You don’t want to be sold anything. You don’t want to pay someone to manage your investments when you know you can DIY. You are looking for clear-eyed financial mentorship, personalized guidance, and simple, unbiased investment advice. You can do it yourself. You don’t have to do it alone.
Aptus Financial provides flat-fee financial services focused solely on what is best for our clients.
We provide flat-fee, advice-only, unbiased financial planning that addresses your unique needs and goals. We help you self-manage your investments, simply and effectively.
We reduce financial stress in the workplace and help your employees reach their retirement goals.
We speak at conferences, events and on podcasts to help doctors and other young professionals pay off student debt, create a financial plan, and invest tax-efficiently so they can focus on their lives and careers.
Since our inception in 2011, we've worked with hundreds of early-career physicians and other young professionals across the United States via videoconferencing. We've helped people like you think about their goals, manage their cash flows, address contingencies, and invest simply and effectively in their own accounts.
Since 2011 Aptus has been on a journey with hundreds of clients who’ve taken on the challenge of self-managing their investments. Our clients recognize that there’s never been a better time to be a DIY investor. They inspire their friends and colleagues to take the leap of faith. They pass along articles and share websites. They tell their family to be on guard for what advisors are selling. They realize that even as busy as they are, they can’t afford to completely outsource their investments. They do it themselves and they know you can too.
March 16, 2023
One of our core philosophies at Aptus is “simplicity beats complexity.” We believe simplicity beats complexity in many facets of life, including investments. We encourage our clients to capture broad market returns across a range of asset classes utilizing low-fee index funds. Target-date index funds are appropriate for most people. Target-risk index funds might work better for folks who need static allocations. Others will want to fine-tune and optimize with individual index funds.
As we highlight in our Hierarchy of Financial Needs, your retirement outcome is more likely to be determined by your savings rate than it is to be driven by clever stock picking or crafty asset allocation decisions. The first step in investing, then, is to determine how much you can save. The next step is following a tax efficient waterfall. The last, and probably the easiest, step in investing is buying an appropriate mix of stocks, bonds and others assets.
"In an industry where there is so much conflicted advice, alleged complexity, and unnecessary jargon I was drawn to Aptus because of their commitment to providing simple, actionable advice that is completely conflict free. My core values are accountability, empathy, vulnerability, and joy. My mission is to teach and empower people to understand their personal financial situation so they can make their own informed choices."
- Tyler Scott
"As a trained economist, optimizing everything in life has been my second nature. Financial planning is more than figuring out the perfect ratios on a spreadsheet. It is thinking about what makes us happy and able to sleep well at night, even though the numbers might not give us the maximum financial gains. I am passionate about helping others figure out their finances so they can forget about it and focus on living their life instead."
- Xu Xu
"As a practicing neonatologist, I have spent many years training medical students and residents the fundamentals of medicine and financial planning. I joined Aptus as a financial planner to assist clients of all professions with their long-term financial goals. I believe in “paying yourself first” and mapping a financial plan early on to build a financially independent life. Your financial journey can be simple, stress-free, and enjoyable. I am here to help you get started!"
- Megan Ringle
"I joined Aptus because I share the firm's commitment to providing honest, unbiased financial advice at a simple, fair flat rate. I enjoy focusing on a client’s entire financial life as opposed to looking at any one area in a vacuum. I get to leave work every day knowing I helped make a difference in people’s lives."
- Matt Duncan