We’re a Fee-Only Financial Planning and Investment Management (no products sold, no commissions) firm in Berkeley Heights, NJ. We opened our doors in 2004. We work with clients throughout New Jersey and nationwide. Our typical clients are individuals and families with at least $1.5 million of investments. We specialize in working with women. We’re honored to be awarded a “Real Financial Professional Consumer Commitment” Certificate (2018) by www.Advisors4Advisors.com and to be a “Five Star Professional Wealth Manager,” 2016-19.
We adhere to a Fiduciary Oath that puts our clients’ needs before our own at all times. We take a 360 degree view of planning and investments. By working closely with our clients, we replace uncertainty and chaos with prudent investment management and financial planning principles. This gives our clients peace of mind. We have over 30 years of professional investment experience.
We design low cost, high quality portfolios that are integrated with client needs for both growth and income. We rebalance regularly and adjust client portfolios as their needs change. Click on “Learn More” for detailed information.
We leave no stone unturned. We help transform chaos into order for our financial planning and investment clients by assembling a step-by-step plan of action. Each client has his or her own financial road map which outlines the best approach toward estate planning, insurance, investment design, tax minimization, executive compensation or other relevant areas.
Why Fee Only?
Our Fee-Only approach to planning and portfolio management is not clouded by product sales or split commissions.We charge a percentage on the investment assets we manage to cover detailed financial planning and investment management. Our fee structure is transparent. The Fee-Only model is a perfect fit with our Fiduciary Oath to put our clients’ needs before our own at all times.
From the Blog
by Eve Kaplan, Certified Financial Planner ™ In my prior article about annuities, I explained the kinds of annuities that are “bad” or “ugly” for investors: virtually all variable annuities, including indexed annuities (that are misleadingly categorized at a type of fixed annuity). My objections have to do primarily with cost and the fact that they often […]
Annuities can be good, bad or downright ugly. How can you tell if your annuity is good, or if you should consider purchasing one? And what’s an annuity, anyway?. In this two-part series, I’ll begin with a review of the “bad and ugly” annuities (most variable annuities). Next month I’ll review “good” annuities (primarily immediate […]
By Eve Kaplan, CFP® Here’s a smart way to make charitable donations that’s easy and cuts more of your taxes than the regular “write a check, take a tax deduction” route. The tool I recommend is called a Charitable Trust (sometimes also called a Donor Advised Fund). The time needed to set it up? As […]