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Retire with Dignity

Get the financial planning, guidance and management you need to navigate through life’s many phases.

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Welcome to Hamilton Financial Planning

A fee-only, fiduciary firm that’s here to redefine how you think — and feel — about your retirement.

What You Need to Know

The concept of retirement

Has dramatically changed over the past decade. Increasing life expectancy means we can no longer afford to simply save our money — we must be smart and strategic with every financial decision we make if we want to maintain a comfortable lifestyle throughout our retirement.

Without proper planning

What may initially feel like an exciting new chapter can quickly become a financial nightmare. However, that doesn’t have to be your reality. At Hamilton Financial Planning, we can help make sure you have everything you need to turn your vision into your reality.

Who We Like to Help

Baby Boomers

Enjoy financial advice that is tailored to your unique needs and goals.


Live out your dream retirement while remaining within your means.


Plan ahead for the future with proactive strategies to maximize your wealth.

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Get to Know Our Firm

Our Team

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Scott Hamilton, CFP®️

Founder & Chief Financial Officer
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With over two decades of financial management experience, I’ve worked at innovative startups, as well as Fortune 500 companies such as Exxon and Dell, where I worked as a senior principal consultant and product manager. I am licensed to do business in Texas, Louisiana, Florida and South Carolina and have a master's degree in international finance from Pepperdine University.

A native Texan, my experience ranges from working in the oil, gas and technology fields to managing people’s assets for over 20 years — designing more than 250 financial plans throughout my career. Decoding the many intricacies involved in the financial modeling and investment management process is what I do best: providing my clients with the tools and insight they need to achieve their financial goals.

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Gayle Hamilton

Director of Client Experience
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With a degree in accounting from Bentley College, I provide strategic oversight related to our overall client experience, supporting and assisting with all of our client engagement tactics.

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Nicolle Yates

Customer Services Liaison
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I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with honors and a specialization in health promotion and education. My years spent volunteering have provided me with leadership skills I now utilize on a daily basis to ensure a streamlined client experience throughout every process. A Registered Investment Advisor Representative, I am licensed in FINRA Series 65.

Client Experience

At Hamilton Financial Planning, we pride ourselves on being:

Fiducially honest

We understand that money can be a sensitive topic. However, that doesn’t mean we’re going to sugarcoat things. At the end of the day, we are your trusted financial advisor; a job we take very seriously. The more direct and upfront we are with you, the better your outcome will be.

Brutally transparent

There are no secrets when you work with us. From our fees to our history, we’ll provide you with all the information you need to entrust us with your finances. We encourage you to ask us whatever questions that come to mind so we can help alleviate your concerns.

Refreshingly affordable

As a fee-only firm, we have no hidden fees. Never try to upsell. And get zero commission from the products and services we recommend to you. We value being a cost-effective alternative in the marketplace because we believe everyone deserves financial planning guidance.

Our Process.

Built on collaboration.

Here’s a brief overview of the steps you can expect when you work with us:

Phase 1: Define Facts

In the beginning of our relationship, we’ll create your net worth statement: a comprehensive listing of all your assets and liabilities. This statement will serve as the foundation of your financial plan.

Phase 2: Quantify Goals

In order to effectively advise you on important financial decisions, we need to determine the frequency, duration and amount tied to each goal. Some examples include:

  1. How much you spend on your car (maintenance, insurance, etc.)
  2. How long you drive your car (one year, five years, etc.)
  3. How often you replace your car

Phase 3: Build Model

A collaborative and interactive process, this phase involves a deep discovery into your wealth’s ultimate potential. As your personal and professional affairs evolve, we will revisit our recommendations and make adjustments as needed to help make sure your plan is optimized at all times.

Learn about the Modeling Process

And how VISUAL the discovery process is and simple to design your future.

Learn About Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA)

And how Dimensional Investing benefits you.

We work with DFA because they take a less subjective, more systematic approach to investing. By drawing information about the market’s expected returns, DFA allows markets to do what they do best — drive information into prices — thus giving DFA more opportunities to capitalize on where they have an advantage. DFA’s core strength: their academic orientation, which helps them remain focused on the objective at hand.

What Sets DFA Apart

Proven investment performance

When compared to both their mutual fund competitors and relevant market benchmarks.

Time-tested strategies

That focus on “tilting” portfolios toward market segments that offer higher potential returns.

Unparalleled risk management

Based on broad diversification, mitigating risks such as holding too few securities or betting heavily on specific industries.

Efficient trading

As a liquidity provider to more eager traders in the marketplace and prominent influence on small-cap markets.

Meet the People of DFA

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David Booth

Founder, and University of Chicago alumni
Namesake of Booth School of Business

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Eugene Fama

Nobel Laureate 2013  
Founding Board Member

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Robert Merton

Nobel Laureate 1977  
DFA Resident Scientist

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Myron Scholes

Nobel Laureate 1997
Founding Independent Director 

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Merton Miller

Nobel Laureate 1990
Founding Independent Director

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Services & Fees

What We Offer

Wealth Management

We believe that when done correctly, wealth management consists of three unique but interrelated parts:

Financial Planning

We’ll perform a comprehensive evaluation of your financial situation to predict future cash flow, asset value, potential diversification and withdrawal plans.

Behavioral Planning

This stage is all about education — informing you of common mistakes people make when making financial decisions and the steps you can take to avoid them.

Investment Management

With your timeline and risk tolerance in mind, we’ll identify the best investment vehicles to utilize according to your unique needs and goals.

Invest in Your Future

What We Offer

Financial Planning

Our comprehensive financial planning services include:

Cash Flow Planning

We’ll help map out your expenses so you know exactly how much you need to save, spend and invest every month.

Education Planning

From scholarships to payment plans, we’ll provide you with the peace of mind you need to look forward to their future.

Estate Planning

Prevent future family tension and confusion with an estate plan that outlines your wishes and secures your legacy.

Retirement Planning

Eliminate doubt and fear about the future with a strategy that will help you maintain your lifestyle past employment.

Risk Management

We’ll review any current policies and make recommendations as needed to help make sure you’re protected from the unexpected.

Tax Planning

Discover new tax savings, learn about the latest tax reduction strategies and always know exactly how much you need to pay.

Get the Financial Guidance You Need

What We Charge

As a fee-only financial planning firm, we never earn a commission. We never act as salespeople. And we’ll never hide how much our services are going to cost you.

Our Fees

Your Investment
Our Annual Fee
$0 - $749,999.99.85 of 1 percent of AUM
$750,000 - $1,499,999.99.65 of 1 percent of AUM
$1,500,000 and above.30 of 1 percent of AUM

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Whether you’re nearing retirement or already retired, we look forward to helping you maximize every dollar so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor to the fullest extent.


1202 Lakeway Drive, Suite 7
Austin, TX 78734
Phone: 512-261-0808

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Williams Tower, 2800 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 4100 Houston, TX 77056
Phone: 346-200-4440

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Phone: 214-891-5998

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