Washington Wealth Advisors
Managing Partner & Financial Advisor Founder
Fee-Only financial planner located in Falls Church, VA and Ashburn, VA, serving clients locally and across the country.
Our minimum AUM requirement is $500,000 for those seeking to elevate their financial planning approach beyond the basics.
Maura Schauss is a Falls Church, VA and Ashburn, VA fee-only financial advisor serving clients locally and across the country. Washington Wealth Advisors provides comprehensive financial planning coupled with asset management to help busy families, executives, women building wealth, and small business owners organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Maura Schauss is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.
Maura C. Schauss, CFP® is the Managing Partner & Financial Advisor and Founder of Washington Wealth Advisors.
As an independent financial advisor, my goal is to work with you to meet your investment and financial goals. As a fiduciary, I am held to the highest standard in our industry. I am required, regulated and proud to put my client interests first, ahead of my own. Whether you are seeking unbiased investment advice, want to make sure you are on track to have the option to retire, educate a child, or make sure you have the appropriate amount of insurance, I promise a new level of knowledge, detail, and commitment.
My specialties include portfolio design and implementation that also factor in the tax implications. I regularly coordinate with client’s accountants, estate planners, and other key professionals, when necessary, to seamlessly plan for and execute sophisticated financial strategies.
Prior to founding our firm in 2011, I ran a Platinum Financial Services Practice with Ameriprise Financial for 12 years. It was during this time that I earned both my CPA and my Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designations.
I am a proud member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA), AICPA, and Washington Women’s Financial Planning Study Group where I collaborate with members on the latest investment and planning trends. I remain humbled and honored to be named three consecutive times, by my peers*, to Washingtonian's list of Best Financial Advisors in the DC area.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and love watching their various sports activities.
Life gets complicated, and we believe having a financial partner offering actionable advice to navigate life’s ups and downs gives our clients confidence in their futures.
Washington Wealth Advisors is a fee-only registered investment advisory firm serving busy families, executives, women building wealth, and small business owners. We provide Wealth Advisory Services—financial planning coupled with asset management—guided by a personalized investment strategy based on each client’s unique goals. Our fiduciary approach, independent advice, and proactive investment management help to support our clients’ overall financial peace of mind. Leveraging our core strengths as a fiduciary, our goal is to help our clients become financially organized and on their way towards achieving financial peace of mind.
Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.
- Comprehensive Financial Planning
- Investment Management
- Retirement Income Planning
- College Education Planning
- Tax Saving Investment Strategies
- Highly Compensated Employees
- Busy Families
- Women Building Wealth
- Elevate Financial Planning
- Unexpected Life Events
- In-Office Meetings
- Virtual Meetings
- Clearly Defined Fees
- No Product Sales
- Complimentary Initial Consultation
- Personal Financial Website
Professional Designations & Affiliations
Maura Schauss is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor
The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors—highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.
Maura Schauss is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional - Click for Verification
CFP® professionals are held to strict ethical standards to ensure financial planning recommendations are in your best interest. What’s more, a CFP® professional must acquire several years of experience related to delivering financial planning services to clients and pass the comprehensive CFP® Certification Exam before they can use the CFP® designation.
Maura Schauss is a Member of The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®)
FPA® is the largest membership organization for CFP® professionals in the U.S. and supports high standards of professional competence, ethical conduct, and clear, complete disclosure when serving clients.
Contact Maura Schauss
300 North Washington Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
44715 Brimfield Drive
Ashburn, VA 20147