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LifeGuide Essentials

LifGuide Essentials

For those with investable assets or income less than $350k

LifeGuide Essentials helps you cut through the noise, make wise decisions, and avoid costly mistakes. Your qualified team of fiduciary advisors will take a laser-focused approach as they help you get on track and stay there. Wherever you are on your financial journey—whether you’re just getting started, planning your retirement, or anything in between—we’re here to help you take the right next step!

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Essentials
Coaching, Advice, & Planning

Year 1:

$1,395

(or $129/mo)

First year Essentials Coaching, Advice, and Planning fee reduces to $695 (or $69/mo) with enrollment in Essentials Investment Management and $150,000 or more invested.

  • Personalized, results-focused, biblically rooted guidance and advice where we organize your current financial picture, identify goals and priorities, develop your roadmap to financial peace, freedom, and impact, and define your actionable FirstSteps.
  • Quarterly meetings to celebrate your progress, answer your questions, respond to life changes, define your NextSteps, and provide resources to equip you for success.
  • Access to a team of qualified fiduciaries, including CFP® and CKA® professionals who are committed to your success.
  • Eligibility for LifeGuide’s Survivor Assistance Program, where we help survivors settle the estate and manage a new reality by providing support, answering questions, and establishing a new financial system that works for them.
  • Fee discounts available after first year

Essentials Coaching, Advice, & Planning subscription includes five hours of advisor time per year. Additional time and advanced planning services are available for an additional fee. LifeGuide’s Survivor Assistance Program is offered at no additional cost for clients enrolled in any of LifeGuide’s planning and coaching programs. For complete details, please refer to our latest filed form ADV.

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Essentials
Coaching, Advice, & Planning

Year 1:

$1,395

(or $129/mo)

First year Essentials Coaching, Advice, and Planning fee reduces to $695 (or $69/mo) with enrollment in Essentials Investment Management and $150,000 or more invested.

  • Personalized, results-focused, biblically rooted guidance and advice where we organize your current financial picture, identify goals and priorities, develop your roadmap to financial peace, freedom, and impact, and define your actionable FirstSteps.
  • Quarterly meetings to celebrate your progress, answer your questions, respond to life changes, define your NextSteps, and provide resources to equip you for success.
  • Access to a team of qualified fiduciaries, including CFP® and CKA® professionals who are committed to your success.
  • Eligibility for LifeGuide’s Survivor Assistance Program, where we help survivors settle the estate and manage a new reality by providing support, answering questions, and establishing a new financial system that works for them.
  • Fee discounts available after first year

Essentials Coaching, Advice, & Planning subscription includes five hours of advisor time per year. Additional time and advanced planning services are available for an additional fee. LifeGuide’s Survivor Assistance Program is offered at no additional cost for clients enrolled in any of LifeGuide’s planning and coaching programs. For complete details, please refer to our latest filed form ADV.

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LifeGuide Essentials

Essentials+
with Retirement Income Planning

Year 1:

$1,945

(or $179/mo)

First year Essentials+ Coaching, Advice, and Planning fee reduces to $975 (or $89/mo) with enrollment in Essentials Investment Management and $150,000 or more invested.

Everything in LifeGuide Essentials, plus:

  • Retirement readiness and cash flow analysis
  • Social security timing and pension option guidance
  • Scenario planning, statistical stress testing
  • Portfolio design and withdrawal strategies
  • Retirement Income Plan updated every three years at no extra charge
  • Fee discounts available after first year

Additional time and advanced planning services are available for an additional fee. LifeGuide’s Survivor Assistance Program is offered at no additional cost for clients enrolled in any of LifeGuide’s planning and coaching programs. For complete details, please refer to our latest filed form ADV.

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Additional Services

Essentials Investment Management


Take your LifeGuide Essentials service even farther with in-house, personalized, and plan-centric investment management.*

1.15%of assets under direct management

  • In-house investment management based on LifeGuide’s InSight investing principles.
  • Multiple portfolio options based on your financial goals, social convictions, and investing profile—including values-based and Dave Ramsey investing strategies.
  • Monthly portfolio monitoring utilizing LifeGuide’s dynamic rebalancing methodology.
  • Annual investment and performance reviews with your advisor.
  • Included at no extra cost: Online portfolio access and performance tracking, trading fees, digital or paper statements, tax reporting, transaction execution, check writing, and TD Ameritrade Institutional’s Asset Protection Guarantee.
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*Requires minimum one year subscription to LifeGuide Essentials Planning, Coaching, & Advice. No minimum investment management fee while enrolled in LifeGuide Essentials Coaching, Advice, & Planning. Minimum investment management fee of $49 per month if not enrolled in LifeGuide Essentials Planning, Coaching, & Advice. For complete details, please refer to our latest filed form ADV.

