Financial Planner, Salem - Roanoke

Just Financial Planning, Inc., a Salem, Virginia-based financial planning firm has one goal: To help individuals and small businesses make the best possible choices in all financial areas through education and implementation. Compensation is in the form of fees, either fixed or hourly. For a complete review of financial planning, investment planning, and estate planning services offered by Just Financial Planning, Inc., please visit our Services page.

certified financial planner walt kearnsWalter S. Kearns, Jr.
Professional Background
Walter Kearns, Jr. earned his Certified Financial Planner ™ designation in 1986 and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an Investment Advisor in 1987. His company, Just Financial Planning, Inc., founded in 1987, specializes in developing comprehensive written financial plans on a fee-for-service basis. Walt's clients include individuals, small businesses, and Qualified Retirement Plans. He provides investment advisory services, retirement planning, estate planning, and income tax planning, including income tax preparation.

In addition to being a Certified Financial Planner™, Walt holds a Masters Degree from the State University of New York and is an honors graduate of St. Michael's College. In the Spring of 1992, he helped introduce the High School Financial Planning Program at West Milford High School in New Jersey. Walt has served as an Adjunct Professor at Roanoke College (in Salem, Virginia) where he teaches Personal Finance. He is a frequent lecturer to both the public and private sectors and has taught courses on financial planning, investment planning, and estate planning at community schools.

Walt and his wife and children relocated to Salem, Virginia in September of 1997. He is a Member of the Salem Rotary Club and enjoys golfing, skiing, camping, and gardening.