Greg Brown


Pathway Financial Planning, LLC


Greg Brown


Pathway Financial Planning, LLC


Hi, I’m Greg. My mission is to help you untangle the complexity in your finances and build wealth smarter. - Greg Brown, CFP®

Fee-Only financial planner located in the Detroit / Novi / Northville / Farmington, MI areas. We serve clients locally and across the country.

Greg Brown is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, fiduciary, and fee-only financial planner serving Detroit, Novi, Northville, Plymouth and Farmington, MI areas and nationwide. Pathway Financial helps automotive professionals, engineers, and other career professionals gain control of their money and build wealth smarter.


Hi, I’m Greg Brown

My mission is to help automotive professionals, engineers, and other career professionals make the most of their money with trusted, transparent financial advice. 

In 2011, I started Pathway Financial because I was appalled by the complexity and commission-based fee structures that dominated the financial advice industry. Many of my own friends and family felt they were always being “sold to” when they met with their advisor. And the conversation was filled with jargon they simply didn’t understand. 

There’s a better way. 

I provide a simple, transparent, Fee-Only financial planning service, built on proven investment strategies and personalized to each client’s needs. 

Bottom line: I answer the question, “How should I invest my money and plan intelligently for the future?” with trusted financial planning and smart investing so you can get more from your income and assets.

Greg Brown 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.

The Pathway Experience

Communication is a big deal to us, whether it’s about financial planning, investment details or our fees. Our clients hear from us frequently; via email, e-newslettters, blog articles, social media, annual check-in meetings, as-needed meetings, and any time you need to talk.

Fee-only with the highest Fiduciary Standard.
We don’t accept commissions from anyone and we won’t sell you any products. Our goal is to create long-term relationships built on trust and smart strategies that help you achieve your ultimate life goals. Our fees are simple – nothing hidden and no surprises. We chose to be legally held to fiduciary standard. Your interests always come first.

Pathway is personal.
We get to know you, your family, your concerns, fears, goals and dreams before we start your personalized financial plan. We then work with you one-on-one through the financial planning process — live, using our interactive software, on a large flat-screen, so you can instantly see changes and explore “what if” scenarios.

We answer your big financial questions:

  • When can I retire?
  • Am I saving enough for retirement and my kid’s college education?
  • Is my investment portfolio appropriate for my financial goals?

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


  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Investment Management
  • Retirement Planning
  • College Education Planning
  • Tax Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Insurance Planning

Ideal Clients

  • Automotive Professionals
  • Engineers
  • Career Professionals
  • Retirees and Near Retirees
  • Sudden Money Situations

Working Together

  • In-Office Meetings
  • Virtual Meetings
  • Clearly Defined Fees
  • No Product Sales
  • Complimentary Initial Consultation
  • Free Investment Portfolio Analysis

Professional Designations & Affiliations

  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
    Greg Brown 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)
    Greg Brown 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.

  • Dimensional Funds
    Pathway Financial Planning, LLC 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.

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Office Locations:

  • 39555 Orchard Hill Place
    Suite 600
    Novi, MI 48375
  • 2000 Town Center
    Suite 1900
    Southfield, MI 48075
  • 3200 Greenfield Road
    Suite 300
    Dearborn, MI 48120

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