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Looking for Affordable Financial Advice? Get to Know Abundo Wealth

By  Brian Thorp

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How you pay, and how much you pay, for financial advice is changing. If you thought you couldn’t afford to work with a financial advisor, it’s time to think again.

Most financial advisors charge fees based upon the value of your investment portfolio they manage on your behalf. For example, if the investment account managed by your financial advisor is worth $500,000, you can usually expect to pay a fee of around 1%, or $5,000, per year.

Abundo Wealth is different. Abundo offers flat fee financial planning services with a monthly subscription model starting under $100 a month, after paying an upfront cost of a few hundred dollars for a comprehensive financial plan. Currently, the Abundo pricing options are determined whether you hire them as an individual or as a couple:

  • Individuals: $375 upfront cost, then $89/month
  • Couples: $450 upfront cost, then $139/month

Using the $500,000 portfolio example above, an individual can expect to save $3,500 in their first year working with Abundo Wealth instead of a traditional financial advisor that charges a 1% fee. For couples, the savings in year one could be around $2,800 for a $500,000 portfolio.

What to Expect When You Become an Abundo Wealth Client

The financial plan delivered to Abundo clients near the start of the relationship includes an actionable task list, usually suggesting 15 to 20 tasks to work on. Onboarding with Abundo generally includes an initial meeting to learn about their proprietary tools, another meeting to review their recommendations, followed by a check-in meeting about a month later.

After the onboarding period, it’s typical for most clients to meet with Abundo 5 to 6 times in the first year, and 2 to 3 times in future years. And by conducting all meetings online via Google Meet or Zoom, clients also gain back time otherwise spent commuting to meet with a financial advisor in person.

What also differentiates Abundo Wealth from most other financial advisors is their passion for travel. Clients of Abundo Wealth gain access to The Travel Lounge, an online library of travel advice that features recommendations on where you can fly to maximize your airline rewards points. And while a typical financial advisor doesn’t offer travel services, the team at Abundo also helps their clients with travel planning to find the cheapest flights and additional recommendations.

What do Abundo Clients Say About Working with Abundo Wealth?

Beyond a financial advisor’s experience and credentials, you may find it valuable to learn what clients of Abundo Wealth have to say about their experience working with Abundo financial advisors. Just below, you can scroll through dozens of reviews to help you decide if you’ll enjoy working with the team at Abundo.

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Reviews for Abundo Wealth

They deserve all the stars!

✅ Wealthtender Certified Advisor Review™
Rated 5 out of 5
July 6, 2022

Abundo Wealth has been our financial planner over a year. They have helped us with every financial question possible. They are a super cool group of people who legitimately want you to succeed. But one of the coolest things as an avid traveler is that they will also make sure you are getting the most perks from your flight deals, credit card points, and anything that involves traveling expenses. They don’t only answer your questions whenever you reach out to them. They proactively inform you about changes, rates, etc as they see fit with your financial goals and plans. AND they have a reasonable monthly rate with no hidden fees. They deserve all the stars!

◼ Relationship to Financial Advisor:Current Client
◼ Compensation:This reviewer received no compensation for this review.
◼ Conflicts of Interest:There are no material conflicts of interest.
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Reelika Huebner

The Best!

✅ Wealthtender Certified Advisor Review™
Rated 5 out of 5
May 5, 2022

Abundo Wealth is absolutely amazing. Extremely intelligent people and they not only handle investments and financial planning, but also do other helpful things like maximizing credit card points and helping with travel. I work with Eric and he’s the best. Always gets back to me quickly and has provided great advice. Couldn’t recommend enough!

◼ Relationship to Financial Advisor:Client
◼ Compensation:No Compensation Received
◼ Conflicts of Interest:No Material Conflicts of Interest
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Brett Donnelly

5 Stars

✅ Wealthtender Certified Advisor Review™
Rated 5 out of 5
May 1, 2022

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◼ Relationship to Financial Advisor:Client
◼ Compensation:No Compensation Received
◼ Conflicts of Interest:No Material Conflicts of Interest
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Lindsay Dubbeldee

Five Stars

✅ Wealthtender Certified Advisor Review™
Rated 5 out of 5
April 7, 2022

These guys know what they are doing.

