David S. Meyers

David S. Meyers

| CFP®

Meyers Wealth Management

(800) 993-2994

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Fee Only Financial Planner Located in Los Altos, CA and Serving Clients Nationwide

Specialties

  • Fee-Only Financial Services
  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Investment Management
  • Retirement Planning
  • Education Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Insurance Analysis
  • Charitable Giving and Trusts
  • Planning for Business Owners
  • Hourly Planning Fee Structure
  • Middle Income Client Needs
  • Advising Medical Professionals

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111 First St
Los Altos, CA 94022

Fee-Only & Fiduciary


The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is the country's leading association of fee-only and fiduciary financial planners.

David Meyers is a Los Altos, CA Fee-Only Financial Planner serving Palo Alto, Los Altos, Mountain View, Menlo Park and all surrounding areas. Meyers Wealth Management specializes in providing objective financial planning to help clients build, manage, grow, and protect their assets through life's transitions. David Meyers is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional.

David Meyers is a Fee Only Financial planner in Los Altos, CA. David Meyers is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor.

David started Meyers Wealth Management after a long career doing quantitative work for the management of  institutional fixed-income portfolios, not through the more traditional channel of sales or marketing or working at a broker or insurance shop.

David moved from the institutional business to starting a personal financial planning practice because because he believes that people are not being well served by the traditional models - either they are paying way too much for portfolio management, being sold products rather than being given advice, or simply being ignored by the industry.

In addition to traditional asset-management, David is happy to work with clients on an hourly basis, on specific projects, as well as in ongoing comprehensive financial planning.  Clients are not obligated in any way to turn over assets for management, nor are there any minimum levels of assets necessary to engage his services.

His clients include young folks, families with children, retirees, self-employed people, business owners, trustees, and others.

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Services

Quick Start / On The Spot Planning

Comprehensive Financial Planning

Portfolio Management

More details below:

Quick Start / On The Spot Planning

If you have one or two specific issues to address and only need a limited engagement, this is the service for you.  We’ll schedule a meeting - usually two hours - you’ll bring in all the information we need (we’ll provide a document list and questionaire to help you prepare for this) - and we’ll dig in together.  We can provide a summary of our meeting, and possibly more detailed follow-up notes and/or additional meetings depending on your needs.  We bill by the hour for this service.

Some of the types of work we typically do in these sessions include: retirement savings projections, Social Security claiming strategy optimization, portfolio risk analysis, home affordability, college savings, tax planning, dealing with stock options and RSUs, employer benefits selection including investment choices in the employer’s retirement plan, etc.

 

Comprehensive Financial Planning

We start with a comprehensive review of your overall financial situation, and generally cover all the topics noted above and more.  We’ll model most of your finances in our Financial Planning Dashboard, review and prioritize goals, and provide a full written financial plan including detailed recommendations.  We’ll schedule regular meetings to update and review details and portfolios, and be available ad-hoc as well to address any issues that arise.  We’ll coordinate with your CPA/EA (tax preparer) and your estate attorney as necessary, and review your tax situation both before you file, and before year and and other deadlines.

Comprehensive Financial Planning services typically require an up-front fee followed by a low monthly or quarterly retainer fee for the ongoing support and services, with some variation in pricing based on the complexity of a client’s situation.  There is no minimum level of assets or net worth required for this service.

 

Portfolio Management

We offer traditional fee-only financial advisory services wherein we will manage your portfolio for you.  For each account or set of accounts, we’ll work with you to develop an investment plan, and then we’ll manage those accounts for you in accordance with that investment plan.

We’ll take into consideration existing assets (especially important in taxable accounts where selling off some of those assets may have huge tax consequences), we’ll perform tax loss harvesting on an opportunistic basis where we can.

We’ll optimize not only asset allocation, but also asset location, too.  This means we’ll consider what kinds of securities (i.e., stocks, bonds, etc), but also where it’s best to hold those securities (IRA, Roth IRA, taxable account, etc).

There is no minimum level of assets required for this service, though we do have a minimum annual fee.  This service is priced based on a percentage of the assets under management, and a discount may be available for those who are also engaging us for ongoing comprehensive financial planning services.

We never require any clients to turn over assets for portfolio management as a condition to receive financial planning services.

 

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