Shea Newton


Financial Journey LLC

President and Financial Advisor

Shea Newton


Financial Journey LLC

President and Financial Advisor

There's nothing I love more than taking the puzzle pieces of your financial resources and making it work for you. - Shea Newton, CFP®, RICP®

Fee-Only financial planner located in Pensacola, FL, serving clients locally and across the country

 Shea Newton is a Pensacola, Florida based advisor serving clients locally and across the country. Financial Journey LLC provides comprehensive financial planning and investment management to help women organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Shea is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

Hi, I'm Shea, and I know how hard it is to plan out your financial journey.

As a young, single mother, I was forced to live paycheck to paycheck, with barely any financial resources. Money came in and went right back out again. I wanted to be responsible with my money - but what money? I knew that saving for my daughter’s future was essential, but I couldn’t see how I would be able to do it.

I wish someone had talked to me earlier in the process about planning my financial journey in life - even a small rebalance could have made a difference.

And the choices I did make - well, I was advised badly, and I didn’t get a second opinion. If I’d had a trusted advisor standing in my corner and giving me the best advice for my lifestyle goals, I could have made far more of the money I did save.

I didn’t know what I didn’t know, and there was no one there to guide me.  

Which is why I started Financial Journey. I want to help those people like me, who still have a long way to walk on the journey of life.

Maybe you want to save for college for 3 kids while not working every hour of the day,

Or retire early and then move abroad, or even buy that houseboat you always wanted and live simply by the beach.

There is nothing I love more than taking the puzzle of someone’s financial resources and making it work for them.

I deeply believe in understanding the financial position we are in at the moment and then using that to make informed choices to live the life WE want.

What is freedom if not that?

And once the puzzle has been laid out, I know that at any moment life can add or take away from it.

  • New piece thrown in - you got a pay rise.
  • Piece goes missing - you have to figure out assisted living for an aging parent.

When you’re living these things day to day, you don’t see the impact they have on your financial journey.

I want to be there for you and spot the bumps coming up. The journey won’t be straight, the path won’t be smooth, but I want to make the walk along it as enjoyable as possible for you. Let me help you walk it.

Shea Newton 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.

Financial Journey LLC offers Positive Planning: No Shame, No Blame

The Financial Planning Process is about reaching your goals. Frequently people feel they do not have enough assets to warrant a financial planner. Everyone is worthy of financial planning and the most important step is to start. I am here to educate and guide you along your financial journey, no matter what stage of life you may be in.

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

  • Novice Investors
  • Retirees and Near Retirees
  • Growing Families
  • Business Owners and Executives
  • Sudden Money Situations

Working Together

  • Virtual Meetings
  • Clearly Defined Fees
  • No Product Sales
  • Complimentary Initial Consultation

Professional Designations & Affiliations

  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
    R. Shea Newton 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.

  • XY Planning Network
    R. Shea Newton 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.

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
    R. Shea Newton 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.

  • RICP Retirement Income Certified Professional®
    R. Shea Newton 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:

  • Pensacola, FL 32507
  • 19203 Sweig Ter
    Leesburg, VA 20176

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