Relationships are Fundamental

| May 06, 2020

It’s a funny thing about advice. Everyone seems to have an overabundance of knowing what others should do, and they
have no problem telling you about it, especially when monetary gain is a motivating factor. However, there also seems to
be an equal dearth of understanding about who such advice is given to. If you’re anything like us, we do not believe that
advice for a “target market” is also solid advice for an individual whether they can be classified as a part of a specific
target market or not. Everyone is unique and different individually and with regard to their financial lives, but also in the
way they make decisions about their finances as well. We feel that it is prudent to first understand our clients, their
individual situations, and what motivates their decisions before offering advice of any kind. This provides a framework
within which to begin helping our clients answer the four toughest financial questions they will face.

1. What rate of return do you have to earn on your savings and investment dollars to be able to retire at your current
standard of living and have your money last through your life expectancy?

2. How much do you need to save on a monthly or annual basis to be able to retire at your current standard of living and
your money last till life expectancy?

3. Doing what you are currently doing, how long will you have to work to be able to retire and live your current lifestyle till
life expectancy?

4. If you don’t do anything different than you are doing today, how much will you have to reduce your standard of living at
retirement for your money to last to your life expectancy?

The answers to these questions can be given in our first ten minutes together, and they will give you an indication about
where you find yourself currently with regard to securing your financial future. Our specialty is rooted in helping folks to
improve their current financial position, preferably without impacting their current lifestyle, Our clients can often solve the
issues uncovered in the above four questions by focusing first on dollars one could be losing unknowingly and
unnecessarily without taking on additional financial risk.

We begin with the seemingly outlandish premise that a solid relationship should be the foundational starting point.