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It's time to put your money
to work.

Essential

Your money working smarter. We focus on the essentials so you don't have to.

Investments starting below $1,000,000

The basics and beyond: Tailored services to
maximize value while minimizing cost.

It's time to lay the groundwork for your wealth journey. Your dedicated financial advisor will help you define your financial goals, to fulfill your life's goals. Our complete net worth analysis will create the foundation upon which we can begin to help build your wealth management strategy - budgeting, saving, investing, and growing your assets. Wealth management doesn't have to be complicated. Take the first step on your wealth journey with our tailored Essential service.

Begin your wealth journey with Foster & Motley.

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Essential

ESSENTIAL SERVICES

Put your money where it will work hardest for you.
The services you need now, to build a healthier financial future.

Initial Consultation

We work with you to understand your goals and what you want your money to do for you.

  • Establish goals
  • Gather data
  • Onboarding to your financial dashboard and secure document storage
Dedicated Professionals

At the ready, your entire team stays close to you and your finances.

  • Dedicated and credentialed Financial Planner
  • Dedicated Investment Management
  • Experienced support staff
Ongoing Meetings

Trust is paramount in any wealth management relationship. We make time for ongoing face-to-face meetings to fit your schedule and supplement with consistent communication.

  • Annual in-office or virtual meeting
  • Ongoing communication
Net Worth Analysis

We build a clear picture of your net worth including all assets and liabilities, even beyond the accounts we manage.

  • Asset and liability evaluation
  • Up-to-date information available on demand
Cash Flow Analysis

We map and anticipate how money moves in your life.

  • 5-year income and expense projection 
  • Optimized savings strategies
Tax Planning

We identify opportunities to minimize your taxes, in order to maximize your wealth.

  • Customized tax minimization strategies
Estate Planning

Design a path that seeks to meet your legacy goals.

  • Review of existing estate planning documents
  • Referrals to attorneys for document preparation needs
College Planning

We help you create a plan to fund your family’s education goals.

  • Assistance with defining education goals
  • Optimized education savings strategies
Retirement Analysis

Advice tailored to your personal lifestyle goals for complete confidence in life’s next chapter.

  • Assistance with defining retirement goals
  • Optimized retirement savings strategies
Insurance Analysis

We assess and align your existing coverage with protecting your savings and financial future.

  • Life insurance needs analysis
  • Disability insurance needs analysis
  • Referral to insurance professionals for implementation
Stock Option Planning

We develop strategies to maximize the value of your stock options.

  • Analyze the value of stock options
  • Develop option exercise strategy
  • Evaluate income tax implications
Outside Assets

We help you monitor all investments including your 401ks and private real estate.

  • On demand access to your net worth 
  • View all of your investments in one streamlined report 
  • Analyze options and make investment recommendations for employer plans

ESSENTIAL FAQ'S

Why should I work with Foster & Motley?

Foster & Motley’s fee-only approach to financial planning and investment management puts you first, and ensures our goals always align with making sure you reach yours. As fiduciaries, our foremost priority is to build solid, trusted relationships with our clients. Our advisors hold top industry credentials such as Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®), Chartered Financial Analyst ® (CFA®), and Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Your team of dedicated advisors will intimately know your financial situation and work diligently to help you navigate your financial terrain with unbiased advice.

What’s involved in the first meeting?

The first meeting is about getting to know you.  We are here to listen and learn about your goals.  There is no cost for the initial meeting, and you can bring as little or as much information as you wish.  Investment account statements and a recent tax return are helpful to facilitate the conversation but are not necessary. Our goal in the first meeting is to determine if we are a good fit for working together.

How do I get started?

It’s important that we lay the foundation for your success with a thorough onboarding process.  We are here to make the transition as smooth as possible.  Our team will assist you with opening accounts, transferring assets, setting up your financial dashboard, and arranging secure document storage.  When it comes to your finances, we are your main point of contact.

What ongoing communication can I expect?

Consistent and frequent communication is essential to helping you reach your financial goals.  We have regular meetings to make sure we stay on top of your most pressing financial questions and provide reports on a quarterly basis that keep you up-to-date on what is happening in your accounts. You can also expect regular emails containing our market commentary, newsletter, and other relevant financial topics.

SERVICE FEES

Foster & Motley’s fee-only approach to financial planning and investing puts you, our client, first, and ensures our goals always align with making sure you reach yours.

We do not accept commissions, referral fees, or other payments from any vendors. We are completely independent from all financial product providers. Once you engage with us, we will always be available to listen, answer questions, and provide insight about your financial and investing needs.

Essential

Investments starting
below $1,000,000

Prime

Investments between
$1,000,000 and $5,000,000

Legacy

Investments starting
above $5,000,000

$2,000 1% $800
INITIAL FEE
billed over four quarters.
ANNUALLY
on assets under management.
ANNUAL RETAINER
billed after first year
$2,000 1% $0
INITIAL FEE
billed over four quarters.
ANNUALLY
on assets under management.
ONGOING RETAINER

Our Essential service fee includes a combination of Financial Planning and Investment Management to clients who currently have less than $1 million of investable assets but expect to exceed $1 million of investable assets in the future. Individual situations vary significantly, so our service can be customized to include the mix of Financial Planning and Investment Management services that is best for you.




Begin your wealth journey with Foster & Motley.

Let’s set up your first meeting with a professional financial advisor today.

Schedule a MeetingAsk a Question