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Heritage Wealth Advisors, LLC

Heritage Wealth Advisors' foundation is rooted in unconventional thinking, collaborative planning, personal relationships and fiduciary responsibilities, according to its website. The firm is an SEC-registered advisor with two offices in Virginia. Heritage was founded in 2005 and currently has a small team of financial advisors on its payroll.

Heritage Wealth Advisors works with a variety of clients, including individuals, families and businesses. It offers a wide range of investment management and financial planning services. This firm also appears on SmartAsset's ranking of the top financial advisors in Richmond, Virginia.

Heritage Wealth Advisors Background

Delores Ann Remo founded Heritage Wealth Advisors in 2005. Remo is a principal owner of the firm and serves as CEO and managing director. She is also a certified financial planner (CFP), personal financial specialist (PFS) and certified public accountant (CPA).

Currently, there are also three other principal owners of Heritage Wealth Advisors: John Gwyn Jordan III, Charles Thomas Hill, Jr., Marshall Ogden Chambers and Caroline Elizabeth Baronian. All owners serve as advisors for the firm.

Heritage Wealth Advisors Client Types and Minimum Account Sizes 

Heritage Wealth Advisors works with many types of clients. This includes individuals, high-net-worth individuals, families, trusts, estates, business entities, nonprofit organizations, retirement plans and profit-sharing plans.

There is no set account minimum for clients to receive advisory services. Heritage Wealth Advisors also does not have a minimum annual fee, which some firms enforce in lieu of requiring a minimum account size.

Services Offered by Heritage Wealth Advisors

Heritage Wealth Advisors offers a variety of investing and financial planning services. Some of the common services available include the following:

  • Portfolio construction
  • Investment selection
  • Risk management
  • Financial planning
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Retirement planning
  • Insurance planning
  • Estate planning
  • Charitable giving planning
  • Income tax planning and preparation
  • Family education

Heritage Wealth Advisors Investment Philosophy

Heritage Wealth Advisors follows a multi-step process when providing financial and tax planning services. The first step is to have a meeting with the client to learn more about his or her family situation, retirement goals and major anticipated financial obligations. Next comes a thorough review of the client’s financial data. This includes analyzing tax liability, cash flow, net worth, risk management, current investments and insurance needs. Based on this analysis, an advisor will create a report for the client that outlines recommended actions and projections. If the client chooses, he or she can then work with the firm to implement the recommendations.

When handling investments for a client, the firm starts by creating a personalized asset allocation. This allocation is different for each client and depends on his or her investment goals, time horizon, risk tolerance and any other criteria set by the client. Portfolios are reviewed at least once per quarter to ensure they do not stray too far from the target asset allocation.

Heritage Wealth Advisors uses mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), separately managed accounts, individual equities and private investments in its client accounts. The firm uses multiple types of analysis when selecting exactly which investments to use. This could include talking directly with fund managers and running hypothetical portfolio scenarios to analyzing risk and return data before actually using an investment.

Heritage Wealth Advisors Fees

The fees you’ll pay at Heritage Wealth Advisors are calculated as a percentage of your AUM. Because it is a fee-only firm, neither Heritage nor its advisors earn any commissions from selling particular investment or insurance products. You can estimate your fee using the following fee schedule:

Heritage Wealth Advisors Fee Schedule
Account Size Fee Rate
First $2,000,000 1.00%
Next $3,000,000 0.80%
Next $15,000,000 0.60%
More than $20,000,000 0.50%

It is also possible to receive financial planning services on an hourly basis or for a fixed amount of time. In that case, the firm will work with you to determine your fees. Hourly rates and fixed fees are negotiable, but will depend on the type and scope of services that you receive.

*Estimated investment management fees do not include brokerage, custodial, third-party manager or other fees, which can vary in amount.
Estimated Investment Management Fees at Heritage Wealth Advisors*
Your Assets Heritage Wealth Advisors Fee Amounts
$500K $5,000
$1MM $10,000
$5MM $44,000
$10MM $74,000

What to Watch Out For

Heritage Wealth Advisors does not have any legal or regulatory disclosures present on its SEC-filed Form ADV.

Opening an Account with Heritage Wealth Advisors

In order to open an account or learn more about available services, you will need to contact the firm directly. If you prefer to talk with an advisor face-to-face, you can visit either of the firm’s two offices in Virginia. You can call the firm at (804) 643-4080 as well.

All information is accurate as of the writing of this article. 

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How Long $1mm Lasts in Retirement

SmartAsset's interactive map highlights places where $1 million will last the longest in retirement. Zoom between states and the national map to see the top spots in each region. Also, scroll over any city to learn about the cost of living in retirement for that location.

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Methodology We analyzed data on average expenditures for seniors, cost of living and investment returns to determine how many years of retirement a $1 million nest egg would cover in cities across America.

First, we looked at data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on the average annual expenditures of seniors. We then applied cost of living data from the Council for Community and Economic Research to adjust those national average spending levels based on the costs of each expense category (housing, food, healthcare, utilities, transportation and other) in each city. Using this data, SmartAsset calculated the average cost of living for retirees in the largest U.S. cities.

We assumed the $1 million would grow at a real return (interest minus inflation) of 2%. Then, we divided $1 million by the sum of each of those annual numbers to determine how long $1 million would cover retirement expenses in each of the cities in our study. Cities where $1 million lasted the longest ranked the highest in the study.

Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Council for Community and Economic Research