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Dave Ramsey's SmartVestor Pro

Be confident about your investments. 


Matt Brotherton AIF®, CLTC is one of your local SmartVestor Pros. 

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Why Use a SmartVestor Pro?

SmartVestor Pros provide a refreshing twist on financial planning.

With a SmartVestor Pro, you know for sure you’re getting the same type of advice Dave Ramsey would give. We have the heart of a teacher, not the attitude of a salesman. We're more than just a financial planner, we are someone you can relate to and share your dreams with.

SmartVestor Pros have a client-first mentality.

SmartVestor Pros will work with you to create a plan to help you work towards your goals. Our firm is independent, so our loyalty belongs exclusively to our clients -- not to a parent company.

SmartVestor Pros care about your future.

Like Dave, SmartVestor Pros believe that eliminating debt and investing for the long term is the ideal way to build wealth and prepare for retirement. We will fit your investments to your life, help you understand what you’re investing in and why, and encourage you to stick with your long-term goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you love about your job?

My financial practice is named after the date of the formation of the first life insurance company in the US. This occurred in Philadelphia in 1752 by Benjamin Franklin and a group of firefighters. By keeping that in mind, I strive to design customized financial strategies that will also stand the test of time for my clients.

What services do you provide clients?

We provide three core services: financial planning and design strategies (to help you efficiently work toward your goals), investment solutions (portfolios that fit your needs), and insurance products (to protect your interests today). We're independent and always shop for the investment or insurance that is best for you.

What is your investment philosophy?

That your confidence in your investment portfolio will determine your commitment to your investment strategy. We believe that investing in leading companies, with leading technology, and leading talent will yield positive results in the long term. You need to believe in the engine we'll use to get to you your goals.

How will we communicate about my investments?

You will have 24/7 access to your accounts and we'll hold a comprehensive annual review of all aspects of your financial life. We're always available for questions and you have the option to schedule more frequent reviews and other services if you desire.

How do you get paid?

We're paid in several ways, each driven by your needs. If we're helping to manage your assets, we charge a percentage annually for those assets under management. If you need insurance, we would receive the state-regulated commission rate. If you need a financial plan, we have standard and enhanced options with corresponding one-time fees.

How will you measure and evaluate my investment performance?

We'll measure your investment performance based on absolute and relative performance to a comparable benchmark.

Can you tell me why the last two clients you lost left you?

One client was the chief financial officer of a company. He changed employers and his new employer offered investment advisory services as part of its benefits package. The second client passed away and our firm had no relationship with his wife, who decided to move the account to her current advisor.

I have a different question!We are always here to answer any questions you may have about investments, insurance, or the way we can help you meet your goals. You can contact us by filling out the form at the bottom of this page, using our contact page, giving us a call at (804) 283-1920, or emailing me directly at mbrotherton@1752financial.com.

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Dave Ramsey Disclosure: Working with an advisor that subscribes to the SmartVestor Pro network cannot guarantee investment success or that financial goals will be achieved. There can be no assurance that working with a SmartVestor Pro will produce or achieve better results than working with an advisor not affiliated with the SmartVestor program. Advisors pay a fee to belong to the SmartVestor Pro program. Dave Ramsey and the Dave Ramsey SmartVestor Pro program is not affiliated with RAA and is not sponsored or endorsed by RAA.