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Qualifications

Qualifications

With decades of experience under our belt, our credentials serve as a testament to our unwavering dedication to expertise within the industry.

We have decades of experience and our credentials showcase our commitment to knowledge in the industry. Our qualifications include MBA, CWS®, CRC®, AIFA®, CFP®,CPA, and CEPA®.

Certified Wealth Strategist®

The Certified Wealth Strategist® credential is designed for financial professionals specializing in the affluent and high-net-worth retail market sectors within the financial services industry. It is founded on a comprehensive framework of industry-standard competencies encompassing concepts, regulations, laws, and standard operating procedures essential for proficiency in these market segments.

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™

A certified financial planner (CFP®) holds an official designation conferred by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. CFPs offer expertise across diverse financial domains including retirement planning, investment strategies, educational funding, insurance, and taxation. Achieving CFP® status demands a rigorous and demanding journey, involving extensive experience, passing standardized examinations, exhibiting ethical conduct, and obtaining formal education. A paramount characteristic of a CFP® is their fiduciary responsibility, obligating them to prioritize their clients' best interests when making decisions.

Certified Retirement Counselor®

The CRC® certification is obtained through an independent study program that covers the fundamentals of retirement planning, investments, retirement plan design and retirement income planning. Certified Retirement Counselors (CRCs) offer comprehensive guidance across various aspects of retirement planning. They adeptly map out retirement income streams encompassing pensions, Social Security benefits, annuities, and retirement accounts. The International Foundation for Retirement Education administrates the designation and is certified by Texas Tech University.

Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst®

The Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst (AIFA) designation signifies an investment professional equipped with advanced education and expertise, enabling them to provide clients with fiduciary advice. Conferred by the Center for Fiduciary Studies, the AIFA designation evaluates and implements fiduciary policies, setting a pinnacle standard in certification among financial specialists. Holders of the AIFA designation possess the capability to certify organizations with a distinguished "fiduciary standard of excellence," reflecting their unparalleled expertise within the industry.

Certified Exit Planning Advisor®

The Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) credential stands as a distinctive qualification enabling professional advisors to engage deeply with business owners, comprehensively addressing every facet of their personal finances. Whether preparing to sell or transition out of their business upon retirement, a CEPA offers invaluable guidance for a successful transition. Often, business owners focus solely on their business finances, neglecting alignment with their personal financial goals. With a CEPA-designated advisor on board, you gain support in enhancing your company's value, aligning financial objectives, and crafting a robust personal financial plan, instilling confidence as you transition into a fulfilling retirement.

Certified Public Accountant

The certified public accountant (CPA) designation is awarded to qualified accountants who have successfully met stringent requirements. Aspiring CPAs must pass the rigorous Uniform CPA Exam, demonstrating comprehensive knowledge and skills in accounting principles and practices. Education prerequisites for CPA candidates typically include holding a bachelor’s degree, often in business administration, finance, or accounting, and completing 150 hours of education. Additionally, candidates must fulfill experience requirements, typically involving two or more years of work in public accounting. These exacting standards ensure that CPAs possess the expertise and proficiency necessary to excel in their profession.

Master of Business Administration

An MBA, a graduate degree in business administration, offers a comprehensive blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience tailored for individuals seeking to excel in business or investment management roles. Through rigorous coursework and practical application, students delve into the intricacies of strategic decision-making, financial analysis, and organizational leadership. Additionally, an MBA equips graduates with the essential skills and insights needed to navigate the dynamic landscapes of contemporary business environments, empowering them to drive innovation and foster sustainable growth within their organizations.

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Transparency

Transparency

We provide complete transparency on our fees and operational methods to prevent any unforeseen surprises, emphasizing our commitment to meticulous attention to detail.

As financial advisors, we firmly believe that transparency is the cornerstone of trust and integrity in the financial planning industry. Transparent communication fosters a deeper understanding between advisors and clients, ensuring that clients are fully informed about the strategies, risks, and costs associated with their financial plans. By providing clear and comprehensive explanations of investment choices, fees, and potential conflicts of interest, we can empower our clients to make well-informed decisions aligned with their financial goals and values.

Transparency not only enhances accountability but also strengthens the advisor-client relationship, laying the foundation for long-term collaboration and mutual success. In an industry where trust is paramount, transparency serves as a guiding principle, promoting fairness, honesty, and openness in every aspect of financial planning.

You will know exactly what you are paying and how we work. We do not want surprises. Details count.

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Independence

Independence

Our model encourages continuous communication and collaboration, fostering enduring partnerships dedicated to adapting and achieving long-term financial goals.

We are independent for a reason; we want what's best for every client and understand the value in providing tailored service and solutions. Our independence allows us to provide the best guidance possible.

As independent financial planners, we believe in the inherent advantages our services offer to clients. Our independence gives us flexibility in our offerings. Furthermore, our commitment to transparency establishes a foundation of trust and confidence in our advisory relationships.

Secondly, we specialize in delivering comprehensive and tailored financial advice that aligns with each client's unique goals, risk tolerance, and financial circumstances. This personalized approach empowers clients to navigate complex financial decisions with clarity and assurance.

Additionally, our model fosters ongoing communication and collaboration, cultivating lasting partnerships focused on adapting and achieving financial objectives over time. By emphasizing objectivity, customization, and sustained support, we strive to serve as valuable resources for individuals seeking to optimize their financial well-being and realize their long-term aspirations.

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Speak to a Professional

If you believe you could benefit from working with a financial professional, let’s review yours goals to see if you’re a good match for our practice.

Schedule Consultation

We begin with a simple conversation to see if there is a fit between what we do and what you are looking for. If it makes sense for both sides to move forward, we utilize a checklist to aid in the process of gathering financial documents, as these documents are the catalyst of the planning we will complete together.

We will brainstorm ideas and discuss implementation as we conclude initial planning sessions. As we move forward, expect to speak with us 2-3 times per year, either virtually or in person as we monitor investments and continue to complete various planning items.