Our Approach

Initial Consultation

This session provides an opportunity for us to exchange information about your goals and objectives and further discuss our services to determine if they may be appropriate. We want to get to know you. Prior to meeting we will ask you to complete a confidential client questionnaire. There is no charge or obligation for this initial consultation.

Analyze Holdings

We will analyze your current personal and financial situation by asking questions about your level of confidence regarding aspects of your financial situation and any previous experience with advisers. We will provide you with an overview of your portfolio and discuss our thoughts on risk and quality of investments.

Develop Plan

We will present how the solution addresses your goals. All components of the Financial Plan will be covered and specific recommendations and action items will be presented. You will receive copies of the plan, an Investment Policy Statement and sample reports.

Implement Plan

FEIS will prepare all the necessary documents to establish and fund your accounts.

Ongoing Monitoring and Review

Our relationship will include ongoing comprehensive financial planning and investment advisory services. As your personal situation evolves FEIS will actively monitor investments, rebalance if necessary, harvest tax losses as appropriate, invest additional cash as it becomes available, and make adjustments over time. To review your financial and life planning goals and your progress toward achieving them, we will meet in person two to four times per year.

How we are Paid

While some financial advisors are paid to sell a product or generate transactions, FEIS is focused solely on providing the best advice to our clients. There are no hidden compensation arrangements.

After implementation of your plan and account opening, your account will be charged an ongoing quarterly wealth management fee (prorating the first quarter, based from the date your account is funded). This fee will include all consultations, annual planning updates, two to four meetings per year for investment review, investment management (with quarterly reports provided to you), and any of the other services we may provide. This annual fee will be based on the value of your investment assets and will be computed using the following annual scale:

  • Up to $1 million: 1 percent
  • From $1 million to $5 million: .75 of 1 percent
  • Exceeding $5 million: .50 of 1 percent

Based upon the value of the portfolio at the end of the previous calendar quarter, 1/4th of the annualized amount will be deducted from your investment account.


Our interests are aligned with our clients. As an Independent Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), FEIS is a Fiduciary and has an ethical, legal and philosophical duty to act in the best interest of its clients and to disclose any possible conflicts of interest.

Team Member with CPA and Attorney

We will work closely with your CPA and attorney to ensure that your plan at FEIS is part of a comprehensive approach to your success.


Your privacy is important and all matters discussed are confidential. A copy of our Privacy Policy is available upon request.