◼ Relationship to Financial Advisor:A client
◼ Compensation:No compensation was provided for this review
◼ Conflicts of Interest:No material conflicts of interest
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Marcus Woodard

Gained a sense of understanding and control

✅ Wealthtender Certified Advisor Review™
Rated 5 out of 5
February 12, 2022

I was never very involved in our finance, my wife was. Now, with the coaching and simplifications from Eric and Nathan, I have gained a sense of understanding and control. I have been more invested and actually excited about our investments. The guidance we received from Eric’s team has helped tremendously in the last 3 or 4 years. I feel I can trust the advice as being genuine because there aren’t ulterior motives or sale behind it. Eric’s team advice and tools are all there to help, even protect my investments down to the details. It is a great place to be and a great partnership to have. One that I am very grateful for. Fred V.

◼ Relationship to Financial Advisor:A client
◼ Compensation:No compensation was provided for this review
◼ Conflicts of Interest:No material conflicts of interest
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Fred Varin

Incredible team

✅ Wealthtender Certified Advisor Review™
Rated 5 out of 5
February 10, 2022

Eric and the team at Abundo are incredible. The monthly fee business model they have set up really builds trust and transparency into the relationship.

I mainly made the intro for my partner, but soon realized I needed his help too 😅. We’ve already happily introduced them to 5 of our friends which is the biggest testament to good service. I wish I found these people years ago! Thanks, Eric. Looking forward to working with you for years to come.

◼ Relationship to Financial Advisor:A client
◼ Compensation:No compensation was provided for this review
◼ Conflicts of Interest:No material conflicts of interest
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Marcus Clayton

Really impressed

✅ Wealthtender Certified Advisor Review™
Rated 5 out of 5
February 10, 2022

My partner and I just started working with Abundo and are really impressed by their process, software, and staff. We finally feel like we’re getting the financial advise we need to set ourselves up to accomplish our short and long term goals.

◼ Relationship to Financial Advisor:A client
◼ Compensation:No compensation was provided for this review
◼ Conflicts of Interest:No material conflicts of interest
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Raleigh Jackson

An innovative approach

✅ Wealthtender Certified Advisor Review™
Rated 5 out of 5
February 9, 2022

Andrew and Eric take an innovative approach to charging for their services. The flat rate charge is much less expensive than other financial planners we checked – and good luck actually getting a straight answer on charges from other financial planners. Another thing I really like is the fact that you don’t “shove all your chips” to their firm. They help guide you in your current investments. The tools they provide are very interactive and provides a clear picture of your financial future. You can be as “hands on” as you choose to be with these tools. I’ve been working with them for a little over a year and they’ve provided wise financial advice and I feel they take a personal interest in my future.

◼ Relationship to Financial Advisor:A client
◼ Compensation:No compensation was provided for this review
◼ Conflicts of Interest:No material conflicts of interest
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James Carlson

5 Stars

✅ Wealthtender Certified Advisor Review™
Rated 5 out of 5
November 21, 2021

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◼ Relationship to Financial Advisor:Not a client
◼ Compensation:No compensation was provided for this review
◼ Conflicts of Interest:Friend conflict of interest
◼ Additional Disclosures:

Reviewer is a supportive friend of an Abundo employee

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psenungi

Great team

✅ Wealthtender Certified Advisor Review™
Rated 5 out of 5
November 19, 2021

Great team to work with!

◼ Relationship to Financial Advisor:Not a client
◼ Compensation:No compensation was provided for this review
◼ Conflicts of Interest:Friend conflict of interest
◼ Additional Disclosures:

Reviewer is a supportive friend of an Abundo employee

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Devon Francke

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Getting Started with Abundo Wealth

If your bags are packed and you’re ready to climb aboard with Abundo Wealth, first schedule time to speak with a member of the team for free to be sure you’re a good fit to work together. Abundo offers an introductory call to everyone for free so they can learn more about you and your financial goals. They will also tell you more about how Abundo works with clients and can answer all of your questions. Simply visit their calendar to schedule a call at a time convenient for your schedule.


