Ben Martinek, CFP®, EA Bona Fide Finance LLC

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About Ben Martinek, CFP®, EA, CSLP®, RICP®

Ben Martinek is the founder of Bona Fide Finance, Latin for “in good faith”. He and his team make the promise to prepare each client for their future according to the standards of good finance and good sense.

Ben spent years studying personal finance, possessing extensive knowledge in matters of individual tax, debt management (student loans, anyone?), retirement strategy, and global investment opportunities offered through the capital markets. Through Bona Fide Finance, he work on a fee-for-service basis, providing comprehensive advice for young professionals who are seeking to secure their financial position, accumulate wealth, and optimize lifestyle design.

On the personal side, Ben the fourth of nine children and grew up in rural Indiana. Early in life, he felt strongly moved to serve others and thus attended seminary, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and classical languages. Having once considered an academic career, Ben continued my philosophy studies and obtained a master’s degree. Upon realizing the challenges with the job market in academia, he sought other career paths, some of which included construction and truck driving – in fact, he and his wife Deb spent the first few years of their marriage as team over-the-road truck drivers, logging over 600,000 miles in the “lower 48,” visiting every metropolitan area and traveling over 90% of the Interstates in the US! — before deciding that financial planning should be the focus of his talents and career efforts.

Ben works hard, but also relish in the fruit of his labor. In addition to his studies pertaining to finance and philosophy, Ben also likes to garden, hike, make home improvements, and woodwork. He relax by grilling, smoking a pipe, canoeing the Missouri River and sailing Lake Sakakawea. From time to time, Ben also teaches Business Ethics and other financial planning courses at his local university.

Ben’s wife and two beautiful daughters live in Bismarck, North Dakota, where they happily endure the cold winters!

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Ideal Clients

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Gen Y/Millennials
  • HENRY (High Earners, Not Rich Yet)
  • Student Loan Debt

Ways Advisor Charges

  • Monthly Fee
  • Quarterly Fee
  • Flat Fee
  • Hourly

Fee Options

  • Monthly Fee: $350+/mo
  • Quarterly Fee: $1050+/qtr
  • Flat Fee: $550+/engagement
  • Hourly Fee: $250+/hr

 

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Disclosure

The annual XYPN membership fee paid by this firm is in consideration of a variety of services and benefits provided by XYPN to its advisor members - including the ability to be listed in this Directory. For a complete description of current XYPN member benefits, please refer to the Membership Benefits section of this website. For current membership pricing, please refer to the Pricing section.

XYPN, due to the compensation it receives from advisors in the form of the annual membership fee, has an incentive to list only these such advisors in the Directory. This creates a material conflict of interest.

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