What Does It Mean To Have A Financial Plan?

Degrees of Planning

The answer can vary greatly. A true financial plan includes more than money and investments. Our process creates a personalized roadmap that assists you in reaching your goals and dreams.

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Those who could benefit from a foundational plan include:

  • New families – Getting established and finding a direction for the future.
  • Individuals making a great start – New job…new home…new town… finding the financial “things” that fit for you.
  • People wanting a savings plan – Up and running? Find help making your money work for YOU.
  • People going through life changes – Moving… getting married… divorce… life changes require a new look at your finances. 
  • “Putting it all together” mindset – Been busy doing it yourself? Lots of parts to fit together? You need a PLAN!
  • A “getting from here to there” goal – A vacation home…a boat…retiring early… dreams become reality when you have a PLAN.
  • People wanting to manage debt – Debt is a an often necessary “evil.” You don’t have to be burdened though! 


Emergent planning candidates may be identified as:

  • Professionals – Dentists, doctors, attorneys, CPAs, salespeople ALL need help building a financial future.
  • Business owners – You’re focused on your business…who’s focused on YOU? 
  • Corporations /Corporate ownership – Going beyond taxation and asset protection… how does your corporation benefit you?
  • Tax Strategies – Tax now, tax later…tax mitigation. There’s a LOT you can do NOW to help!
  • Investment Planning – Do it yourself? Too many moving parts. You KNOW you need an outside voice.
  • Retirement Income
Planning – Saving and spending are two very different things. 
  • Special needs planning – There’s a lot you can do to provide for the special needs people you love. 
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Prospective advanced planning clients tend to have issues like:

  • High net-worth – Where is your net-worth positioned? It’s a very different set of obstacles. 
  • Wealth preservation – Friction on your money comes from every quarter. How can you be sure you’ve covered all of your bases?
  • Estate transfer -Keeping your money while you’re alive is “easy…” Want to pass it on and create a legacy? Now THAT needs attention.
  • Business succession – Transitioning a business to the next generation seems simple, but what are you missing?
  • Generational planning – You’ve accumulated and saved for your future, and some to pass on. Who will help your next generation?
  • Legacy planning – How do you want to be remembered? Who do you want to remember you?
  • Charitable gift planning – There are better ways to show your love to the causes you care about. 

Investment Advisory Services offered through Investment Advisor Representatives of Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Adviser Securities offered through Registered Representatives of Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., a broker-dealer, member FINRA (www. finra.org) and SIPC (www.sipc.com), to residents of: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NM, NJ, NY, NV, OH, NY, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY. Cambridge and Slate, Disharoon, Parrish & Associates, LLC are not affiliated.

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