All of my affiliations require that I be a fiduciary for my clients. That is a fancy way of saying I have to do what is in your best interest. Unfortunately, not all advisors are held to this fiduciary standard.
NAPFA and the Fee-Only Network both require that I only receive payments from my clients. That means you will never be steered into a product that is not in your best interest. I have nothing to sell and receive no commissions.
Being a Certified Financial Planner professional means that I have met rigorous requirements (education, experience, ethics, and testing). This requirement assures my clients that I’m able to help them build a comprehensive financial plan.
The XY Planning Network is an organization that supports financial planners who wish to serve their peers in Gen X & Y, traditionally an underserved market.
Pledge 1% is an exciting addition. Clients will earn achievements based on major life events and financial milestones that will be used to vote on the recipients of Level Up’s 1% profit donation.
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Level Up Financial Planning joins the Pledge 1% movement. Adds a fun twist for clients to vote based on achievement point system.Read more
Is it possible to be in a worse position because you are making the most money you ever have? It happens more than you think. It’s not just the tax impact of additional income, but many of the lifestyle decisions that build up over time.Read more
If you found this post, you are probably wondering to yourself what is up with the fun name for a financial planning firm? That is not normal. You may also be thinking why would I choose such a non-conventional company to navigate my important financial planning decisions? Well, I do not expect to be a fit for everyone. However, those who have found me to be a great fit, really benefit from not only the[…]Read more
Debt may be unavoidable, but that doesn’t mean that it has to weigh you down. Efficiently managing debt may allow you to obtain a higher paying job, have a higher quality of life, and grow your wealth faster. The key is having a game plan and staying focused so that you avoid some of the common downsides of debt.Read more
Use the calculator to estimate your potentially guaranteed return rate on your employer stock purchase plan (ESPP). The only way to lock in the return is to try and sell the shares as soon as they are purchased. This will result in taxes being recognized in the year of the sale, which you can also project in the calculator below. Depending on the demand for this calculator, I may add additional features like hypothetical tax[…]Read more
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