Everyone deserves quality financial planning. Planning that accounts not just for retirement and far-off goals, but near-term, pre-retirement goals as well (college, gift, children, home, debt) and focuses on the effect each of these events will have on your overall financial success. We believe, when you are presented with a range of possibilities and are able to understand the trade offs involved, you can make better financial decisions that will lead to better outcomes.
When creating your plan, we begin with what’s most important to you – your goals. And often, this means taking more time in the beginning to help you identify and explore what goals are truly most valuable in your life.
We keep it simple, as more data and assumptions can often mean LESS meaningful results. We focus on what you are saving and the goals to be funded from your savings. Then, if we discover that you are not saving enough, or do not know how you are spending your money, we can then create a budget.
Here, we also begin with your goals. And while we could focus on a single goal for retirement expenses, we choose to separate out basic living expenses from “lifestyle goals” which will account for discretionary expenses such as travel, gifts, and new cars. This allows us to provide a more meaningful plan and more useful recommendations. Also at this time we begin to build predictable, sustainable, and flexible income distribution strategies to fit your specific requirements.