Kristine McKinley


Beacon Financial Advisors, LLC

Financial Advisor

Kristine McKinley


Beacon Financial Advisors, LLC

Financial Advisor

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

Fee-Only financial planning firm located in Kansas City, Missouri, serving the greater Kansas City and Overland Park area

Kristine McKinley is a Kansas City, MO fee-only financial planner. Beacon Financial Advisors, 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, Kristine McKinley is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

Kristine McKinley, CFP®, CPA, is the founding principal of Beacon Financial Advisors, LLC, an independent, fee-only financial planning firm located in Kansas City, Missouri and Lee's Summit, MIssouri.

Kristine focuses on providing fee-only financial planning, investment advice, and tax preparation to individuals and families from all income levels.

Many financial advisors accept clients only if they meet certain income and net worth requirements. Kristine believes that professional, unbiased financial advice is something all Americans need, at least periodically, to build the brightest financial futures.

Holding to this philosophy, Kristine is proud to offer the same quality, professional advice to all clients, not just the affluent. If you simply need a one-time or periodic consultation, she is happy to meet with you on an as-needed, hourly basis. On the other hand, if you need ongoing advice and more time-intensive services, it might make sense for you to employ Kristine and her firm on a retainer basis.

Kristine is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®). She holds both a B.S. and M.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. She is a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and is an active volunteer in her community.

Kristine’s goal is to build long-term relationships with her clients based on trust and integrity, and to expand her business through referrals from satisfied clients. She invites you to schedule a complimentary, no-obligation introduction meeting to discuss your financial goals and objectives.

Kristine McKinley 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.

Beacon Financial Advisors, LLC, is a fee-only financial planning and Registered Investment Advisory firm headquartered in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. The firm offers comprehensive tax and financial planning services to individuals, families and small businesses. Beacon advisors work solely for their clients. As fee-only advisors, all potential conflicts of interest regarding compensation are removed.

We work with people from all walks of life, providing fee-only financial planning and advice for everyday life. Clients have the flexibility to engage us on either a one-time, as-needed, or ongoing basis. Remember, you don’t have to have a fortune to start building one. Today is always the best time to get started. Whether you are building assets for the future – or seeking to protect, enjoy, and pass on those you already have – Beacon Financial Advisors can help you along the way.

Your financial objectives may include:

* Planning for retirement
* Reducing income taxes
* Purchasing a home
* Saving and investing for the future
* Eliminating credit card debt
* Establishing a spending plan
* Sending your children to college
* Understanding your insurance needs

To help you reach these important goals, our services may include:

* Personalized Comprehensive Financial Planning
* Retirement Planning Strategies
* Tax Planning and Preparation
* College Funding Advice
* Financial Checkups
* Debt Management
* Cash Flow Planning
* Life, Disability and Long Term Care Insurance Needs Analysis
* Second Opinion on Investments or Current Financial Plan

Beacon Financial Advisors, LLC is a registered investment advisor in the states of Missouri and Kansas.

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)
    Kristine McKinley 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.

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
    Kristine McKinley 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.

  • CPA - Certified Public Accountant
    Kristine McKinley is a Certified Public Accountant (Learn More)

    A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is a professional accountant who has met the education and experience requirements set by their state's Board of Accountancy and has passed the Uniform CPA Exam. CPAs are licensed to provide a wide range of accounting services, including financial statement preparation, tax planning and preparation, auditing, consulting, and other financial advisory services.

  • Garrett Planning Network - GPN
    Kristine McKinley is a member of the Garrett Planning Network. Click here to learn more.

    Everyone needs competent, objective financial advice from time to time. The Garrett Planning Network has a nationwide membership with hundreds of independent, Fee-Only financial planners providing advice to people from all walks of life, without minimum account requirements, sales commissions, or long-term commitments. Our members proudly embrace their fiduciary duty, always placing their clients' best interests first.

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Office Locations:

  • 200 NE Missouri Rd
    Suite 200
    Lee's Summit, MO 64086
  • 800 E 101st Terrace
    Suite 350
    Kansas City, MO 64131

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