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
Tax Deductions You Won't Believe
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
How to Make the Tax Code Work for You
When you take the time to learn more about how it works, you may be able to put the tax code to work for you.
Surprise! You’ve Got Money!
Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.
When to start? Should I continue to work? How can I maximize my benefit?
Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.
90% of small businesses in the U.S. don't protect their data from cyber attacks. Is your business at risk?
Each year hundreds of children die or are injured in pool accidents. By taking seven steps, you can keep your pool safe.
Here are 5 reason why you may consider working through retirement.
The latest trends in travel reflect a rich menu of exciting new possibilities.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.
A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.