Justin M. Follmer, MBA, CFP®, AIF®

Guidance with a Purpose.

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Coastal Wealth Advisors Justin M. Follmer, MBA, CFP®, AIF®
Johns Island, South Carolina

Serving Clients Nationwide

Guidance with a Purpose.

Areas of Focus

  • Capital Gains
  • Choosing a Financial Advisor
  • Estate Planning
  • Financial Life Planning
  • Giving
  • Inherited Wealth
  • Investing
  • Investment Management
  • Owning a Business
  • Prioritizing Money
  • Real Estate Investing
  • Retirement Planning
  • Setting Up Retirement Accounts
  • Side Hustles

About Me

As the founder of Coastal Wealth Advisors, Justin has been working with unique clients for close to 17 years by helping them pursue answers to, and strategies through, some of life’s most difficult questions and challenging moments. His clients include high-net worth families and individuals, charitable organizations, entrepreneurs, and privately held small-businesses.

Before building Coastal Wealth Advisors, he devoted valuable time to academic studies and hands-on experience with financial firms of various sizes and specialties. During his college years, he earned the title of United States Marine. His time with the Marine Corps proved to be invaluable to the business.

Marines abide by a set of core values that define how they live their lives. These core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment are integrated into every facet of his client relationships, business processes, and ethical standards.

His academic education includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Finance and Managerial Economics from Lycoming College as well as an MBA from The Citadel Graduate College.

He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner and holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designation which signifies specialized knowledge of fiduciary responsibility and the ability to implement policies and procedures that meet a defined standard of care. He believes that clients should look to hire a financial firm that maintains an ongoing commitment to process improvement, academic research, professional education, and fiduciary-first responsibility.

Justin enjoys spending his spare time pushing the limits at the gym, trekking through the terrain of a mountain trail, traveling with his wife and friends, and taking cruises in Brenda: his prized, numbers matching, 1970 Chevelle SS classic car.

Professional Designations

  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF)


  • Financial Planning Association

Primary Location

3464 Maybank Highway, Unit E Johns Island, SC 29455

Meeting Options

  • Video Conference
  • In-Person
  • Phone

Compensation Methods

  • Flat Fee
  • Hourly Rate
  • Percentage of Assets Managed

What to expect in the first meeting

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Offers Investment Management


About our Firm

Coastal Wealth Advisors is a Charleston-based, South Carolina registered investment advisor who provides investment advice to families, small businesses, high net-worth individuals, and charitable organizations. Providing sound investment advice and tailored financial plans remain the cornerstone of their business.

You view and approach money differently than your friends and family. You budget a certain way, invest a certain way, and spend a certain way. Wouldn’t it be refreshing to have a financial planner and investment advisor who understands and supports your unique desire to approach money the way you see fit?

Coastal Wealth Advisors was built with the goal to understand your personal financial situation, appetite for risk, and what you want your portfolio to accomplish before its advisors make any investment advice recommendations. As fiduciaries, they are legally required to make investment advice recommendations that are in your best interests, regardless of their own. This means they strive to create portfolios that are evidence based, low-cost, efficient, tax-managed when appropriate, and fit your long-term financial goals. Guided by this perspective, their approach looks to academic research to gain insight into dimensions that drive higher expected returns, then integrates this knowledge into strategies designed and implemented to add value to your portfolio needs and financial lifestyle.

They offer Personal Financial Planning and Business Financial Planning for a flat-fee. Hourly consultations, if appropriate, are available for limited-scope planning. In addition, they design, implement, and manage customized investment portfolios on a percentage of assets under management basis.

✅ No rules-of-thumb.

✅ Zero judgments.

✅ No ‘one size fits all’ solutions.

✅ Simply, advice created for you, guided by your purpose.

Their office is conveniently located in beautiful Johns Island, SC. But just because they're located there, doesn’t mean you have to be. They work with clients in a dozen different states through a combination of face-to-face and virtual consultations. They'll also happily come to you. Or better yet, go visit them and then hit the local beaches; think of it as a vacation for you and your finances.


Master of Business Administration (MBA) - The Citadel Graduate College Bachelor of Arts in Business Finance & Managerial Economics - Lycoming College

Hobbies and Interests

  • Cars
  • Exercising
  • Family
  • Hiking
  • Traveling
  • Working Out

Who We Serve

  • Baby Boomers
  • Business Owners
  • Corporate Executives
  • Divorce
  • Dual Income Family
  • Investors
  • LGBTQ Couples
  • Real Estate Investors
  • Single Women
  • Veterans
  • Widow
  • Women in Transition
  • Women Professionals

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