Jeff Grimes

Guide to Flourishing, Freedom and Faithfulness

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Parakaleo Planning Jeff Grimes
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Serving Clients Nationwide

Guide to Flourishing, Freedom and Faithfulness

Areas of Focus

  • Divorce Financial Planning
  • Education Funding
  • Financial Life Planning
  • Investing
  • Taxes

About Me

Hi, I'm Jeff Grimes. I started Parakaleo Planning with a vision to bring hope to those who need it after becoming divorced or even to those in a life or career transition.

I have been in the financial services industry since 2008. My initial career aspiration was to serve as a full-time Christian overseas missionary.

I struggled to raise support as a newlywed 21-year recent college grad, so I stumbled into becoming a financial advisor after trying to learn more about personal finance.

I felt like a failure and floundered for years with the loss of purpose and carrying a sentiment that I let my family down.

As a result of losing hope, I went through a divorce in 2019. It was not something I wanted but deserved as I reaped what I had sowed. I have three amazing kids and am thankful for that season in my life. I have regrets but can also recognize the good that came from it.

I am a work in progress. But I press on to take hold of all that has been made available to me at the Cross. I hope to encourage you and help you find a community of brothers.

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Compensation Methods

  • Advice-Only
  • Fee Only

What to expect in the first meeting

Click the 'Book Intro Call' button above to schedule a free introductory call. Our first meeting will be a complimentary session to learn more about you and your family, what is important to you, and any immediate pressing concerns. We will discuss the financial life planning process and see which of our services is a good fit for everyone involved. I look forward to speaking with you.

About our Firm

Parakaleo Planning is an Advice Only Firm centered on life planning for divorced dads and Christians in life transitions.

✅ Financial Life Planning

Financial life planning is different from traditional financial planning as it is based on uncovering your ideal life and then building your financial plan centered on those ideas rather than just your money.

I initially ignore current circumstances and present problems and focus on creating the ideal life from a blank canvas by answering a few thought-provoking questions. After you paint a picture of the ideal life, I make sure to build your financial plan so that you are intentionally moving in that direction. The process will help you identify and overcome obstacles and find alternatives that are more consistent with your ideals.

✅ Advice and Fee Only

I focus on providing value to you while operating in your best interests by minimizing the conflicts of interest in the financial services industry. I do not manage money or sell any products. I do not have control over your investments or require you to make any changes or move any accounts to receive services. I am providing a fee-only service.

The aim of providing this model is that you can get advice and life planning without having a minimum level of assets or net worth.


The University of Texas at Austin, B.S, Sport Management


Hobbies and Interests

  • Church
  • Family

Who We Serve

  • Divorce

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