7 Ways Families Can Save Money

Raising a family can be expensive. A study from the Department of Agriculture, for example, found that the average family spends $233,610 to raise a kid through their 18th birthday. You’ve got to figure out how to pay for sports, college, vacations, clothing, healthcare, food, and every other conceivable expense, too. Those costs can add up quickly—particularly when there are several kids involved.

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What It’s Like to Work With EP Wealth Advisors – Completing Your Financial Health Assessment

The Proposal Meeting*: Financial Health Assessment

Some investors who have worked with a financial advisor and received a proposal before have noted that, while they were given the feeling they were being heard, this didn’t ultimately mean they actually had been listened to.

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What It’s Like to Work With a Financial Advisor | EP Wealth Advisors

Shopping for a financial advisor isn’t easy, and some advisors have earned the industry a less-than-stellar reputation. So we understand why, as an investor, you might be wary of salespeople with expensive products to pitch and doubt that the advice given really applies to you. That’s why we structured EP Wealth Advisors as a fee-only firm whose status as a fiduciary means we do not receive financial incentives when recommending investment products, and we are required to put your interest before our own. In addition to explaining these benefits to prospective clients, we wanted to be able to demonstrate them. To do this effectively,  we have created a Financial Health Assessment. It’s a transparent, two-meeting process* geared to inform and educate you on the realities of the markets, financial planning, and establish the foundation for a trusting relationship with an EP Wealth Advisor.

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Why Place Your Trust in a Fee-Only Financial Advisor?

It’s a hard truth many financial advisors would rather not hear. As numerous sources such as the popular financial website The Motley Fool have noted, 65% of respondents in a 2016 poll by the American Association of Individual Investors said they mistrust the financial services industry to some degree, and only 2% claimed to trust financial professionals “a lot.”

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4 Things to Look for in a Financial Advisor

No two financial advisors are exactly the same.

As you begin your search for a financial advisor, you’ll quickly find out you have a lot of options. We recommend that you keep these characteristics in mind through your vetting and research process.

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