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How We Work: Wealth Design Process®

We are an independent financial planning firm that works collectively with you to give you the unbiased advice you need to have a successful retirement. We're small enough to know you, with big enough resources to satisfy all your financial planning needs. Our primary responsibility is you. We keep a deep bench to give you the confidence that you will never outgrow our services.

Meet The Team

Amanda Aragona

Amanda Aragona

Director of Operations

Mandy Stone

Mandy Stone

Client Relationship Manager

Industry Leading Resources

We pride ourselves in offering comprehensive financial planning. We have been able to to accomplish this in a boutique firm setting by surrounding ourselves with three of the largest players in the independent financial services space.

As one of the largest networks of independent wealth management firms in the United States, Advisor Group gives us the scale we need to operate as fiduciaries for our clients with independence at the forefront.

We needed to work with a back office that had vast experience and stability to make our clients onboarding process run as smooth as possible. Securities America has proven to be an excellent independent Broker Dealer to not only take care of the backend of our practice, but to support our ever changing compliance, education, and supervision rules as well. They are one of the leaders in the industry with a strong tenure of upper management. They also have a diverse lineup of financial companies that we can leverage for our clients.

*As of 10/05/2020

Wealth Design Process™ 

Step 1 – What's your Vision

Having a vision of your goals and wishes helps us design the right plan for you.

We need to learn about your specific goals for you and your family. What is most important to you? Do you want to just enjoy the free time that you have, become a world traveler, do some volunteering? We want to understand more about you and the art of your retirement plan (not just the numbers). What is the point of all these assets? What are they earmarked for? Is it simply to make sure you never run out of money, or are you looking to also accomplish some things from your bucket list that you have been putting off all these years? We will listen and build a financial plan that matches the future vision of your retirement.

Step 2 – Get Clarity

Answering questions on your benefit plans provides clarity.

You've worked hard for what you have. You have done a lot of the heavy lifting by saving and working for many years. We are here to help alleviate the stress and confusion as to how all these retirement accounts work together. We have concentrated our time learning about the most popular benefit plans most people have questions on: 401(k), Roth 401(k), After-Tax Savings, IRA, Roth IRA, Inherited Accounts, Pension Plans (both formula-based and cash balance plans), Stock Options/Restricted Shares, Insurance Plans (life, long term care, medical, dental, vision), and Social Security income planning. We educate you first on how all these plans work together in a cohesive fashion, keeping tax and estate planning rules and regulations at the forefront of our decision-making process. Once we have reviewed all your accounts to see what your mix of savings and protection looks like, we can move on to Step 2 of the process.

Step 3- Make an Impact

Advice is great...Action is better!

The final step is to act on your plan that we have provided you. By giving you exact steps to take, you have come to a fork in the road. The final decision is not IF you should implement the plan, but rather if you would like to do it on your own or have a professional handle it. If you would prefer a professional, we will get all the recommendations done one at a time. We find that the most common things we do right away are usually tied to rebalancing your accounts, putting the right insurance policies in place that are needed, and working with your tax and estate planner to make sure you are covered in these areas of your plan as well. Don’t worry, if you do not have a relationship with a professional, we can coordinate with one of our recommended partners we built a relationship with over the years. Once everything is in place we move on to monitoring the plan and taking action when needed along the way. We are a comprehensive financial planning firm that can handle all aspects of your plan.

*Monitoring of investments applies to advisory services only.

Financial Clarity 

Financial Clarity and Technology go hand in hand. Knowing this, we have made it effortless for our clients to gain access to their financial plan and individual accounts. You are a click away on your handheld devices or computer and laptops to review your overall net worth, account balances, spending habits, and even your financial plan. This brings financial clarity to the forefront at all times.

Wealth Design Center

Gold Medal Services

  • Reviewing your investments and designing a personalized portfolio appropriate to your needs
  • Year-long, continual monitoring of your investments
  • Quarterly, semi-annual or annual meetings to: review and evaluate your investment performance, update your financial objectives, reallocate your portfolio
  • Quarterly Statements
  • Independent Advice
  • Recommendations regarding positioning of funds within your employer provided retirement plans such as 401(k), 403(b)
  • Quarterly newsletter detailing our firm’s research analysis and view of the current state of the investment markets
  • Comprehensive review of your tax return to highlight opportunities for maximizing tax reduction strategies
  • Quarterly review of your tax situation and planning to incorporate any new tax law changes
  • Complimentary consultation with your tax preparer
  • Recommendations of tax solutions including tax advantaged investments
  • Staying up-to-date on and presenting new tax laws that can affect your situation
  • Analysis of your income needs now and in the future
  • Continual development and implementation of recommendations to fund your income needs and help maintain a comfortable standard of living
  • Recommendations regarding the most appropriate distribution strategy for your employer retirement plans and IRAs
  • Analysis of the beneficiaries of your IRAs and how to establish an Inherited IRA
  • Analysis of your current Estate plan and Insurance needs
  • Complimentary consultation with your attorney
  • Assistance in transferring assets to your Living Trust or other trusts
  • Providing guidance with the appropriate and necessary steps in the event of the death of a loved one
  • Quarterly Newsletter to keep you apprised of the most current planning options
  • Quarterly, semi-annual or annual reviews
  • Special reports on how to help reduce your taxes and other important topics
  • Special Gold Medal Service Events, including client appreciation events

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