Feel free to contact us so we can provide a clear overview of our services.
During our initial communication, either over the phone or online, we will provide a brief description of our services, philosophies, methodology, and fee structure. If our services appear to fit your needs, we will schedule a no-obligation free Get-Acquainted meeting. We will email (or mail) you additional information to review, including some questionnaires that will help us better understand your financial situation. Our Get-Acquainted meeting will be most productive if you have filled out the questionnaires prior to our Get-Acquainted meeting.
At that Get Acquainted meeting, we will discuss: the scope of a possible engagement; a fee estimate; the additional data we would need from you and expected time frames to complete the process.
There’s no obligation, and if you decide not to move forward at any point, it’s fine to say so. We're not offended, because the search for a financial planner is very personal, and it is important for you to find the right fit.
If you decide to proceed with us, we follow a three-step plan. These steps include:
- Data Gathering. Here we will identify any documentation necessary to prepare your plan. We will, more than likely, require several meetings, either in person or via phone. These are opportunities to answer questions or seek additional documents so that we can finalize the analysis of your situation.
- When the financial plan is ready, we will meet and your individualized report will be explained. These are interactive discussions of observations, analysis, and recommendations. You will take home your personalized, written plan, and provide remaining payment.
- From there, we will help implement your plan, based on the detailed action directives from the presentation. And we’ll follow-up to help address any further questions and concerns should they arise.
Please know that “financial check-ups” are an important part of the process. We recommend annual reviews or as life changes necessitate.
The average hourly rate charged by fee only financial advisors is between $150 and $400. We truly believe everyone should have some sort of financial plan; therefore we have priced our services at a level we feel is accessible and affordable to most middle-income individuals and families.
Our hourly rate for financial planning is $200. In lieu of paying Hourly Fees a client may elect to pay a Fixed Fee that is based upon a variety of factors including the complexity of their situation, project scope, and the overall time anticipated to be spent on the project. Typical Initial Project fees range from $1,000 – $3,000. For clients who desire a long term comprehensive relationship with Huguenot Financial Planning, the annual Fixed Fee is negotiated once a year.
Huguenot Financial Planning requires a deposit for initial engagements in the amount of the lesser of $500 or 50% of the fixed estimate.