How do clients pay?

Clients receive an invoice on the following Monday for work completed during the current week at an agreed-upon rate prior to moving forward.

The typical rate is between $200 and $400 per hour based on case complexity.

The rate will be applied in 15-minute increments in favor of the client.

Using the easy-access AdvicePay Client Portal, clients enter their own financial information, approve payments, and make any account changes throughout the course of an agreement.

Payments are processed via ACH, debit card, or credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover).

The implementation of recommendations may lead to additional costs. If the recommendations are implemented with the help of Cody L. Ward, all costs will be thoroughly discussed. Implementation responsibilities will be discussed and reviewed as needed.

Clients are under no obligation to implement recommendations.


Each office of The Lincoln Investment Companies has its own fee schedule. Therefore, the cost for similar services by another office may be higher or lower than the fee schedule shown here. Fees may also vary with complexity of the case or the scope of the services provided. If you choose to implement your financial plan through us, the financial professional will act as agent for the broker-dealer, Lincoln Investment and/or agent for any insurance company with whom the financial professional may affiliate. Security recommendations will be limited to products offered by the broker-dealer. Although you always have the ability to purchase security products through other brokers or dealers, the fee schedule for our services has been structured with the understanding that our clients will implement financial product recommendation through our firm.