Mike Skolnick


Axiom Advisory, LLC

Financial Advisor

Mike Skolnick


Axiom Advisory, LLC

Financial Advisor

As a fee-only financial planner, my focus is to offer unbiased financial advice to help you achieve your life goals. - Mike Skolnick, CPA/PFS, RICP®

Fee-Only Financial Advisor Serving Clients Virtually, In-person, by Email, or Phone in San Diego, San Francisco and Santa Monica

Mike Skolnick is a fee-only financial planner based in San Diego, and San Francisco, CA. Axiom Advisory, LLC provides comprehensive and objective financial planning services, including tax planning and preparation and investment management, to help clients organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Mike Skolnick is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

We Build Financial Dreams

Axiom Advisory is a fee-only financial planning firm that helps clients reach their financial goals daily.

All the pieces of your financial life are related. You can’t decide about one without it impacting another. Helping you see the big picture, we work with all areas of your finances – retirement, investments, taxes, and more – to create a customized financial plan that evolves as your circumstances change.

When you need the best possible financial planning services, the Axiom team and I are here to deliver them to you. I’m Mike Skolnick, President of Axiom Advisory, LLC, Certified Public Accountant, and Personal Financial Specialist. We know how much effort you invest in earning the money you make, and we believe that you deserve a protected financial future.

As you work with the Axiom team, you will quickly understand how seriously we take our work and how honored we are for you to place your trust in us. We go the extra mile when we render our services, making certain that you receive professional and dedicated care. This is your future, and you should never settle for anything less than the best financial planning services.

Part of what allows us to put your needs first at all times is the payment structure we use. As a fee-only firm, we do not receive commissions or referral fees for making specific recommendations to you. We remove conflicts of interests and are bound by a fiduciary oath.

In addition to managing your financial planning, we are CPAs with years of experience, able to handle your taxes every year. With our comprehensive services, we are the firm to turn to.

Mike Skolnick 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.

When working together you can expect...

Value for Your Money

I am committed to providing value that exceeds my fee. Doesn't it make sense that your financial advisor should work to save you more than he or she charges?

Unlimited Access

Life is constantly changing. We can meet as often as necessary. What's most important is securing your financial well-being regardless of the number of times it takes for us to meet.

The Highest Professional Standards

As a trained Certified Public Accountant, I am devoted to working at the highest level of ethical, professional, and fiduciary standards.

Straight Talk

What you'll always get from me is the truth. As good, or sometimes difficult as that might be, having the right information to make informed decisions usually leads to financial success.

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)
    Mike Skolnick 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.

  • Alliance of Comprehensive Planners
    Mike Skolnick is a Member of the Alliance of Comprehensive Planners (ACP)

    Alliance of Comprehensive Planners (ACP) is the community of tax-focused financial planners that operate under the retainer model. Passionately dedicated to superb client service, ACP planners’ only source of income is client retainer fees – not commissions. With an ACP planner, you can be confident you’re getting experience, knowledge, research, and most importantly, advice that is tailored just for you.

  • CPA - Certified Public Accountant
    Mike Skolnick 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.

  • CPA/PFS - Personal Financial Specialist
    Mike Skolnick is a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS)

    The Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) credential is granted solely to CPAs (Certified Public Accountants) with considerable personal financial planning education and experience. All areas of personal financial planning—including estate, retirement, investments, and insurance—have tax implications, and the PFS professional has the experience, ethics, and expertise to get the job done right.

  • RICP Retirement Income Certified Professional®
    Mike Skolnick is a Retirement Income Certified Professional® (RICP®)

    A professional designation for experienced financial advisors and investment managers who have passed coursework to become experts in retirement income planning. A Retirement Income Certified Professional® helps retirees and near-retirees develop and implement a plan for managing the financial assets they have accumulated for retirement and a set realistic budget to help meet life goals.

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Office Locations:

  • One Sansome Street
    Suite 3500
    San Francisco, CA 94104
  • 750 B Street
    Suite 1610
    San Diego, CA 92101

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