What We Do
Comprehensive Financial Planning
We help our clients explore what they want from their life & career, and optimize their resources toward those objectives.
This comprehensive focus helps ensure that your finances are working together, propelling you toward your goals and
that no opportunities to build wealth, pay less in taxes, or reduce risk go overlooked.
We're in the business of helping people reach the best financial destination for them. We do this by employing a consistent process to help understand your goals, values, and aspirations. After review and analysis we provide observations and recommendations to arrange the puzzle pieces in a manner best suited for you and your family.
To deliver the best possible investment outcome we employ a consistent philosophy based on empirical evidence and academic research. We do not experiment. We do not invest based on conjecture or gut feeling. We build custom portfolios based on your unique needs and financial plan, and, if appropriate or important to you, we can include socially responsible or sustainably focused strategies as well.
Knowing when you can retire and exactly how much you might need saved can be daunting questions…and they’re not the only challenges. Determining how you’ll obtain healthcare, how and when to draw from your accounts, and how to structure assets within your estate can become a complex exercise. We can help you devise a plan that gives you peace of mind, optimizes your assets, and sets you and your family up for sustained financial success.
You may have heard that over 80% of businesses never sell — and of the 20% that do, the vast majority sell for less than what the owner thought the business was worth. Our practice is built to help business owners align their business with their personal finances and lifestyle objectives. We can help you prepare to sell your business and confirm that what you keep after taxes will be enough to support your post-transition lifestyle.
Everyone needs to pay their fair share in taxes. But you probably don’t want to leave a tip. Our team can work to help you minimize your tax burden over time. Whether it be via strategic Roth IRA conversions, deferred sales trusts, or harvesting tax losses (or even gains), we can help you optimize your taxes for the long-term.
Ever wonder how large your rainy day fund should be? What about how and when should you be paying yourself from your business? Or how quarterly estimated tax payments come into play? Our team can help you build a repeatable framework for managing cash in your business (as well as your household) that supports your immediate and longer term needs.
401(k) plans, SEP-IRAs, and SIMPLE IRAs are low hanging fruit when it comes to saving for retirement and deferring taxable income. But retirement plans have their nuances and unique responsibilities when you offer one. Our team can help you design and operate a retirement plan that fits your business objectives, helps you and your employees save for the future, and provides substantial tax advantages.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Behind The Scenes Support
Our aim is to get our clients to the best place financially for them. To accomplish this we use a consistent planning process that’s customized to each clients’ needs. This service model helps us arrange the financial puzzle pieces thoughtfully, in a manner that balances prudent long term decision making with your needs today.
Featured Success Stories
Optimizing Cash Flow
Jason's garden products company was successful by most any measure. Revenues and profits were growing, and even though he was reinvesting into new products & expansion initiatives, cash was still accumulating in his business accounts. So why did Jason feel like he was living paycheck to paycheck? He had very little cash in his household bank accounts, felt behind on his retirement and college savings, and even carried a balance on his credit cards. Jason had plenty of cash sitting in the business and was comfortable paying himself more. He needed a plan for taking it out in a tax conscious manner.Case studies are based on hypothetical situations, not on actual client interactions. The outcomes presented are not a promise or guarantee of similar results as actual client experiences will be unique to each clients' circumstances, as well as their own motivations, effort and discipline.
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