Based on complexity

We NEVER earn commissions or asset-based fees, because we don’t sell products. We earn one fee. The one you pay us.

We believe selling products AND asset-based fee create a conflict of interest. How is it equitable to charge you more in fees just because your asset balances have increased?

96% of firms charge asset based fees. Many charge 1% asset-based fees, plus financial planning fees, and tax preparation fees separately. 

Do the math. It’s not as uncommon as you might think, many potential clients tell us they pay more with other firms, and get less in-depth and personalized planning around what they really need.

We make $1MM in income, but I can’t find an advisor to help me because I don’t have enough “assets” to manage. This is crazy. I need help. 

— Potential Client

When does it usually
make sense to hire us?

We are designed to add the most amount of value when:


$300K or greater for singles, or $500K for couples

Investable assets

$500K or $250K or greater with $50K+ savings per year


Moderate complexity or greater

Ongoing Planning

Services are billed quarterly with a one-time on-boarding fee, depending on complexity.

These include: complete tax preparation, discretionary investment management, and in-depth financial planning.

Base Price

$ Minimum

$1,875 Per Quarter

Established for the complexity of the case, and work required.

Complexity Shifts

$ increase

 per year

A complexity adjustment may be applied to the Base Price for increased on-going situational/technical complexities.


Project Fee


A one-time add-on may be applied for non-ongoing services.

Investment Management

Complete Tax
Financial Planning
No Additional

Factors Driving Complexity*

Financial planning

-Number of years from targeted financial independence
-Rental real estate cashflow, investment and tax analysis
-Multiple workplace benefits reviews, and/or deferred compensation
-Education or gift planning for children or charitable planning
-Business retirement plans
-Cross-border planning


-Number of investment accounts
-Portfolio withdrawals or additions
-Low basis stock or concentrated stock
-Foreign assets or pensions
-Workplace retirement accounts
-Private investments

Tax planning and preparation

-Restating or amending returns
-Business, K1s, trusts, rentals, self-employment income
-Multi-state, income apportionment
-Married filling separately / divorced
-International compliance: FBAR, Foreign Tax Credit, and PFIC
-Oil and gas: working interest versus royalties
-Equity compensation: ESPP, ISOs, NQSOs, and RSUs


-Client communication frequency, style, and level of detail
-Client engagement in the process, and speed
-Level of risk taken by the firm

*This is not meant as an exhaustive list, but a reflection of the common factors of complexity in our client engagements.