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Here at IPWM, we subscribe to a core set of investment principles, largely dictated by the great empirical research done in both academia and at Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA). Our portfolios, and the funds used in those portfolios, subscribe to a set of rules and principles that guide how we see capital markets and how we believe we can help deliver a great investment experience for our clients.
Our goal for this process is to demonstrate, in plain English, how we can serve you in helping you make the most out of your life with the wealth you have and how we bring simplicity, clarity, and confidence to an otherwise confusing, complicated, and intimidating subject: money.
Who do we serve? As the husband of a practicing optometrist, Adam knows the practice and business landscape of optometry has changed significantly in the recent past. So, too, have the financial implications of being an optometrist.
Before committing your time or ours, this 20 to 30-minute phone call will give us both a chance to make sure your situation matches our expertise. We want to get a vision of your goals, intentions, challenges, and opportunities unique to your situation and circumstances. After all, you wouldn’t schedule testing without a patient inquiry.
Contact: Adam Cmejla CFP at email@example.com for any questions
Hayes Wealth Advisors is a fee-only advisory firm that helps optometric practice owners and employed ODs build wealth outside their practices through financial planning and investment management. We collaborate with optometrists to develop a customized Personal Wealth Action Plan, which is a roadmap to a successful financial future and covers the following and more:
- Account and asset positioning
- Cash flow planning
- Tax strategies
- Private sale and private equity practice value and exiting strategies
- Investment strategy and implementation
- Retirement planning
- Risk management review— insurance and estate planning
Owner Natalie Hayes Schmook, MBA, CFP®, CVA®, CEPA grew up in the optometric industry as the daughter and sister of well-known practice management experts. An advisor since 2006, Natalie left her big bank background to apply her planning and investment management skills to the optometric profession.
Contact: Natalie Hayes Schmook CFP at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions
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