We are fiduciaries who are passionate about enriching the lives of our clients. We believe that communication and transparency are keys to building a strong client advisor relationship. Below is a list of frequently asked questions; if you would like to learn more, please contact us.
A fiduciary is a "Person or a legal entity (firm, bank, credit union) holding assets (cash, property, securities) or information as an agent-in-trust for a principal (stockholder, customer, member). A fiduciary owes (among other obligations) the duty of loyalty, full disclosure, obedience, diligence, and of accounting for all monies handed over, to the principal. A fiduciary must not exploit his or her position of trust and confidence for personal gain at the expense of the principal. Law demands a fiduciary to exercise highest degree of care and utmost good faith in maintenance and preservation of the principal's assets and rights, and imposes compensatory as well as punitive damages on the erring fiduciary." -BusinesssDictionary.com
We are a fee-based financial advisory firm. Information about our fees can be seenhere.
In our opinion, the financial planning profession exists because of the many complex financial decisions that individuals and families face. A competent advisor can help guide you through certain tax and financial planning opportunities that may be challenging to recognize. These opportunities, when paired with a sound investment plan, can lead to a peace of mind that may be difficult to achieve without the help of a professional.
On average we meet with prospective clients four to six times before a decision is made. Before proposing a plan, we want to ensure that we have a complete understanding of your financial situation, your expectations, and that we are the right fit for one another.
It typically takes 3-14 days once the paperwork is submitted.
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These are both gold-standard designations in the financial industry. Below are excerpts from the websites of the Certified Financial Planner™ Board and the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute that elaborate on these credentials.
"Although many professionals may call themselves "financial planners," CFP® professionals have completed extensive training and experience requirements and are held to rigorous ethical standards. They understand the complexities of the changing financial climate and know how to make recommendations in your best interest." - CFP Board
"CFA charterholders are trained to understand what drives value in all dimensions of your financial life. They have mastered more than just the art and science of securities analysis and asset allocation. They also have expert-level portfolio management skills and the ability to work effectively with tax and intergenerational wealth planning experts to design an investment strategy specific to your objectives." - CFA Institute