Riley Poppy


Ignite Financial Planning, LLC

Founder & Financial Planner

I can work with clients anywhere!

Riley Poppy


Ignite Financial Planning, LLC

Founder & Financial Planner

As a fee-only financial planner, my focus is to offer unbiased financial advice to help you achieve your life goals. - Riley Poppy, CFP®, CSLP® BFA™, CTS™

Fee-Only financial planner located in Seattle, WA, serving clients locally and across the country

Riley Poppy is a Seattle, WA fee-only financial planner. Ignite Financial Planning provides comprehensive financial planning including cash flow planning, retirement planning, and investment management for young professionals working in tech and medical fields.  As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Riley Poppy is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

Riley Poppy is the founder and Financial Planner at Ignite Financial Planning in Seattle, WA.

I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Certified Student Loan Professional™, Behavioral Financial Advisor™, and Certified Tax Specialist™. I received my degree in Finance from the University of Washington and my financial planning education from Northwestern University. 

I am very active in the financial planning community. I provide pro-bono financial planning to a few low-income families due to Covid-19, serve as a CFP Board Mentor, and participate on the Seattle Children’s Financial Advisory Committee.

In my free time, I enjoy following the Washingon Huskies and playing tennis with friends and family.

Riley Poppy 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.

We're a modern-day financial advisory firm serving young professionals and growing families.  Based in Seattle, Washington, we work with clients locally and across the country.

Our clients typically work in tech and medical fields. Whether it is analyzing student loans, maximizing employee benefits, or building a tax-efficient portfolio, we are here to be your lifelong financial planning partner. Our version of financial planning stretches far beyond the numbers. We help our clients use their financial resources as a tool for designing their ideal life. 

We operate a little differently than the large brokerage firms. As a fee-only firm, we are required to act in a fiduciary capacity – the highest standard of care. Put simply, our clients’ interests must be ahead of ours at all times. We work with our clients, on the same side of the table, to help simplify and enhance the quality of their lives.

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


  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Tax Planning
  • Student Loans & Repayment Plans
  • Employee Equity Compensation, RSUs, ESPPs, Stock Options
  • Investment Management
  • Employee Benefits Planning
  • Retirement Income Planning
  • College Education Planning

Ideal Clients

  • Young Professionals
  • Medical Profesionals
  • Technology Professionals
  • Growing Families
  • PSLF Candidates

Working Together

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

Professional Designations & Affiliations

  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
    Riley Poppy 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
    Riley Poppy 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)
    Riley Poppy 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.

  • Certified Student Loan Professional (CSLP®)
    Riley Poppy is a Certified Student Loan Professional (CSLP®)

    Financial Advisors having earned the Certified Student Loan Professional designation (CSLP®) understand the complexities of the student loan repayment options and have the advanced knowledge required provide to high quality student loan repayment planning advice within the scope of a holistic financial plan.

  • Certified Tax Specialist™ (CTS™)
    Riley Poppy is a Certified Tax Specialist™ (CTS™)

    The nationally recognized tax designation, CTS ™ (Certified Tax Specialist ™ ) is a graduate-level designation is conferred upon candidates who complete a 135+ hour educational program focusing on personal income taxes and methods to reduce tax liability. CTS ™ certification requires mastery of the basic income tax formula and its computation, retirement plans, deductions, credits, capital gains, depreciation, payroll taxes, and tax planning. The CTS ™ program is designed for advisors who have clients interested in maximizing their after-tax returns as well as reducing their overall tax liability.

  • Behavioral Financial Advisor (BFA)

    Riley Poppy is a Behavioral Financial Advisor™ (BFA™)

    Financial advisors earning the Behavioral Financial Advisor™ certificate have completed the certification program to help mentor and coach clients in their financial decisions, and offer a holistic approach to strengthen the advisor-client relationship using an integrated approach founded on self-awareness, demonstrating how traditional finance practices are influenced by psychology and neuroscience.

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Office Locations:

  • 500 Yale Ave N
    Seattle, WA 98109
  • By Appointment Only
    Seattle, WA 98112
  • By Appointment Only
    Spokane, WA 99223

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