First, we listen. Our 5-step process starts with a discovery meeting, not more than 80 minutes in length. We learn about your goals, values, relationships and your most important financial wants and needs. We devote time to understanding who you are and what is important to you and your family. Our clients often tell us we lead the best conversation about money they have had.
We make sure we understand your goals, putting you in the driver’s seat. For our second meeting, and still free of charge, we create an initial financial plan and offer recommendations based on your unique situation and values. We use financial tools to focus on what means the most for you. This might include, for example, investment management, life insurance, long-term care plans, estate plans, retirement plans or charitable gifting. We deliver value first, and ask for compensation later, because this is in alignment with our Values and Principles.
We are fiduciaries. In other words, we pledge to put your interests first. We promise that no one has a greater interest in your family’s success than our team. If there is a conflict of interest, we’ll tell you what it is. We use clear language and explain your options without sales pressure, allowing you to feel confident in your financial plans.
As we say in Our Values, our work is the mark we leave on the world. Financial planning is important and good and delivers peace of mind not just for our clients, but their families, friends and community.
As illustrated in this chart, Quantifying the Value of Financial Planning Advice, our value exceeds the cost. You benefit from financial gain, risk reduction, enhanced well-being and behavioral coaching.
Our Advanced Financial Planning process gives you an advantage as you age, your life changes, and the world around us changes. Having a knowledgeable, fiduciary guide and friend makes all the difference.
Our wealth management approach may be different from experiences you have had with other advisors. We devote time to a discovery process that helps us understand your values, goals, and relationships. We design an investment plan and recommendations based on your unique needs.