Sarah Swantner (CFP®)

Sarah Swantner focuses in the
following client markets or areas of practice:

  • Business Owners
  • Financial Psychology/Coaching
  • High Net Worth Client Needs
  • Medical Professionals
  • Retirement Plan Investment Advice

Planning Specialties

Kahler Financial Group’s number one specialty is helping our clients live bigger and sleep better.  We are specialists in comprehensive financial planning, cash flow, retirement, investments, asset protection, integrated financial planning (life planning) and real estate.

Sarah’s passion to help people goes beyond simply helping people with their finances.  She served on the board of Lifeways, Inc., a non-profit adolescent substance abuse prevention and treatment agency from 2016-2019 and currently serves on the Financial Therapy Association Board as the 2020 President-Elect and Chair of their Webinar Committee.  Additionally she serves as a volunteer counselor for the South Dakota State – West River Campus free counseling clinic for students and community members.

Additional Information

Sarah is passionate about helping people understand themselves and their finances so that they can achieve their personal goals.  In 2018, Sarah became a dually-trained financial therapist when she completed an internship in financial therapy and earned her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from South Dakota State University.

Sarah began her life career with a passion for analyzing and solving complex problems. She discovered her skills in college as a student of engineering mechanics, using math and science to explain and predict phenomena such as crack growth in a sheet of plastic or sound generated by a fan blade. Prior to discovering her love for financial planning, Sarah spent nine years as an engineer with Hewlett-Packard in Boise, Idaho, developing LaserJet printers. In 2009, Sarah started engineering financial plans to explain how all the moving parts of the plan - insurance, taxes, estate, retirement, investments - interact together.  Soon after Sarah joined Kahler Financial Group in 2012, she began expanding her career to include the integration of financial coaching and counseling with financial planning.

Sarah became a CFP® certificant in 2013.  She holds a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from South Dakota State University.  She also holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in theoretical and applied mechanics, earned at Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

NAPFA Start Date

August 06, 2012


This Office

1010 9th St Ste 1 Rapid City, SD 57701-3782 Phone: (605) 343-1400 Fax: (605) 721-0194