Laura A. Seymour, CFP®
Laura A. Seymour is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner and founder of TorchLight Advisors. TorchLight was founded in 2011 and is a Registered Investment Advisory firm with the state of Minnesota. TorchLight Advisors provides fee-only financial planning and investment management advisory services. Laura adheres to rigorous continuing education requirements and believes in a holistic approach to financial planning.
Clients work directly with Laura to help craft their financial plans. Laura has 10 years of financial planning experience as well as over six years of building and operating a financial planning business. Laura enjoys interacting with clients, engaging in all aspects of a clients’ financial considerations and planning areas. Education, empowerment and the client experience are all important to Laura as she works with clients to develop financial strategies and help clients make smart financial decisions.
Laura is an active member of the Garrett Planning Network (GPN), the Financial Planning Association (FPA), and NAPFA (National Association of Personal Financial Advisors). Laura is also involved in a local women’s financial advisor study group as well as a national NAPFA study group.
Laura grew up on a dairy farm near Willmar, Minnesota. Laura is the eldest daughter of hard-working parents. Laura learned early on through her daily chores, school work and part-time jobs that having a strong work ethic and responsibility were integral to success. Laura graduated Summa Cum Laude from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
Laura has lived in the Minneapolis metro area since 2005. Outside of work, Laura enjoys time with her boyfriend, Shannon, as well as making time for travel, exercise and visiting family and friends.
Financial Planning Assistant
Katie Kreidberg is a Financial Planning Assistant at TorchLight Advisors. Katie has over eight years of experience in administrative assistance within the finance industry. Katie has a strong reputation for her professionalism, organizational skills and exceptional client service. Katie builds impactful and authentic relationships.
Katie is a Registered ParaPlanner® professional. She was authorized to use the RP® marks after completing her education in December 2016 and has recently added more planning activities to her daily workload.
Katie grew up in Reno, Nevada. While in Nevada she attended Truckee Meadows Community College and earned her Associates Degree. She moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and is still adjusting to the extreme winters. Katie spends her free time volunteering at pet rescue shelters, working out and trying to keep up with her busy family!
What To Expect From Fee-Only Financial Advice
When working with a Fee-Only financial advisor, you pay a fee for the advice. This is similar to paying a fee when you go to a Doctor, Dentist, Attorney, CPA/Accountant, or other Fee-for-Service professional. Fees can be in the form of hourly, project, retainer (subscription) or a percentage of assets under management (AUM) or some combination. The “Fee-for-Service” model is the most open and client-centric model since it greatly reduces the potential conflicts of interest inherent in a transactional relationship where commission rates may vary by product.
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