We pair you with a LearnVest Planner, who helps you make progress on your money.

Our Financial Planning Programs


Portfolio Builder
5-Year Planner
Budget Starter

Portfolio Builder

We'll help turn you into an informed, savvy manager of your own portfolio. See an example.

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5-Year Planner

We'll help build you a real plan to achieve the financial goals that matter. See an example.

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Budget Starter

We'll help get you on a real budget that fits your lifestyle. Finally. See an example.

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Step 1!
1Organize
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Step 2!
2Focus
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3Plan
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4Protect
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5Build
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6Maximize
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Step 7!
7Achieve

Powerful Tools to Implement Your Financial Plan

Because Progress Is Better When You Can See It


  • Your Money Center makes it easy to set goals and track your progress!
    Your Money Center makes it easy to set goals and track your progress!
  • Set up your budget on-the-go with our mobile app.
    Set up your budget on-the-go with our mobile app.
  • Your Inbox: Like the Container Store, for your spending.
    Your Inbox: Like the Container Store, for your spending.
  • Your Priorities: Watch your balance as you make progress on your financial goals.
    Your Priorities: Watch your balance as you make progress on your financial goals.
  • Your Budget: Always know where you stand.
    Your Budget: Always know where you stand.
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Example Program For A Client
Who Wants To Start Saving


You and Stephany set a Target:

You've always wanted this, but thought it was a little bit too indulgent. You're going to buy it in 9 months.

Something changes. You call Stephany.

An emergency forces you to cash out some of your savings. Stephany recommends saving $500/month now, so you're only 2 months behind your target date.

Stephany Kirkpatrick, Certified Financial Planner™ in Los Angeles, CA.
Meet Stephany

CFP®

Stephany issues a Challenge:

Ask HR to deposit $300/month directly to your savings account for this goal. You won't miss money that you never see.

You make progress

You buy it and don't feel guilty at all. You're ready for another target.

You choose the 5-Year Planner

You could probably save a little extra each month. But where should it go?

You and Natalie set a Target:

You can be debt-free in 2 years and 8 months

Something changes. You call Natalie.

Your 0% APR expired this month (and turned into 24%). You and Natalie hammer out a balance transfer plan.

Meet Natalie

CFP®

Natalie issues a Challenge:

Freeze your credit card (literally). You can't get rid of a balance if you keep adding to it!

You make progress

You're debt-free.
It feels amazing.

You choose the 5-Year Planner.

You're careful about your spending, but your debts cause you real headaches.

You and Brandie set a Target:

You want a low-cost, low-maintenance set of investments for the next 7-10 years.

Something changes. You call Brandie.

After 3 months, your portfolio's allocation is pretty different from your target. Brandie explains when you should re-balance and the smartest way to execute those trades.

Meet Brandie

CFP®

Brandie issues a Challenge

Flip through our Brokerage Account Comparison Report. Decide what's important to you (e.g. price, customer service) and open an account.

You make progress

You've become a smart, balanced manager of your own portfolio. You know exactly what you own and why.

You choose the Portfolio Builder.

You have a portfolio - you're just not quite sure what to do with it.

You and David set a Target:

You're going to achieve a Net Zero Budget in 6 months.

Something changes. You call David.

Your car repairs cost $8000. David challenges you to cut down in 3 other areas this month, so you can avoid racking up credit card debt.

Meet David

CFP®

David issues a Challenge:

Make dinner at home 4 times this week.

You make progress

You spent exactly what you earned this month. That's HUGE!

You choose the Budget Starter

Your spending feels like a black box. You're ready for someone to help you get organized.

What You Get When You Join


We've distilled the cluttered world of personal finance into a 7-step program. The order and speed of your program are customized to you, and your dedicated financial planner is there for you at every step.

Your financial plan is tailored to your life.

1. Steps Designed To Fit Your Life

When it comes to money, everyone's different. That's why your Action program will be tailored to your life. You pick the order, and you pick the pace.

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Natalie Taylor, Certified Financial Planner™.

2. Your Very Own Financial Planner

Throughout the program, you'll work with the same LearnVest Planner, who will get to know you and your goals inside out. Get planning sessions via phone and unlimited email support.

Get Your First Challenge
Organize your finances with the Money Center, available on web and iPhone.

3. Powerful, Beautiful Tools

Our award-winning Money Center app organizes your money in a new, dynamic way. Plus, it's gorgeous. (Available on web & iPhone.)

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Tackle Challenges issued by your financial planner and achieve your financial goals.Tackle Challenges issued by your financial planner and achieve your financial goals.

4. Custom-Tailored Challenges

We dare you to get what you want. Your Planner translates your financial goals into actionable Challenges that you can tackle. When you accomplish them, it can feel amazing.

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