Quantum Financial Advisors, LLC
Quantum Financial Advisors, LLC
As a fee-only financial planner, my focus is to offer unbiased financial advice to help you achieve your life goals. - Kimberly Helm, CFP®
Fee-Only financial planner located in Manhattan Beach, CA, serving clients locally and across the country
Meet Kimberly Helm
Kimberly Helm is a Financial Advisor at Quantum Financial Advisors located in Manhattan Beach, CA.
Growing up was just my mom and me. My dad passed just after I was born, and the only items of his I saw growing up were in a box of his old office items, stored in our garage. I remember going through them when I was seven or eight—a few binders, note pads, and a… calculator? It was a strange calculator, though. It had the usual zero through nine buttons, but the rest were confusing…symbols and letters I couldn’t decipher. I remember thinking “Wow, my dad must have been a genius!” I idolized him with a purity I could only assign to someone I had never met.
Over the next decades, I followed in many of my dad’s footsteps both in breadth and nuance. My family always tells me that my mannerisms and perspective are exactly like my dad’s, uncanny sometimes. My dad was an aerospace engineer. I graduated with a degree in chemical engineering. After work, my dad would teach computer science classes at the local community college. After college, I taught high school Chemistry and Math. We both shared an affinity for Eastern philosophy and meditation. Feeling my dad’s presence, I always kept that calculator with me—in my backpack, in my dorm, and with me as I moved cross country to New Jersey to teach.
As with most big transitions in life, as I shifted careers into financial planning I wondered if such a drastic change was the right decision. In so many ways, this seemed like the perfect role for me—I love the ability to connect with people deeply, as with teaching, but could also put my nerdy side to use (preferably with as many spreadsheets as possible). I felt like my values would be in line with my work, and most importantly that I’d be pushed to grow—pushed hard.
My hesitation and anticipation of finding out if my leap of faith was well-founded followed me into my financial planning training. I walked into my first classes at UCLA with nervousness and excitement. As my teacher began to frame our course, he pulled out a financial planning calculator from his bag. With ragged, worn leather binding, I pulled out the exact calculator from my backpack that had followed me through every phase of life, my dad’s calculator. I smiled, knowing that life has a funny way of subtly communicating when we are exactly where we’re supposed to be.
Kimberly Helm 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.
Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.
Professional Designations & Affiliations
Kimberly Helm 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.
Contact Kimberly Helm
1240 Rosecrans Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266