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
In the last episode, Kevin answered a listener question on inflation. He explained why retiree spending patterns in part combat inflationary risk retirees face.
Now hear Kevin delve deeper into retiree spending patterns. If you don’t want to work longer than you have to or want to spend more in retirement, this is an episode you’ll want to listen to.
Traditional retirement advice of having a steadily increasing income for life is wrong for most. Rather, spending tends to decline with age at a real rate of 1% yearly although increasing healthcare costs at the end of life are common.
Carefully modeling these age-related changes and monitoring your plan over time will help you Retire Smarter. Continue reading
Your money today will buy less next year. This decline is due to inflation, which is often believed to be the silent killer for a retirement income portfolio over time.
After all the 4% spending rule had it’s worst result starting in 1966 — a time when inflation began to rise and peaked in the 1970s while economic growth was choppy at best. Might the future resemble this difficult time?
Hear Kevin answer a listener question on inflation and whether the high levels of government spending and rising deficits are likely to lead to high inflation. And, if so, what changes should be made to your planning and investing strategy? Continue reading
When Nobel winner Eugene Fama studied the long-term performance of U.S. equities in the early 1990s, he found that stock returns had decreased with size and cost. The smallest, cheapest companies had provided higher investment returns than the biggest, costliest firms.
Though initially counter-intuitive to many – why wouldn’t you want to invest in the biggest and best companies? – it made sense. Large-growth stocks were safer economic choices, operating reliable businesses well-positioned to survive recessions. Thus, they were handsomely valued, at prices that limited their potential for future increases. Continue reading