Investment Planning

Implementing and managing investment strategy is a key need of our client’s plans. Though there are many ways to go about this in today’s investment marketplace, we focus on managing risk through proper diversification and managing tax strategy to maximize after tax returns.

Tax Planning

“Tax Alpha” is integrated into all services we offer. At its highest level, it is overlaid on the financial plan to then be executed on the individual parts of the plan. Tax planning is long term patterns of doing the small things correctly, while avoiding that big wrong decision. Understanding all the moving parts is the first step to a successful tax plan.

Retirement Planning

Retirement is about financial independence. Having a specific plan of achieving this moment of independence is key to most client’s plans. Though many want to continue to work and be productive, most don’t want the pressure to produce compensation by a certain point in their lives.

Estate Planning

To plan our estate is an inevitable need we all have. It means different things to different people, but at its most basic level, proper planning insures our client’s desires, legacies and promises are delivered at their eventual demise. We partner with an attorney to create the plan that is customized to those desires and promises.

Income Planning

Whether you work, are retired or disabled, each individual and family must have income or cash flow to live life, take care of their needs and promises. We consider income protection strategies to provide awareness of risk and peace of mind around those risks.

Insurance

Insurance is often required in the context of an overall holistic financial plan. In the consultative wealth management process, we can provide customized solutions through our network of consultants and experts to access what each client’s plan needs.

Education Planning

Education is a common goal of our client’s families as it is key to the success of the next generation. These costs rival healthcare in terms of annual average inflation rates. Keeping in mind the goals we seek funding solutions to solve the needs of our client’s plans in this area is a in our plans.

Business Planning

Businesses are part of many of our client’s lives. Planning around the formation, funding, growing, pivoting and selling are ongoing strategies that must be balanced with the other aspects of our client’s plans. Our CPA backbone allows us to take this normal aspect of what we do and tightly integrate the business plan and the financial plan.

Debt Management

Debt can be an effective tool in a plan, and it can be a destructive pressure on a plan. Using debt responsibly over a long-term basis is a key strategy manage for many of our clients. Though it can vary in the significance in each plan, it must always be considered so that the relevant strategy toward debt allows the plan to be successful.

Special Situations

Certain situations that have profound impact on our financial lives are prevalent in many of our client’s lives. As humans we have risks, events or conditions that fit in this category. It can be spousal risk, disabled family member, small business value being balanced within a family, aging parents without resources, etc. We are prepared to help clients through whatever they need to get through for their plan success to be achieved.