Step 1: Introductory Meeting
We meet to see if there is synergy in how we think about money and life. You’ll share your concerns, aspirations and dreams, and we”ll explain our philosophy and approach. If we feel in “sync,” we’ll move on to………
Step 2: Discovery
We will collect data in 21 areas of financial well-being from your wills and trusts, savings and retirement plans; we’ll delve into your cash flow, your investments, your money movement and tax efficiency, your short and long term debt levels, your cost of living and savings rates, your legacy and estate planning, your insurance coverages, education and special needs planning if applicable. We look at all this information with a comprehensive view of your financial picture and most importantly how ALL THESE DATA POINTS FIT TOGETHER.
Step 3: Analysis and Observation
After an in-depth analysis using The Living Balance Sheet® tool, we will present you with observations using our 15 rules of financial health. You will receive a Financial Balance Scorecard indicating your “health” in all domains of your living balance sheet. We will project for your life expectancy, and beyond, where your current behaviors and strategies are headed and will suggest course corrections where necessary.
Step 4: Recommendations
All of our work together will culminate in a series of recommendations to preserve or improve upon your wealth building, to attain your life goals and the financial wherewithal to do so. You will feel organized and as one of our clients recently told us: “You will feel all tucked in.” More importantly, you will know where you are headed and will have a structure for each financial decision you make, and how all your decisions affect each other.
Step 5: Implementing the Plan:
With our help, you will select the strategies that will help you maintain a steady course towards your life and financial goals. We will also help you with the often difficult undertaking of understanding all the risks, rewards, benefits and shortcomings of all the financial products you currently hold or may decide to purchase. With complete transparency and using a fiduciary standard of care, we will supply you with a list of action steps, dates for completion, and coach you along the way to implementing your plan.
Step 6: Continued Monitoring of Progress
Life doesn't stop trying to throw you off your path, so we won’t stop helping you stay focused. Whether it's reminding you to take an action step you have as part of your plan, evaluating the performance of your various financial strategies and investments, our team will continue to monitor your progress and your portfolio and advise you to make necessary adjustments when warranted.
We don’t sell you a product then walk away. We are relationship-focused, not transaction focused.