We work with families to provide a consolidated view of their accounts and if possible combining them at a single financial institution. We provide an online personalized planning tool to view all the accounts with daily updated values.
We evaluate the family’s current spending including: household and personal expenses, private school tuition, and insurance expenditures. We help them lay out their longer term goals with regard to college funding for their children, and their own retirement objectives.
Many business owners start and build their businesses for the potential personal financial gains. Due to the consuming nature of running a business, many business owners focus on their business finances and neglect their personal finances.
We help business owners ensure that their personal finances are not being neglected. In addition we can help coordinate the two for cash flow, investment, and tax purposes.
We can also work with your accountant, attorney, and bookkeeper to ensure proper communication and coordination with your personal financial plan. As a business owner, hiring a financial advisor can help you avoid risk and make the most of new opportunities.
By working with us before retirement we can often enhance our clients’ financial security and help them build a strong foundation for their retirement years.
Our comprehensive retirement planning will address a wide range of retirement questions such as:
- When can I retire without worrying about running out of money?
- When should I start taking Social Security? When should my spouse start taking it?
- How aggressively should I invest for a retirement that is likely to be 30 years or more?
- Do I need to work part-time in retirement?
- Do I have enough financial security to start a business or a new career?
Just because you have retired does not mean you should stop investing. Since retirees can expect to live in retirement for 20 years or more you’ll need to take inflation into consideration. It’s typically best to take a conservative approach to your investments to generate income and protect your wealth from inflation.
Your insurance needs also change in retirement. For instance, if you no longer have dependents you typically do not need life insurance.
We help people who are about to receive an inheritance understand how best to deal with the money and assets. It’s often an emotional experience and many people need time to think about their options, rather than have a single suggested plan. There is nothing wrong with letting your inheritance sit for awhile as you grieve.
With proper guidance and multiple options we’ll work with you to create a plan that puts the inherited money to the best use for your future goals, and those of your family.