Why Forthright finances?

Because you deserve only the best
CFP Professional

I am a proud Certified Financial Planner!  Sadly, most (around 70%) of the people who call themselves financial advisors don’t hold this designation.  In addition, I teach Financial Planning at Cal State Northridge.  This means that I am at the top of what’s happening as it relates to your money.

Fee Only
No commissions

Forthright Finances is a “fee-only” firm – which means we only receive compensation from you, our client, directly.  We never receive commissions, we have zero sales quotas to hit, and we never get offered exotic trips for selling certain products (yes, that actually happens). 


Forthright Finances is a fiduciary.  I know, I know – what the heck does that mean?  In English, it means that we always act in your best interest.  We have intentionally structured the business so that we are liable if we ever give you advice that doesn’t put you first.

Our books

to help you have the retirement you deserve
65 Questions To Ask Before Retirement

Coming Soon!

Retirement Tax Bomb

Free Resources

Download Now To Clarify Your Financial Life

Meet Life Head On

Nearing Retirement Forthright Finances
NEARING Retirement

Prepare for the day your last paycheck hits the bank. Look forward to it, rather than question if it will ever come.

Are You Ready?
Forthright Professional Families
Young professional

Ready to make the best decisions about your money and take advantage of financial planning’s secret tool – time?

Learn More
Financial Planning Widowed Divorced
Amgen Employees

You’ve worked hard in your career – let’s make sure your income and your benefits work as hard as you do.

Learn More

Delivering financial clarity

There’s a moment when everything finally fits into place. Your actions are aligned with your goals and you are free to fully enjoy that moment. Free from guilt. Free from confusion. And most certainly free from worry. Forthright Finances builds confusion-free plans to help you succeed. It’s not about your money, it’s about the feeling that comes when you truly understand where it is and what it’s doing for you. I’m Scott Newhouse, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and founder of Forthright Finances. The best part of my job is delivering financial clarity.

Forthright Finances Philosophy


One-Page Planning


Financial planning is a tremendous effort. All the moving pieces, the unpredictable bumps in the road, and those temptations to throw caution to the wind and just have a bit of fun. It doesn’t have to be a slog. And it doesn’t have to be something you tackle on your own.


Your customized Forthright Finances plan will fit on one page. You’ll have all the information you need to meet your future head on right in front of you. It starts with a comprehensive (one page!) plan that you can pair with ongoing support and accountability.

What’s In the Plan?


As Seen In