Advanced Retirement Strategies

Maximize your portfolio while better protecting your assets.

We go into forensic detail analyzing your investment portfolio within the context of your broader retirement goals to identify areas of improvement.

Free Retirement Review & Portfolio Analysis

Please fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you to schedule your free, no-pressure consultation.

What this retirement plan and investment analysis entails:

Investment Portfolio Audit

We dive into forensic detail analyzing every aspect of your investment portfolio in order to 1 - discover areas of excessive risk and eliminate unnecessary exposure. As well as 2 - highlight hidden opportunities for greater returns at the same risk level.


Retirement Income &
Social Security Analysis

More than anyone else, we understand the need for steady, reliable, consistent income in retirement. During our consultation you're heretofore foggy retirement income situation will become crystal clear as we discuss what can be done to maximize your income while protecting your nest egg.


Retirement Review

While any accurate advice or review can be helpful on it's own, they pale in comparison to the power of a holistic, cohesive, all-encompassing retirement plan. During your free consultation we'll have a chance to sit down and discuss your future goals and outline some key strategies to get there.


Our Qualified Advisors

Russ Hodgson, CFP®

President, Managing Principal

With over 30 years as a fiduciary  advisor, Russ’ focus and expertise centers upon comprehensive, defined outcome financial, retirement, and income planning.

Joe Pond, CFP®

Private Wealth Advisor

With years of experience and a B.S. in Finance and Economics from the University of Utah, Joe’s passion is investment research and management.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are a fee-based fiduciary financial planning firm. As a fiduciary, we’re legally obligated to do what’s in your best interest. Our process is educational and collaborative, with zero pressure.

There are three ways we are paid:

  • Depending on the complexity of your financial situation, we may charge a financial planning fee to create your investment and retirement income plan.
  • We may be paid on a percentage-of-assets basis, meaning that as we invest and manage your assets, we’re paid a small percentage of the assets we manage, generally around 1%. If you have investment assets of one million or more, we have innovative flat-free pricing available.
  • On occasion, products that work well and are chosen by our clients aren’t available through a fee-based structure. On these occasions, we may be paid a commission.

Not all those who provide solutions for retirement are the same. Some are insurance agents, who don’t do investments or comprehensive planning. Some are insurance agents, who have the licenses to do some investments but it isn’t their expertise. Some financial advisors are great comprehensive planners but are beholden to a specific bank and organization to use their investments or products.

Here’s the bottom line: If you go to a plumber who’s only tool is a hammer, what will they use to fix your problem? Yes, a hammer.

Yes. As a fiduciary advisor, we’re legally obligated to do what’s in your best interest.

Navigating the transition into retirement is complex and your investments are only one piece of the pie. In addition to investment services, a good comprehensive fiduciary will have knowledge and resources about Social Security, Medicare, income planning, tax minimization, charitable giving, estate planning, and more.

Rarely, will one individual have all of these resources or knowledge. It takes a team of experts. 

While our team at Advanced Retirement Strategies fits this description, if you don’t use our firm, we strongly suggest you work within this framework for the optimal results.

Although the legal entity “Advanced Retirement Strategies” was officially organized a number of years ago, the members of the team here at ARS have decades of experience in the financial planning industry. In some cases over 30 years.

Request your free portfolio analysis today.

Increased returns. Less risk. Lower taxes.

For over 30 years ARS has been trusted to help clients
successfully turn the page into a new chapter of their lives.


Advisory Services offered through ARS Investment Advisors INC., an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. 563 West 500 South Suite 420 Bountiful, Utah 84010.

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