We know from decades of experience talking with clients in South Florida and throughout the country that finding a trusted financial advisor is not easy. Many factors contribute to positive long-term client-advisor relationships that become true partnerships: the advisor’s expertise, listening and communication skills, and dedication to fiduciary responsibility of putting the client’s interests first are at the top of the list. These traits become paramount as clients approach retirement.
Ultimately, every facet of financial planning and investment management is designed to lead to a financially secure retirement. The earlier our clients start planning for retirement, the better. We encourage young people to maximize 401(k) contributions as soon as possible (taking advantage of employer matching and “dollar cost averaging”), and to work with our financial planning team to create a personalized and easy-to-follow roadmap for their financial lives.
From getting married to starting a family, through middle age to retirement, key aspects of retirement planning come into focus at junctures in life—protecting your family with proper amounts of life and disability insurance, IRA management and conversions, 401(k) rollovers, pension distribution choices, healthcare funding, social security distribution timing, generating income in retirement. We anticipate all of these interrelated issues for clients in every phase of life, taking advantage of all available modern retirement tax planning strategies, some of which need to be adapted quickly (as with the 2019 SECURE Act and 2020 CARES Act).
Ultimately, every facet of financial planning and investment management is designed to lead to a financially secure retirement.