We believe that our approach to wealth management should be as hard-working as our clients and reflect their zest for life, passions, and purposes.
Do what you love... outsource the rest.
A financial plan sets the course; ongoing guidance and portfolio management keep you headed in the right direction. We believe that life should be enjoyed without the burden of financial uncertainty, and that our clients’ time is better spent pursuing their passions and purposes. As business owners, we’ve come to believe in the adage of “do what you love and outsource the rest.” We believe in being our clients’ outsourced Chief Investment Officers.
From a numerical perspective, working with a comprehensive financial advisor (not just someone who invests your money) can add the equivalent of 3% additional return per year¹ and help investors achieve a 22.6% higher level of spending in retirement.²
1. Vanguard, “Putting a value on your value: Quantifying Vanguard Advisor’s Alpha,” 2016
2. Morningstar, “Alpha, Beta, and Now… Gamma,” 2013
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As you might know, Brandon and I are former fighter pilots. Brandon flew the F-16 and I flew the F-15E during our service in the Air Force. We each have an affection for the specific aircraft we flew, but if you were to ask us which fighter is “best,” our honest...read more
All corporations start out as C Corporations. To create a corporation, you need to file articles of incorporation with the secretary of state (department of state) in the state where you want to create it. The articles of incorporation include the corporation’s basic...read more
When evaluating potential income producing real estate investments, you should consider a property’s capitalization rate, also known as the “cap rate.” What is a cap rate? It is a figure representing an investment’s rate of return. A property’s cap rate also gives you...read more
After a decent hiatus (but one that brought some other interesting blog posts), we want to return to the DIY financial plan with an installment on investments. Here’s the catch: We can’t provide investment advice here on the blog. But we can provide general...read more
Two things happened recently that motivated me to write about the opportunity costs associated with running a business. First, my fifth grader received her results from the state-level exams last year and while glancing through the Social Studies concepts, I noticed...read more
I'll admit that I struggled with the title -- surely there's a better pun to be used here, but it eludes me. In all seriousness though, a Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) can be a powerful financial planning tool, especially when certain tax and estate scenarios are...read more
This week we've been helping a client roll an old 401(k) into her new plan with her current employer. In case you need a refresher, there are four options for your 401(k) -- or other qualified plan -- that you have when you leave a job: Leave it in the old company's...read more
Welcome back to the Targeted Wealth Solutions series on building your own financial plan. This is part 4 in the series and you’re in the home stretch. If you missed prior installments please feel free to check our previous blog posts at...read more
That's right. Math. Here's the deal: If you're an independent contractor or freelancer (no matter part-time or full-time), you've probably had some headaches over irregular income. The good news is that you can improve your budgeting and cash flow management...read more
I have a 2000 Toyota Tacoma. It may be the best thing since sliced bread (unless you ask my wife, who I have a feeling rolls her eyes behind my back as I exhaustively list the virtues of the truck). The top coat is fading or completely missing in some spots --...read more
If you enjoy budgeting (or use a budgeting app), then you can skip most of this section. We'll touch a little on the decision to accelerate payments on toxic debt (to pay it off faster) toward the end of the post, so be sure to check out that information. The...read more
Welcome to the first installment of the do-it-yourself financial plan! We're excited that you're joining us, and we hope you'll find this course practical and relevant... and perhaps a little entertaining. To get things started, check out the introductory video where...read more
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