Kahler Financial Group: Client-Centered, Fee Only Financial Advisors

To learn more about our services, visit our Financial Services page.Mission

As a South Dakota-based fee-only financial advisor, Kahler Financial Group’s mission is to be an unbiased advocate in helping people make wise financial decisions that contribute to their prosperity and happiness. We do this by understanding your money history, objectively assessing your current situation, and offering options that will solve problems and create the future you desire.

Advantages of Working with a Client-Centered, Fee-Only Financial Advisor (CFP)

As independent financial advisors driven by the needs of our clients, we seek out the best financial solutions to benefit our clients.  Unlike banks, insurance or investment firms, we are not limited in the scope of products nor are we commission-motivated.  As client-centered, fee-only advisors, we are committed to competent and ethical behavior when providing financial advice, and we disclose potential conflicts of interest.

When our clients plan for and face the inevitable changes in life we are their financial confidants and advocates. And yes, there are times when we protect our clients from themselves. 

To learn more about our services, visit our Financial Services page.


Millions of people visit the Black Hills of South Dakota each year for a variety of reasons.  A number of our out-of-state clients specifically come to meet with us for their annual review. We have custom designed our Rapid City office to be a private and comfortable place for our clients, and the office and staff are equipped with the latest technology.


Established by Rick Kahler in 1983, Kahler Financial Group was the first client-centered, fee-only financial planning firm in South Dakota. In 2010, Wealth Manager, a financial trade magazine, recognized Kahler Financial Group as the largest financial planning company in a seven-state region.

Please let us know when we can be of service to you.

KFG Staff


Financial Advisor Sarah Swantner

Sarah Swantner, CFP®
Director of Financial Planning

Kahler Finanical's Financial Planning and Investment Analyst Associate: Nikolas Boyce

Nikolas Boyce, CFP® 
Investment Analyst & Planner Associate

Kahler Financial's Investment Analyst: Alison Scherr

Alison Scherr
Chief Operations Officer 

Kahler Finanical's Client Services Specialist: Lilly Vaughn

Lilly Vaughn
Client Services Specialist

Beth Kangootui

Beth Kangootui 
Operations Manager

Kahler Financial's Counselor: Dave Jetson

Dave Jetson, MS
Financial Counselor