James Lee


Lee Investment Management LLC

Financial Advisor

James Lee


Lee Investment Management LLC

Financial Advisor

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

Fee-Only Financial Planner serving the Capital District of NY and clients nationwide.

James Lee is a Saratoga Springs, NY fee-only financial planner. Lee Investment Management LLC provides comprehensive and objective financial planning to help clients organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, James Lee is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

James Lee is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™and President of Lee Investment Management.

James founded Lee Investment Management in 1998 to provide clients with independent, personal financial planning and investment advice.  He now serves the needs of individuals, families, businesses and retirement plans.

James earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Virginia.  He has taken post-baccalaureate coursework in the areas of Retirement Planning, Investments, Insurance, Employee Benefits, Tax Planning and Estate Planning.  

James believes strongly in the value of the financial planning process and has given back to the profession by actively participating in the activities of the Financial Planning Association (FPA).  James currently serves on the board of directors of the FPA of Northeastern New York as its Advocacy Chair as well as on the FPA's National Advocacy Committee.

In addition to his work with the FPA, James has volunteered for a number of charities and boards.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Saratoga Arts.  James is also the Administrator of the Town of Greenfield, NY’s Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund.  He has previously served on Greenfield’s Planning Board and Board of Assessment Review.  James is also currently serving on the board of the Saratoga Youth Lacrosse Association and is a volunteer coach on his son’s lacrosse team.

The Saratogian Newspaper has named James one of “Forty under 40” and a “Person Who’ll Make a Difference.”  James is also a graduate of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership program.

In his spare time, James enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, skiing and boating on beautiful Lake George. 

James Lee is a Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is the country’s 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

Lee Investment Management provides its clients with strategies and solutions to get them where they want to go.  We will help you understand your current financial situation and clarify your goals.  We then provide you with a written plan designed to give you the greatest chance to meet your goals. 

We are Independent – Lee Investment Management is not affiliated with any brokerage firm or investment product provider.  As such, we provide our advice free from the conflicts that can be associated with such firms.  We act as fiduciaries in all of our activities, putting our clients’ interests first.  The way it should be.

We are Fee-Only – Lee Investment Management derives its compensation solely from the clients we serve.  No commissions.  No trailers.  No sales charges.  We believe that this arrangement puts us on the same side of the table as our clients.  Our fees are completely transparent to our clients.  Transparency builds trust and trust is the foundation to great relationships.

We are Personal - Lee Investment Management expects its clients to be clients forever.  We make every effort to understand and appreciate their individual values, needs, wants and wishes.  As a client of Lee Investment Management, you will be treated with the respect and care you deserve. 

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


  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Retirement Income Planning
  • Investment Management
  • College Education Planning
  • Tax Planning

Ideal Clients

  • Retirees and Near Retirees
  • Growing Families
  • Business Owners and Executives
  • Sudden Money Situations
  • Novice Investors

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)
    James Lee is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor

    The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is the country’s 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)
    James Lee 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
    James Lee 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.

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Office Locations:

  • 63 Putnam St
    Suite 202
    Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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