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THINK GLOBALLY,

INVEST GLOBALLY.


ABOUT


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Experience 

We have been helping our clients for more than 30 years make the most of their wealth through investment, financial, and tax advice, as an Investment Advisor Representative, as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and as a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS).

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Fee-Only

We receive no compensation from any product we recommend, nor do we represent any product or company; we only represent you, our client. Unbiased investment advice stems from a fee-only financial structure.


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Evidence-Based Investing

We utilize globally diversified, low-cost and tax efficient portfolios. Emphasizing evidence over emotions, we'll show you how to invest more confidently, and in a way that reflects your personal goals and risk tolerance.

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Tax & Financial Planning

We believe effective tax planning is essential to successful financial planning. It gives you and your family the greatest probability for achieving your personal goals and provides for maximum wealth transfer. 

Who We Serve

We serve a variety of clients including executives, business owners, and retirees. Our clients seek well diversified investment portfolios and comprehensive financial, tax, and estate planning.

How We Can Help

For more than 30 years we have been helping our clients make the most of their wealth through investment, financial, and tax advice as an Investment Advisor Representative, as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and as a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS). 

We are able to work closely with our clients and provide tax, estate, retirement and insurance planning and investment management to make the most of their wealth.  

Why Clients Work With Us

Our clients are busy and work with us because they want to simplify and organize their financial lives. They understand that financial planning is complex, so they seek to work with someone they can trust to make the most of their hard-earned wealth. 

We help our clients to simplify their financial goals, decisions, and plans so they feel confident in their future.  

How to Get Started

We enjoy meeting new people to learn more about their goals and discuss how we may be able to help. Our goal is to positively impact our client’s lives.

If you have financial questions, please call us. If you’d like to meet in person, we offer a no obligation meeting to get acquainted.

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Jim David, CPA/PFS

Managing Member


Over 30 Years of Financial Experience 


Education

Jim received his master’s degree in Taxation from Georgetown University, an MBA from the College of William & Mary, and a bachelor's degree from Cornell University.

Certifications

Jim obtained his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license in Virginia in 1987 and also been awarded the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) credential by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), joining the elite group of financial professionals who have demonstrated advanced knowledge of tax, estate, retirement, investment and insurance planning. 

Experience

Prior to founding David Wealth Management he was a practicing Investment Advisor Representative, specializing in wealth management, for more than 13 years with Brown Advisory and FBR Capital Markets Corporation. Before that he was a practicing Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for more than 15 years, specializing in individual taxation, with Kenneth Leventhal & Company and PWC, and with the CPA firm he founded in 1993, David & Samson, and later sold to CBIZ in 1998.

Family

Jim and his wife, Maria Coakley David, have lived in Northern Virginia for over 35 years, where they raised their four children, Kristin, Shannon, CJ and Michelle. They are proud grandparents of Collin and Bennett.  

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SERVICES & FEES



"Integrated wealth management that simplifies your decisions, and your life."


At David Wealth Management you'll benefit from our methodical planning approach, where every service is integrated, every decision is informed and, most of all, every move is made in your best interest. From advice, to implementation, to ongoing oversight, as your investment advisor we manage your money and help you stay on course toward your goals.  

“Naturally, many investors have fears about what is likely their most important financial goal  - saving for retirement. By helping clients understand what they can and cannot control, advisors can create a different experience to help ease their concerns.” Dave Butler, Dimensional Fund Advisors.

Our planning approach: 

1Discover

We ask that you complete a detailed questionnaire and meet with you to evaluate your current financial position and discuss your financial needs and goals. 

2 Plan

We build you a financial plan based on your information and input, our expertise, and utilization of the best planning tools.

3Decide

We review your plan with you and together we agree on how you would like to proceed. 

4 Implement

We take care of the paperwork and get your plan moving forward.

5 Review

We have regular meetings with you to review the progress of your plan and discuss any life changes.

Our Fees

David Wealth Management charges an hourly fee for stand-alone financial planning services. The fee is charged as we work toward the completion of the financial plan.


"We invest your money the same way we invest our own money."  


It has been our experience that investment success is more likely achieved with clearly defined investment principles - these principles define our investment philosophy. As your investment advisor we adhere to these principles, manage your money and help you stay on course toward your goals. Our advice comes from experience in both good and bad markets.

