Independent, Fiduciary Fee-Only Financial Planning and Investment Management:
Get the knowledge you need from a Registered Investment Advisor and Certified Financial Planner that’s on your side.
“I’ve built my financial planning practice on the simple idea that every client deserves financial advice that is truly in their best interests, not the advising firm’s bottom line. Real, actionable financial planning that is as unique as they are, tailored for their individual needs and goals.
Over and over again, I hear from clients, and especially from mature women and members of the LGBTQ community, how they often feel talked down to by financial advisors: ignored, patronized, put into a box, sold inappropriate products – and yes, even lied to. A big part of my job is to answer your financial questions, help overcome your financial fears, and help you meet your financial goals.
As a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), we have a fiduciary duty to act in your best interest at all times. From retirement planning to investment management to advice on buying a house or new car, we are your Chief Financial Officer: a trusted professional you can rely on for unbiased financial guidance. As a fee-only firm, we guarantee that we will never try to sell you any financial products: no commissions here, period.
We genuinely care for our clients (many have become our good friends!), and I promise you that as we work together through the process, you will become increasingly educated about your finances and learn how to make good financial decisions so that you will never again be taken advantage of.”
Susan Soesbe, MBA, EA, CFP®
Welcome to Soesbe Financial
We know that you’re busy, and the last thing you have time for is to do esoteric things like evaluate your company’s 401(k) options or the relative merits of a Roth IRA versus a traditional IRA. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed!
Here at Soesbe Financial we use a disciplined approach, working collaboratively with our clients and focusing on one item at a time to help you achieve clarity. We believe that all our clients should know how their tax return works, where their money goes, what they are invested in and why, and what their short- and long-term goals are. Don’t leave your retirement planning to chance – applied knowledge is real power!
You will achieve clarity about your money.
We will never sell you any kind of financial products.
Financial planning helps people achieve their best lives. Achieve yours.
Explore Our Financial Services
Combining portfolio management, financial planning, and individual tax preparation (for clients that qualify). It’s like having your own personal Chief Financial Officer!
For those Clients who desire one-time planning at a fixed fee that can effectively encompass all six key areas of financial planning including retirement planning.
For those Clients who don’t need portfolio management, but do desire to develop a long-term relationship for ongoing support of their financial goals and questions and implementation of their financial plan.
Hourly meeting time. For existing Clients who need advice on a specific topic of concern, or help with implementation of their financial plan. Also available for new clients to try us out before starting a longer engagement.
- Discovering your unique circumstances
- Analyzing your challenges and opportunities
- Refining your choices
- Determining your solutions
- Creating your action plan
Ready to stop worrying?
Every Client Is Unique
While we specialize in helping mature women and the LGBT community, we have found that every client across the spectrum is unique.
Your Discovery Meeting is an opportunity for us to get to know one another and to explore your unique circumstances, questions and goals. We will ask you about what specific help you would like from us and what your ideal end results would be. You can ask any questions you may have about how we work with clients or what a financial planning engagement would look like for you.
If after this brief ‘get acquainted’ portion we both decide that we are a good fit and would like to work together, then at this point we will sign a client agreement and the actual working portion of your meeting will start. Knowledge is power, and your Discovery Meeting is where together we start the real work of bringing clarity to your unique financial situation.
Imagine the power of having all of your financial information securely in one place!
Spending/Budgeting, Investments, Insurance, Property, Cash Flow and secure document storage.
Our world-class eMoney Client Portal provides our clients with a robust set of tools that give you the ability to link outside assets, set up budgeting, track spending, track investments, and much more.
The Vault – safely upload and store all your documents in your fully private vault. Share documents securely with us by using the “Shared Folder” feature.
Reporting – Review and run reports on your baseline financial plan to help you stay on track! IMS clients can also view their managed accounts, allocations and transactions, plus access their monthly custodian statements and quarterly performance reports from one convenient location.
Spending and Budgeting Tools – optionally, you can track your expenses and income, categorize your transactions, and create budget items for your household.
eMoney Mobile Site – get eMoney on your phone or tablet! Use the reporting, budgeting and tracking tools, get a quick look at your net worth and investments, set up mobile alerts, and much more. Access your portal whenever you want, from wherever you want.
What experts have to say about fee-only, fiduciary advisors:
“Fee-only financial planners are registered investment advisors with a fiduciary responsibility to act in their clients’ best interest. They do not accept any fees or compensation based on product sales. Fee-only advisors have fewer inherent conflicts of interest, and they generally provide more comprehensive advice”
“Financial advisors who work on commission have to decide whether to recommend the product that’s right for you or the product that will make them a fat commission. Sadly, many of these financial advisors will end up doing the latter. That’s why a fee-only financial advisor is by far the best choice.”
“Planners should be upfront about their pricing structure and should never make you feel like you’re playing a game of “how much do you cost” vs. “how much do you have?” Advisors will charge either by an hourly rate, a project rate or flat rate for a plan or a percentage of the assets under management.”
“The most important factor when choosing a financial advisor is that they be a fiduciary. A fiduciary has a legal duty to act in a client’s best interest. It’s also important to know that many advisors are not fiduciaries.”
(We offer In-Person or Video meetings for client convenience)