Jim Stanhouse, MBA, CFP®

Duluth Office
3235 Satellite Blvd.
Bldg 400, Suite 300
Duluth GA, 30096
Decatur Office
160 Clairemont Avenue
Suite 200
Decatur GA, 30030

Jim completed the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional Education Program through Emory University and passed the rigorous two-day 10-hour CFP® Certification Examination on his first sitting. He was authorized to use the CFP® mark of distinction after completing the CFP Board of Standard’s specific experience requirements in 2012. He has also passed the Series 65 Uniform Investment Adviser Exam.

Jim is an active member of the following financial organizations:

  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), the nation's leading organization dedicated to the advancement of Fee-Only comprehensive financial planning. Consumers and the media look to NAPFA for access to financial advisors who meet the highest standards for professional competency.
  • The Garrett Planning Network, Inc., an international affiliation of fee-only financial advisors dedicated to providing independent, objective financial advice to people from all walks of life

In 1981, Jim graduated from Siena College in New York State with a BBA degree in Accounting and received a CPA certificate after working with the accounting firm, KPMG, LLP. He also holds a Masters degree in Business Administration, earned in 1985 from University of New York at Albany.

For many years Jim worked in the information technology arena with financial, human resource and employee benefit systems. His experience includes years at both Bellsouth and Emory University. His strong analytical skills are just as beneficial in financial planning as they were in information systems.

Jim is self-described as frugal and a long time, long term personal investor. He has always enjoyed helping friends and family in financial matters and made the decision to offer his services to the public through Stanhouse Financial Planning and Management, LLC. Via the fee-only business model, Jim feels he is in the best position to help others benefit from his experience.

Jim has lived in Atlanta area for thirty plus years. He resides with his wife and their daughter in the Lilburn - Stone Mountain area of Georgia. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and three dogs, sailing, camping, and hiking. As of July 4th, 2019, Jim has completed, running or walking, his 28th consecutive Peachtree 10K Road Race. He is an active member and treasurer of the Lilburn Business Association. He and his family are active members of the Great Pyrenees Rescue of Atlanta organization.

A long time fan of Clark Howard, Jim has volunteered at Clark Howard's Consumer Action Center by answering consumer questions on personal finance and many other topics.

Jim out and about in the community

  • Delivered Finance seminars to new recruits of Gwinnett County Emergency Services Department
  • Participated in Berkmar High School “Shark Tank” program
  • Delivered Finance seminars to Gwinnett County employees.
  • Participated in Crews Middle School “Shark Tank” program
  • Participated in Crews Middle School “Entrepreneur Day” program
  • Participated in Parkview High School CTE Advisory committee
  • Treasurer and long-time Board member Lilburn Business Association
  • Participant for 28 consecutive years Peachtree 10k road race

Head Elementary School LBA Dictionary Donation

Garrett Planning Network retreat with Sheryl Garrett

Lilburn Woman’s Club LBA Recognition

Crews Middle School Shark Tank

Peachtree Road Race with daughter