Our Approach to Wealth Management
We help our clients invest their money and make sense of their finances through a comprehensive financial planning process. Our simple, straight-forward approach was arrived at by navigating an environment that is anything but simple. Wall Street would have you believe that complexity is required in order to be a successful investor. The evidence suggests otherwise. We’ll help you navigate these waters and bring you the peace of mind that you have earned.
What is a modern approach? Cutting edge financial advisors have moved on from the sales-driven ways of the past. Unlike most of the industry, we operate on a fee-only basis and maintain a fiduciary obligation to our clients. We aren’t paid compensation by outside entities to sell you stuff. Our job is to help you plan your finances and invest accordingly.
Investment Philosophy: Focusing on What We Can Control
It’s common for clients to overestimate the ability of their advisors to predict market movements and make timely transactions based on those predictions. This is not what we do. Instead, we place emphasis on things that can be controlled – risk, expenses, taxes, and investor behavior.
A financial plan reliant upon outsmarting the market is not a plan – it’s a wish.
Wall Street has perpetuated the myth that to be a successful investor, you need to pick the right stock, invest in the best products, choose the best manager, get in and out of the market at the right time, etc. The reality is that markets are extremely efficiently priced, and these tactics cannot be consistently relied upon. We believe that a humble understanding of what you don’t know can be as important as what you do know.
Investment decisions should not be based on news headlines, CNBC ‘expert’ opinions, investment newsletters, market anomalies or who won the super bowl. Your investment decisions should be informed by your financial plan and your own circumstances.
We focus on efficiency and optimization. Nearly every financial decision you make has risk, suggesting that there is potential reward with each of those decisions. We’ll be there to help.