📈 Get to Know Abundo Wealth

This page is organized into sections to help you quickly find the information you need and get answers to your questions:

  1. Q&A with Eric Simonson, Founder of Abundo Wealth
  2. Quick Facts About Abundo Wealth
  3. Get Answers to Your Questions About Abundo Wealth

– Q&A With Eric Simonson, Founder of Abundo Wealth –

Three Questions with Eric Simonson, CFP, CRPC, CLTC

We asked financial advisor and Abundo Wealth founder, Eric Simonson, to answer a few questions to help us learn more about what makes his firm unique.

Q: You promote a low-cost investing strategy with your clients. Can you elaborate on your investment approach and how you build portfolios?

Eric: We believe the best long-term investment strategy is to invest in the market as a whole while paying the least amount of fees possible.

An overwhelming majority of data points to the fact that actively managed mutual funds produce worse returns over the long term than diversified, low fee, passively managed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) when you account for fees charged by the actively managed funds. All of our portfolios are built using ETFs.

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To achieve diversification, our portfolios have one ETF with at least 40 holdings for each of ten asset classes including Large-Cap, Mid-Cap, Small-Cap, International Developed, Emerging Markets, Real Estate, Government Bonds, Corporate Bonds, High Yield Bonds, and International Bonds. This means that all of our portfolios represent the combined return of at least 400 individual holdings across 11 unique asset classes when you include USD cash.

We have seven versions of each of our portfolios, accounting for our clients’ different risk tolerances. Each portfolio allocates a different percentage of its assets according to the model provided by the Modern Portfolio Theory to achieve the best risk-adjusted return.

We also help our clients invest in their values. As a result, we’ve created unique socially responsible portfolios, some broadly reaching while others focusing around specific causes such as Climate Action, Gender Equality, and Inclusive Economies.

Q: What type of people do you believe can benefit most from working with Abundo Wealth vs a traditional advisor?

Eric: Simply from a cost standpoint, we think that everyone would likely be better off working with us than with a traditional advisor.  We also believe we do a great job of providing valuable, comprehensive advice that other advisors may not do if they only focus their advice on investment or insurance sales.  We also believe we are a great fit for people who are comfortable with technology, are willing to take an active ownership role in their finances, and want a team for ongoing advice (rather than a one-and-done financial plan).  

Q: When a new client signs up with Abundo Wealth, how do you decide which financial advisor they will work with on your team? 

Eric: It’s based on advisor capacity and the client’s schedule.  Depending on which day of the week (or time of day) the client chooses they will be assigned to one of our available, amazing advisors.  That will be their point person moving forward but the whole team is always ready to support them in any way they need.

Q: What is one of your favorite travel hacks?

Eric:  I don’t know if I could pick one, but if I had to pick, one common mistake we see is people getting too concerned with maintaining loyalty to one airline.  The appeal of free checked bags or upgrades pales in comparison to what people could be getting for their points if they had a credit card that can be used on multiple airlines.  For example, Delta charges 200,000+ SkyMiles for their Delta One Suite to Europe.  For that very same flight (on Delta!), Virgin Atlantic can charge as low as 50,000.  You just need a credit card that has points that can be transferred to Virgin Atlantic.


📗 Quick Facts About Abundo Wealth

Year Founded:2019
Website:www.abundowealth.com
Wealthtender Profile Page:Abundo Wealth
Founder: Eric Simonson, CFP, CRPC, CLTC
HQ Location:Minneapolis, Minnesota

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With over 25 years in the financial services industry, Brian is applying his experience and passion at Wealthtender to help more people enjoy life with less money stress.

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Disclaimer: To make Wealthtender free for our readers, we earn money from advertisers, including financial professionals and firms that pay to be featured. This creates a natural conflict of interest when we favor their promotion over others. Wealthtender is not a client of these financial services providers. Learn how we operate with integrity to earn your trust.