Build your best life.

We provide financial advice, solutions and partnership to help you succeed.

NOBODY should have to experience

  • Having a collection of financial products but no clear path to financial freedom.
  • Having people and institutions in your life who are always willing to sell you more financial products but not willing or able to give you the advice and guidance that you really need to help reach your goals.
  • Working hard to earn a living, but still being uncertain about your financial future.
  • Having to make complicated financial decisions, with sometimes long lasting consequences,  without a resource that you can count on for advice and guidance.

It's time for a different approach.

Why is Vanilla the better choice?

ADVICE YOU CAN TRUST

We are independent financial advisers 

Reaching your financial goals is a process. It's important, therefore, to work with an adviser who is not focused on selling you a product, but genuinely loves helping you achieve your goals and aspirations. Our first and only allegiance is to our clients. We are not employed by any financial institution such a bank, credit union or insurance company. We’re committed to looking after your best interests and we will take the time to listen first then advise you using plain and simple language.

SOLUTIONS THAT WORK

Success comes from what you do and how you feel as a result. 

We provide a refreshing alternative to the product-focused approach taken by most financial advisers. Instead, we focus on your specific needs and what you want to accomplish. The better we understand your situation and your goals, the better your plan will fit your lifestyle, budget and philosophy. The better it fits, the better you will feel as you work toward your goals.

PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUR SUCCESS

We offer a genuine long term relationship.

We work with our clients throughout their lives. As part of our ongoing relationship, we'll regularly review your financial arrangements and plan for what's ahead. We want to ensure that the financial decisions that you've made, the products and services that you use and your overall plan remains appropriate. So as situations arise, circumstances or goals change, we will be there to help make the necessary adjustments to allow you to succeed.

We choose to ​​​​only focus on these numbers:

We are trusted by

124

clients

We have created

$43 M+

in benefits for our clients 

We are enhancing the lives of

327+

men, women and children

We are trusted by

124

clients

We have created

$43 M+

in benefits for our clients

We are enhancing the lives of

327+

men, women and children

To work with us follow these 4 steps

1

Schedule an Appointment

Your first meeting is at our expense. Just click on any 'Schedule an Appointment' button to complete the form for a call back. We will then contact you to arrange a convenient place, time and date to meet. 

2

We Discuss your Goals and Priorities

We sit down for a chat to discover what are your goals and concerns. If we all agree that we'd like to work together, we can prepare for the next step.

3

We present our Solutions

Based on our discussions and the information you’ve shared, we’ll propose the steps needed to take you from where you are today to where you’d like to be. With your approval of our solutions and agreement on how best to proceed, we will move onto the next step.

4

We  make it all happen

We take the agreed upon steps to make your program a reality. You can feel free to enjoy the ongoing benefits.

What our clients say...

I was drowning in debt...

I chose to work with Vanilla Financial Architecture to get out of debt, start saving, and learn how to better manage my money. It’s been a few months now and I’m still in debt, but I feel much better because now I know when I’ll debt free. I’m also making steady progress towards my retirement goals. I really appreciate that Wayne took the time to clearly explain my current situation, then worked with me to develop a plan that I could follow. For the first time in my life, I really feel that my money is working for me.

Andrew T

Young professional

Finally, an adviser who works for me...

I needed a financial adviser like my doctor and lawyer, who I knew was only working for me and my interests. Dealing with insurance agents always left me a bit unsettled since I knew that they had an employer and its products to sell. Since deciding to work with Vanilla Financial, I have 6 different policies from 5 companies covering my house, car, life, health and income. But I only have to work with 1 independent adviser who sourced and put in place the best policy in each class for me. Now, I feel much more confident about my product choices and other financial decisions because Vanilla Financial not only works for me when it comes to all my insurance needs, they also provide the financial advice that was missing to help me reach my retirement and legacy goals. If you really want impartial advice and the ability to get the right financial products from the whole market from 1 company, choose Wayne and his team.

Gail S

Business woman

We love having a clear view of our entire financial lives...

We were financially lost, having 2 small children and trying to complete our family home and dealing with one of us losing our job. We were unsure of a way forward until we met Wayne. He discussed with us our entire financial situation and helped us develop a detailed plan for achieving the financial goals for our family. We now have a clear view of our financial present and future, including the right insurance products for us, saving for our children’s education, a cash-flow plan and a better understanding of mortgages. We finally feel the relief of being guided by an experienced, caring and practical adviser who checks in with us regularly just see how we’re doing and to help keep us on track. There is nothing for you lose and much to gain from working with Vanilla Financial.

Mary and Robert G

Parents

I needed advice and help...

Having to deal with my father’s death and helping to support my retired mother brought me face to face with the importance of estate planning and retirement funding. I realized that I was really letting my own young family and myself down. I needed advice, but my banker only wanted to offer me loans, my insurance agent only wanted to sell me another policy and my lawyer could only draft my will after I told him what I wanted. Thankfully a friend suggested that I contact Vanilla Financial Architecture for help with my estate planning and retirement needs. It was the best meeting that I ever had. We discussed what I was trying to achieve, Wayne even asked some questions that I had never thought of to help me get a clearer picture of my situation. We settled on a plan of action and now my wife and children will not have suffer what I went through because of a lack of planning and preparation on my part.

Michael P

Family man

This is what financial advisers should do!

I have never had this kind of experience in the past with financial advisers and this is the kind of service I have been looking for. I knew how to earn money and knew how to spend money but when it came to financial planning I was not as enlightened as I thought. Buying a life insurance policy to benefit my daughter was all that I had done. When I sat down with Wayne, it turns out even that was really not enough to give her what I wanted to. We looked at my entire situation first, discussed what I wanted to achieve then he helped me identify the steps I need to take and the financial products and services that I would need to reach my goals. I was not able to put everything in place right away, but I feel so much better now that I have a plan to follow and a company, I can depend on to work with me going forward. All financial advisers are not the same, some just want to sell you stuff, I highly recommend Vanilla Financial Architects to anyone who has the discipline and desire to take control of their financial life. They work for you and not for financial companies.

Sophia H

Single mother

I just love the convenience...

With one phone call or email I can contact the person who insures my car, home, knows how much is in my retirement fund, knows how much my life insurance policies are worth and who knows who the guardians of my son are supposed to be in case of my death. Before I had to deal with multiple people in a number of different companies, it’s such a relief to have all of these financial and life matters handled by one trusted company and adviser who knows me and my family.

Anthony K

Professional

I was drowning in debt...​​​​

Finally, an adviser who work​​​​s for me...

We love having a clear view of our entire financial lives...

I needed advice and help...

This is what financial advisers should do!

I just love the convenience...

What you can expect working with Us

Truth, honesty and
integrity always

An objective
point of view

Respect for your
time and budget

Qualified
advice

Truth, honesty and
integrity always

An objective
point of view

Respect for your
time and budget

Solutions designed
to match you

A client focused
relationship

Excitement for 
your  success

Professional and
ethical standards

Solutions designed
to match you

A client focused
relationship

Excitement for 
your  success

Convenient and easy
communication

Accountability 
and organisation

Proactive guidance
and advice

Ongoing education
and coaching

Convenient and easy
communication

Accountability 
and organisation

Proactive guidance
and advice

Qualified
advice

Professional and
ethical standards

Ongoing education
and coaching

What you can expect working with Us

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Now is the time to take control of your financial life.

Many people work to pay the bills, to save a little and try to be as comfortable as possible without a clear plan. Imagine the wasted money, lost time and missed opportunities. You don't have to be one of those people. Take control of your financial life now, build and live your best life!

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