Our Team

Skip FlemingSkip's Background

Richard "Skip" Fleming is the founder of Lodestar Financial Planning, a financial planning practice providing hourly, as-needed financial planning and advice in Colorado.

Skip provides financial advice and coaching to individuals and their families from all walks of life. He does not set minimum income or net worth requirements to engage in his financial planning, investment consultation, or portfolio review services.

A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science degree, Skip is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. He has been in the financial services industry since 2002, following a 24-year career in the United States Marine Corps.

As an Advisor, Skip is committed to guiding his clients in pursuit of their financial goals by bringing sound financial knowledge and trustworthy advice to each individual and family he serves. His areas of focus include:

• Broad-based financial planning
• Financial foundation planning and coaching (cash flow, debt elimination, & emergency savings)
• Insurance planning
• Retirement income planning
• College planning
• Investment allocation and advice
• Military and Federal Employee Benefits
• Special needs planning

The father of a special needs young adult, Skip volunteers as a ski instructor with the National Sports Center for the Disabled and as a ski coach with the Southeast Area Colorado Special Olympics. Understanding the concerns of families with special needs and the importance of coaching, he applies that understanding by guiding his clients toward productive, lifelong financial habits.

Skip is a member of the Pikes Peak Detachment of the Marine Corps League, the Military Officers Association of America. He serves on the Board for Early Connections Learning Centers.  Skip is also a member of the Professional Ski Instructors Association of America.  He volunteers with Colorado Springs Junior Achievement and the Special Olympics.

Married for over 37 years with two children, Skip enjoys spending time with his family in the beautiful mountains of Colorado; skiing, biking, hiking, whitewater rafting, and fishing.

Skip offers a free, no-obligation inital phone call where you can discover for yourself if his services are right for you. Please contact him to schedule your complimentary, initial call.