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Trajan Wealth, LLC

Trajan Wealth, LLC

Trajan Wealth, LLC is a registered investment advisor (RIA) that provides investment advice and financial planning services. While Trajan does employ its own financial advisors, some of its advisors are independent contractors. The firm currently ranks on SmartAsset's list of the top financial advisors in Scottsdale, Arizona, which is where its headquarters is.

Jeffrey B. Junior, Trajan's CEO and founder, is well known in the Scottsdale area, as he has led frequent local workshops about retirement planning and other financial topics. He’s also a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA). Organizations such as Reuters, Yahoo! Finance, CNBC and Morningstar have quoted him in the past.

Trajan Wealth Background

Trajan Wealth began operations in 2010 under the name Valley Financial Wealth Management L.L.C. It changed to its current name in 2011. Jeffrey B. Junior is the firm’s sole owner, and he has been active in the financial services industry for more than two decades.

This firm's team of advisors hold a few certifications. These include certified financial planner (CFP), certified wealth strategist (CWS), chartered retirement planning counselor (CRPC), certified divorce financial analyst (CDFA), accredited investment fiduciary (AIF), chartered advisor in senior living (CASL) and more.

Trajan Wealth Client Types and Minimum Account Sizes

Trajan Wealth's entire client base is comprised of individuals. While the vast majority of these clients are individuals with less than a high net worth, a few come in above the high-net-worth threshold.

Trajan requires a minimum account size of $10,000 in order to establish a relationship.

Services Offered by Trajan Wealth 

Trajan Wealth can provide various services depending on your needs. A typical client’s financial plan may cover all or some of the following topics:

  • Cash flow management
  • Tax planning
  • Insurance review
  • Investment management
  • Education funding
  • Estate planning
  • Retirement planning 

In addition, the firm’s advisors can create diversified portfolios designed to meet the investment goals of each individual client.

Trajan Wealth Investment Philosophy

Trajan Wealth may utilize various investment strategies that it deems to be appropriate based on factors unique to each client. These can include the client’s risk tolerance, investment goals and more. Therefore, your portfolio may invest in any of these securities: 

The firm notes that it generally invests in listed securities, but reserves the right to turn to other products if it thinks they are suitable to the client's circumstances and goals. Advisors mainly engage in passive investing, but may increase cash holdings based on the client's risk tolerance and projections of market behavior. 

Fees Under Trajan Wealth

Each advisor operating through Trajan Wealth establishes their own fee structure. However, Trajan sets certain parameters, which are listed below. For context, RIA in a Box completed a study in 2018 that showed the average annual advisory fee is 0.95% of AUM.

Trajan Wealth Advisory Fees
AUM Annual Advisory Fee
$5,000 - $500,000 2.00% 
$500,001 - $1,000,000 1.80% 
$1,000,001 - $2,000,000 1.60%
$2,000,001 - $5,000,000 1.30% 
More than $5,000,000 Negotiable

When it comes time to pay, Trajan will charge clients in one of three ways: monthly in arrears, quarterly in arrears or quarterly in advance. These payments are typically debited directly from the client's account.

*Estimated investment management fees do not include brokerage, custodial, third-party manager or other fees, which can vary in amount.
Estimated Advisory Fees at Trajan Wealth*
Your Assets Trajan Wealth Fee Amount
$500K $10,000
$1MM $19,000
$5MM $74,000
$10MM Negotiable

What to Watch Out For

Trajan Wealth has no legal or disciplinary matters to disclose on its SEC-filed Form ADV.

As a fee-based firm, certain advisors at Trajan Wealth can receive commissions from the sale of insurance products. Despite the potential conflict of interest this creates, the firm is bound by fiduciary duty to act in your best interest at all times.

Opening an Account With Trajan Wealth 

An interested client can open an account with Trajan Wealth by visiting its website or calling (480) 990-3300.

Besides its headquarters in Scottsdale, Trajan Wealth operates offices in the following cities:

  • Gilbert, AZ
  • Goodyear, AZ
  • Peoria, AZ
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Draper, UT

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

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How Many Years $1 Million 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.

Rank City Housing Expenses Food Expenses Healthcare Expenses Utilities Expenses Transportation Expenses

Methodology To determine how long a $1 million nest egg would cover retirement costs in cities across America, we analyzed data on average expenditures for seniors, cost of living and investment returns.

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%. This reflects the typical return on a conservative investment portfolio. 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