You Take Center Stage
People are bombarded by the media, bullied by sales people, and bewildered by all the knowledge needed to manage personal finances. We believe that people deserve to have a trusted financial advisor—independent, collaborative, and loyal.
We listen to you. We know how important it is for our understanding that you tell your story, explain your circumstance, and reveal your objectives.
Our 6-Step Discovery Process promotes the development of a framework for your financial plan. Goals and values are clarified. Risk tolerance is determined. We talk candidly with you about the intellectual and emotional factors that shape your decision-making.
We know that trust is earned. It takes time to develop an authentic partnership. Communication is essential. Our system of listening and learning is an intentional process that leads to and then supports a collaborative working relationship. The essential outcome is that your needs come into clear focus.
You are in control. We make recommendations, not decisions. You decide which recommendations to follow, and we assist with the implementation.
We build a face-to-face relationship. Online conveniences are wonderful but nothing beats an in-person conversation with a trusted friend
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
IRA Withdrawals that Escape the 10% Tax Penalty
The list of IRA withdrawals that may be taken without incurring a 10% early penalty has grown.
Four Really Good Reasons to Invest
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.
Ascertaining the value of your business is important for a variety of reasons.
Term insurance is the simplest form of life insurance. Here's how it works.
There are ways to improve your physical fitness without denting your fiscal fitness.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Four vacation destinations you might never have thought of.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.
The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days?
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?
Here’s a crash course on saving for college.