Overview of Services

At Mellen Money Management we provide a variety of services and structure our offerings in a way that emphasizes ensuring your best interests stay top of mind. Pick from 1 of the 3 services listed below. If you are a comprehensive financial planning client, investment management is included. Our ideal client is someone who values our collaborative process and understands the benefits of working with an independent fee-only Certified FInancial Planner®.

Check our FAQ section to get answers to some of the most common questions prospective clients ask us.

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Comprehensive Financial Planning and Investment advisory services


  • Investment management

  • College planning

  • Student loans

  • Retirement planning

  • Budgeting and debt management

  • Optimize company benefits

  • 401(k)s, IRAs. Roth IRAs

  • Stock options

  • Business planning

  • Tax planning

  • Life and disability insurance

  • Long-term care

  • Risk management

  • Real estate and 1031 exchanges

  • Estate plan overview

  • Referrals to CPAs, attorneys, realtors, etc.

  • Portfolio rebalancing

  • On-demand advice

3 Meetings to get started

  1. Gather data, get organized, and set goals

  2. Review analysis and recommendations

  3. Onboard, servicing, and implement plan

* Meet 1-4 times per year for ongoing services

Value of Advice

Cost of Comprehensive Service

  • Initial setup fee = $500 - $1,500

  • Ongoing services start at $175/month for accounts with less than $210,000 and increases based on assets under management at the following rates:

    • 1% for accounts between $210,001 and $1,000,000

    • 0.75% anything above $1,000,001

  • Fees can be deducted from investment accounts and/or paid out of pocket

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Hourly Consultations


  • Short-term engagements and one-time financial plans

  • Services include, but are not limited to the following: investments, retirement, budgeting, debt, college, and employee benefits.

Cost for Hourly Consulting

  • $250/hour

  • Hourly work can be applied towards the initial setup fee if a client decides to commit to our comprehensive financial planning services

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Student loan Planning


  • Help determine most effective way to pay down student debt

  • Goal is to minimize interest costs and/or monthly payments

  • Evaluate debt forgiveness options versus refinancing

  • Incorporate payment plan with other cash flow needs

cost of Implementing Plan

  • Single borrower — $495 one-time fee, or $50/month for 12 months

  • Two borrowers — $695 one-time fee, or $70/month for 12 months