What does being a fiduciary mean?
A fiduciary is a person or institution given the power to act on behalf of another in situations that require great trust, honesty and loyalty. Fiduciaries are hired to act in your best interest and must set aside personal motives and conflicts of interest in favor of pursuing the best outcome for your unique situation.
Professionals who aren't fiduciaries are often held to a lesser standard, the so-called sustainability standard. This standard means that the products they sell you just have to be suitable for you, not necessarily ideal or in your best interest.
What is a financial planner or advisor?
Anyone can say that he or she is a financial planner or advisor. That’s why it’s essential to be sure of the qualifications and credentials of any “planner” or “advisor” before you pay anything or entrust them with your financial present or future.
What is “fee-only” vs “fee-based” financial planning
Fee-only financial planning means the advisor is compensated solely by the client. Other “fee-based” financial advisors may receive a commission if they recommend a specific investment, mutual fund, or insurance product.
How do I get started?
Our first step is an initial inquiry. Reach out to us by visiting our contact page and we’ll discuss your financial needs and how we can assist you.