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Gordon Achtermann, CFP®

Fee-Only Financial Planning in Northern Virginia and Nationwide.

Your life is complicated. I specialize in helping families navigate the complexities of their peak earning years.

Together, we will

   - organize your finances

   - grow and protect your assets

so that you can focus on what you do best and what matters most. 

Welcome to Your Best Path!

I am a Fairfax, VA Fee-Only Financial Planner.  At Your Best Path Financial Planning, I provide comprehensive financial planning, retirement planning, and investment management to help clients organize, grow, and protect their assets.  I serve clients as a fiduciary at all times and never take compensation from anyone, at any time, other than fees the client agrees to in advance.  I am a leader in the field of Sustainable, Responsible, and Impact Investing (SRI), among the first to receive the CSRIC™ designation - the only certification for study in the SRI discipline.

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Each word in our name is, by itself, a declaration of our values:


YOUR Best Path

YOUR Best Path

Every one of us has a unique story.


Naturally, every financial plan should be connected to and reflect that unique story. So for me to help you as best I can, I need to know where you came from and where you want to go.


Any planner can get into the dry facts, but when we get acquainted I will take the time to listen to you and hear you – your values, your dreams, your story – with empathy and optimism. The way forward will be uniquely, distinctly yours.

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Your Best PATH

Your Best PATH

Financial planning is a journey. 


Like a hike up a mountain, there will be some work involved.  You will have to gather information, talk about your present situation and your goals for the future.  Oftentimes trade-offs will have to be weighed.  But in the end, you will have a clear view of the road ahead, the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have this handled, and a collaborator along the path with you to talk to any time.

Who We Serve

We specialize in families or individuals in their peak earning years or just on either side of retirement -
times when the complexities of your financial life increase.

We have the expertise, the experience and the tools to take your financial life from
a source of stress to a source of strength.

Whether you work/worked in the private sector, government, non-profit, or the military,
Whether you family is traditional or modern,
Whether you are married, single, divorced, or widowed,

We are ready to serve you.

What We Charge

Like a consultant, lawyer, or accountant, we charge an hourly fee for service.

Our current rate is $250/hour.

While hourly fees make up the majority of our income, we also offer asset management billed as a percentage of assets and starting at 0.5%.

I hope you enjoy exploring my site.

When you are ready, click the button below to access my calendar and select a time for us to talk on the phone or meet.

There is no fee or obligation for our time getting to know each other.

Coronavirus Response:

Due to the pandemic, in-person client meetings are not available. At Your Best Path Financial Planning, we are fully capable of meeting all your client needs via web-based video meetings, cloud-based file sharing, and other solutions that have been in place since the foundation of our business. We will never compromise on the security of your data nor the health and safety of our clients, colleagues, and loved ones.

UPDATE: I will resume in-person meetings with individuals who are fully vaccinated beginning June 7th. 

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