Helping you get started In pursuing your goals
In the early years of your career, time is on your side when it comes to planning for your goals, including retirement. We are here to help you maximize your resources and make informed decisions on everything from cash flow to paying down debt.
There are so many options when it comes to saving and investing, it’s easy to get bogged down in the details and complexity. We help you take a thoughtful approach to prioritizing and creating a strategy for your goals. We start with the basics, such as recommending you contribute enough to your 401(k) to get the employee match, automate your savings, pay yourself first and create an emergency reserve of liquid assets. We also can help you find the right balance between saving for your own future retirement and your child’s future education costs.
When you’re starting out, it’s important not to paint all debt with the same brush. Some types of debt – for example, taking out student loans so you can get a job with more potential – can benefit you in the long run by allowing you to access opportunities that would otherwise be out of reach. However, items like credit card debt with a high interest rate should be paid off as efficiently as possible so you don’t end up paying a mountain in interest. We are here to offer you strategies designed to help position you well for the future.
Supporting a child’s education can be one of the most rewarding aspects of success and one of the most important elements in your financial plan. With rising inflation and the high cost of education, planning to contribute to another’s higher education may require an early start. There are a variety of investment vehicles and tax-efficient options to contribute to the cost of higher education. As your trusted partner, our knowledge and professional guidance can help you analyze the tax benefits, ownership structure, risk and contribution limits involved. Working together, we choose the investment strategy that is right for you and your student, whether it’s a 529 college savings plan or another type of investment vehicle.