I’m Aimee Butler
Wealth Advisor, CFP®
Let’s solve your financial puzzles together!
Planning with your goals in mind
We work hard to understand who you are and what you want to accomplish, both personally and professionally, so we can best support you and your family in achieving your goals.
We're more than just investments
Together, we’ll implement a customized plan for all areas of your financial life: Investments, taxes, estate planning, insurance, charitable giving, and more.
Life is complicated.
I’m here to help.
Working as a wealth advisor or in finance was never what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wanted to help people and make a difference in people’s lives but had not yet determined the path I would take to do that. A series of fortunate (and sometimes unfortunate) events lead me to my career, and I have never looked back.
The relationships that I have with my clients are very important. I want them to feel comfortable to ask any questions, and to be a sounding board when they have decisions to make. As we age, our financial lives often get more complicated. Adding a marriage or divorce, kids, and parent needs, second careers or retirements can easily make people feel overwhelmed. Simplifying a client’s financial life and making sure all those puzzle pieces fit together is what I love to do.
I've been saving, but am I on the right track for my financial goals?
How can I save for my kids' education and myself?
I have a lot of accounts. How can I simplify them? Should I?
Having aging parents is hard. How do I help them?
Are my current investment strategies going to help me reach my goals?
What saving and tax strategies make the most sense for me and my family?
Streamlining your accounts and getting organized can help ensure you’re on track toward your goals.
I’ll help you confidently make decisions about complex financial tools like Social Security, 401(k)s, pensions and Medicare.
My fiduciary responsibility means we’ll always be working toward the same goals: Yours.
We’ll work together to alleviate your worries so you can spend more time on other areas of life.
My name is Aimee Butler. I am a Wealth Advisor with Merriman, a fee-only investment advisory firm with a strong focus on smart investing and long-term goals. Before joining Merriman in 2018, I gathered more than 15 years of technical training and hands-on experience as an advisor, a district manager, and a regional director. I am a Certified Financial Planner Professional, and I hold a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Providence College.
I like to be involved in our community and spend time volunteering on boards. I am past President of the local Financial Planning Association, a current member of the Eugene Estate Planning Council and a member of the board for the KLCC Public Radio Foundation. I love living in a community that believes in education and equality.
At home, I am a wife and mom. My husband Greg and I are east coast transplants and love the Pacific Northwest and Eugene! When I’m not working, you can find me practicing yoga in my living room or dragging my two kids, Cameron and Penelope, around to their activities. If you see me at Costco on the weekend, say “Hi!”
What is wealth management?
Wealth management is a comprehensive approach to financial planning. It covers all areas of your financial life, making wise use of your assets to help you in achieving your goals and living life to the fullest. Do you want to spend more time doing the things you love and worry less about your finances?
Then wealth management is for you!
Wealth Enhancement - make your assets work for you
- Minimizing taxes – now vs future?
- Managing appropriate cash reserves
- Should you pay off your mortgage early?
- How can you get the most out of Social Security?
- Evaluate your options for college savings
Wealth Preservation - strategies to help reduce risk
- Asset allocation and rebalancing
- Trend following
- Stock option planning
- What to do with concentrated stock positions?
Wealth Protection - proper coverage is key
- Disability or Long-Term-Care insurance planning
- Is umbrella insurance right for you?
- What type of life insurance makes the most sense?
- What level of homeowner’s coverage is appropriate?
- Is your rental property adequately protected?
Wealth Transfer - leaving a lasting legacy for your heirs
- How can you leave the most behind to your heirs without sacrificing too much now?
- Are your assets correctly titled so they’ll pass on in the way you intend?
- Are your healthcare directives and letters of instruction in place?
- Does a trust make sense for you? Which kind?
Charitable Giving - make the most of your contributions
- What charities are important to you?
- How can you make the most of your gifts to charity?
- Is a charitable trust right for you?
Plan with intention,
not by default.
Online Blog Resources
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There are more than one and a half million nonprofits in the U.S. and ten million worldwide. No wonder the process of deciding where you want to donate can be overwhelming! Whether you are donating for the first time, consolidating donations, or considering making a large gift: Begin by reflecting on your motivation for giving. Continue reading to learn how you can maximize the impact of your donation.
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