My hourly rate is $180 per hour.
Frequently, I'm approached by couples in their late 50's to early 60's, who are looking to confirm whether they're on track for retirement. This project typically takes 6 hours to analyze and make recommendations. Typical outcomes are:
· Probability of success with the current plan, and suggestions to improve that probability when needed
· Better understanding of your true risk tolerance regarding your investment portfolio
· Suggestions for modifications to your portfolio to match your risk tolerance
· Optimal Social Security claiming strategy
Six hours at $180/hour works out to a price of $1,080
Ongoing Financial Planning
The annual fee for ongoing financial planning is dependent on the amount of complexity of your individual situation.
The beginning fee level is $45 per month ($540 per year for 3 hours of financial planning), which can be paid monthly or quarterly.
This would be appropriate for someone who is single, has a job with W-2 income (not self-employed), is renting, perhaps planning to buy a home at some point in the future, and has a maximum of 2 investment accounts - the employer's retirement plan, and an IRA or taxable investment account.
More complex situations are priced accordingly. Factors that increase complexity include:
· Multiple retirement plan accounts
· Home ownership
· Rental property
· Student loan debt reduction strategies
· Integrating spouse's income/investments/plans
· Financing college for children