Every investment product has some sort of investment management cost associated with it – even so-called “no load” mutual funds inside retirement plans. These management fees vary widely and can range from a few basis points (fractions of a percent) to nearly 2 percent per year. This management fee is deducted from your account’s return every year. You don’t see it, but you do pay it by a reduction in return.
When Trilogy Wealth Advisors manages money for a fee based on the asset value, we use low-cost index funds called Exchange Traded Funds or ETFs. These are very low cost index funds that have internal management fees ranging from as low as 0.09% to 0.60%. The average cost is about 0.30%. When we add our fee for managing qualified retirement plan money, the total cost is often very competitive when compared to the rate currently paid inside a typical 401k plan.
We feel that the value of our full financial planning and investment advice is a valuable and worthwhile option – especially when you can get it for a price similar to what you now pay to self-direct your 401k. Why not get professional help with the investment that, next to your home, is probably the largest financial asset you own?
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