WHAT DOES ‘FEE-ONLY’ MEAN AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

AHC Advisors is set apart from other financial advisors because we are a fee-only firm.  What does this mean to you, and why is it important? Read through this information and then contact us to schedule your complimentary initial meeting.

As a fee-only firm our only compensation comes from you. Period. We work solely for you, and you know at all times what you are paying. You also know that the advice you get from AHC will not be tainted by the desire to sell investment products that would compensate us handsomely. In fact, we don’t sell investments at all.

We eliminate the conflict of interest that other financial advisors have when their compensation comes from the very same investments that they recommend. At AHC we will deliver an independent, unbiased and objective investment experience to you. This is a process that focuses exclusively on what is in your best interest at all times. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

So, how can you determine if the investment advisor that you work with is fee-only?  First, you can ask if your advisor will be compensated from the very same investment that they are recommending that you buy. Then ask if there are other investments that would be in your best interest, but that don’t pay your advisor a commission.

You can also look at your advisors printed material, advertising, and web site. If they include a disclaimer that looks something like this:

Securities and advisory services offered through XXX Financial… Then the company is not a fee-only firm.

Fee-only advisors will display the following logos to help you identify them when you are searching for an investment advisor.

Look For These Logos

Now that you have had a chance to learn why a Fee-only investment relationship is better contact us to schedule your complimentary initial meeting.