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Battles aren’t lost in the field.  They’re lost in the planning.  That’s why investors need a long-term financial plan.  Since 1990, the sole purpose of our practice has been helping clients achieve their personal financial security objectives. 

We are financial advocates, working on behalf of a select group of individuals and families to provide the preferential treatment they want while delivering a comprehensive, proactive approach to financial planning—from investments and cash flow analysis to tax efficient strategies and estate planning.

Once we mutually determine that we are a good fit to successfully work together, we follow a strategic planning process to help you achieve and maintain your personal financial security objectives:

  1. Listening

We want to know the things that are important to you – your life’s priorities and passions, for now and into the future both financial and non-financial.

  1. Establishing Your Personal Comprehensive Financial Plan

Once we understand your priorities, we help you take the first step towards achieving financial security by establishing Your Personal Comprehensive Financial Plan.  Your plan will clearly define your short, mid and long-term objectives.  Furthermore, we work hard to collaborate with your other advisors (or bring new ones to your team) to help meet all of your goals.

  1. Your Investment Strategy 

After your financial plan is in place, we help you establish an investment strategy that is specifically designed to balance risks. Your investment strategy will be based on your personal risk comfort level and, over the long-term, it will provide upside potential with downside protection.

  1. Identifying Possible Challenges

It is important to identify and then attempt to eliminate, or at least minimize, any risks that can negatively impact your ability to achieve financial security.

  1. Keeping You Informed and on Track
    1. Establish a specific schedule for your ongoing review/update meetings
    2. Encourage regular productive conversations
    3. Evaluate financial plan progress and your investment strategy
    4. Reassess your priorities over time
    5. Address ongoing issues

Our Guiding Principles: 

  1. Integrity: Dealing with others in a straightforward way.  Keeping promises.

  1. Excellence: Constantly striving for superior quality.  Finding new & better ways to help our clients achieve their goals.

  2. Caring: Having a personal interest in and showing sincere concern for our clients.

  3. Positivity: We are hopeful about the future and work towards a positive outcome in all situations.

  4. Accountability: We are open to feedback from our clients as part of the ongoing learning process. This approach helps us to better serve you.

John Solon Patterson, CFP®, CLU®

Wealth Management Advisor

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