FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Have a question for Core Wealth Management? Browse our list of frequently asked questions to learn more about our financial planning, investment management, and financial advisory services.

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Many firms focus on the numbers, such as portfolio size or annual income, or restrict themselves to a limited service area. At Core Wealth Management, we’re first and foremost interested in ensuring the services we offer and the strategies we apply complement your needs. We welcome conversations with individuals and families across a wide range of income levels and net worth – in our community and across the country.

There are several advantages to hiring a professional financial planner. Qualified financial advisors are certified professionals that help their clients navigate the complexities of personal finances. They’ll answer your questions and develop a personalized course of action that meets your unique financial needs and life goals. At Core Wealth Management, our team of professional financial planners has the training, knowledge, and industry experience to ensure that your assets are in expert care at every stage of your life. Core Wealth Management further sets itself apart by operating as a fee-only advisory firm. The only compensation that the professionals at Core Wealth Management receive are from our clients – all charges are completely transparent – thereby helping to ensure that our interests are aligned with yours.

Jackie Goldstick, Director of Financial Planning Services, is a member of NAPFA, the nation’s leading professional association of fee-only advisors.  As such, Core Wealth Management does not receive commissions or referral fees of any kind.  Compensation comes solely from our clients in the form of flat fees, hourly fees or as a percentage of assets under management.  Additionally, the advisors at Core Wealth Management are all Certified Financial Planners (CFPs®), adhere to a strict code of ethics, meet extensive continuing education requirements and are committed to always act as fiduciaries.

Core Wealth Management, as a Registered Investment Advisor, is a fiduciary. We are committed to always putting our clients’ interests above our own and providing the highest standard of care.  Conflicts of interest are disclosed as soon as they are identified and costs are completely transparent.  Our interests are aligned with those of our clients and we pride ourselves on always acting with complete integrity.

Both Todd Schanel, Principal and Director of Investment Advisory Services, and Jackie Goldstick, Director of Financial Planning Services, are Certified Financial Planners (CFPs®).  Todd has been a CFP® since 2007 and Jackie has held her CFP® since 2001.

Available à la carte or blended for comprehensive wealth management, our core services include financial planning, investment management and 401(k) plan management. Tightly integrated accounting and tax-preparation services are available through our affiliated firm, Schanel & Associates. Specialized alliances are available as needed for additional needs such as real estate analysis, estate planning and more.

Perhaps our most important point of distinction is our desire to tailor the scope of our services to center around your needs, rather than the other way around:
  • We are excited to hear from those who may be in the early stages of planning for you and your family’s successful financial future. It is never too early to start planning and the more proactive you are, the greater the flexibility and the more options you will have available to meet your financial objectives.
  • At the same time, for those who are ready to take their accumulated wealth to the next level, our seasoned, service-oriented team can oversee an array of financial, investment, retirement, education, tax/accounting, estate, insurance and overall wealth management needs so you can relax, and get on with achieving and enjoying the lifestyle you’ve envisioned for yourself.

At Core Wealth Management, we have extensive experience preparing clients for retirement.  This includes helping clients understand what retirement will actually look like, both from a financial and a non-financial perspective.  By first identifying both concerns and overall objectives, we are able to create a realistic plan to meet a client’s goals while also being sure to take their risk parameters into consideration.  Plans are implemented in a flexible and cost-efficient manner, with specific attention given to tax planning.  Retirement plans are continually updated as objectives evolve and new circumstances present themselves.

When it comes to planning for retirement, you’ll want to make sure that all your bases are covered. The highly-trained and experienced financial planners at Core Wealth Management will help you determine and articulate your financial goals and priorities and then work with you to develop a comprehensive plan that encompasses investments, insurance, taxes and estate planning. No matter your unique financial needs and concerns, our professionals will make sure that all your questions are answered, and the right plan is set in place for a secure retirement.

We offer an initial consultation that is complimentary.  It is an opportunity for us to get to know one another and determine if we would be a good fit for each other.  At the conclusion of that meeting, once we have a better understanding of your situation and what your concerns are, we can then tell you how we think we can most cost-effectively and efficiently work together.  You will understand what the costs will be upfront and you can then determine if you want to move forward and in what capacity.

Integral to our fiduciary duty as well as our recommended investment strategy, we place a strong emphasis on ensuring your costs are well-managed and transparent. It’s essential to your success, and our own.
  • Financial planning services are available on an hourly ($250/hour) basis or a project basis, which we can quote once we meet with you to better understand your project scope.
  • Investment management fees are based on a percentage of your portfolio size with a minimum annual fee. Currently, we charge an annual fee of 1% on the first $500,000 of investment assets, 0.50% on the next $2,000,000, and 0.25% for assets that exceed $2,500,000. Fees are calculated and paid quarterly in advance. Our annual minimum is $3,000 per year, although lower minimums are available for younger accumulators.
  • We are a fee-only firm. Our sole source of compensation is from our clients. This ensures that our financial incentives are well aligned with your highest interests. We do not accept commissions, kickbacks, gifts, soft dollars, sales incentive trips or any other payments from third parties. Structuring ourselves as a Registered Investment Advisor firm further strengthens our relationship with you, obligating us to serve in a fiduciary capacity.
We are happy to meet with you in person or on the phone to explore how we can be of service to you and your family. There is no cost or obligation for an initial conversation, so please accept this invitation and contact us to learn more.