"After more the 35 years in the financial services industry, I have found that having an investment philosophy - one that is robust and that you can stick with - cannot be overstated."  David Booth, Dimensional Fund Advisors.   

Our investment principles:

 1Embrace Market Pricing

The market is an efficient information-processing machine: millions of participants buy and sell securities in the world markets every day, and the real information they bring helps set prices. 

 2Don't Try to Outguess the Market

The market's pricing power works against mutual fund managers who try to outperform the market through stock picking or market timing; as evidence, less than 20% of the US equity mutual funds have survived and outperformed their benchmarks over the past 15 years.

 3Resist Chasing Past Performance

Some investors select mutual funds based on past performance; research shows that most of the funds in the top quartile (25%) of previous five-year returns did not maintain a top quartile ranking for one year returns in the following year; past performance offers little insight into a fund's future performance. 

 4Let the Markets Work for You

The financial markets have rewarded long-term investors; people expect a positive return on the capital they supply, and historically, the equity and bond markets have provided growth of wealth that has more than offset inflation.  

 5Consider the Driver of Returns

Academic research has identified "dimensions" which point to differences in expected returns: and investors can pursue higher expected returns by structuring their portfolios around these dimensions. 

 6Practice Smart Diversification

Diversification helps reduce risks that have no expected return, but diversifying your home market is not enough; global diversification can broaden your investment universe. “Diversification is about the closest thing to a free lunch in capital markets, so you may as well get a huge helping of it.Ken French, Dimensional Fund Advisors

 7Avoid Market Timing

You never know which market segments will outperform from year to year; by holding a globally diversified portfolio investors are well positioned to seek returns whenever they occur. 

 8Manage Your Emotions

Many people struggle to separate their emotions from investing; reacting to current market conditions may lead to making poor investment decisions.  

 9Look Beyond the Headlines

Daily market news and commentary can challenge your investment discipline: when headlines unsettle you consider the source and maintain a long-term perspective.  

10Focus on What You Can Control

Create an investment plan to fit your needs and risk tolerance; structure a portfolio along the dimensions of expected returns, diversify globally, manage expenses, turnover and taxes, and stay disciplined through market dips and swings.  

Asset Allocation

Academic research has provided evidence that an investor's asset allocation, the selection of asset classes, which include US equities, Non-US equities, US fixed income and Non-US fixed income, and the portfolio percentage allocation to each, is the single most important element in a portfolio strategy. Asset allocation accounts for over 90% of a portfolio's performance.  

Our Investment Portfolios

We offer both taxable and retirement investment portfolios that provide a wide range of equity and fixed income exposure levels. We recommend for you the portfolio determined to be the most appropriate and consistent with that of your personal goals, objectives, time horizon and risk tolerance. 

Our Fees

David Wealth Management charges a single fee for its advisory services, which includes both financial planning and investment management services. The fee is charged annually, billed quarterly, and is based on a percentage of assets under management. 


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OUR STORY


Financial Planning & Ballroom Dancing


Ordinarily, financial planning and ballroom dancing aren't two disciplines you would couple together. But they are two of the most influential aspects in Jim David and his wife Maria’s lives. The pairing began when Jim he gave Maria six dance lessons for Valentine's Day.  Jim knew Maria danced as a child and still enjoyed dancing so he thought it might be a nice way to spend some time together. Maria loved it and Jim found himself hooked as well. Those six lessons soon gave way to more than Jim could have imagined. After some research they opened a Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studio in Fairfax, Virginia. 


Helping Communities Throughout Washington, DC


In 2014, Jim and Maria decided to combine their love of dancing and philanthropy. They established DC's Dancing Stars Gala, an annual, one night event which has raised more than $1,000,000 over the last four years for both local and national charities. 

DC’s Dancing Stars Gala is an exciting fundraising event full of all the fun, glitz and glamour of the hit TV show Dancing with the Stars!  Local DC Celebrities learn a polished choreographed routine and perform at the Gala with a professional dance partner in a competition mirroring the television show.  A panel of celebrity judges along with the audience select the winner who will win the coveted mirror ball trophy and $10,000 for the charity of their choice.  

SERVING CLIENTS IN MARYLAND, VIRGINIA & DC  


ALLIANCES & AFFILIATIONS



Dimensional Fund Advisors


David Wealth Management is proud to offer institutional investment strategies through fund manager Dimensional Fund Advisors. Dimensional's leadership in putting the science of investing to practical work complements our own approach to representing our clients' highest financial interests through evidence based investing.

