Financial Planning Strategies

Tel: 719-266-5335
6645 Delmonico Blvd.
Suite 101
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Over 30 Years Of Independent Financial Advice

Financial Planning Strategies | Financial Advisor in Colorado Springs ,CO

About Financial Planning Strategies

FOR OVER 30 YEARS our mission at Financial Planning Strategies is to help you secure every aspect of your financial future and give you peace of mind today in all your investment and financial planning needs. As a Certified Financial Planner since 1983, I am committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and professionalism in our relationship. We endeavor to fully understand your total financial situation and provide you with comprehensive and unbiased financial planning services and products to help you achieve all your financial goals.

General Information

Firm Start Year:   1979
No.of Employees:   1
Gender:   Male
States Licensed in:   76812, CO
Number of Years with Current Firm:   27


Investment Types:   Insurance, Stocks, Mutual Funds, Bonds, Alternative Investments, Commodities, Annuities, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Socially Responsible Investments (SRI)
I can meet clients in the following ways:   Via Email, At my office, Via Phone

Qualifications & Memberships

Insurance and Annuity Licenses:   Annuity, Disability, Life, Long Term Care, Health
Financial Organization Memberships:   Financial Planning Association (FPA)


Registered Investment Advisor:   Yes
Compliance Disclosures in Last 5 years:   I have a clean record
Criminal Disclosures in Last 5 years:   I have a clean record

Compensation and Fees

Fee Structure:   Fee Only
Minimum Portfolio Size for New Managed Accounts:   $100,000


  • Why should I choose you as my financial advisor? I have been a Certified Financial Planner since 1983. I am also a Registered Financial Consultant and Certified Senior Advisor. There are annual Continuing Educational requirements for these designations. I began working in the financial services industry under a Certified Financial Planner in early 1979, and I enrolled with the College For Financial Planning's certification courses in 1980.
  • What are your qualifications? What is your education background? I work closely with each client according to their unique situation, needs and goals. Please refer to my website for more detailed information, past newsletters, etc. - www.DonLeander.com (Click "Visit Website" - underneath my photo)
  • If you are going to manage my account, will you obtain my permission every time you buy or sell something? Yes.
  • How many clients do you currently manage? I am fee-based (I do not receive securities sales commissions - on occasion I am paid an insurance commissions if that is something requested by the client). This is typically the lowest-cost way to work with an experienced financial advisor.
  • Will you be the only person working with me? Yes.
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Don Leander

Don Leander


I am originally from the North Texas area and began working in my mid-20's under a Certified Financial Planner in the insurance industry in early 1979. I met my (British) wife, Thea, in Kansas City in 1977 and we were married the next year. I began to study the CFP courses through the College For Financial Planning (Denver) and became a Certified Financial Planner in mid-1983. We traveled to Colorado several times in the 1980's to attend continuing education conferences put on by the College For Financial Planning and that's when Thea and I began to dream of relocating here.

Expanding my 20-year practice from Texas into Colorado allowed that dream to be fulfilled in 1998. I continue to stay abreast of the ever-changing investment, economic, and retirement planning fields through constant study. My focus over the last 20 years has been macro-economic research. Ive seen how my appraisals of macro- economic trends have benefited my clients' portfolios, especially in late 1999 and early 2008. At Financial Planning Strategies weve established a system of dynamically-adjusted, asset allocation strategies similar to the management of many university endowments.

Historically, this special asset-synergism reduces volatility while enhancing returns. My wife has been my clerical assistant since 1979 and is also the mother of my two married daughters, Elissa and Rebecca. In 2015 we became proud grandparents of Aaron, our first grandchild. All seven of us in our expanding family enjoy going to 11-Mile Reservoir to kayak, and to enjoy boating and mountain biking.

Office Hours

wiseradvisor-balck-li-img Mon. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
wiseradvisor-balck-li-img Tue. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
wiseradvisor-balck-li-img Wed. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
wiseradvisor-balck-li-img Thu. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
wiseradvisor-balck-li-img Fri. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Communities Served

Cascade Colorado Springs
Cripple Creek Divide
Fountain Green Mountain Falls
Larkspur Manitou Springs
Monument Palmer Lake
Peyton U S A F Academy
Woodland Park All States