TorchLight Advisors

Trusted Financial Advisors

Laura A. Seymour, CFP® 

Founder/Financial Advisor

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.

What To Expect From Fee-Only Financial Advice

When working with a Fee-Only financial advisory firm, you pay a fee for the advice and services versus paying for products. Fees can be in the form of project, fixed annual fee or subscription fees or some combination. The “Fee-Only” model is the most open and client-centric model since it greatly reduces the potential conflicts of interest inherent in a transaction relationship where commission rates may vary by product.

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TorchLight Advisors is merging with Cypress Wealth Management as of January 1, 2019.  Please contact Laura if you would like to learn more about working with her and John at Cypress Wealth Management. 


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