Helping You Navigate to Financial Freedom

Here at New Heights Financial Planning our mission is to help you achieve your financial goals, no matter how big or small.

Hello! Welcome to New Heights Financial Planning, LLC.

I’m Dan Kellermeyer, and I started my fee-only financial planning firm to provide adaptable solutions to people who want to take control of their finances and reach New Heights in their lives.

At New Heights Financial Planning, we have a specific passion for serving the aviation community.

Whether you’re a professional or amateur pilot, an airplane mechanic, flight attendant, aircraft owner, or just someone enthusiastic about the miracle of flight, we want to hear from you.

Do you wonder if you are putting your money to its best use? Are you struggling to deal with student loans? Do you worry about saving enough for retirement? Want to travel more or purchase your dream airplane? Simply want a financial expert in your corner?

You’ve come to the right place. 

At New Heights Financial Planning, we have a specific passion for serving the aviation community.

Whether you’re a professional or amateur pilot, an airplane mechanic, flight attendant, aircraft owner, or just someone enthusiastic about the miracle of flight, we want to hear from you.

Do you wonder if you are putting your money to its best use? Are you struggling to deal with student loans? Do you worry about saving enough for retirement? Want to travel more or purchase your dream airplane? Simply want a financial expert in your corner?

You’ve come to the right place. 

Meet Dan Kellermeyer

I graduated from Purdue University in 2009 with a degree in Professional Flight. I came out with my pilot’s license, over $100,000 in student loans, and faced a virtually non-existent job market for new pilots. Even if I did find a flying gig, a rookie pilot can expect a starting salary in the low $20,000 range. I couldn’t survive with student debt that high and a salary so low. I hit pause on my dream job and took a full-time position in sales.

Never learning how to properly budget my money, I lived a “Play now, Pay Later” lifestyle, and it caught up to me quickly! I figured I could afford the minimum payments on my credit cards, so I must be doing OK, but it wasn’t long before most of my paycheck was going towards credit cards, student loans, and a car payment. I was living paycheck to paycheck, routinely over-drafting my checking account, and losing sleep. It was time for a change.

I took inspiration from others who found financial freedom by paying off their debt, and decided I too wanted to live a life where I wasn’t held hostage by debt payments. I remember doing my first budget and the sense of relief it brought. My budget told me I could make all my monthly payments and have just a tad leftover for myself. I instantly slept better even though I knew I had a long journey ahead of me.

Since making a complete financial 180, I have dedicated myself to changing careers into financial planning. I am currently a Candidate for CFP® Certification and have launched my own financial planning firm to help other people just like me reach financial freedom.

Schedule a Free Consultation

If you want to learn more about our firm and how we might be able to help, I invite you to schedule a free, 30-minute consultation. I’m happy to discuss what keeps you up at night, what goals you have for your future, or just chatting aviation!