Why LifeGuide Essentials?

A Biblical, Kingdom-Focused Approach

And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? (Mark 8:36) At LifeGuide, we believe money is a tool and not the end goal itself. Life should be exciting, fun, and deeply fulfilling. True fulfillment comes from leaning fully into the life you’re called and designed to live—a life of peace, freedom, and impact! With LifeGuide Essentials, we help you to take an eternal view of your finances and empower you to champion the people and causes you’re most passionate about.

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Goal Oriented & Judgement Free

Finances can be complicated and confusing. Discouragement and embarrassment easily take root because we feel we’re starting too late, have made some bad decisions, or have put important matters off for too long. But it’s not important what you have or haven’t done—it’s where you go from here. With LifeGuide Essentials, we combine the collective experience of a team of qualified CFP® and CKA® professionals to define where you are, where you want to go, and the actionable NextSteps to get you there.

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Incorporating Dave Ramsey’s Principles

We’ve been longtime fans of Dave Ramsey’s principles and Financial Peace University (FPU). Our Managing Partner, Doug Denlinger, is a SmartVestor Pro. We integrate Dave’s philosophy into our advice and processes, and our advisors are well-versed in Dave’s principles. We’ve designed LifeGuide Essentials to help Dave’s fans get maximum results by helping them apply FPU’s practices to their personal situation.

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Book your intro meeting


Click “Get Started with LifeGuide Essentials” and select a convenient time for your free, no obligation, no pressure intro meeting. This meeting will help us understand your current financial picture and what you would like to accomplish.

Define your FirstSteps


Your FirstStep meeting is next! We will help you clarify your goals, organize your financial picture, and prepare your financial assessment. We will highlight opportunity areas and identify your FirstSteps—your most important, immediate, and actionable first steps toward your goals.

Make progress, take your NextSteps, repeat


Your financial life is a dynamic journey, not a destination. Priorities and situations change. After your FirstStep meeting, we meet together every 90 days throughout the first year to check in, review progress, and define and adjust the right NextSteps for your journey.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is LifeGuide Essentials right for me?

We believe personalized, quality financial advice should be available to everyone. By taking a laser-focused, results-driven approach to managing finances, LifeGuide Essentials provides a modern, fresh, and accessible financial advising experience for all regardless of age, income, or net worth. If you’re looking for action-oriented financial planning to help you take the next steps on your journey, our LifeGuide Essentials program is for you!

How do I know if LifeGuide is the right fit for me?

This is a great question! Choosing a financial advisor is a critically important decision that has material implications not only on you, but your family and future generations as well. Our encouragement is to do your due diligence when researching a financial advisor.

At LifeGuide, we provide a faith-based, biblical approach to financial advising. We believe money is a means to an end—a tool to help you live your most impactful life! At a glance, we:

  • Are planners — “Start and end with the plan”
  • Are a fiduciary RIA (Registered Investment Advisor)
  • Are independent of any fund company, broker dealer, or parent company
  • Are fee-based, not commission-based
  • Manage over $330 million in assets*
  • Serve more than 1,570 individuals, businesses, and organizations
  • Take a team-based approach with a staff that includes CFP®, CKA®, and RLP® professionals
  • Root all financial advice in biblical principles

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*Assets and client statistics as of 1/7/2022; Client statistics includes insurance clients

I just need someone to manage my investment accounts. Do I really have to sign up for a year of LifeGuide Essentials?

We require a minimum one year commitment to LifeGuide Essentials Coaching, Advice, & Planning or Essentials+ with Retirement Income Planning for our Essentials Investment Management. Here’s why:

We don’t know what your money should do for you until we know what you want to do with your money. 

Many firms out there are more than happy to manage your accounts without any kind of planning. Not us. As fiduciaries, we’re obligated and responsible to work for your best interest, and this means helping you lay the right foundation for a life of financial peace, freedom, and impact. Planning is at the heart of everything we do and is deeply integrated into our investment management and asset protection services.

If after the first year you wish to discontinue your enrollment in LifeGuide Essentials Coaching, Advice, & Planning or Essentials+ with Retirement Income Planning, no problem! Depending on your account size you may be subject to a minimum investment management fee of $49 per month in order to cover the servicing, oversight, and trading of your account.

 

Is LifeGuide Essentials endorsed by Dave Ramsey?

We have been big fans of Dave Ramsey’s financial principles and Financial Peace University for many years. We’ve designed LifeGuide Essentials and our NextStep process to seamlessly pick up right where FPU leaves off, offering personalized advice and coaching for those working through their Baby Steps.

Our advisory teams integrate Dave’s principles into the advice we provide and truly embrace “the heart of a teacher” style of financial consulting. Doug Denlinger, our Managing Partner, is a SmartVestor Pro.

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