Empyrion Wealth Management™ (“Empyrion”) is an investment advisor registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. Registration with the SEC does not imply a certain level of skill or expertise. Empyrion and its representatives are in compliance with the current filing requirements imposed upon investment advisers by those states in which Empyrion maintains clients. Empyrion may only transact business in those states in which it is registered or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from registration under applicable state requirements.

The standard information on Empyrion’s website is for general purposes only and should not be construed as, or used as a substitute for, financial, investment or other professional advice. Empyrion’s website contains general information pertaining to its investment advisory services and should not be construed as a solicitation to effect, or attempt to effect, any transaction in any security or as a solicitation for the provision of personalized investment advice for compensation over the internet.

Empyrion’s website may contain a discussion of, and/or provide access to, Empyrion’s opinions and/or recommendations as of a specific prior date. Due to various factors, including changing market conditions, such discussion may no longer be reflective of current opinions and/or recommendations. Empyrion is neither an attorney nor an accountant, and no portion of the website, or the information contained within, should be interpreted as legal, accounting or tax advice.

The information contained in any third-party resource cited on Empyrion’s website, including but not limited to other websites, articles, television or radio sources, is not owned or controlled by Empyrion. Empyrion assumes no responsibility for the content of third party sites and does not guarantee the timeliness, accuracy, adequacy, completeness or reliability of any information that may be found in such resources, and makes no warranties with respect to their use. References to any third-party resource are provided as a courtesy only and are not intended to be, and do not act as, an endorsement by Empyrion of the third party or the third party’s content.

Past performance is not indicative of future results. No current or prospective client should assume that future performance of any specific investment or investment strategy made reference to directly or indirectly by Empyrion in its website, or indirectly via a link to a third-party website, will be profitable or equal any corresponding indicated performance levels. Different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk, and there can be no assurance that any specific investment will either be suitable or profitable for a client or prospective client’s investment portfolio.

If you have questions regarding your financial situation, you should consult your financial planner or investment advisor. A copy of Empyrion’s current Form ADV Part 2A discussing Empyrion’s services, advisory operations, and fees is available upon request at no cost or at www.adviserinfo.sec.gov.

Trademarks

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

Investment Management Consultants Association® (IMCA®) is the owner of the certification marks CPWA® and Certified Private Wealth Advisor®. Use of CPWA® or Certified Private Wealth Advisor® signifies that the user has successfully completed IMCA’s initial and ongoing credentialing requirements for wealth advisors.

Financial Therapy Association is the owner of the Certified Financial Therapist-I™ (CFT-I™) designation. To become a CFT-I™, individuals must meet specific requirements across the areas of financial therapy, financial planning and financial counseling, and therapeutic competencies.

Wealthy by Design Book

Wealthy by Design: A 5-Step Plan for Financial Security by Kimberly Foss ranked 7th in the “Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous” category of the New York Times Best Seller list on July 7, 2013, which can be accessed directly here. The designation of Kimberly Foss as a New York Times best-selling author is derived from this appearance. This recognition pertains to one particular category of the New York Times Best Seller list and refers to one specific point in time (ranking on weekly list reflect sales for the week ending June 21, 2013). The citation of the book on the New York Times list is not owned or controlled by Empyrion Wealth Management.

As noted in disclaimers above, the book’s appearance on this list and Kimberly Foss’s recognition as a New York Times best-selling author are standard information provided for general purposes only. It is not a reflection of, or a claim to, any particular investment expertise, nor does the book’s author make any warranties with respect to its use, nor should Wealthy by Design be construed as an advertisement under the auspices of Rule 206(4)-7 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.

For more information on the New York Times methodology for selecting best sellers, please refer to the information on their site.

Investor.com “2020 Firm to Watch” and “Trusted” Marks

The “2020 Firm to Watch” and “Trusted” badges are the brand marks of investor.com, a consumer advocacy project wholly owned by Reink Media Group. This entity and the third-party site are unaffiliated with Empyrion Wealth Management, Inc. The marks are used with the permission of investor.com and have been approved by the mark holder before use. The marks are used for news and press-related purposes only and do not imply a certain level of skill or expertise. There is no fee associated with using the brand marks or associated with the selection of the award itself. Neither investor.com nor Reink Media Group are an investment advisory service, or a registered investment advisor or broker-dealer.

The investor.com “Trusted” award is based on a majority of publicly-available regulatory filings made available by the Securities and Exchange Commission (95%, listed in full on https://investor.com/trust-algorithm) and some proprietary data of investor.com (5%), which may include technical requirements such as enabled SSL-certificates on company websites. These data are variably-weighted based on investor.com’s defined and delimited “significance and net impact on Americans,” which are output into a summary report of benefits and considerations labeled as low, medium, or high impact. Neither Empyrion nor its representatives, can change, update or affect the data points or “trust” algorithm weighting outside of updating regulatory filings. Nor can Empyrion control or affect the presence of a summary page or report on investor.com’s site. The “Trusted” award does not represent any client or prospective client experience, and no such testimonial has been created. More information on the investor.com “trust algorithm” methodology can be found here: https://investor.com/trust-algorithm.

The investor.com “Firm[s] to Watch” lists 94 financial advisory firms that were selected based on the aforementioned “trust algorithm” and its publicly available data, including and limited to:

  • The selected firm holds fiduciary status
  • The selected firm has a secure website
  • The selected firm has a fee-only model
  • The selected firm does not have conflicts of interest
  • The selected firm does not have a 12b1 conflict
  • The selected firm did not have any disciplinary records through 2019

The full list of selected firms and more information on the award methodology can be found here: https://investor.com/rias/2020-watchlist.

General disclaimers governing the use of the third-party investor.com website can be found here: https://investor.com/disclaimers.

Empyrion Wealth Management (“Empyrion”) is an investment advisor registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. Information pertaining to Empyrion’s advisory operations, services and fees is set forth in Empyrion’s current Form ADV Part 2A brochure, copies of which are available upon request at no cost or at www.adviserinfo.sec.gov. The views expressed by the author are the author’s alone and do not necessarily represent the views of Empyrion. The information contained in any third-party resource cited herein is not owned or controlled by Empyrion, and Empyrion does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of any information that may be found in such resources. Links to any third-party resource are provided as a courtesy for reference only and are not intended to be, and do not act as, an endorsement by Empyrion of the third party or any of its content. The standard information provided in this blog is for general purposes only and should not be construed as, or used as a substitute for, financial, investment or other professional advice. If you have questions regarding your financial situation, you should consult your financial planner or investment advisor.

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