Comprehensive Financial Planning and Wealth Management
Life is uncertain, your financial future doesn’t need to be
Sean is the principal of Hathaway Financial.
We’ll spend lot’s of time upfront getting a deep understanding of your goals, expectations and planning your journey to financial independence.
We’ll work together to establish an investment policy and allocation strategy customized for you and your goals.
Our relationship is ongoing. We check in regularly and always provide updated reporting and analysis of your investments and progress to goals.
We are your Partner and Fiduciary
Your interests are first. We are fee-based only, no commissions and no hidden incentives.
We are always just a phone call away. That’s how it should be, right?
We are a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) and your legal fiduciary.
◆ 90% of the roughly 310,000 Financial Advisors in the USA are brokers, meaning they are paid to sell financial products in return for a fee (i.e. commissions); this creates a conflict of interest.
◆Only about 10% are solely registered as RIA’s; meaning they have a clear fiduciary responsibility to their clients.
High Quality at a Low Cost
We will build your portfolio with low-cost high quality index funds (ETFs). Why?
(1) Actively managed mutual funds cost 10 times more than ETFs.
(2) There is overwhelming evidence that actively managed mutual funds under-perform passively managed index funds or ETFs.
◆ The average cost of an “actively” managed mutual fund is 0.75% or more than 10x that of an ETF of just 0.05%.
◆ In a study of large mutual funds only 4% beat the S&P 500 over 15 years.
◆ Warren Buffet famously made a bet in 2007 with 5 hedge funds (where the smart money goes, right?…) that the S&P 500 would outperform them over a 10 year period. HE WON. The S&P 500 beat all 5!!
Strategic Investing for the Long-term
We build a diversified strategic portfolio based on your goals, time horizons and risk tolerance. Durable and resilient.
We avoid frequent trading to reduce transaction costs and taxes.
We do not chase short-term profits and we’re not scared of bear markets.
◆ Nobody has ever been able to time the market consistently. In fact, those that try often miss the upturns. Recently, the S&P 500 jumped 5% in one day (December 26, 2018).
◆ If you were out of the market and missed only the Top 10 trading days over the last 20 years your returns would be cut in 1/2!
◆ On average Corrections (market down 10%) come annually and Bear Markets (down 20%) come every 5 years. We’re ok and prepared for that.
◆ We utilize Nobel prize winning Modern Portfolio Theory as the foundation of our investment allocation philosophy.