Ryan Frailich


Deliberate Finances

Founder & Lead Advisor

I can work with clients anywhere!

Ryan Frailich


Deliberate Finances

Founder & Lead Advisor

As a fiduciary financial planner, I guide young couples to financial clarity. - Ryan Frailich, CFP®, CSLP®

I help couples in their 20's, 30's, and 40's make their money make sense.

Ryan Frailich is a New Orleans, LA financial advisor and investment manager. Deliberate Finances works with young families to make the most of their money so they can enjoy life without the constant stress of wondering if they're on the right track.  I specialize in financial planning, cash-flow coaching, student loans, investment planning, and retirement planning. I am a fiduciary financial planner.

Before becoming a fee-only financial planner, I worked as a teacher and then as a school administrator overseeing HR, including recruiting and hiring teachers. Working in HR revealed a lot about the financial lives of employees, and that’s where the lightbulb went off:

Too many people feel overwhelmed with their finances, always wondering if they're making mistakes. And too many people who want help are taken advantage of or shut out by our financial institutions.

I changed careers, earned a certificate in financial planning from L.S.U., passed the CFP® exam, and starting Deliberate Finances. 

When not working, I’m exploring New Orleans with my wife & young son, running or biking around the city, or watching way too many hours of tragic Minnesota sports teams.

We’re committed to making fee-only financial planning accessible to more people.  Check out our different service offerings below.

1. Comprehensive, Ongoing Financial Planning:

We start with your goals and values and build a financial plan customized for you.

2. Focused Session:

You’ve got a pretty good handle on your finances, but you want to run a couple of questions by an expert.

3. Financial Wellness Workshops:

Got a group of friends or employees who want to learn about a financial topic?

Fee-only financial planning is offered with a fiduciary responsibility to act in our clients’ best interest. We do not accept any fees or compensation based on product sales. Read more about the fee-only difference via Forbes.com

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


  • Financial Planning
  • Student Loans
  • Budgeting & Cash-flow
  • Insurance Planning
  • Basic Estate Planning

Ideal Clients

  • Young Couples
  • Growing Families
  • Educators & Non-Profit Workers
  • Sudden Money Situations
  • Medical Professionals

Working Together

  • Virtual Meetings
  • Monthly Retainer
  • No-Cost Initial Consultation
  • One-Time Project Work
  • Meetings in Your Home

Professional Designations & Affiliations

  • XY Planning Network
    Ryan Frailich 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.

  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
    Ryan Frailich is a NAPFA Associate Member

    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.

  • Independent Registered Investment Advisor (RIA)
    Ryan Frailich is an Independent Registered Investment Advisor (RIA)

    Independent Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) are professional independent advisory firms that provide personalized financial advice to their clients, many of whom have complex financial needs. Because these advisors are independent, they are not tied to any particular family of funds or investment products. As fiduciaries, they are held to the highest standard of care – and are required to act in the best interests of their clients at all times. RIA is not a designation, credential, endorsement, membership organization, or award. A RIA is a professional advisory firm registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or state securities regulators.

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Office Locations:

  • Call to schedule
    New Orleans, LA 70124
  • 3014 Dauphine St
    Unit S
    New Orleans, LA 70124

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