Douglas Finley

MS, CFP®, AEP®, CDFA®

Finley Wealth Advisors

President/Founder

Douglas Finley

MS, CFP®, AEP®, CDFA®

Finley Wealth Advisors

President/Founder

"We utilize low-cost tax-efficient portfolio design and income distribution strategies to grow, preserve, and protect your wealth." - Douglas Finley, MS, CFP®, AEP®, CDFA®

Finley Wealth Advisors Was Purposefully Designed for the Middle-Class Millionaire, With $2 to $20 Million of Wealth, as Big Fish in Our Right-Sized Pond.

We meet you where you are in the life cycle of your wealth with specific strategies to minimize taxes, monetize and protect assets, maximize growth, and transfer wealth. Whether you are at the stage of accumulation, preservation, or distribution we tailor our process to your needs.

Douglas Finley founded Finley Wealth Management, a Fee-Only Registered Investment Advisor, with the goal of creating a firm that eliminated the conflicts of interest inherent in the financial planner – advisor/client relationship.

“Early on in my career, I realized that financial salespeople were manufacturing complexity to confuse and manipulate investors. It has been my goal for over two decades to bring clarity to that unnecessary complexity.”

“I have worked to shed light on the various compensation schemes of Wall Street and the insurance industry. Over the years I have constantly worked to refine my approach, even changing my own philosophy when the evidence warranted.”

“There are many ways to approach investment management and financial planning. I believe that our firm offers one of the very best. We are, however, committed to continually seeking new ways to do a better job for our clients.”

Mr. Finley’s credentials and associations include:

  • CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™
  • AEP®, Accredited Estate Planner®
  • CDFA®, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Finance, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
  • Master’s Degree, Finance, College for Financial Planning, Denver, Co.
  • Active Member: NAPFA, National Association of Personal Financial Advisors
  • Active Member: FPA, Financial Planning Association, National and Local Chapter
  • Active Member: The National Association of Estate Planners & Councils
  • Active Member: Lee County Estate Planning Council
  • Active Member: American Mensa Ltd.
  • CFP® Professional Education Program, The College for Financial Planning, Denver, CO.

Douglas Finley 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.

At Finley Wealth Management, we believe our fee-only fiduciary approach adds an objective perspective to all we do, which in turn benefits our clients. Our experienced Certified Financial Planner™ professional, Douglas Finley, has helped many people achieve financial peace of mind. He believes in getting to know who his clients are and what’s more important to them, not just what they have. He knows that a thoughtfully executed financial planning is about much more than just the numbers.

When you sit down together to talk for the first time, he’s going to get to the heart of what’s truly important in your life. This will guide all that he does in your financial planning journey. Because if your money is aligned with your core values, it can bring not just happiness, but harmony into your life. In the end, helping clients achieve all that is important to them is the highest goal a financial planner can aspire to in their career.

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

Specialties

  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Retirement Income Planning
  • Tax-Aware Investment Management
  • Tax Planning
  • Estate Planning

Ideal Clients

  • Retirees and Near Retirees
  • Business Owners and Executives
  • Sudden Money Situations

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)
    Douglas Finley 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)
    Douglas Finley 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.

  • Financial Planning Association
    Douglas Finley is a member of The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®)

    FPA® is the largest membership organization for CFP® professionals in the U.S. and supports high standards of professional competence, ethical conduct, and clear, complete disclosure when serving clients.

  • AEP - Accredited Estate Planner
    Douglas Finley is an Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®)

    Professional estate planners can obtain an accreditation that acknowledges their experience and specialization in estate planning. Awarded by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils to recognized estate planning professionals who meet special requirements of education, experience, knowledge, professional reputation, and character.

  • Divorce Financial Analyst
    Douglas Finley is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®)

    A CDFA® professional is a financial professional skilled at analyzing data and providing expertise on the financial issues of divorce. The role of the CDFA® professional is to assist the client and his or her attorney to understand how the decisions he or she makes today will impact the client’s financial future. A CDFA® can take on many roles in the divorce process: Financial Expertise and Strategy, Data Collection and Analysis, Expert Presenter and Litigation Support. In some cases, CDFA® professionals are called upon to act as expert witnesses in court or in mediation proceedings.

  • Dimensional Funds
    Finley Wealth Management, LLC has access to Dimensional Funds

    Dimensional Fund Advisors is a leading global investment firm that has been translating academic research into practical investment solutions since 1981. Guided by a strong belief in markets, the firm builds and implements strategies to help clients pursue higher expected returns. An enduring philosophy, strong client commitment, and deep working relationships with the academic community underpin Dimensional’s approach to investing and form the foundation for new strategies.

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Office Locations:

  • 10600 Chevrolet Way
    Suite 101
    Estero, FL 33928
  • 780 Fifth Ave. S.
    Naples, FL 34102
  • 2256 First Street
    Suite 140
    Fort Myers, FL 33901

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