Financial Advisor Akron / Bonita Springs / Canfield / Canton / Cleveland / Estero / Fort Myers / Marco Island / Naples / Youngstown / Pittsburgh
Our goal is simple: Help our clients live better lives with help from smarter financial planning. With our uncommon and deep expertise in retirement, tax, and investment planning, we provide complete integration of your financial life, giving you the clarity and confidence to pursue your dreams while protecting your family’s future.
What Makes Us Different
From our inception, we chose to eschew commissions on investment product recommendations and serve you in a fully transparent manner. We are a fiduciary, always acting in your best interests. Anything short of this just doesn’t pass the “mom test” in our book.
We work with you on a regular basis to monitor and adjust your planning to avoid dangers, identify opportunities, and help you successfully manage life’s transitions. You will never again have to wonder, “When will I hear from my advisor?” We set service expectations and meet them.
We have deep expertise in integrating your retirement planning, investment planning, and tax planning into an effective overall strategy to make the most of what you have. Most other advisors focus on product sales or low-level planning at best. Robust planning and objective advice are in our DNA.
Salaried and Smart
Only CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals with a minimum of five years of experience deliver advice. All CFP® professionals are salaried, never receive commissions, and are incented for client retention. These combine to ensure that sound, objective advice is provided and your needs are well taken care of. If you prefer a board-certified physician with demonstrated expertise in their practice specialty and a bed-side manner that connects with you for your personal health, shouldn’t the same considerations apply to your financial health?
Investing and planning are sciences similar to medicine. You wouldn’t take a drug or have surgery without your doctor first providing the statistical evidence supporting its efficacy, with rigorous trials comparing it to other accepted treatments. The same should apply to the financial advice you follow. Our approach to retirement income generation and our investment philosophy are rooted in empirical evidence, time-tested, and aligned to support your financial life plan and protect your lifestyle.
When you work with us, you have a dedicated team of professionals – a Primary Advisor, Investment Officer, and Client Service Administrator at a minimum – to serve your needs. As part of our commitment to you, our client-to-staff ratios are regularly monitored to ensure that we have the capacity to provide excellent financial care. We promise to be here when you need us, to actively listen, and to provide sound, objective advice.
Who We Serve
Clients most often come to us when they get serious about planning for retirement. Over the years, we have found that our clients—while unique and diverse—have similar needs and traits.
Our clients tend to be a lot like we are—ambitious, friendly, generous, and optimistic. They (like we do) value time, transparency, and financial independence; they love their families and have purpose to their lives; they are successful, smart, and wise enough to seek advice from subject-matter experts. They also prefer to stay informed but delegate financial management duties to free up their time and ensure things are done right.
Whether you are at the end of a successful career, or at the early stages of a new one, we can effectively serve you with an appropriate level of services and expertise. Our goal is to help make the most of what you have so that you can gain the financial peace of mind you seek.
Recent Articles & Podcasts
Pension lump sums will be much higher in 2021 than 2020. Listen to Kevin discuss timing considerations on how to optimize your pension benefits by understanding the key variables that determine your lump sum. Company pension plans specifically discussed include Akron Children’s Hospital, Bridgestone, FirstEnergy, Goodyear, Mercy Health, and Rockwell Automation.
Whether you have a pension from your company or not, you’ll benefit from this episode. Why? Anyone can invest money with an insurance company and receive a lifetime income in the form of annuity payments. So these considerations are universal in crafting your retirement income plan.
Want more information on pension claiming strategies? Listen to Episode 38. https://www.truewealthdesign.com/ep-38-pension-lump-sum-or-monthly-payment/ Continue reading
Many baby-boomers have earned pensions over their working careers and are confronted with the complex decision of how best to optimize it. Some plans offer the choice of a lump sum that can be rolled over pre-tax to an IRA instead of a lifetime monthly payment. Next year, 2021, will likely be an optimal year to elect the lump sum for many. Continue reading
We’re excited to make a big announcement on this episode of Retire Smarter. Kevin is joined by True Wealth Design’s newest partner, Ron Wyatt, who brings more than 25 years of financial planning experience to the firm. A lot of existing listeners will be hearing from Ron for the first time, so we’ll spend some time getting to know his background and professional journey. And new listeners will also get to learn more about Kevin’s experiences. Continue reading