Ronnie Colvin


French Press Financial Services

Financial Advisor

Ronnie Colvin


French Press Financial Services

Financial Advisor

Personal Finance is not and has never been just about the math; if it were, any 7th grader could master it. Mastering your money is more about mastering your emotions, behaviors, and psychology than it is about a glorious Excel spreadsheet. - Ronnie Colvin, CFP®

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Fee-Only financial planner located in Reno, NV, serving clients locally and across the country

Ronnie Colvin is a Reno, NV fee-only financial advisor serving clients locally and across the country. French Press Financial Services provides comprehensive financial planning to help engineers, software developers, sales, marketing, support, and other working professionals in tech organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Ronnie Colvin is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

Ronnie Colvin, M.S., CFP®, is Founder, Chief Cook & Bottle Washer at French Press Financial Services located in Reno, NV.

I became a financial advisor as a second career because I couldn’t find an advisor I wanted to work with during my first.

I spent 30 years in technology with my career spanning Department of Defense and NASA contractors, petrochemical manufacturing, and Telecomm manufacturing.

Outside of my 9-5 jobs, I had some fun side hustles with candle-making and residential real estate. I’m also married and a recent transplant (2020) to Nevada from Alabama. Love college football (Roll Tide!), sci-fi, and a D&D player from wayyyy back.

Ronnie Colvin 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.

I started French Press Financial Services to be the kind of advisor I couldn’t find during my 30+ years in technology, and I’m dedicated to helping people like me get the financial advice they need and deserve.

I focus where other financial advisors don’t—on working professionals, particularly those in STEM fields. 

If you’re still building your career, your family, and your assets, I’m here for you. 

I provide financial advice that is free from product sales, commissions, and any conflicts that would keep me from giving you only advice that has your best interest at heart.

My Financial Philosophy

When it comes to money, whether my own or my clients, I live by six simple principles:

  1. Money is a means to an end. Our lives, our loved ones, our dreams, and our values are what make everything worthwhile.
  2. Keep things as simple as possible. The more complex the system, the more prone to failure.
  3. Keep investments low-cost, passively managed, and long-term focused. Trading and Investing are different things.
  4. Take on only what risk is necessary to reach your goals, and never more.
  5. Minimize debt, maximize income. Cash flow is the working professional’s best wealth-building tool.
  6. Leave room in your plan for life now, and life in the future. YOLO is a fun catchphrase, but never bet it all on one thing.

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


  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Retirement Income Planning
  • Investment Advice-Only
  • College Education Planning
  • Tax Planning

Ideal Clients

  • W2 working professionals in tech
  • Near Retirees
  • Growing Families
  • Sudden Money Situations
  • Novice or DIY Investors

Working Together

  • Complimentary Initial Consultation
  • Virtual Meetings
  • Advice-Only; No Asset Management
  • No Asset Minimums
  • Clearly Defined Fees
  • No Product Sales
  • Flat-fee or Hourly engagements

Professional Designations & Affiliations

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
    Ronnie Colvin 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.

  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
    Ronnie Colvin 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
    Ronnie Colvin 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.

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Office Locations:

  • By Appointment & Virtual
    Reno, NV 89506

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