Good Life Advisors, LLC

CRD#171898
Investment Advisor Firm

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Overview

Good Life Advisors, LLC is an advisory company that has its headquarters in Reading, Pennsylvania. It has $2.4 billion in assets across 16,127 client accounts, placing it among the largest firms in the nation by assets under management (AUM). The company has a large team, including 89 financial advisors. Good Life Advisors, LLC is not a registered broker-dealer, meaning the advisor cannot buy and sell securities for its customers' and own accounts and instead has to go through a broker-dealer firm to do so. Securities are defined as tradable fiscal investments such as equities, bonds and options.

Good Life Advisors, LLC oversees most of its accounts in a discretionary manner. Discretionary management means that buy and sell judgments are made by an investment advisor without needing to seek client authorization. The firm also oversees 52 non-discretionary accounts totaling $224.9 million in AUM. The firm oversees about $147,639 for every client account. The typical financial advisor at Good Life Advisors, LLC administers around 181 client accounts.

The company's main office is located at 2395 Lancaster Pike, Reading, Pennsylvania 19607. The company is legally allowed to serve customers throughout 39 U.S. states and territories.

Assets Under Management

$2.4 billion

Number of Advisors

89

Disclosures

No

Office Location

2395 Lancaster Pike
Reading, PA 19607

Good Life Advisors, LLC by the Numbers

Total Assets Under Management

$2.4 billion

National Average: $8.6 billion
Total Number of Employees

129

National Average: 64
Total Number of Accounts

16,127

National Average: 375,227
Average Account Size

$147.6 thousand

National Average: $23.0 thousand
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Products and Services

Good Life Advisors, LLC provides a number of financial services, which can consist of financial planning services, portfolio management for individuals and small businesses, selection of other advisers, publication of newsletters and educational seminars. In the last fiscal year, it provided financial planning services to 26-50 of its clients. The firm does not sell products or offer services apart from investment advisory services to its investment advisory customers. The company is also affiliated with one or more other service providers in the financial services industry, including with an insurance company or agency.

Core Advisor Services

  • Offered by 31% of firms

    Financial Planning Services

    This is the process of planning for your financial future, including for events such as retirement, your child's college education or estate succession.

  • Offered by 46% of firms

    Portfolio Management

    This is the selection and management of an investment mix and portfolio strategy for individuals and small businesses.

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    Market Timing Services

    This is the practice of attempting to make short-term profits on investments by buying low and selling high.

Other Services

  • Offered by 20% of firms

    Selection of Other Advisors

    This is the firm's assistance with choosing other advisors to work with who may have different specialties.

  • Offered by 3% of firms

    Publication of Periodicals

    This is the publication of various financial education materials.

  • Offered by 6% of firms

    Educational Seminars/Workshops

    This is the hosting of seminars or workshops to educate investors on financial concepts.

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Fee Structure

Fees charged by financial advisors usually vary depending on the type of services offered. Fees billed by the firm most likely consist of some combination of the following fee types: asset-based, hourly, fixed or other. Wrap fee programs, or the practice of bundling services for a single fee, are provided by the firm.

Available

  • Offered by 69% of firms

    Percentage of Assets

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    This fee, which is the most common fee type charged by advisors for portfolio management, is based on the amount of assets you have under management. Also referred to as an asset-based fee, this fee typically ranges from 0.50%-2.00% of AUM annually. You'll typically pay a lower rate the more assets you have under management.

  • Offered by 21% of firms

    Hourly

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    Like a lawyer, a financial advisor may charge you by the hour. This can be helpful if you are only looking for short-term or one-time advice. Rates typically range from $100-$300 per hour, depending on the complexity and level of services needed.

  • Offered by 32% of firms

    Fixed

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    Fixed fees are a one-time, lump sum charged for a specific service, like the creation of a financial plan without subsequent implementation. This can be useful if you only need advice for one specific purpose, rather than a long-term advisor. Fixed fees usually range from $1,000 to $3,000.

  • Offered by 10% of firms

    Other

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    Firms can sometimes charge customers using non-traditional fee structures. See this firm's Form ADV for more details.

Unavailable

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    Commissions

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    Occasionally, advisors earn commissions from selling financial products, such as securities or insurance policies, or making certain referrals or transactions. Advisors who earn commissions may be incentivized to make certain recommendations to clients in order to make a commission. Fee-only advisors do not earn commissions, while fee-based advisors may.

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    Performance-based

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    Advisors only earn performance-based fees if a portfolio outperforms a defined benchmark. This fee may be calculated in a number of ways but most commonly is charged as a percentage of investment profits. Performance-based fees may incentivize advisors to make riskier decisions in order to generate higher returns.

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    Subscription

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    Firms generally charge this fee for educational materials provided, such as a monthly magazine. This can be useful if you want to learn about investing or financial management on your own.

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Types of Clients

The company works with a number of different customers. Good Life Advisors, LLC works with retail investors, high net worth investors, pension plans, charitable organizations and corporations. Out of its 16,127 customers, Good Life Advisors, LLC's largest client by number of accounts is retail investors, but it also serves 783 high-net-worth individuals. The SEC defines a high-net-worth individual as an individual who has at least $750,000 under management or a net worth of more than $1.50 million or who is considered a "qualified purchaser" (a standard met by having at least $5 million in investments). None of the firm's accounts are represented by non-U.S. persons.

  • High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 7.39%
  • Other Individuals - 90.95%
  • Corporations - 1.37%
  • Charitable Organizations - 0.29%

* The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) defines a high-net-worth individual as someone who has at least $750,000 under management.

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Disclosures

Good Life Advisors, LLC does not have any disclosures.

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Financial Advisors at Good Life Advisors, LLC

Jose Rizal Pangilinan
Bridgeville, PA
Sean Mest
Reading, PA
Carlton Jacobson
Plainwell, MI
Erik Steudle
Reading, PA
Kelly Gray
Reading, PA
Daniel Thornton
Winter Springs, FL
David Bigger
Reading, PA
Brad Schneider
Reading, PA
Michael Ferrara
Reading, PA

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