James Hindes

Enow Financial

Founder and Financial Advisor

I can work with clients anywhere!

James Hindes

Enow Financial

Founder and Financial Advisor

As a fee-only financial planner, my focus is to offer unbiased financial advice to help you achieve your life goals. - James Hindes

Fee-Only financial planner located in Portland, OR, serving clients locally and across the country

James Hindes is a Portland, OR fee-only financial planner.  Enow Financial provides comprehensive financial planning, life planning and investment management to help Gen X & Y individuals and couples organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, James Hindes is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

James Hindes is a fee-only financial advisor located in Portland, OR

This is my second career. My first covered technology and corporate finance, where most problems have black-and-white solutions. Now I combine trust, empathy, and flexibility with financial planning skills to help you realize more intentional outcomes. 

I live with my amazing family in Portland, OR. I studied English Literature (I’m a fan of the humanities), have an MBA in Finance, and of course I’ve also completed Financial Planning education.  

I love reading, Spotify is on a lot, and I believe in the power of live music. I might ask you about performances you’ve seen. Other constants include coffee, the dog, the ocean, and fitness. 

I’m fascinated by how and why we make our choices, large and small, every day. 


My goal is to teach you (not lecture you, shame you nor judge you) about the details to build your comfort and confidence around your money. I will help you learn as much or as little as you like, but I will insist that you know enough to make informed decisions.

ENOW Financial clarifies, simplifies and plans financial lives to help people define and reach their financial independence sooner.

We offer trustworthy, meaningful, and personally valuable comprehensive financial planning and investment management services that emphasize defining “enough”, avoiding pitfalls, and finding financial success to Gen X/Y individuals and couples who want a simple, accessible, supportive service.

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


  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Employer Equity (Options, RSUs, ESPP)
  • Investment Management
  • College Education Planning
  • Tax Planning

Ideal Clients

  • High Earners, Not Rich Yet
  • Growing Families
  • Accumulators Who Want a Plan
  • Sudden Money Situations
  • Novice Investors

Working Together

  • Virtual Meetings (so many reasons)
  • In-Person Meetings
  • Clearly Defined Fees
  • No Product Sales
  • Complimentary Initial Consultation

Professional Designations & Affiliations

  • XY Planning Network
    James Hindes 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.

  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
    James Hindes is a Associate Member

    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.

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Office Locations:

  • By Appointment and Virtual
    Portland, OR 97215

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