United Income

United Income

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United Income


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Minimum Initial Investment $10,000
Management Fee 0.45% - 0.80%

United Income Review

United Income was founded in 1933 and is based in McLean, VA. It is a Registered Investment Adviser or RIA. RIAs have a fiduciary duty to work in your best interest. United Income is not tied to a particular company or product and can therefore offer unbiased investment advice.

United Income Pros & Cons
The Good The Bad
  • Trades in low-cost ETFs.
  • Access to human advisors.
  • Wide selection of investment options.
  • Broad selection of account types.
  • Competitive investment expense ratios.
  • Designed with retirees in mind.
  • Tax-loss harvesting not available.
United Income FAQ

What fees does United Income charge?

United Income uses a fee-only model.

This means United Income gets paid a flat fee regardless of what financial products or services you use. It also means they have a fiduciary responsibility to their clients. Instead of making money on trades commissions or selling products, they recommend an asset allocation and get paid a flat-fee or a percentage of the assets under administration. That requires that they act in their client’s financial best interest at all times.

United Income Fees
Account Termination Fee N/A
Account Transfer Fee N/A
Annual Fee N/A
Fee Based?
IRA Annual Fee N/A
Investment Expense Ratios N/A
Monthly Fee N/A
Management Fee 0.45% - 0.80%

What management fees does United Income charge?

United Income charges an annual management fee that starts at .45% and ranges up to .80%.

Many financial advisors charge based on how much money they oversee by using a fee-structure called “assets under management,” or AUM. For instance, a 0.40% fee translates to $4 per year for every $1,000 an investment advisor manages. Management fees, also known as maintenance fees, cover the operating costs of investment advisors and are typically deducted from your account every month or quarter. The management fee does not cover the underlying expense ratios of the investment vehicles purchased by investment advisors.

What are the investment expense ratios of United Income?

Hiring an investment advisor with competitive investment fees is one of the most important steps to maximizing your portfolio's performance. Investment expense ratios can vary drastically depending on the types of accounts and assets involved. A survey by the ICI puts the average expense ratio for actively managed funds at 0.76% and indexed funds at 0.08%. The investment expense ratios of an investment advisor will vary depending on the type of assets they invest in and whether they attach additional charges to fund fees.

United Income does not charge fees based on an investment expense ratio.

What features does United Income offer?

Access to human advisors: Robo-advisors are great at keeping costs down and helping investors with modest balances make good investment choices. However, it is also nice to have access to human financial advisors when you need them.

Automatic rebalancing: Having a good balance of investments is important. But a well-balanced portfolio is not something you can set up and forget. Markets are constantly changing and can easily throw your portfolio out of balance. United Income allows you to rebalance your investments back to your target asset allocation at set intervals.

What type of investment accounts and asset classes does United Income support?

Capital One offers the following types of assets and account types.

Accounts Supported Options
Supported Options Unsupported Options
  • Individual Non-Retirement Accounts
  • Joint Non-Retirement Accounts
  • Roth IRA
  • Traditional IRA
  • Trusts
  • Rollover IRA
  • 529 College Savings Plans
  • Employer Sponsored Plans
  • Custodial Accounts

These are the investment options Capital One offers its clients.

Investment Choices Options
Supported Options Unsupported Options
  • Stocks
  • Bonds
  • International Stocks
  • ETFs
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Futures
  • Pink Sheets / OTCBB
  • Real Estate
  • Startups
  • Marketplace Loans
  • Cryptocurrencies

What is the minimum amount you have to invest to open an account with United Income?

The minimum amount to open an account with United Income is 10000.
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Feature Breakdown

Fee Based
Management Fee 0.45% - 0.80%
Minimum Initial Investment $10,000
Accounts Supported
  • Individual Non-Retirement Accounts
  • Joint Non-Retirement Accounts
  • Roth IRA
  • Traditional IRA
  • Trusts
Investment Features
  • Access to human advisors
  • Automatic Rebalancing
  • Registered Investment Advisor

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