While we work with clients in all stages of life, many are planning for retirement or are already retired. We offer a wide array of services designed to address all of their financial concerns:
Investments and Asset Management
We forgo model portfolios and instead build a customized and diversified portfolio that complements your other planning concerns. Rather than chase the markets, rely on past performance, or fall prey to short-lived investment fads, we instead focus on a long-term approach that emphasizes diversification. Diversification not only can help reduce risks, but can also broaden your world of investments. We believe holding a globally diversified portfolio can position you to seek returns wherever they occur. Our goal is to help clients receive the highest rate of return based on their comfortable level of risk. We offer clients access to numerous top money management firms and investments they may not have otherwise, including a wide variety of traditional and alternative investment classes.
In creating a financial plan, we help clients establish their goals in life, both short and long term, determine their assets and liabilities, and evaluate their current financial position. From there, we can develop and implement a plan, focusing on the client’s needs and objectives.
Many of our clients planning for retirement are focused on preserving their wealth and creating a consistent income stream that lasts through retirement. With this in mind, we develop conservative strategies with a focus on risk management. We seek to identify opportunities for building a consistent income that will last through retirement and help clients determine when they may be able to retire. The retirement income planning process often includes analyzing income sources, managing assets, determining future expenses, and estate planning. Beyond developing a retirement plan, we can offer clients advice and education on Social Security (including how to claim and maximize their benefits), long-term care insurance, and other complex financial elements of retirement.
Many individuals, couples, and families don’t just want to make their assets last for their lifetimes; they want to leave a legacy for their heirs in a tax-efficient manner. However, the financial side of estate planning is often overlooked and can have a significant impact on one's family. We can assist clients in articulating their estate planning needs and coordinate the work of other professionals who may be needed, including attorneys and CPAs.
As clients approach retirement, many have a number of questions regarding Social Security. How much will my income benefit be? How do I maximize my benefits? When should I begin taking Social Security? We understand the complexities of Social Security and can address our clients’ questions. Using advanced and interactive software, we can provide a Social Security analysis, showing clients various scenarios, helping them optimize their benefits, and coordinate a Social Security strategy with a tax-efficient spend down.
As individuals age, the need for insurance may increase. Products like life and long-term care insurance are two ways individuals can protect their family and assets. With so many available programs and plans, it can be difficult to determine an appropriate solution. We can help clients determine appropriate options.