Most investors are willing to pay a fair fee for the financial and investment advice they receive in pursuit of their goals and dreams. There comes a point though when the impact of excessive fees outweighs the value received.
An advisor should be aligned with helping to achieve a clients’ dreams, not sabotaging them.
We all know that building wealth and financial planning can be overwhelming. This is why we often work with a team people with experience and education in that area. This process works best when there is alignment of objectives between client and advisor – the focus on your long term dreams. However, there is a line between receiving value and being ripped off.
One of the core mandates of our investment philosophy is the elimination of unnecessary costs, which should instead be directed toward our clients’ financial dreams.
We have a few resources for you to help evaluate whether you are receiving fair value or not:
Our Fee Audit Checklist and Investment Fees and Returns Calculator can help you determine if you are getting value from the fees you pay.
Once you understand if your financial advisor is acting in your best interests (or not) will guide you in the decisions you need to make. One way or another, being clear on the value you are receiving from the fees being charged should give you greater confidence in growing your wealth and knowing how well you are being supported along the way.