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Financial Planning Services

Rarely can truly valuable and insightful advice be provided without detailed information of who you are and what you want out of life. Once we understand your complete financial picture and your goals, we can very likely assist in profound and unexpected ways.

 

While each client’s situation is unique, we find common areas we are able to assist with include:

  • Goal tracking, budgeting and automation

  • Tax planning

  • Aligning investments with tax situation, goals and risk tolerance

  • Restructuring debt

  • College and retirement funding

  • Investment property deductions

  • Minimizing and insuring likely risks

  • Employee benefits

  • Reward programs

  • Estate planning

Financial Independence:

Planning for financial independence is more than just a financial undertaking – it is about finding your calling, identifying the activities and relationships that are going to provide you with meaning and purpose.

Retirement Planning:

Whether you plan on a traditional retirement or an encore career, it is best to know your options. We help clients adopt and meet long-term goals by planning ahead, making use of tax-advantaged accounts, analyzing financial data, and monitoring progress.

Risk Management:

Bad things sometimes happen to good people. Preparing for life’s curveballs is an integral part of a comprehensive financial plan. We analyze the risks our clients face to their income, wealth, property, and goals. We help devise thorough, cost-effective strategies to mitigate these risks.  

Simplify Your Financial Life:

Managing a complex financial situation can feel like a full-time job. We help clients focus on making the most of their lives while simplifying the complexities. Our unique approach to budgeting saves you time, helps make the most of reward programs, and eases administration.  

What we do:

  • Organize your financial life: account statement management, consolidate accounts and create an online financial portal to view all accounts in a single financial dashboard

  • Help you figure out your goals and put together a budget to make them happen

  • Forecast your long-term cash flow trajectory

  • Help establish an emergency account and invest to keep pace with inflation

  • Put idle savings to work through micro-investing

  • Analyze your employee benefits to identify opportunities

  • Analyze your risk exposures and make personalized recommendations

  • Forecast tax liabilities and plan income and expenses to minimize future obligations

  • Analyze your liabilities for structural efficiency and lower-interest-rate alternatives

Types of Engagement

We provide financial planning only engagements in two ways; subscription or project based. Comprehensive financial planning i​s also provided as part of a Wealth Fusion* engagement

*Starting at a minimum annual fee of $3,500, or $350,000 in Assets Under Management.

  1. Subscription: A subscription engagement involves the development of a comprehensive financial plan and assistance with the implementation of recommendations. We maintain contact throughout the period of the engagement. A typical engagement involves 4 - 6 meetings over 12 months followed by ongoing quarterly check-ins and discussion. Regular meetings create a deep level of trust and engagement that, in turn, helps us design a plan and see it through. Experience shows this approach leads to better financial outcomes. ^ Subscription engagements have a 12 month minimum commitment.

  2. Project: Projects vary in scope; A project may be the development of a comprehensive financial plan or a Statement of Advice focused on a specific question. Responsibility for implementation rests with the client. This type of engagement best suits clients who are navigating a major financial life transition and require assistance or client’s who are highly self directed.