I work with a wide array of individuals and families, many of whom are approaching or living in retirement. My goal is to guide them through the complexities of retirement planning and help them pursue financial confidence and security. I can assist with:
Wealth Management Strategies
Through wealth management strategies, I help clients create an investment portfolio that addresses diversification based on their objectives and risk tolerance. My goal is to help clients address their investment objectives utilizing the following vehicles:
- Common Stocks
- Traditional, Roth, SEP, and SIMPLE IRAs
- Brokerage Accounts
- Treasury Bills
- Government Securities
- Treasury Notes
- Variable Annuities
- Alternative Investments*
* For accredited investors only
Financial Planning Strategies
Financial planning refers to the process of making appropriate decisions concerning one’s assets in order to pursue financial goals in life. It can involve a variety of different strategies, but the overall goal is to determine how to build and manage assets and how to plan for the future. Working with clients to create a financial strategy, I strive to help clients establish their short and long-term goals in life, determine their assets and liabilities, and evaluate their current financial position. From there, I work together with my clients to develop and implement a financial roadmap.
Retirement Planning Strategies
Typically, clients planning for retirement are less focused on taking risks and more focused on managing and preserving their wealth. With this in mind, I create conservative strategies with a focus on risk management. I 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 strategy, I can offer clients advice and education on 401(k) and IRA rollovers, Social Security, long-term care insurance, and other complex financial elements of retirement.
Many individuals want to leave a legacy for their family. As clients approach and live in retirement, I can assist with their estate planning needs, including offering insight and appropriate recommendations. Estate planning is critical for ensuring one’s wishes are carried out. Without a plan, the state will handle the assets according to probate laws and taxes can quickly add up. I can help clients identify how they want to pass on their assets, who will receive what, and when and how. Additionally, I can work with their attorneys and other professionals to help ensure an appropriate estate plan is in place.
Tax planning considers the tax implications of individual, investment, or business decisions, usually with the goal of minimizing tax liability. While decisions are rarely made solely on a tax impact, it’s important to have a working knowledge of the income or estate tax issues and costs involved. A major goal of tax planning is minimizing federal income tax liability. This can be achieved by reducing taxable income, deduction planning, investment tax planning, and year-end planning strategies. With a background in accounting, I can help clients determine appropriate ways to minimize taxes.
Whether it’s to ensure that one’s family or home is taken care of or philanthropic purposes are served, the right insurance coverage is critical. I can help clients evaluate options and determine appropriate solutions based on their unique situation and future needs. I can assist with a number of insurance options, including disability, life, and long-term care.