Low Cost = Increased Returns
We believe your hard-earned dollars should be used to create your own wealth, not a mutual fund managers. High fees on the underlying funds in your portfolio can significantly erode future growth (Morningstar, 2010).
We keep your costs low, giving you more available funds to invest. The average expense ratio of our portfolios is 0.09%, which means you pay only $9 for every $10,000 invested, compared to the average mutual fund expense ratio of 0.71%. We invest only in liquid, tax-efficient, flexible ETFs that provide many added benefits compared to traditional mutual funds.
Avoiding Big Mistakes
Trust us when we say, “We’ve seen it all.” Not saving adequately, buying a home that is too big and too expensive, or getting out of the market at the wrong time are all mistakes that can be avoided.
Some of our clients didn’t start with us, but they’ve remained with us because we help them navigate unfamiliar territory and avoid these costly mistakes. Those that stay with us for the long haul will learn to avoid the big mistakes by not making snap decisions or searching for the next “big winner.”
Diversification is Critical
The wise street vendor sells both sunglasses and umbrellas. Why? These seemingly unrelated products would never be purchased by one person on the same day, which is exactly the point of diversification. By selling both items, the vendor can reduce the risk of losing money on any given day.
The same is true for investing. Research suggests that nearly 92% of an investor’s return is primarily due to diversification. Our philosophy is focused on ensuring our clients’ portfolios are adequately diversified to maximize their return.
The Behavior Gap is real
Behavior has been proven to be the primary element that drives success. However, we live in a world of instant gratification—24/7 news, same-day shipping and real-time results—that can be counterintuitive to financial success. Not saving, buying high and selling low, or investing in something because your neighbor did all create a gap between what you know you should do and what you actually do.
Working closely with a financial advisor will help you close this gap and guide you through the ups and downs of the market. We’ll help you stick to your plan, regardless of fluctuations, and avoid instant gratification so that you can realize the true benefits that come through a comprehensive financial plan.
Planning Should Be Interactive
Ask your parents about their experience with a financial planner and it probably involves lengthy meetings and a take-home, 70-page financial plan that’s collecting dust on a shelf somewhere. This is not our version of “interactive.”
We offer a truly collaborative experience. Our technology platform comes equipped with an intuitive interface, powerful integrations and multiple financial planning options. Combine this with real-time data and human guidance for a system that runs like a well-oiled machine.
Connecting Your Money to your values
“If you don’t know where you want to go, then it doesn’t matter which direction you head.”
Our primary goal as your advisor is to determine your values and then build a plan to match. By connecting your money to your values, our plan will be on target to create the life of your dreams as smoothly and effortlessly as possible.
Minimizing Taxes is critical
We recognize the importance of looking at the big picture, not just the top-level investments. There are many factors we take into consideration that contribute to your actual after-tax returns in order for you to make the most money possible.
At Wealth Wise, we've partnered with Commonwealth Financial Network to leverage their technology to maximize your after-tax returns. Through tax loss harvesting, tax-efficient index funds, sophisticated rebalancing and other tax-saving features, we can help you keep the most money in your pocket.