Relationship-Based Financial Planning
One thing that sets us apart is the way we view relationships, and specifically, the relationship that exists between Advisor and Client. We place a premium on creating an environment in which Advisor and Client work together at every step in the process. Our motive from beginning to end is to look out for our Client’s best interests. As the Client-Advisor relationship progresses, this collaborative process results in a carefully crafted plan that is unique to you, your life and your financial goals.
Goal Setting: Thinking Together About What You Want to Do
While the journey toward a secure financial future requires a sound chart or well thought out plan, it first requires a specific destination. Not only do we draw the chart as financial advisors, but first we listen and work with you to discover where you really want to go.
What is your “What Do I Want To Do”? If you don’t know, or have only a vague idea, how do you do financial planning? For many, uncertainty about a goal results in neglect of financial planning altogether. We will help you think about your dreams and plans within the comfort and security of a focused, respectful relationship. We begin with “What I Want To Do” and together we focus on your dreams and ideals. Only then do we begin to formulate and develop your personal financial plan. We listen carefully to what you say in order to help identify what you really want.
Investment Planning: Thinking Together about Risk...While Someone Else Does the Math
Risk is an inherent part of life. Your views of risk are an integral part of your financial plan, and identifying your risk level requires more than just placing yourself in one of the traditional categories of conservative, moderate, or aggressive. Through our relationship, we work with you to determine your unique risk tolerance. Often this tolerance turns out to be lower than you might have thought. When it comes to investing our financial resources, spectacular returns, like homeruns, are thrilling, but over the course of a season or earnings lifetime, keeping the ball in play is the key to success.
Having taken the time to understand your goals and risk tolerance, we then employ some of the very best analytic computer software available for financial planning in order to develop a plan.
This blend of thoughtful attention to individual needs combined with technical savvy creates a sophisticated approach to retirement planning, education funding and estate planning that our clients find stimulating and even highly enjoyable.
Thinking Together About…
What are your plans for retirement? Will your present savings plan get you there? Are you taking advantage of all the resources available to you? We examine your goals, your present savings, and other relevant factors in order to develop a realistic strategy for your retirement. You will learn how to manage your savings and spending now, while focusing on your retirement goals.
As tuition continues to outpace inflation, financial planning for education becomes crucial for you and your family. There are many kinds of savings vehicles available, but which one, or which combination, makes the most sense for you and your family?
Estate planning joins together your desire to take care of your family while striking a balance with your desire for charitable giving. Our initial discussions concerning goals and risk tolerance are key ingredients as a first step in this complex process.
Putting it all together. Taking a look at your entire situation and developing a logical plan that helps you achieve your goals, realizing that each aspect of your financial life can impact all of the other parts.
Portfolio management is about finding the best mix of securities for a client, based on asset allocation and the client's desired level of risk. Asset allocation is the process of categorizing securities and dividing them into the portfolio. For each client, Kingsley Perkins and Company, LLC uses asset allocations that incorporate alternative funds to help lower the volatility of a portfolio. We place an emphasis on diversification to lower risk. As the familiar warning goes, "don't place all your eggs in one basket."