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
Social Security: The Elephant in the Room
Some people wonder if Social Security will remain financially sound enough to pay the benefits they are owed.
Starting a Roth IRA for a Teen
This early financial decision could prove helpful over time.
Your Cash Flow Statement
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Making a career move requires tough decisions, not the least of which is what to do with the funds in your retirement plan.
Learn about all the parts of Medicare with this informative and enjoyable article.
Building wealth requires protection from the forces of wealth destruction.
There are other ways to maximize Social Security benefits, in addition to waiting to claim them.
A collection of tips from professional travelers.
Protect yourself against the damage that your homeowners policy doesn’t cover.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
What is your plan for health care during retirement?
Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?