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Are You Paying Too Much for Financial Advisor Fees?

April 08, 2024

If you're fortunate enough to have amassed over $5 million in assets, you're likely well aware of the importance of sound financial management. In this section, we talk about the complexities of wealth management and whether you're paying more than you should in annual advisor fees.

Consider this:

While it's reasonable to expect a fee for professional financial guidance, excessively high fees can erode your wealth over time, significantly impacting your long-term objectives. That being said, if you're paying more than 0.10% on advisory fees over $5 million (equivalent to 10 basis points), it may be time to reassess your financial advisor's fee structure.

Why Such a Small Percentage Matters:

The advisory fee percentage may seem like a negligible percentage. However, when applied to multimillion-dollar portfolios, even seemingly small differences in fees can translate to substantial sums over time.

  • For example, if you have $5 million in assets, a fee of 0.5% would amount to $25,000 annually, while a fee of 2% would cost you a staggering $100,000 per year.
  • In contrast, our 0.10% fee would only set you back $5,000 annually - saving you a substantial amount of money that could be better utilized in growing your wealth. 

The Importance of a Second Opinion:

If this sounds like the situation you're in, it may be time to seek a second opinion. A financial advisor who charges excessively high fees may not be acting in your best interest and could be hindering your financial growth. By consulting with another financial professional, you can gain valuable insights into more cost-effective fee structures and potentially save thousands of dollars annually.

Your financial well-being is too important to be compromised by excessive fees. By taking proactive steps to assess and potentially renegotiate your advisory fees, you can ensure that your wealth works for you, not against you. Every dollar saved in fees is a dollar that could be reinvested in your portfolio.

Let's Talk:

We understand the importance of providing high-quality financial advice without burdening our clients with exorbitant fees. That's why we focus on offering transparent and cost-effective solutions that prioritize your financial well-being above all else. If you want to get a second opinion or are interested in exploring other options, we're here to help.

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