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Financial Planning

A Financial Roadmap… providing a guide to your financial well-being.

Setting goals, having dreams, and assessing the state of current affairs helps lay the foundation for your future financial well-being. And having a dynamic plan in place to get you to your goals gives you peace of mind. And that peace of mind is priceless.

Our financial planning services are oriented toward achieving that peace of mind.

Approach

Where are you today? Where do you want to be in the future? How will you get there? Our goal is to provide you answers to these questions.

We take a holistic and comprehensive view of your financial situation with the end goal of providing a customized plan designed to meet your specific needs and circumstances. We are not just interested in the balance sheet side of the equation. We also look at the income statement so we have a complete picture of your set of circumstances. This is where we begin digging into the details so we can provide guidance on all aspects of your financial life. Through our in-house expertise and our network of local professionals, our goal is to provide the guidance you need to make the right decisions for you and your family’s future.

The financial planning process begins by establishing our relationship, gathering your information, analyzing the data we’ve collected, developing a plan, implementing the plan, and then monitoring it consistently.

Our financial planning services include:

Asset, Liability and Cash Flow Analysis

What is your overall financial picture? How much should you save for your children’s college? Should you pay off your mortgage? When can you retire? Before our team creates a financial plan to help you achieve your desired goal, we will work with you to help you understand your current financial landscape. This involves collecting detailed information on your assets, liabilities, income sources and expenses.

Retirement Planning

Can you retire now? In 10 or 20 years? Retirement planning provides insight into how much income you will have to live off and how long your assets will last—while keeping other financial goals in mind. When should you start taking withdrawals? What is the appropriate amount of these withdrawals? What returns do you need to earn in order to continue your existing lifestyle throughout your retirement years? How will your required minimum distributions work? When should I start taking Social Security? Our team will be by your side helping you find the answers to these questions and more.

Tax Planning

Are you gifting in the most tax-efficient way? Should you have investment strategies that generate tax-free income? Are you maximizing contributions in your retirement accounts? Our goal is to minimize your tax burden and take advantage of tax-deferral strategies. We will also partner with your estate and tax advisors to review tax plans and ensure proper implementation.

Risk Mitigation

Life happens. Significant events occur when you least expect. Mitigating risk is a key component of having a well-rounded financial plan. We work with a team of outside professionals to help analyze your unique situation and present you with the most appropriate insurance solutions.

Charitable Planning

Do you donate cash or stock to your favorite charity? When you are giving some or all of your assets to a charity that is important to you, there are a number of ways to go about this to maximize the benefits for yourself and the charity. We have experience and insight into different methods, and can advise you on which one is most appropriate for what you are trying to accomplish.

Estate Review

When did you last review your estate plan? Are your beneficiary designations up-to-date? Are your assets titled correctly? Our financial planners can help review your current estate plan and partner with your estate and tax advisors to better understand how your plan will be implemented and how your assets will be disposed upon your death.

Investment Advisory

You’ve worked hard for your money, now make your money work hard for you. Another component of your financial plan involves oversight of your investments to ensure that the asset allocation is suitable to meet both your objectives and risk appetite. Our experienced team considers these two factors and any other special guidance when customizing an asset allocation, while incorporating our capital market outlook. From there, we implement a strategy, which we review on an ongoing basis, rebalancing and tax-loss harvesting when appropriate.

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