Jeff Grimes


Parakaleo Planning

Founder and Financial Advisor

Jeff Grimes


Parakaleo Planning

Founder and Financial Advisor

My purpose is to give clarity and counsel to others as they go through a life transition. I help you make you decisions based on your values and life mission. - Jeff Grimes, CFP®

Fee-Only financial planner located in Colorado Springs, CO, and Austin, TX. Offers hourly and project engagement planning to those looking for a plan centered on their values.

Jeff Grimes is a Colorado Springs, CO, and Austin, TX, fee-only financial advisor serving clients locally and across the country. Parakaleo Planning provides comprehensive financial life planning to help clients, including those going through a divorce.  He helps you organize, grow and protect your assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Jeff Grimes is never paid any commission. He has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.  

Jeff Grimes is a Colorado Springs, CO, and Austin, TX  , fee-only financial planner and Founder of Parakaleo Planning.

I started Parakaleo Planning with a vision to bring hope to those who need it after divorce or even those in a life or career transition.

I have been in the financial services industry since 2008. My initial career aspiration was to serve as a full-time Christian overseas missionary.

I struggled to raise support as a newlywed 21-year recent college grad, so I became a financial advisor after learning more about personal finance. I also saw the career as another way to help others.

I felt like a failure and floundered for years, feeling a loss of purpose and carrying a sentiment that I had let my family down. I didn’t have a firm foundation for who I was, so transitions were always a struggle.

As a result of losing hope, I went through a divorce in 2019. I have three amazing kids and am thankful for that season. I have regrets but can also recognize the good that came from it. I currently split my time between Colorado Springs and Austin, Texas.

I am a work in progress. But I press on to take hold of all that has been made available at the Cross. I want to encourage you and help you find a community of others living in freedom and grace.

Advice Only Firm centered on life planning for divorced dads and Christians in life transitions.

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


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

Ideal Clients

  • Christians In Transition
  • Divorced Dads
  • 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
  • Hourly Planning

Professional Designations & Affiliations

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
    Jeff Grimes 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.

  • XY Planning Network
    Jeff Grimes 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.

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Office Locations:

  • Virtual Appointments
    Colorado Springs, CO 80922
  • 551 S I-35 Frontage Rd
    Suite 300
    Round Rock, TX 78664

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