At Spillane Financial Planning, we are dedicated to serving your financial planning and investment advisory needs. We work collaboratively with you, on a fee- only basis (no product sales or commissions) and in a fiduciary capacity (your interests come first) so that you get sound, objective financial advice tailored to your individual needs and circumstances. Our goal is to bring order to your financial life. Through our services, we attempt to help you achieve the best life possible and will work in concert with you, not just for you, to make this possible.

About Us

Spillane Financial Planning is a fee-only financial planning firm that operates virtually and with an office in Woburn, Massachusetts. Our mission is simple… to help you make smart financial decisions so you can live a better life.  

Rick Spillane


What you should know about Rick:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA®)
  • Over 20 years of experience
  • Founder and President of Spillane Financial Planning
  • Firm Registration
  • Form ADV


I grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts, earned my undergraduate degree in finance from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, and then moved to San Diego, California. I returned to Massachusetts in 1996 to become a partner in Spillane & Chandonnet, a local CPA firm. In 2004, I founded Spillane Financial Planning to better serve the financial planning needs of my clients.

Our Services

Here at Spillane Financial Planning, we believe a financial plan is like a good road map – it shows you where you are now, where you want to go, the best route to get you there, and what side trips you may want to take along the way. Whether you are just setting out on your financial journey, or seeking to protect what you have already created, we can guide you along the way. We’ll look at your entire financial picture and help you fit the pieces together properly.


Planning Packages

That fit your needs

Strategy Session

Hourly Consulting

Comprehensive Planning

  • Get answers to important questions
  • 90 minute meeting (virtual or in-person)
  • 30 minute telephone follow-up
  • One-time engagement





$40one-time charge

  • Targeted financial planning analysis
  • Meetings as needed (virtual or in-person)
  • Written action plan with recommendations
  • Short-term engagement  



$15per hou

  • Comprehensive review & analysis of your overall situation
  • 4 meetings per year (virtual or in-person)
  • On-going guidance and support
  • Secure portal access to your plan and other online tools


$1,250 up-front fee
plus $150 - $300 per month

Investing is a long- term endeavor. Most of us aim to build wealth over time, but it can be challenging. Here at Spillane Financial Planning, we believe it is necessary to have a clear sense of why you are investing in the first place, and then stick with a disciplined investment strategy. 

Everyone is different.  That is why we create a customized investment plan based on your individual needs and circumstances.  Your goals and your tolerance for risk are the two main ingredients that go into making your plan uniquely yours.

Investment Packages

That help you succeed

Investment Consulting

You have a “do it yourself” approach

Investment Management 

We can do the work for you

  • Client manages their own investment accounts
  • Customized asset allocation plan
  • Personal risk profile analysis
  • Specific Investment Recommendations
  • Ongoing guidance and meetings at client’s discretion




$150 per hour or fixed quarterly fee

  • Professional management of your investment portfolio
  • Investments held at independent custodian (Scottrade)
  • Customized asset allocation plan
  • Personal risk profile analysis
  • Investment Policy Statement (IPS)
  • Performance Reports



0.50% - 0.85% annual fee based on AUM 

 Tax projections and tax reduction strategies are included when you sign up for comprehensive financial planning services.

 Tax preparation services for individuals, businesses and trusts provided by Spillane & Chandonnet, CPAs.

Who We Serve

Our primary focus is on helping Generation X professionals, entrepreneurs, executives and business owners regain control over their finances so they can live a better life. Whether you are just starting out in life, nearing retirement, or are already retired, we can help you navigate the challenging terrain of today’s uncertain financial world. We are dedicated to developing tailored solutions to help you succeed.

Young Professional

You’ve been married for a few years and have started a family. Now what? You might have questions like these…

  • Do I need a budget?
  • How much should I be saving for retirement?
  • Am I spending too much?
  • How much should I be saving for college?
  • How much house can I afford? 

Mid-Career Entrepreneur

You might be changing jobs or starting your own business. With change comes opportunity, but also uncertainty…

  • How will my new career path impact my lifestyle?
  • How do I evaluate my employer’s benefits package?
  • Should I start my own business? How do I do that?
  • Do I have the right investment strategy?
  • Can I afford a second home?  

Nearing Retirement

The kids are grown and you’re now focused on your own future. But you have some concerns…

  • Do I need to save more or work longer?
  • Should I change my investment strategy?
  • Should I buy long-term care insurance?
  • Should I pay off the mortgage? 

Already Retired

You’ve put your full-time career behind you. Now the fun begins! But how much is all this fun going to cost you?...

  • How much can I safely spend each year without running out of money?
  • What happens if I downsize and move to a different state?
  • How will health care costs impact my retirement?
  • When should I start collecting Social Security?


We will learn about what’s important to you and what you want to accomplish. We will examine the challenges you face now and expect to face in the future.


We will review and analyze your financial information, develop a strategy for you to succeed, and help you tackle your biggest financial decisions.


We will make sure you understand what’s in your plan, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of your choices. We will empower you to make smart decisions.


We will provide ongoing guidance and support to help you implement your plan and stick to your plan. We will update your plan regularly based on charges in your personal situation.


You get an experienced Certified Financial Planner™ who works with you one-on-one. The advice and guidance you receive will not come from someone you have never met.


You can meet with us in person or virtually. We all lead busy lives and it’s not always convenient or possible to meet in person.


We operate a technology-friendly practice that streamlines the way we work together. We offer video conferencing, online access to your plan, and a real-time view of your finances.



We focus primarily on helping Gen Xers because this group of people tends to be largely ignored by financial planning professionals and generally need the most help with their finances.


We offer a flat (and affordable) monthly fee just like any other bill you pay. There are no asset minimums, no commissions, and no product sales.


Fee-only means we are paid exclusively by our clients. No commissions, no referral fees, and no kickbacks of any kind means we are able to focus on what’s in your best interest. 


Rick Spillane, CPA®, CFP®


18 Mill Street 
North Reading, MA 01864 - Get Directions








18 Mill Street
North Reading, MA 01864





339- 298- 1570