We believe that sound financial advice and long-term strategies will help you achieve your goals more quickly than short-term strategies or risky investments. We serve our clients best by providing “slow and steady” advice over the years.
While it is easy to get caught up in the state of the economy or the latest “hot” stock, we believe passionately that the way you invest should be aligned with where you are in your life…not with the short-term ups and downs of markets.
You should have a financial blueprint to help you manage your opportunities, needs, concerns and goals. We call this approach Asset Class Investing and believe it makes good sense as you plan for both today and tomorrow.
There are three things to remember about how Asset Class Investing can work for you and your family:
1. It focuses your investment portfolio on meeting your life goals.
It is an approach designed to help you manage towards your most important goals rather than to short-term market trends.
2. It is based on science and academic research.
It combines the latest discoveries in economics and investing with close to 90 years of market data and insights as well as in-depth studies of investor psychology and behavior.
3. It is a disciplined and structured approach.
It helps protect against the common behavioral mistakes that can compromise your long-term financial goals.
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One of the most important components of any successful advisory relationship is truly understanding who you are as a person. That is why we focus on what is most important to you, both financially and personally.
We look at all the major aspects of your financial life, including your specific values and goals as well as your time horizon, income and liquidity needs and ability and willingness to take risk. Together, we will define your personal definition of financial success and work with you to translate this into prioritized goals.
As the Wealth Solution Graphic shows below, we can help you address a wide variety of goals in a number of key areas.
Once we have discovered and understand what is most important to you, we work together to develop and implement a plan to help get you there.
Because life is never static, we closely monitor your plan and make sure that it always reflects your situation. In addition, as financial markets go up and down, we help manage the level of risk in your portfolio through periodic rebalancing.
One of the most important components of any successful advisory relationships truly understands who you are as a person. With our discovery process, we focus on what is most important to you, both financially and personally. Together, we will define your definition of financial success and work with you to translate this into prioritized goals.
In order for us to thoroughly understand you situation, we will take a comprehensive inventory of your current financial position, including strengths as well as any gaps or improvements. We also analyze the effectiveness, composition and expenses of your existing profile. By analyzing specific items for action, we can make sure that your goals and financial situation are aligned.
Based on the analysis, we can develop a long-term wealth plan focused on getting you from where you are today and where you want to be in the future. Through this process, we will address any items that need clarification and make alterations based on any additional information.
The next step is the implementation of your plan. In addition to creating your investment portfolio, we also work with a team of financial professionals to address all the non-investment action items we’ve identified. You will receive an Investment Policy Statement, which documents what we have agreed to and assigns responsibly and accountability.
Your plan is never static. That is why we will make the discovery process part of our ongoing meetings so that your plan is always reflects your life. We will monitor your plan closely and provide you with clear and concise reporting. In addition, as financial markets rise and fall, your portfolio’s exposure to stocks, bonds, cash and other investments will tend to fluctuate as well. Through periodic rebalancing, we will make sure your portfolio maintains its target allocation which helps control the level of risk in your portfolio and minimizes emotional decision making.
Note: The frequently asked questions section will be modified for your particular business practices. The following questions and answers are only sample FAQ's.
There is no charge for the initial consultation meeting. The remainder of this answer will depend on your fee structure.
Give us a call at 760-466-2003 and we'll set up a first meeting with you to discuss your needs. After the meeting we'll put together some information and ideas for strategies that best fit what you've told us about your goals. Next, we'll present these ideas and plans to you and you'll decide whether to make us your advisor.
We will never make trades or do anything to your account without your direct authorization. You are always in control of all your accounts, and you are the full owner.
Trade confirmations and monthly account statements are provided by Your Account Custodian. We manage our client accounts through Your Account Custodian because of their low costs and excellent service.
Our second opinion service is more than just a discussion about money and financial strategies. We want you to decide if we're a good fit for your needs, and we want to see if we can truly add value to your life.
Schedule a meeting with us for a second opinion and here's what you'll get:
Although we may discuss ideas during the meeting we want to spend most of the time listening, rather than immediately trying to provide solutions.
After the meeting we'll put together some information and ideas for strategies that best fit what you've told us about your goals and income. Next we'll schedule a follow-up conversation in which we'll present our second opinion about your current plan.
There's no obligation for our second opinion service and any information we provide during your meeting and afterwards is yours to keep.