Fee-Only Fiduciary |

Financial Planning & Wealth Management

Serving individuals and their families in and around Tacoma, Washington

Independent & Objective

Objectivity and integrity are core values.  Being an independent comprehensive fee-only fiduciary is the highest client commitment in our industry.  A fiduciary should serve as a client's trusted partner in all things financial, advising how they themselves might act in a similar situation.

Experienced & Thorough

With nearly 30 years experience in portfolio management, tax planning, estate planning, risk analysis, accounting, trust administration, and all else financial; clients have an advantage.  Client portfolios are invested and coordinated according to their unique situations.  Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credentials and extensive tax preparation experience allows for a more thoughtful and reasoned approach to improving tax efficiency.  Extensive estate planning experience helps ensure accounts, allocations, designations, etc., are properly aligned with estate planning goals and actual documents.  Risk analysis helps to ensure assets and income are adequately protected.

Your various financial affairs should be coordinated in a thoughtful, reasoned, and prudent manner.

Complimentary Initial Meeting

Complimentary "Get Acquainted" meeting to describe our services and to see whether our services are right for you.

Our Partners

Commencement Financial Planning LLC (the "Adviser") uses Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (Schwab) as the primary qualified custodian and broker/dealer for client assets.  Dimensional Fund Advisors, Vanguard, and Schwab are the Adviser's preferred asset managers.  MoneyGuide, Maximizemy Social Security, YCHARTS, Morningstar, and Citrix ShareFile are among the service providers used by the Adviser. The Adviser is a member of The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), the country’s leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors.  The Adviser is not affiliated with any of the aforementioned organizations nor should their representation on this website be construed as an endorsement by any of them.


"If you have more than $50,000 to invest, you should fire your broker and find an investment advisor. Brokerage firms would like you to think they perform the same functions as investment advisors. Financial advisors who are members of the National Association of Personal Financial Planners submit their work to peer review and are not supposed to charge anything but a fee."
Arthur Levitt, Former SEC Chairman