Seven Guiding Principles

Investing Forever Advisory has adopted these seven guiding principles to establish the highest principles and standards, which form the basis of how we conduct ourselves and how we practice.

Principle 1: Integrity

Provide professional services with integrity.

Integrity demands honesty and candor which must not be subordinated to personal gain and advantage. We are placed in positions of trust by clients, and the ultimate source of that trust is our personal integrity. And integrity cannot co-exist with deceit or subordination of one’s principles.

Principle 2: Objectivity

Provide professional services objectively.

Objectivity requires intellectual honesty and impartiality. Regardless of the particular service rendered or the capacity in which we function, we aim to protect the integrity of our work, maintain objectivity and avoid subordination of our judgment.

Principle 3: Competence

Maintain the knowledge and skill necessary to provide professional services competently.

For us, competence means attaining and maintaining an adequate level of knowledge and skill, and application of that knowledge and skill in providing services to our clients. Competence also includes the wisdom to recognize the limitations of that knowledge and when consultation with other professionals is appropriate or referral to other professionals necessary. Also, we make a continuing commitment to learning and professional improvement.

Principle 4: Fairness

Be fair and reasonable in all professional relationships. Disclose conflicts of interest.

We aim to treat others in the same fashion that we would want to be treated. Fairness requires impartiality, intellectual honesty and disclosure of material conflicts of interest. It involves a subordination of one’s own feelings, prejudices and desires so as to achieve a proper balance of conflicting interests.

Principle 5: Confidentiality

Protect the confidentiality of all client information.

For us, confidentiality means ensuring that information is accessible only to those authorized to have access. We understand that a relationship of trust and confidence with our clients can only be built upon the understanding that their information will remain confidential.

Principle 6: Professionalism

Act in a manner that demonstrates exemplary professional conduct.

Professionalism requires behaving with dignity and courtesy to our clients, fellow professionals, and others in business-related activities. We further cooperate with our peers to enhance and maintain our profession’s public image and improve the quality of our services.

Principle 7: Diligence

Provide professional services diligently.

For us, diligence is the provision of our services in a reasonably prompt and thorough manner, including the proper planning for, and supervision of, the rendering of our professional services.

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