Seven Steps

Advisor Actions / Responsibilities

When you contact us, we'll provide a brief description of our services, philosophies, methodology and fee structures. We'll direct you to our web site or mail you an introductory packet to help you learn more. The Get Acquainted Meeting or Teleconference is an opportunity for us to exchange information about your needs and objectives, and further discuss which of our services are right for you. We will also provide an estimated fee quote. When we receive your information, we begin to review and develop your financial plan. We prepare initial reports to discuss at our Step 4 meeting. In this interactive meeting, we discuss and clarify the information you have provided thus far.


We continue to refine your financial goals and objectives. We edit the initial information as needed and run additional scenarios if applicable. We conclude our research and analysis, and produce final reports for your personal financial plan. We add our observations and recommendations to the plan. In Step 6, we present and review your personal financial plan. We discuss all reports and provide you with a written summary of our observations and specific recommendations. If you need and desire our help with plan implementation and follow up, at the conclusion of Step 6 we will discuss what might be an appropriate ongoing plan with you. Periodic update meetings and reviews are also recommended.


Client Actions / Responsibilities

If our services appear to fit your needs, we'll schedule a Get Acquainted Meeting (can be done on the phone or in person). You can review our introductory materials, or visit our web site if you wish to learn more, then contact us for Step 2. When you decide to engage our services, we will give you a list of additional data or information which we will need to begin formulating your financial plan. One-half of the estimated total fee is due at the time of this engagement. In Step 3, you gather the data requested, and complete your cash flow worksheet and risk tolerance questionnaire. You may fax or mail this information to us before our next meeting. Upon receipt of it, we will schedule our Step 4 meeting. In this Interactive Goal Setting Meeting, you have another opportunity to clarify your current situation, financial goals and objectives. Come with any additional questions or concerns you may have.

As we move into Step 5, you simply schedule a meeting or teleconference 1 or 2 weeks after our Step 4 meeting. The ball is in our court in the interim. Revisit our web site to stay current on the changing world of personal finance and investments. By Step 6, you will hold a personalized blueprint, custom designed to meet your financial goals. Full payment of the balance for actual fees incurred is due at the conclusion of your plan presentation meeting. Proper implementation is crucial to reaching your financial goals. Whether you now implement and monitor the plan yourself, or engage us to provide a portion or all of these services for you, we urge prompt action.

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