Nick Covyeau


Swell Financial

Owner and Financial Planner

Nick Covyeau


Swell Financial

Owner and Financial Planner

Hi, I'm Nick, and I focus on helping people reduce their taxes, make smarter, more informed investment decisions, and retire sooner. - Nick Covyeau, CFP®

Are you within 5-10 years of retirement and trying to figure out when you can retire? I help people over the Age of 50 prepare for retirement, pay less in taxes, and retire sooner.

Swell Financial is unique by design. 

Here are three things about our firm that separates us from others:

1. We specialize in working only with individuals and families over Age 50 seeking to retire within the next 10 years.

2. We have intentionally decided to limit the number of new clients we take on to focus on delivering massive value and a personalized experience to the clients we’ve committed to working with.

3. We're obsessed with reducing your taxes and ensuring you keep more of your hard-earned money in retirement. 

Planning for retirement can be confusing and oftentimes feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. 

Scheduling your first phone call and going through our free assessment will help you make an informed decision about hiring us to see if we're the right fit. We'll show you exactly how we can help you before you decide whether or not you'd like to work with us.

Click here to schedule your no-obligation-free assessment phone call.

Hi, I'm Nick Covyeau, Owner of Swell Financial, a fee-only planning firm serving clients locally in South Orange County and virtually across the entire country.

We focus on providing detailed and tax-centric financial planning for people over the age of 50 who are preparing for retirement within the next 5-10 years. 

Having spent the first decade of my career proudly serving clients at both large firms like Vanguard and USAA, as well as small private wealth institutions, I ultimately decided to launch my own RIA.  I did this so that my clients could experience the real depth that actual financial planning, when done to its fullest, has to offer. 

As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, I focus on helping families pay less in taxes throughout their retirement and live more purposeful and intentional lives using their money as a tool and instrument.

Outside of the office, you can find me surfing, tirelessly searching for the best local restaurant in town on Yelp, or maximizing a 3-day travel weekend with my wife, Kristin. 

Review our case studies if you’re interested in getting an in-depth description of the types of clients we do our best work for.

Intentionally Small & Experts in our Space

Tired of just being another account with an occasional checkup? At Swell Financial, we have intentionally capped the number of households we serve to ensure you get the attention you deserve. Furthermore, we're fanatical about getting you ready for retirement. In fact, we've built an entire process around preparing for retirement which includes ongoing investment management, an annual review of your tax return, and two intensive meetings per year to address topics ranging from knowing which proactive tax moves to make, to reviewing your appropriate Insurance policies, designing your Social Security strategy and more. 

We Lead with Planning

Too many financial advisors focus only on investments and pitch financial planning as a way to get the sale. At Swell, we believe your financial plan should be unique to you and is the engine that drives all of your other financial recommendations, like investments, taxes, and estate planning. As your life changes, we’ll make sure to adjust your plan so you can continue living your life. We’ll do the rest!

Attention to Taxes

It’s not what you earn, it’s what you keep. Many people end up paying more than their fair share in taxes each year or fail to take advantage of strategic tax planning. At Swell, we’ll review your tax returns to look for opportunities to save and plan. That way, any savings found can help you achieve your goals faster.

Service Direct from a CFP® Professional

At Swell Financial, you’ll always work directly with a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, so you can rest easy knowing your finances will always be looked after by a higher standard of care.

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


  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Retirement Income Planning
  • Proactive Tax Planning
  • Maximizing Investment Returns
  • Optimizing your Retirement dollars

Ideal Clients

  • Retirees and Near Retirees
  • Business Owners and Executives
  • Inheritance or Sudden Wealth
  • Professional Millennials

Working Together

  • In-Office Meetings
  • Virtual Meetings
  • Transparent Fees
  • No Sales Charges, Hidden Fees or Commissions
  • Complimentary Initial Consultation

Professional Designations & Affiliations

  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
    Nick Covyeau 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)
    Nick Covyeau 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
    Nick Covyeau 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.

  • Dimensional Funds
    Swell Financial is an Approved Dimensional Funds Advisor

    Dimensional believes an advisor can work closely with you to understand your financial needs and provide a range of wealth management services, while encouraging the discipline essential to long-term investment success. Financial advisors who work with Dimensional operate independently from Dimensional and vary in the extent to which they use Dimensional funds.

  • Financial Planning Association
    Nick Covyeau 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.

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Office Locations:

  • 150 Paularino
    Bldg B
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • 440 E Route 66
    Glendora, CA 91740

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