Financial planning is an ever-changing, continuous process that takes into account not only your financial life, but also your personal life which includes your hopes, values and dreams. The term financial planning may mean different things to different individuals. For one individual, it could mean planning investments to provide security during retirement. For another, it could mean planning savings and investments to provide for a child’s education. Every plan we develop is unique and custom-tailored to a client’s specific needs.
We provide an over-arching clarity to our clients with regard to their entire financial picture. We then help them by giving them the confidence that their plan will meet its stated objectives with methods that have proven effective time after time.
Financial planning is important because it helps individuals realize their current situation and think realistically about their future. It identifies changes that need to be made today to reach desired goals for tomorrow. Just like any building needs a strong foundation to withstand harsh elements, individuals need a strong foundation to endure the ups and downs they may encounter in both their financial and personal lives. The best way to build that foundation is through comprehensive financial planning.
When it comes to financial planning, we like to think of ourselves as the conductor of an orchestra. The success of an orchestra rests on various instruments working together, under the direction of the conductor. It is the conductor’s primary responsibility to bring together a group of musicians and instruments to create a rhythmic flow.
Similarly, our focus is to bring together financial “instruments” and developing a customized financial plan that gives our clients clarity, freedom and the confidence they seek when it comes to their future. We help to ensure that all of our clients’ financial instruments are working together in harmony, with the same objective of achieving their financial and personal goals.
Just as an orchestra conductor must be knowledgeable about all of the instruments and musicians in an orchestra, their strengths and weaknesses, and how they contribute to the overall performance, we are knowledgeable in the numerous financial instruments that are available to our clients and how each instrument can help them reach their financial and personal goals. Our quantitative and qualitative approach includes: helping individuals clarify their present situation, identifying areas of opportunities and concern, sifting through the details of statements and other financial documents, and providing recommendations and strategies on an ongoing basis. Our goal is to not only provide our clients with financial advice, but to help them realize their goals and dreams.