Jeff Grimes

Helping Divorced Plans Build a New Life of Freedom and Impact

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Parakaleo Planning Jeff Grimes
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Serving Clients Nationwide

Helping Divorced Plans Build a New Life of Freedom and Impact

Areas of Focus

  • Biblical Finance
  • Divorce Financial Planning
  • Financial Life Planning
  • Loss of Spouse or Partner
  • Real Estate Investing
  • Retirement Planning

About Me

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 became a financial advisor after learning more about personal finance. I also saw the career as another way to help others.

I felt like a failure and floundered for years, feeling a loss of purpose and carrying a sentiment that I had let my family down. I didn’t have a firm foundation for who I was, so transitions were always a struggle.

As a result of losing hope, I went through a divorce in 2019. I have three amazing kids and am thankful for that season. I have regrets but can also recognize the good that came from it. Since the divorce and relocating to Colorado, I have learned quite a bit about the value of who I am and what I care most about. I have always loved helping, researching, and learning, but now I also love talking to others about what matters and building on that. Having mentors and guides in all areas of my life is critical to keeping me focused on what lies ahead.

I currently split my time between Colorado Springs and Austin, Texas. I enjoy being outdoors. Eating. Traveling. Trying new things. Next on my list is fly fishing.

I am a work in progress. But I press on to take hold of all that has been made available at the Cross. I want to encourage you and help you find a community of others living in freedom and grace.

Professional Designations



  • Advice Only Network
  • CFP Board
  • Fee Only Network
  • Financial Planning Association
  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors
  • XY Planning Network

Primary Location

Colorado Springs, CO, USA

Additional Locations

📍 Austin, TX

Meeting Options

  • Video Conference
  • In-Person

Compensation Methods

  • Advice-Only
  • Fee Only
  • Flat Fee
  • Hourly Rate
  • One-time Financial Plan

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

  • Basketball
  • Beach
  • Board Games
  • Camping
  • Church
  • Cooking
  • Eating Out
  • Exercising
  • Family
  • Football
  • Gardening
  • Grilling
  • Hiking
  • Reading
  • Relaxing
  • Sports
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Traveling
  • Wine
  • Working Out
  • Writing

Who We Serve

  • Blended Family
  • Couples
  • Divorce
  • DIY Investors
  • Nonprofit Employees
  • Widow
  • Young Families

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