Fee Only Advice
You can call me a fee-only advisor, fee-for-service planner, advice-only planner, or a money coach – it does not matter. What does matter is that you get unbiased financial advice from someone who’s knowledgeable and trustworthy. But what exactly is fee only advice?
At Boomer & Echo financial planning, I don’t sell products or get paid commissions to refer you to someone who does. Instead I offer sound financial advice to help you get out of debt, manage your spending, and decide on big picture questions like; when can I retire, how much can I safely spend, am I invested appropriately, should I pay down my mortgage or invest, or can we afford to have one parent stay home with the kids full-time?
I am a QAFP™ professional who loves helping regular Canadians deal with regular problems.
While I am not licensed to sell investments or manage them for you, I can help you implement your own do-it-yourself portfolio - including screen sharing to help you open an online brokerage account, transfer your existing accounts and investments, and show you how to place a trade.
I start with the idea that investing has been solved with low cost index funds, and that investing complexity has been solved by using a single asset allocation ETF. I can also review your current portfolio and analyze the asset allocation, risk, and fees and then measure its performance against a comparable benchmark or index.
All of this means that I offer the opposite of what you get from your average advisor at a big bank. They receive commissions to sell you bank mutual funds, take mortgage vacations, and open full service accounts - not to give you sound advice on how to lower fees, pay down debt, and save to reach your short-and-long term financial goals.
I charge by the project, not by the hour. A typical financial planning engagement costs just $1,800 for individuals and $2,100 for couples. What you'll get is a full review of your financial picture through an ongoing conversation over the course of an entire year.
I'll work with you to put together and implement a financial action plan based on your identified goals. You’ll get unlimited access to me by phone call, email, or video call while you work through your plan. At the end of the year we’ll review the entire process together to ensure that you're on the right path.
My goal through this fee only advice model is to teach you how to manage your finances, so that you don’t have to rely on me going forward. If you would like to continue to work with me after the first year, you can retain my services annually for half your original fee – $900 for individuals, and $1,050 for couples.
I also want to empower you so that you're not intimidated by bank salespeople when it comes time to renew your mortgage or open a discount brokerage account.
I specialize in comprehensive financial planning, retirement planning, money coaching, portfolio reviews, and decision consultation.
Fill out the form below to schedule a free discovery meeting with me by phone, video call, or email.
- More about Robb Engen
This level of service provides a complete financial plan that’s unique to your individual circumstances. I'll begin by clarifying and prioritizing your goals and analyzing your current situation. It includes:
- • Cash Flow Optimization
- • Debt Management
- • Financial Goal Setting and Prioritization
- • Investment Analysis
- • Retirement Planning
- • Decision Consultation
What Our Clients Have To Say
I've worked with several financial planners over the years and Robb has been the absolute best to work with. He gave me clear and detailed advice and guidance. With his demonstrated knowledge and expertise, I was able to achieve my goal of re-organizing my investments with great results, in a short period of time.
He was also very responsive (and patient) to any random questions I had. I especially liked that his services are fee-based, so that I knew he gave me the best advice amongst the many products and strategies available in the market, based on the things that are important to me. Thank you Robb!
C. Cruz, Calgary
Robb has been such a pleasure for me to work with over this past year. I have always come from a place of fear about my financial future, and very quickly, Robb, showed me that the path was not as bad as I had made it out to be. He was so patient in answering all my questions and explaining various aspects of financial planning to me. He gave me practical, easy tools to use to help me understand budgeting, and he also did research in areas for me in areas such as disability insurance. Most importantly, he never made me feel badly for things I didn’t understand and he has been supportive and encouraging. I truly feel empowered about my finances as a result of working with him!
Radha Nayar, Toronto
My wife and I had reached a point where we needed to make some choices about the future. While we had a plan, it lacked enough detail to give us the confidence we wanted and with decisions this big it seemed foolish not to get a second opinion.
Robb was the sounding board we needed. He gave us a detailed plan with actionable suggestions, helped us evaluate possible scenarios and continues to provide support as we need it. I would recommend this service to anyone looking to improve or solidify their finances.
Kurt Krumme, Toronto