Smart management of your money starts with a solid plan.
At Financial Symmetry, we design customized financial plans that help you set, prioritize and realize your financial goals.
Our approach to financial planning follows six steps: (Click on each step to expand.)
We start most of our client relationships with a financial plan and may recommend our Investment Management or Wealth Management services to you based on your personal situation. We will discuss each of our responsibilities and expectations for the service you choose.
A vital part of gauging the success of your plan is having valid information about your current situation and goals. In addition to financial statements, the following worksheets will help us analyze your situation:
Visit our Tools & Resources page for a complete list and more information on the tools we use.
We will analyze your current financial status and the likelihood of achieving your goals. During our analysis we will look for improvements and efficiencies such as:
- Use of tax advantaged accounts
- Better ways to manage debt
- Possible tax savings
- Risk management techniques
This is one of the most powerful steps in the planning process. After we develop preliminary recommendations, we will have a collaborative review session. We start by reviewing our findings, and then make adjustments based on your feedback so that we develop the best strategies for achieving your goals.
Your customized financial plan will provide:
- Action items
- Monitoring schedule
Now that we have determined the best strategies for achieving your goals, you can choose to complete the action items on your own or with our assistance.
Some areas of your plan that may require action include:
- Investment strategy
- Tax strategy
- Debt repayment priorities
- Insurance coverages
- Estate documents
- Retirement account contributions/distributions
As you work toward your goals, it is important to monitor your progress. Your personal Plan Monitoring Schedule will outline who monitors what and how often.
Your Schedule will include areas such as:
- Investment allocations
- Investment performance
Depending on the complexity of your situation, you can typically expect to receive your financial plan from us between two weeks and one month from when we receive your information.
With most clients, Financial Symmetry monitors progress on your plan through one of our ongoing management services. We are happy to provide you with a quote based on the information you supply us.
Contact us today to see how we may be able to help you.