James Ashby (CFP®, CPA)

James Ashby focuses in the
following client markets or areas of practice:

  • Business Owners
  • Charitable Giving
  • Estate & Generational Planning Issues
  • Investment Advice with Ongoing Management
  • Retirement Plan Investment Advice
  • Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules

Planning Specialties

Retirement plans and planning.

Income and Estate tax minimization strategies.  Our target clients are sucessful families and small business owners.   

Additional Information

Dr. David Ashby worked as an accountant and even taught accounting classes before becoming a professor at SAU. His accumulated degrees took him to Ole Miss and eventually LA Tech, where he earned his doctorate. He later became a Certified Financial Planner professional and launched the first financial planning curriculum in AR at SAU.

After teaching finance for many years, he co-founded Mustard Seed Wealth Management alongside former student Darla Williams in 2002. Now with nine employees and three locations, David is the Sr Advisor & Partner at our Magnolia Branch. David has built a team of advisors as passionate and dedicated as he is about guiding clients not only to retirement but through it.

Though retired from SAU as a professor, David continues to teach at continuing education seminars and writes for several publications. David has always been fascinated with people’s financial behaviors and enjoys seeing people exceed their goals. David continues to serve on area boards and committees while spending many volunteer hours working in the community. David works in the Magnolia office and his home Hot Springs..

NAPFA Start Date

March 30, 2005


This Office

222 N Hervey St. Suite D Hope, AR 71801 Phone: (870) 777-8383

Other Offices

3304 Richmond Rd Texarkana, TX 75503 Phone: (903) 716-8414
1908 Roselawn Ave Monroe, LA 71201 Phone: (318) 692-6796
202 S Pine Magnolia, AR 71753 Phone: +1 (870) 234-1618 Fax: (870) 235-4800
443 N Washington El Dorado, AR 71730 Phone: (870) 234-1618 Fax: (870) 235-4800