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"Every decision we make and every thought we have, whether we know it or not, is predicated on what our values are.  This is why before we make any financial decision, we must first determine what it is we value most."


Brett W. Hagen

Founder  

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Welcome to Values Based Wealth Management

Managing family wealth is a very COMPLEX and IMPORTANT RESPONSIBILITY. A strong, open and involved relationship must be created and established. The family's current dynamics, current and future goals are discussed thoroughly. We at Values Based Wealth Management start by examining what your values are.

For over thirty-five years we at Values Based Wealth Management have been assisting families in protecting their wealth and establishing legacies by creating a well thought out and comfortable financial position.

We encourage you to read through our Founder's Message, Our 5 Step Approach and Family Wealth areas, to understand our company and our methods and processes further.  Please look over our Events tab.

Spend time exploring the other areas of our site, drill down.  We hope you find the resources that we provide to be helpful.

We will always have time for your suggestions and referrals.  Thanks again!

Call us with any financial questions that you have.

We are here to serve!

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