James Sweeney

CFA, CFP®

Switchpoint Financial Planning

Financial Advisor

James Sweeney

CFA, CFP®

Switchpoint Financial Planning

Financial Advisor

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

(801) 753-8538

Fee-Only Financial Planner located near Salt Lake City, Utah and serving clients across the country

James Sweeney is a Lehi, UT fee-only financial planner. Switchpoint Financial Planning 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 Sweeney is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

I founded Switchpoint Financial Planning because I am passionate about helping people make good financial decisions so they can achieve the life of their dreams.

I've worked with hundreds of investors over the years and I know the value of good advice. I am always striving to improve my expertise and am one of the few advisors who holds both the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designation, the most respected and recognized investment management designation in the world, and the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) designation. 

I provide comprehensive financial planning to motivated professionals and families. My unique business model allows me to work with the ultra-wealthy and the middle-class alike, and puts me on the same side of the table as my clients. I feel incredibly blessed to be able to work everyday in a career that combines my love of finance with my desire to help others.

James Sweeney 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

Switchpoint Financial Planning is a fee-only financial planning and investment management firm based in Lehi, Utah and serving clients in the greater Salt Lake City and Provo areas, as well as throughout the country.

Our unique flat-fee business model puts us on the same side of the table as our clients. Unlike most fee-only advisors, we do not charge a % of the assets we manage.  Thus we remove the incentive that most advisors have to take unnecessary investment risk and discourage clients from paying off debt, spending in retirement or giving away money during their lifetime.

Instead, we take a holistic approach to wealth management and use our expertise to help you accomplish your goals.

In implementing our clients' investment portfolios we employ a disciplined investment approach that is supported by decades of academic research. We put particular emphasis on minimizing our clients' fees and taxes.

If you are interested in working with a long-term financial partner who you can trust, we invite you to contact us.

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

Specialties

  • 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 Sweeney 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 Sweeney 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.

  • CFA - Chartered Financial Analyst
    James Sweeney is a CFA® charterholder

    A Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) is a professional designation given by the CFA Institute, formerly AIMR, that measures the competence and integrity of financial analysts. Candidates are required to pass three levels of exams covering areas such as accounting, economics, ethics, money management and security analysis.

  • XY Planning Network
    James Sweeney 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.

  • Dimensional Funds
    Switchpoint Financial Planning has access to Dimensional Funds

    The Dimensional approach focuses on academic research that isolates the factors that tend to outperform the broad market over long time periods and the risk characteristics that can be eliminated from a portfolio. While indexes are simply measures of an asset class, DFA funds aim to efficiently capture the excess returns of an asset class without taking uncompensated risk—and at a low cost.

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Office Locations:

  • 770 E Main St # 362
    Lehi, UT 84043
  • 136 Heber Ave Suite 204
    Park City, UT 84060

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