You can’t get to your destination if you don’t have a map. That’s true generally but it also works as a metaphor for your financial life.
When we sit down with you, we ask, “Where do you want to go?” That’s the most important question we ask. It tells us where you are in your life. It lets us know, “Are they trying to accumulate wealth or distribute it throughout their retirement?” It tells us your risk tolerance.
Once we know your goals, and we know what state your finances are in currently, we can create a plan for you and present our recommendations. There’s rarely one way to get from Point A to Point B. We provide you with the pros and cons for scenarios; we help you make a comprehensive wealth management plan. Once you’ve heard our proposals, you make the final decision on what we put into practice, together.
We don’t disappear. Once we have your plan, we’ll continue to help you stick to it, and if the need arises, we’ll help you reevaluate your needs. We’re an independent firm—that means you’re never alone. We’re always here to put your best interests first. We think investing advice still means something to clients—and we personally believe advisers do add value to plans and portfolios.
Nothing can protect an individual completely from market volatility, but we align our clients’ portfolios with their risk tolerances to ensure that they’re comfortable with their wealth management choices. It’s all about listening, planning, executing, and monitoring the plan we have in place in partnership with the people we serve.