisors who work with Dimensional operate independently from Dimensional and vary in the extent to which they use Dimensional funds.
David Blain is Quoted in US News and World Report: "How to Pay Taxes on Investment Income"
David Blain is Quoted in The Fiduciary News: "The Fiduciary Parent – The Ultimate Plan Sponsor Shouldn’t Overlook this Familiar Tool"
David Blain is quoted by AdvisorPerspectives: "Ownership in an Operating Business"
BlueSky Wealth Advisors is a Member of the New Bern Chamber of Commerce
Contact David Blain
2131 S. Glenburnie Road
New Bern, NC 28562
1811 Santa Rita Road
Pleasanton, CA 94566
1735 N. 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95122