Meet The Planner


Ian Bloom

Financial Side Quest Rank


Level: 30
Location: Raleigh, NC – Virtual
Unlocked Achievements:
CFP® Professional
Registered Life Planner®


Cloak of Financial Wisdom
Anti-Misinformation Gauntlets
Goggles of Financial Insight

Sword of Sound Advice

Financial Planning Software (Right Capital)
Enchanted Quill of Strategy
Easy Online Asset Management (Altruist)

Financial Jargon









Planning for younger, technically-inclined clients. Focus on cash flow, accumulation, and long-term comprehensive plans.

Main Quest:

Building a financial life planning firm that allows his clients to free themselves from financial stress so that they can focus on their main quests.

Side Quests:

Increasing financial literacy in the nerd community, spending time travelling with his girlfriend, and turning the financial planning community into professionals.

Professional Information

Ian Bloom, CFP®, RLP® is a financial life planner and owner of Open World Financial Life Planning. He started the firm in 2018 after years in the industry under much larger firms. Open World was founded with the goal of providing financial life planning for nerds!

Open World and Ian put out a ton of content! If you’re looking for further resources to be connected with, tune into the YouTube channel, newsletter, or website. One of the side quests of Open World is making all of this content available to you for free.

In his personal life, Ian spends a lot of time with his friends, primarily playing games. Ian’s favorites are Dungeons and Dragons, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Teamfight Tactics, and a collection of various board games. When he’s not gaming, Ian enjoys watching professional esports, cooking, and getting in a good workout.

To learn more about Ian’s professional accomplishments and approach, check out these links to mentions in the media:
Bio – Financial Advisor Magazine
Bio – ThinkAdvisor

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Mentions in The Media

Check out some of our mentions in the media in both print and audio formats!

Advisor News

3 Steps To Take Back Control Of Your Schedule

Market Watch

Up your game in 2020 with these five quick and easy investing moves

Radio Public

You're a Financial Planner, Now What?

XYPN Radio

How to Communicate Authentically with Clients During a Time of Crisis

Twenty Over Ten

Marketing Advice For New Advisors – From Advisors Who Know How To Grow


5 money lessons everyone should know by age 30

Your Paf

Do You Need Short-term Disability Insurance?

Financial Planning

TikTok and advisors: Is a savvy algorithm worth privacy concerns?

MSUWMA Podcast

Ian Bloom - S1 Ep. 17

XY Planning Network

Launching Your Own RIA: Advice from Advisors Who Took the Leap