Cesar de la Cerda

Personal Finance, Retirement, Lifestage Based Planning
“Founder of EnvisionVest, Economist & Financial Goal Weaver”


Job Title:

Investment Advisor


Cesar de la Cerda is an investment professional in Houston, Texas with 18 years of financial services experience and founder of Envisionvest. He has helped thousands of people  across the United States get inspired to set realistic financial goals and help their vision come to light.

Street Cred -

Loves competition-Placed top 5 in CME trading competition & Top 10 in M&A analysis Texas region (2013).

Sales executive production level, when employed for various fortune 100 companies. 

Has failed at certain goals, which have humbled him.

100 plus hours volunteer with MD Anderson, & Junior Achievment

Proud veteran.

Economist at heart 


Cesar believes financial independence provides us the ability to spend quality time with our families, friends, community and business partners. 


BS, Economics, University of Houston
BBA, Accounting and Finance, University of Houston-Downtown

Assets Under Management:

$1 million

Fee Structure:

Fee Only advisory services online or in person

CRD Number:



Envisionvest is a Fee-Only practice. 

Investments products and services available only to residents of: TX and in other jurisdictions where exempted.

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September 2018
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    Financial Planning, Retirement, Retirement Savings, Investing, IRAs, Retirement Plans, Life Insurance
How should my wife and I begin saving for retirement at 51 years old?
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Congratulations on helping your son through college! Now as “empty nester’s” the task of saving for retirement. Without knowing much about your situation, here is a simple 3 point guide to get you started.

1- Establish a goal of how much income you need to have in retirement. This could be established by a percentage of your current budget. This helps you determine four things, (1) how much you need to accumulate, (2) the withdraw rate, (3) when and for (4) how long it could last.

2- Have a good understanding of your budget and what other goals would come in to play. Your budget would help maintain your lifestyle and also protect you if an unexpected event occurred. Do you have adequate protection for premature death, disability, high medical expenses and an emergency fund. What other activities will require a consistent savings program, such as travel, or a big purchase/expense, i.e., travel, second home or your son’s wedding (haha).

3- Lastly, where to fund your retirement in the most effective manner. Do you have access to an employer plan and do they match a percentage. This is the fastest way to boost your retirement savings program. Next, consider the various individual retirement account options such as an IRA or ROTH IRA to name a few. This point ties back to your goal because you need a running start to fund as much as possible and need to consider the risk you are willing to take.

You should be careful in reviewing the options with your existing life insurance policies, in terms of how or what to do with them. Things to consider, when did you purchase your policies and has your health changed? The cost of that same policy might cost more now and are you still insurable? Is there enough cash value that the policy would sustain it self or for how long? What does the cost of life insurance premium schedule look like in the later years and will the funding keep pace to sustain it.

Consider working with a financial advisor that you feel comfortable either on an annual or on an ongoing basis to help you get organized.

June 2018
    Retirement, Investing, IRAs, Taxes
What strategy should I employ for taking funds from my 457(b) retirement account?
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June 2018
What are the differences between a Simple IRA and a Traditional IRA?
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July 2017
    Military / Veterans, Estate Planning, Investing, Real Estate
Can I invest in real estate while young and in the military, and if so, how can I manage my investment while deployed?
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May 2018
How can I learn more about forex trading?
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June 2018