With Alaphia, there are no commissions, trailers, or kickbacks from any third party. None. Period. The fee-only pricing model ensures that there is no hidden incentive in any advice that you receive. You can feel confident that the advice you’re getting is in your own, and only your own, best interest.
Alaphia pricing is incredibly simple and easy to understand: there is a one-time set up fee for the initial onboarding, and a monthly subscription for the ongoing wellness partnership. You will be given your pricing upfront, in a straightforward written proposal before we begin.
Your pricing will be based on the complexity of your personal situation, and not on the amount of assets you happen to have or not have. You are never locked into a long-term contract, and your monthly subscription is offered on a month-to-month basis.
Initial information gathering and research, assessments, exploration, visioning, and scenario building to help you make financial informed big life decisions.
We begin your customized exercises, and intensive financial coaching and education, immediately. We will continue intensively until there is a positive shift, and you feel confident and ready to move to quarterly meetings.
You will receive both modular planning and advice that begins right away, and you will also get a comprehensive written plan that pulls everything together into an overarching coherent strategy.
The written plan addresses: tax optimization, asset allocation and optimal use of registered accounts, education planning, debt elimination, risk management, cashflow planning, estate planning, retirement planning and retirement readiness.
Many financial plans are pages and pages of unintelligible charts and graphs. Not so with a Alaphia Financial Plan. Your written plan will straightforward, easy to understand, actionable, and above all, relevant.
On-going coaching, education and financial therapy. A minimum service standard of quarterly reviews, recalibration of planning in response to life changes, career changes, and governmental changes and opportunities.
Life doesn’t happen on a quarterly schedule. As part of the ongoing subscription, you will have unlimited access to support whenever you need it, for as long as you need it.
If you do your research, you'll find that my pricing is slightly above the median for fee-only financial planning. I'm definitely not the cheapest, but I'm also not the most expensive. My pricing strikes the balance of fairness to you, being commensurate with my almost two decades of experience and extensive formal qualifications, and most importantly, the value and results that my clients get from my unique holistic approach.
The calculator above will give you a fairly good idea, but before your proposal can be truly customized for you, I need to find out more about you. This will ensure that you get real value for your money. Let’s set a time to meet.
I was working on my expenses and looking at where the money will be going for this and that yesterday and just thought how grateful I am that you are guiding me. Thank-you!!
I am sure it would be a mess of overspending, chaos and ultimately an unhappy affair otherwise! With your help I am knowing where my money is going, thinking through expenditures and feeling like I am in charge of it rather than a run-a-way train!
She is an aces financial planner and whipped us into shape for all aspects of finance for us, the girls and for retirement. We were shoving our money under a mattress before. If you are looking for truly great, compassionate, brilliant and comprehensive help check out her website!
L&S – Edmonton, AB
I am grateful for Natasha’s no-nonsense, kind approach, her flexibility about our complicated situation and her deep commitment to helping us figure out a future path.
Over the years, I have worked with many financial professionals from various institutions. Natasha has become my "go to" introduction for anybody looking for independent, fee only financial planning advice. We share a number of mutual clients and the feedback we have received from each of them has been overwhelmingly positive. The care, attention to detail, accurate advice and professionalism Natasha offers is next to none!
Pax Planning has put us on the path to financial freedom. Although we made a good living, we never seemed to have enough money, and could not understand how others were able to do the things we only dreamed of. Natasha’s financial therapy and planning showed us it was possible to save money and live the life we wanted without putting our retirement in jeopardy. Since working with Pax Planning, we have gone from over spending to saving substantial amounts of money every month.
P & S from Vancouver
My partner and I engaged Natasha to help us get our finances on track. We were attracted by her approach which is a combination of practical, specific financial planning with something akin to financial couples counselling. We were doing the basics but far from confident that our retirement investment strategy was as effective as it could be. After several months of meeting with Natasha, we are MUCH happier with our finances. We have stopped worrying and we are working with a weekly, monthly and long-term plan that suits us.
The following cases are composites of real people, and real results.
Maren and Hervé are both tenured university professors in their mid 40s. They reached out after a crisis in their extended family showed them the consequences of not having their finances in order. They didn’t want that to happen to them...READ MORE
Colin and Erik reached out when Colin’s stock options suddenly shot up in value and were suddenly worth a life-changing amount of money. With this windfall, new possibilities opened up, and also new tensions...READ MORE
Alicia is an intellectual property lawyer in her late 30s. Over the last five years, her career has taken off, and so has her income. Unfortunately, her expenses have grown even faster...READ MORE
Every Friday at 8:00 EST/5:00 PST, I will host an open house on Zoom.
This is a casual, low-key money talks event. It might just be the two us, or there might be other people on the call. Every week will be different.
You may use this hour to:
Pick my brain (General/high level questions only)
Discuss research and professional collaborations.
Learn about financial therapy and the Financial Therapy Association.
Simply say hello! I’d love to connect/re-connect with you!
Article written by Natasha Knox
Article written by Natasha Knox
Article written by Natasha Knox