About Us

Jim Saulnier and Chris Stein have been working together at Jim Saulnier and Associates for nearly a decade and have been on the radio since August 2009 teaching people in Fort Collins, Loveland, Boulder, Greeley and throughout Northern Colorado about their retirement planning options.  Jim Saulnier and Associates are available for in-person consultations with individuals in Northern Colorado and can also work with clients from out of state.  If you want to maximize your retirement potential please contact Jim Saulnier and Associates to set up a free, no-obligation first appointment.

Peter Scott is an attorney with the law offices of Coan, Payton and Payne, LLC and has over 40 years of experience with estate and tax planning. He joined The Retirement and IRA Podcast in March 2015 to add his knowledge to Jim’s and Chris’s discussions of retirement planning.  If you would like assistance with estate or tax planning, please contact Peter at Coan, Payton and Payne, LLC.

Jim Saulnier

Jim Saulnier

JIM SAULNIER, CFP® is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional who specializes in retirement planning, and is the owner of Jim Saulnier and Associates in Fort Collins, CO.

Jim took the long road to becoming a retirement planner. He originally earned his bachelor’s degree (cum laude) in natural resources from the University of Massachusetts and became a certified arborist. Over time, Jim found he enjoyed a higher level of public service and became a police officer for the city of New Bedford, MA. He also entered graduate school and earned his master’s degree (magna cum laude) in criminal justice from Anna Maria College. After serving seven years on the street patrol division and SRT (Special Response Team), Jim suffered an on-duty injury that eventually led to him enrolling in the Financial Planning Program at Boston University in 1995 where he went on to pass the CFP®certification exam – proof that he has met some of the highest educational and ethical standards in the financial planning industry.

In 1999 Jim moved to Fort Collins, Colorado and established his retirement planning practice, Jim Saulnier and Associates. Since then, Jim’s knowledge and expertise have been acknowledged and referenced both locally and nationally in publications including the Wall Street Journal, Smart Money Magazine, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Financial Planning and Investment News.  Jim continues to maintain and improve his knowledge of retirement income planning, IRA issues and the nuances of Social Security through his participation in the Ed Slott Master Elite IRA Advisor Group and the Financial Planning Association.

Chris Stein

Chris Stein

Chris Stein, CFP® is a full-time instructor at Colorado State University in the Finance department and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. He also works in the offices of Jim Saulnier and Associates.

Originally from Casper, Wyoming, Chris received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming before relocating to Fort Collins to attend graduate school. After receiving his master’s degree in Finance from CSU, Chris spent the following 14 years in an entrepreneurial role in the wireless communications industry. During that time he developed many key business relationships that eventually led him to work with several real estate investor groups as a research consultant. Chris always enjoyed educating and training others so it was a logical step for him to return to academia, but now as an instructor. With his background in finance and teaching, Chris has a knack for explaining topics relating to retirement planning on the radio show. He also takes great pleasure in dominating students less than half his age at the latest video games.

Peter Scott

Peter Scott

Peter Scott, J.D., LL.M. (Tax), CFP® is an attorney with the law firm Coan, Payton and Payne, LLC in Fort Collins, CO and has been advising families and businesses owners on how to protect their assets and minimize or avoid taxes for over 40 years. His advice focuses on helping people preserve and pass on their wealth and their legacy by making informed decisions through proactive planning.

In addition, Peter is a nationally known educator and author.  He has taught continuing education classes to other professionals on such topics as estate, business, tax and charitable planning.  He has taught classes at Metropolitan State University of Denver, Front Range Community College, the Estate and Wealth Strategies Institute at Michigan State University, the Academy of Multidisciplinary Practice in Sarasota, Florida, the Investment Management Consultants Association, the Business Enterprise Institute, the American Society of Women Accountants, the National Business Institute and others.  Peter has been listed in Who’s Who in American Law.

He received his LL.M. in Taxation and his law degree from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri; and an A.B. in Business Administration and Economics from Drury University.  He has also earned the designation of Certified Financial Planner®.

Peter has written five books on estate planning and business succession.  The latest book is: “Being in Business is a Funny Thing – Getting Out is Not, a Business Owner’s Guide to Growing & Transitioning the Business.”

Peter Scott and Coan, Payton and Payne, LLC are not affiliated with Cambridge

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Jim Saulnier and Associates | 970-530-0556 | 506 East Mulberry Street, Fort Collins, Colorado 80524

Jim Saulnier, Registered Representative, Securities offered through Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., a Broker/Dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC to residents of: CO, IA, IN, MA, NY, TN, TX, WI and WY. No offers may be made to or accepted from any resident outside the specific states mentioned. Jim Saulnier, Investment Advisor Representative, Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor. Financial Planning services offered through Jim Saulnier and Associates, LLC., a Registered Investment Advisor. Cambridge and Jim Saulnier & Associates, LLC are not affiliated.