You Can Do It Yourself,
But You Don’t Have To Do It Alone
SIMPLE, FAIR FLAT-FEES FOR HONEST ADVICE. PERIOD.
HOW CAN I WORK WITH APTUS?
COMPREHENSIVE FINANCIAL PLAN
$4,500 ($3,000 upfront plus $125/month for 12 months)
Our most common client engagement
Two 2-hour meetings; advisor-led process; includes written planning report
Full review of cash flow management, contingency/risk management and investing/debt management
LIMITED FINANCIAL REVIEW
$1,500 ($1,000 upfront plus
$125/month for 4 months)
Typically for confident DIY planners & investors
One 1-hour meeting; client-led process; no formal written planning report
Limited review of one or two broad planning topics and a second set of eyes on current financial situation
$125 per month for clients who have completed a full plan or limited review
Ongoing support, including an annual check-up meeting
Facilitates 2-way dialogue on financial planning best practices
$250 per hour
Focused on a narrow topic or limited set of questions
For example, Aptus can help design, optimize and implement cash flow systems (household budgets)
Aptus Financial is a principled financial services company, focused solely on what is best for our clients and free of any conflicts of interest. We provide transparent, objective, and non-conflicted advice. Period. We don't sell stocks or insurance. We don't take custody of assets and don't charge an asset under management fee. We offer comprehensive advice for a flat fee and set our clients up for a lifetime of guided DIY budgeting, planning and investing.
Our mission to help people informs our work, just as much as our collective credentials, experience, and licenses.
CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER
30+ years of Financial Counseling
Author: Mindful Money
WHAT ARE SOME TOPICS COVERED IN THE PLANNING PROCESS?
planning topic 1
cash flow management
Income Sources (W-2, 1099, K-1, passive)
Savings Rate Targets and Trade-Offs
Automating Spending and Saving
PLANNING TOPIC 2
CONTINGENCIES AND RISK MANAGEMENT
Specific Savings Goals
529 College Savings Plans
Basic Estate Planning
PLANNING TOPIC 3
INVESTING AND DEBT MANAGEMENT
Tax-Efficient Account Optimization
Asset Allocation Across All Accounts
Advisor Transition Support
Student Loan Management
Extra Mortgage Payments
Retirement Planning and Withdrawal Strategies
WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPs?
I'M KINDA CURIOUS
SCHEDULE A CHATMOVE FORWARDSCHEDULE MEETINGS2-4 MONTHS AHEAD OF TIMEREVIEW WELCOME EMAIL AND SIGN PLANNING AGREEMENTCOMPLETE DATA SHEET AND SEND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS1ST 2-HOUR MEETINGAPTUS SENDS INITIAL REPORT & TO-DO LIST
APTUS BILLS $3,0002ND MEETING 3-5 WEEKS AFTER 1STAPTUS SENDS FINAL REPORT & TO-DO LISTAPTUS CARE STARTS AT $125/MO
what is aptuscare?
$125/MONTH ONGOING SUPPORT SERVICE
SECOND SET OF EYES FOR DIY INVESTORS
QUICK RESPONSES TO QUESTIONS
NUDGES TO IMPLEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
SUGGESTIONS ON NEXT BEST PLANNING ACTION
UPDATES ON TAX CHANGES AND BEST PRACTICES
REQUIRED FOR 12 MONTHS AFTER FULL PLAN & 4 MONTHS AFTER REVIEW
CAN CANCEL ANYTIME AFTER INITIAL PERIOD
am i a good fit for aptus?
ARE YOU INTELLECTUALLY CURIOUS?
ARE YOU CONFIDENT BUT HUMBLE?
ARE YOU SKEPTICAL OF FINANCIAL ADVICE?
ARE YOU DILIGENT AND RESOURCEFUL?
ARE YOU SELF-RELIANT AND SELF-DISCIPLINED?
WOULD YOU LIKE GREATER FINANCIAL CONTROL?
DO YOU BELIEVE SIMPLE IS OFTEN BETTER THAN COMPLEX?
DO YOU LIKE SAVING MONEY?
our investment strategy
we recommend an age-appropriate risk-neutral diversified portfolio of index funds that captures the broad market’s returns while minimizing fees and taxes.
DO ADVISOR feeS REALLY MATTER THAT MUCH?
A 40-YEAR OLD CLIENT STARTING WITH $500,000 AND SAVING $20,000 PER YEAR WOULD PAY A TOTAL OF NEARLY $300,000 IN FEES [!?!] OVER 25 YEARS TO AN ADVISOR CHARGING 1% OF ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT.
YES, FEES MATTER.
Cumulative Avoided advisor Fees for DIY investors with aptuscare support
If you're curious about Aptus, please use the form below to arrange a 15-minute introductory call. During that initial chat, you can tell us a little bit about what you hope to accomplish, we can tell you more about our planning options and we’ll see if there’s a good fit. No obligation. No pressure. No worries. We'll respond to you via email as quickly as we can.
2 Van Circle, Suite 4 | Little Rock, AR 72207