William Simpson

CFP®, MBA

Resolute Financial, LLC

Managing Partner

William Simpson

CFP®, MBA

Resolute Financial, LLC

Managing Partner

As a fee-only financial planner, my focus is to offer unbiased financial advice to help you achieve your life goals. - William Simpson, CFP®, MBA

Fee Only Financial Planner Located in Portsmouth, NH and Serving Clients Nationwide

William Simpson is a Portsmouth, NH fee-only financial planner. Resolute Financial, LLC provides comprehensive and objective financial planning to help clients organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, William Simpson is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

Bill Simpson is a managing partner at Resolute Financial which merged with Azimuth Financial Planning in May of 2016. Prior to that he was the founder and President of Azimuth Financial Planning in Portsmouth, NH. He became a Certified Financial Planner (tm) practitioner after earning a certificate in Financial Planning from Boston University, meeting the experience requirement, and passing the rigorous 10-hour CFP® exam.  In addition, he has a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a MBA from Boston College where he graduated with honors.
 
Prior to founding AFP, Bill was employed at The Harbor Group, a wealth management firm in Bedford, New Hampshire, providing financial planning and investment management services to affluent individuals and families.  Bill is a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), the Financial Planning Association, and has the New Hampshire Accident, Health, and Life Insurance License. He has appeared on WGIR AM 610 numerous times to discuss financial planning and investment related issues, and has been quoted in the Portsmouth Herald, the Boston Globe, and the Baltimore Sun. He is also active in the Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of Portsmouth, and in volunteer efforts to provide free independent financial advice to consumers as part of the Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s “Jump-Start Your Retirement Planning Days”, and the "Your Money Bus" nationwide tour put on by the NAPFA Consumer Education Foundation.


Resolute Financial offers retirement planning and investment management services which can be customized for each client’s specific situation.

William Simpson is a Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is the country’s 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

Experienced and objective financial planning and investment advice

Our fee-only approach is different from fee-based approaches where advisors charge a fee AND sell products for a commission. Unlike most other financial planning firms, we’re compensated solely by our clients. The result? You get financial strategies that serve your best interests. There’s no outside financial incentive compelling us to do otherwise.

Consistent Client Service Leads to Satisfied Clients

A good measure of client satisfaction is client retention, and is something we focus our efforts on, and are very proud of.

Driven by client retention and new referrals, we’ve become the largest NAPFA-registered fee-only financial planning firm between Boston and southeastern New Hampshire. Indeed, for every year beginning in 2010, Financial Advisor Magazine has included Resolute Financial in its national ranking of leading financial firms.

Existing clients are the source of approximately half of our new referrals. Many other professionals (such as attorneys and accountants) also refer clients to us. Our clients and peers recognize our expertise and the importance of fee-only fiduciary relationships.

Have confidence during market ups and downs, while working with our experienced financial advisors

During the recent financial crisis, many people abandoned their investment plans and lived in confusion and fear. There is a better way. We work with each client to identify goals and keep them in focus in all market situations. Successful investing is a long-term process, and our professional fee-only financial planners can help you manage emotional reactions to volatile markets.

What’s more, we explain our strategies and investments so you can see how all elements of your plan work together. Feel secure in your financial present and future. Let us focus on your finances so you can focus on the rest of your life.

Our CFP® practitioners stay up-to-date on the latest in financial planning

Resolute Financial is a partnership of seasoned financial planners. CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals are required to complete continuing education hours to maintain their certification, covering topics such as investments, retirement strategies, tax & estate planning, and ethics. Resolute’s advisors are often invited to speak as subject matter experts at National Association of Personal Financial Advisors conferences. Become a Resolute Financial client and benefit from our education, experience and expertise.

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

Specialties

  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Retirement Income Planning
  • Investment Management
  • College Education Planning
  • Tax Planning

Ideal Clients

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

Working Together

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

Professional Designations & Affiliations

  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
    William Simpson is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor

    The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is the country’s 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)
    William Simpson 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.

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Office Locations:

  • 875 Greenland Road
    Suite A10
    Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • 50 Salem St
    Bldg B #207
    Lynnfield, MA 01940
  • 2 Meeting House Rd #3
    Chelmsford, MA 01824
  • 102 State Street
    Suite E
    Newburyport, MA 01950-6639

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