Financial planning is a dynamic process that involves using the resources that you have available to best achieve your goals. Your complete financial picture must continually be monitored in order to address new circumstances and changing goals. We strive to position ourselves to be an integral part of your life now and in the future.

Financial planning services address specific concerns of the client, which may include:

Retirement Planning

  • Understanding your desired retirement lifestyle
  • Harmonizing your current retirement savings (IRAs, Roth IRAs, 401(K)s, 403(B)s, etc.) in support of a focused goal
  • Analyzing current resources and savings rate to meet retirement needs
  • Discussing Social Security/Pension Claiming Strategies
  • Developing a plan for income in retirement in a tax efficient manner
  • Assessing Medicare and any potential Medicare Supplement policy needs

Insurance/Risk Management

  • Evaluating existing policies
  • Identifying gaps in coverage (Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Health Insurance, Long-Term Care Insurance)

Estate Planning

  • Evaluating estate planning documents (Will, Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy)
  • Determining if Trusts may be appropriate to minimize death taxes and/or avoid probate
  • Reviewing beneficiaries to make sure they are consistent with current wishes

Education Planning

  • Utilizing tax-efficient Education Savings Accounts (529s, Coverdells, UTMAs/UGMAs, etc.), where appropriate
  • Understanding how to best navigate the Financial Aid process (FAFSA, CSS Profile, Expected Family Contribution Formula)

Tax Planning

  • Mitigating tax liability throughout all areas of financial planning

Debt Management

  • Prioritizing and paying off debt
  • Consolidating student loans
  • Helping you analyze mortgage and other loan alternatives

Cash Flow Management

  • Creating and maintaining an emergency fund
  • Setting healthy saving habits
  • Budgeting techniques
  • Helping clients save to buy a home