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Russ Blahetka

Personal Finance, Investing, Lifestage Based Planning
“Russ Blahetka, founder and Managing Director of Vestnomics Wealth Management, is committed to providing his clients with personal financial planning, investment management, and other wealth management services on a fee-only basis.”

Vestnomics Wealth Management, LLC

Job Title:

Managing Director


Russ Blahetka, CFP® is the founder and Managing Director of Vestnomics Wealth Management, an independent, fee-only, Registered Investment Advisory firm serving individuals, families, and self employed individuals. He founded Vestnomics on the simple concept that everyone has the right to achieve their financial goals. Prior to this, he was a Financial Advisor and District manager at Waddell & Reed.

At Vestnomics the focus is on the human side of finance. Together, Russ and his team cut through the jargon and media noise and focus on the personal, human aspect of their client's finances. Vestnomics is a personal, economic advisor. The fee structure for the firm is transparent and reasonable. They offer hourly or flat fee for financial planning and also offer assets under management based fees. Russ' clients receive regular communications on their portfolio's performance as well as timely updates of market conditions. All advisors at Vestnomics are bound by the CFP® Board's code of ethics. This means Russ and his team are bound by the "best interest" standard, not the less strict "suitability" standard.

In addition to helping clients towards their goals, Russ teaches "Investments in Personal Financial Planning" at the UC Santa Cruz Extension. Additionally, he teaches "Financial Statement Analysis" in the extension's CPA and Business Administration program. Outside of his professional endeavors, he can be found taking lessons in an Evektor Sports Star working towards his Sport Pilot License. Furthermore, he serves on the board for Title IX Media, an organization which promotes gender equality in sports, and the Academy of Finance at Independence High School.


DBA, International Business, Argosy University
MBA, Global Business, San Jose State University

Assets Under Management:

$14 million

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    Starting Out
Should sales per share, earnings per share, and dividends per share be similar within a company?
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What do you mean by similar? The numbers will be different, but should follow some pattern. It helps to understand what these ratios measure. Overall, they measure management's ability to generate wealth/profits/value for the shareholders.

Sales per share is simply the net sales (sales after returns, discounts, etc) divided by the average shares outstanding over that period (month, quarter, annual, etc). So, if a company has sales of $100,000 and 1Million shares outstanding, its sales per share is 0.10. It measures management's ability to efficiently generate sales.

Earnings per share measures management's ability to efficiently extract profit from sales based on a per share measure. So, in the example above, if the company has net earnings of $50,000, and there are no preferred stock dividends, then its earnings per share would be 0.050. However, if there are preferred stock dividends of $10,000, then the EPS would be (50,000-10,000)/1,000,000 = 0.040.

Dividend per share is simply the total dividend declared by a company divided by the average shares outstanding. Typically (though not always) it is some portion of the company's profits. It could also be a portion of the company's retained earnings as a way to return part of the company's cash to shareholders so they may reinvest it elsewhere. 

So, using the numbers in your example, one has to wonder what is happening.  Sales per share of 0.0421 is equivalent to a company with revenues of $23,752,969 for 1,000,000 shares outstanding. If we use the same logic, then EPS equivalent to $15,220,700, or net profit margin of 64.1% (nice). On the dividends, they paid out about $7,818.608, or about 51,4% of their profits to shareholders.

November 2018
    Investing, Stocks, Taxes
At the end of the year, if my net investment profit is of $10,000 and my net capital income from my other job is of $15,000, would my net investment profit be taxed at a 22 percent tax rate or at a 12 percent tax rate based on my total net income?
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    Debt, Real Estate
How should I handle the unpaid tuition I have from a previous school I attended if I am planning to attend another school soon?
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    Stocks, Starting Out
What is an appropriate amount of stock for a company owner to have?
November 2018
Where can detailed investor activity parameters for specific securities be accessed?
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