• Planning for a Life Well-Lived

    Pauley Financial Services is a Financial Advisor that provides Fee-Only™, fiduciary, financial planning and investment management services.

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  • Life is full:

    Shouldn't my advisor already understand my world and my distinct financial challenges?

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  • How can I balance living for today and saving for tomorrow?

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  • How can we responsibly extend the gift of our inter-generational wealth?

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  • I am blessed and grateful to live in this country. How can I most efficiently manage my tax responsibility?

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  • I will likely live longer and spend more years in retirement.

    How can I best plan for that?

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Texas Monthly FIVE STAR (2009 - 2016)

Pauley Financial is a Financial Advisor that provides Fee-Only™, fiduciary, financial planning and investment management services in Austin, TX and surrounding areas.

Our business is helping families and individuals achieve the life they envision. Acting as a fiduciary, we will partner with you to educate and guide you, as well as implement financial strategies designed to help you achieve your goals. As a Fee-Only™ advisor, we are your advocates working only for you, with no conflicts of interest associated with commissions, bonuses or hidden fees as we do not accept them. Nationally, affluent individuals and families have relied on our firm for wealth management planning and portfolio management for over 20 years because we understand that each client's needs and situation are unique to them.

We are extremely passionate about helping people make financial decisions that are in consonance with their principles, values and dreams as well as those of their heirs.  We welcome the opportunity to show you how.

What does it mean to be a fiduciary?  While there are literally 1000's of pages of legislation attempting to define this position (to which we are accountable), we also are proud to commit to these principles.

  • Place our client's interests first - always.

  • Be honest, forthright and transparent.

  • Educate our clients so that they feel confident in making important life choices.

  • Exceed continuing education requirements.

  • Be proactive in disclosing any conflicts of interest that may arise.

  • Accept no compensation from any source that is not derived directly, and as agreed upon, from our clients.

Articles, Blog Entries and Case Studies

  • Tax Loss Harvesting - "Making Lemonade out of Lemons"

    When is the last time you cheered when the market dropped 5%?  At first blush, a market correction isn't intuitively a reason for a "Woohooo!"  Look again, however, to find that these downturns actually provide great opportunity.  While it's true that they offer an entry point for cash 'on the side' that may have been waiting to be invested, more importantly, they provide the conditions to aggressively Tax Loss Harvest (TLH) your portfolio.   Read More...

  • Work Longer - Live Longer

    One of the first questions many people ask us is, “When can I retire?” While we are grateful that people are asking us this question before they have already retired (versus after and then subsequently wondering if they’ll run out of money), it is important to note that the concepts around retirement are fortunately shifting. Many people instead are asking, “How can I live a longer and more satisfying life?” The answer may be to work past the traditional retirement age that your Social Security ...  Read More...

  • New Fiduciary Ruling - A Better Standard

      An important ruling passed on April 8th, 2016 by the Department of Labor should be considered a major win for investors everywhere. http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/regs/conflictsofinterest.html In a nutshell, many advisors and investment managers currently adhere to what is referred to as a “suitability” rule meaning that their advice has to be considered suitable for a client, however, it is not required that the advice be in the client’s best interest. This new ruling moves the investment world...  Read More...

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