CFP®, MSFP, MST
Milestone Financial Planning, LLC
Owner | Senior Financial Advisor
Specializing in tax, retirement, and financial planning with an emphasis on tax planning to reduce total lifetime taxes paid. Serving clients across the country from our New Hampshire and Massachusetts offices, meeting online and in person.
Milestone Financial Planning is a fee-only financial planning and investment management firm with offices in Bedford, NH, Newmarket, NH and Westford, MA serving clients locally and across the country. Milestone provides financial planning, investment management, and tax planning services to individuals, families, and small businesses to help organize, grow and protect assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Jonathan Harrington is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.
Milestone Financial Planning, LLC has been helping clients since 2002. Jon Harrington and four other Certified Financial Planner™ practitioners provide a full service investment management, financial and tax planning experience. The advisors are supported by a Client Service team.
Jon has been providing financial planning and tax advice to individuals and families since 2004. After spending four years working as a wealth planning advisor for a regional private bank, Jon transitioned to the public sector for seven years, providing financial counseling services for families in New York and Massachusetts. Jon joined Milestone Financial Planning in 2016 and became an owner in 2021.
Jon earned his Master of Science in financial planning, with distinction, and Master of Science in taxation from Bentley University, and is a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner. He earned his Bachelor of Science in economics and finance, cum laude, from Bentley University.
Jon is a member of the Financial Planning Association, the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), and Fee-Only Network, and leads the Massachusetts Chapter Military Pro-Bono Initiative. Jon is also a civil affairs officer in the U.S. Army Reserve and has deployed to Djibouti and Poland in support of U.S. operations.
Jon lives on the New Hampshire seacoast with his wife and three young children and enjoys spending time with his family.
Jonathan Harrington 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.
"Will your money outlive you, or will you outlive your money?"
At Milestone Financial Planning (Milestone), we help you answer this question by providing fee-only investment management and financial planning services. Our mission is to help you achieve your goals.
At Milestone, you will work directly with a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(TM) practitioner and also be supported by their team of associates. Milestone has a fiduciary responsibility to its clients. We incorporate tax advice into our financial planning, as taxes are an integral part of any financial planning decision. This is an important distinction between our service offering and what other advisors generally offer. We also coordinate your plan with other professionals outside our firm at your direction - CPAs, estate planning attorneys, insurance agents, real estate brokers, etc., to assist you with implementing our financial planning recommendations.
Our value to you, in excess of our cost to you, is 1) estate/financial planning and the creation/maintenance of a goal-focused (not market-driven) portfolio 2) long-term historical perspective and 3) behavioral counseling.
Most wealth is created from hard work, thrift, and initiative. This is why most inherited wealth is gone within one generation. If you want your created or inherited net worth to last, you should implement, monitor, and update a financial plan. In today's complicated environment of investments, taxes, laws, and regulations, this can be incredibly difficult without professional assistance.
We offer ongoing services to clients who are looking for an in-depth relationship with an advisor who will understand their unique circumstances; who will handle the complexity of cash flow planning and investment management integrated with tax and estate issues throughout the years and who will proactively contact them when financial regulations change, or opportunities become available.
As a result, our service is not suitable for short-term or hourly engagements that cannot take advantage of our style of client service.
We will accept a client in any state in the USA. Currently, we are notice filed in MA, NH, ME, CT, VT, PA, CA, LA & TX, but will comply with all licensing and registration requirements of all states, as necessary.
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
- Retirees and Near Retirees
- Military and Veterans
- Frugal Professionals
- Charitably Inclined
- Millennial Savers
- In-Office Meetings
- Virtual Meetings
- Clearly Defined Fees
- No Product Sales
- Complimentary Initial Consultation
Professional Designations & Affiliations
Jonathan Harrington 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.
Jonathan Harrington 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.
Jonathan Harrington 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.
Contact Jonathan Harrington
342 Wadleigh Falls Rd.
Newmarket, NH 03857
3 Executive Park Drive
Bedford, NH 03110
6 Crusade Road
Westford, MA 01886