Tandem Financial Guidance
My name is Tyler Landes and I’m a financial planner who loves to help young professionals and their families make their best financial choices early and often. It takes patience, persistence, and accountability to practice the behaviors necessary to achieve your big dreams.
There are many ways to “be” a financial advisor. I’m not the kind you’ll find playing golf at the country club or charting the markets behind a mahogany desk. I’m also not the advisor with the hot stock tip or the insurance salesman you’ll never hear from again. It’s more likely that we’ll chat about your student loans, the career change you’re considering, and how you’re saving to buy a house, when you run into me at the craft brewery down the street.
My generation is very aware that we need to plan and make smart financial decisions early and often. We’ve been taught money basics along the way, but at a certain point we all need guidance. I founded Tandem Financial Guidance to make financial advice accessible to everyone because we all dream big, and we don’t have to do it alone.
I’m the planner you should meet with to uncover what exactly your goals are in the first place. When you get the new job with the new benefits package, together we’ll pick the options that are right for you. When you meet “the one” and get married, we’ll make sure your money habits are aligned and work for you both. And when you call to say you’re expecting another child, we’ll adjust and tweak and craft new goals all together.
There’s no such thing as a successful “financial plan,” because plans change and the success is yours. The plan is only as good as the adjustments we make to it over time, and can only be as successful as the behaviors it inspires in you.
- I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Personal Financial Planning at the University of Missouri in 2009.
- After graduation I passed the Certified Financial Planner™ Exam in 2010, and satisfied the 3-year experience requirement to become a full CFP® Certificant in 2013.
- In 2012 I completed a course of study and passed an exam to become an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designee (AIF®).
- In 2015 I was selected to serve as Director of NexGen for the Financial Planning Association (FPA) of Greater Kansas City. I have been a member since 2013 and also serve on the Membership Committee.
- I am “rank-pending” as a Certified Beer Judge after passing the written portion and taking the tasting exam in 2015. If this counts as a “qualification” to you, then we’re perfect for each other!
I live in Kansas City, Missouri with my fiancee, Molly, and her (our) cat whom I tolerate. Molly is a financial auditor at a large greeting card company, so you’d think our personal financial life would be neat and tidy. In reality, like many couples we each handle spending decisions very differently. Luckily we both value living within our means and making progress toward our future goals. In our spare time we enjoy live music, trying new restaurants, and traveling to new ballparks. I also dabble in homebrewing and am an aspiring beer snob.
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What to Expect
As a client of Tandem, you can expect personal conversations about your life and finances. We’ll talk about how you’ve established your financial habits so far, where you’d like to be and why, and together we’ll outline a plan that works for you. We always start with "Why" before we get to "How" because the way you make decisions, the things you value, and how you feel about money are uniquely your own. There is no cookie-cutter solution that's right for everyone
Tandem offers financial planning services three ways:
Answers-As-Needed - Single engagement, modular financial planning to fit your immediate needs.
Financial Coaching - Focus on goal-setting and accountability.
Financial Guidance - Ongoing comprehensive planning.
A good financial planner is your personal advocate and accountability partner. Regardless of which service you choose, the main objective is always to determine what is right for you and to build a customized action plan tailored to your situation and life.
Tandem is a fiduciary, which means you can rest assured that the advice you receive has been crafted in your best interest. As a Fee-Only advisor, Tandem never receives any commissions or sales incentives of any kind. Our only product is our service to you, and you’re the only one paying for the advice you receive.
Tandem is based in the middle of the map, but we use online scheduling, video conferencing, and collaboration tools to work with clients across the country.
Learn Why Fiduciary Matters When Choosing a Financial Advisor:
- Financial Planning
- Retirement Planning
- Investment Management
- Business Planning
- Estate Services
- Education Planning
- Retirees and Near Retirees
- Young Families
- Entrepreneurs & Business Owners
- Medical Professionals
- Sudden Money Situations
- In-Office Meetings
- Virtual Meetings
- No-Cost Initial Consultation
- Hourly Fee
- Monthly Retainer
- % of Assets Under Management
Professional Designations & Affiliations
Tyler Landes 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.
Tyler Landes 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.
Tyler Landes is a member of The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®)
FPA® is the largest membership organization for CFP® professionals in the U.S. and supports high standards of professional competence, ethical conduct, and clear, complete disclosure when serving clients.
Tyler Landes is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF)
Advisors who have earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation are able to immediately show that they are interested in and working towards the best interests of their clients. They have gone through training, met the qualifications, and passed the exam allowing use of the AIF designation.
Tyler Landes is a Member of the XY Planning Network
The XY Planning Network is the leading organization of fee-only financial advisors who are focused on working with Generation X and Generation Y clients. Our mission is to connect consumers with best-in-class financial advisors who specialize in working with clients just like you.
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