MBA, CFP®, CSLP®
Future Map Financial LLC
Founder & Director of Financial Planning
Fee-Only financial planner located in Houston, TX, serving clients locally and across the country
Future Map Financial is a Houston Fee-Only financial planning firm that offers both comprehensive financial planning and investment management services. Utilizing a holistic approach, Frank works collaboratively with clients to help maximize their potential for meeting life goals through advice that integrates both their personal and financial circumstances. At Future Map Financial, there are no required minimum asset levels, which means you can start securing their future today!
Hello! I am Frank Shields and I am the Founder & Director of Financial Planning at Future Map Financial. Future Map Financial exists for one reason: to help you maximize your potential for meeting life’s goals by delivering objective advice that integrates both your personal and financial circumstances. Navigating student loan repayment options is complex and confusing. I specialize in helping high achieving professionals create and implement the optimal student loan repayment strategy within the scope of a holistic financial plan. At Future Map Financial there are no required minimum asset levels, which means you can start securing your future today!
My passion for personal finance began during my tenure as a Social Insurance Specialist with the Social Security Administration. While with the agency, I was responsible for determining benefit eligibility in the areas of Retirement, Survivors, Health Insurance, and Supplemental Security Income for my clients. The ability to explain complex financial concepts to individuals in a simple-to-understand way, earned me several client service delivery awards. It wasn’t long before I answered my calling to become a financial planner.
As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(TM) professional and CERTIFIED STUDENT LOAN PROFESSIONAL, and I am leveraging my varied finance experience to help you achieve financial security, peace of mind, and the freedom to live your best life. My philosophy is that objective and ethical financial advice should be accessible to everyone who seeks it.
I earned a Master of Business Administration with a Finance Concentration from Prairie View A&M University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems from the University of Houston-Downtown. I also earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(TM) Educational Program Graduate Certificate from Rice University, and I am a member of the Financial Planning Association of Houston, the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, and the Fee-Only Network. I am also a member of the XY Planning Network, a leading organization of fee-only financial advisors who specialize in helping Gen X and Gen Y clients.
I am a native Houstonian and I currently live in Houston, Texas with my wife Leah. When time permits, I enjoy learning how to play acoustic guitar, riding motorcycles, spending time with family and friends, and listening to live music in off-the-beaten path eateries and venues.
Frank Shields 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
Future Map Financial exists for one reason: to help you maximize your potential for meeting life’s goals by delivering objective advice that integrates both your personal and financial circumstances.
Future Map Financial came into existence through the experience of witnessing financial struggles and seeing how hard it can be for some to think about their future when facing today’s challenges.
Planning for tomorrow creates peace of mind today. When you have a plan that you can implement, you will immediately begin to feel a sense of accomplishment.
Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.
- Student Loan Repayment Planning
- Comprehensive Financial Planning
- Investment Management
- College Education Planning
- Tax Planning
- Young and Mid-Career Professionals
- Growing Families
- Gen Xer's & Millennials
- Sudden Money Situations
- Novice Investors
- No Required Minimum Asset Levels
- Virtual Meetings
- Clearly Defined Fees
- No Product Sales
- Complimentary Initial Consultation
Professional Designations & Affiliations
Frank Shields 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.
Frank Shields 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.
Frank Shields is a Certified Student Loan Professional (CSLP®)
Financial Advisors having earned the Certified Student Loan Professional designation (CSLP®) understand the complexities of the student loan repayment options and have the advanced knowledge required provide to high quality student loan repayment planning advice within the scope of a holistic financial plan.
Frank Shields is a Member of the XY Planning Network
The XY Planning Network is the leading organization of fee-only financial advisors who are focused on working with Generation X and Generation Y clients. Our mission is to connect consumers with best-in-class financial advisors who specialize in working with clients just like you.
Contact Frank Shields
945 McKinney St
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Houston, TX 77002