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Letter From the Chairman

Founder and Executive Chairman David Booth reflects on the importance of having an investment philosophy you can stick with over the long-term.  "After more the 35 years in the financial services industry, I have found that having an investment philosophy - one that is robust and that you can stick with - cannot be overstated."

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Putting Financial Science to Work for You

Dimensional is a global investment firm that has been serving investors for more than 35 years. They have a strong belief in markets that frees us to think differently about investing. They identify compelling research and apply it to practical investing. They have decades of research and rigorous testing which underpins their approach to pursing higher expected returns.  Their goal is to add value over benchmarks and peers through an integrated and robust process. And, they have a long history managing time-tested investment strategies for their clients.

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Dimensional Retirement Calculator

How much income should you expect your retirement savings to generate once you stop working? When thinking about retirement, understanding how much income you can expect makes planning easier, and having a clear picture of where you are today can help you make informed decisions that can influence your future.

This calculator is designed to help give you a sense of how much income your savings may provide in retirement based on several inputs and an assumed asset allocation that shifts over time.

Retirement Calculator

Focus Financial Partners


David Wealth Management, as a fiduciary, has certain legal obligations, including the obligation to act in the clients' best interest. In this regard, we maintain a Business Continuity and Succession Plan and seek to avoid a disruption of service to clients in the event of an unforeseen loss of key personnel, due to disability or death. To that end, we have entered into a succession agreement with The Colony Group, a member company of Focus Financial Partners, to be part of the Focus Succession Program. We believe The Colony Group has a shared culture, service model, investment philosophy and both the capability and capacity to serve our clients.  



"Membership provides us with an opportunity to strive for industry best practices."


National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) 

NAPFA is the country's leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors - highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

The AICPA is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession.

AICPA - Personal Financial Planning Section

The AICPA’s Personal Financial Planning Section is the premier provider of information, tools, advocacy and guidance for Certified Public Accountants (CPA) and Personal Financial Specialists (PFS) who specialize in providing estate, tax, retirement, risk management and investment planning advice to individuals and closely held entities.

AICPA - Tax Section

The AICPA's Tax Section offers CPA practitioners tools, techniques and peer interaction that can lead to enhanced service delivery and a more robust practice. The Section keeps members up-to-date on tax legislation and regulatory developments.

Financial Planning Association (FPA)

The FPA is a leadership and advocacy organization connecting those who provide, support and benefit from professional financial planning.

Virginia Board of Accountancy (VBOA)

The VBOA regulates CPAs in Virginia through a program of examination, licensure of individuals and CPA firms, consumer protection through enforcement of VBOA statutes and regulations, continuing professional education and peer review.


CPA/PFS Credential

You may have have needs that cause you to be concerned for the future and are uncertain whom you can trust for advice. Both as CPAs and as financial planners, CPA/PFS credential holders are well positioned to help their clients address these needs in an unbiased and knowledgeable manner. As a result of working with a CPA/PFS and following an objective plan, clients can be more confident in realizing their financial goals.


Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.

Schwab is our preferred independent broker/dealer and custodian that provides a broad ranges of services including execution of securities transactions and custody of client funds and securities.  

Schwab Performance Technology (SPT)

SPT provides portfolio management solutions that allows us to gather and efficiency manage client account information so that we can make timely and informed decisions in managing our client investment portfolios.  In addition, SPT assists us in providing customized quarterly performance reports.

WealthAccess

WealthAccess features a client portal that provides views into their total wealth, a complete balance sheet, cash flows, and asset allocation, for all of their assets and liabilities. In addition, the portal provides a secure document vault and critical alerts for stronger client communication.

MoneyGuidePro (MGP)

MGP provides financial planning software that is used to assist us in preparing customized Financial Goal Plans, Lifetime Income Plans, Asset Allocation Plans, College Reports, Insurance Analyses and Estate Analyses.

Riskalyze

We all look at risk differently, based on our varying life experiences and financial positions. Riskalyze provides technology that is used to assist us in quantifying client risk tolerance and build appropriate portfolios, while still meeting financial goals.  

Morningstar Advisor

Morningstar has an extensive investment database that provides trusted data available through screening tools and client reports that assists us in building well diversified investment portfolios.

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(703) 560-8300

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8315 Lee Highway, Suite 325 Fairfax, VA  22031