As fee-only, independent financial planners who offer an uncommonly high level of service to our clients, we begin our discussion with an informal interview to ascertain that our firm is the right fit for you.
Should we choose to work together, you will enjoy the services of a full team of specialists in every aspect of wealth planning. We also collaborate with your other professional advisors to seamlessly address your individual and business-related financial needs.
We do not sell a product or receive commissions, allowing us to provide independent-minded, objective advice. We believe that your success and our success will be measured in our continuing commitment to character.
It’s easy to confuse the two terms, but a quick way to remember the difference is fee-only is where fees to the firm ends, and fee-based is where those fees start. As a fee-only firm, the only fees you’ll be charged are advisory fees and nothing else. However, at a fee-based firm you may be charged an advisory fee on your money, and also pay hidden commissions to them on products they sell.
A fiduciary is defined as: “An individual in whom another has placed the utmost trust and confidence to manage and protect property or money. The relationship wherein one person has an obligation to act for another’s benefit.” In other words, we always put our clients’ interests above all other considerations meaning you get full transparency.
Unlike some of our national competitors, we do not pick and choose when we consider ourselves a fiduciary. Most of our competitors are only a fiduciary on certain accounts when its most convenient or beneficial for them. At Landsberg Bennett, we put clients’ interests first every time, on every account, and with every relationship.