We work primarily with families who have reached a level of success in their careers or businesses and wish to have a long-lasting, collaborative relationship with a trusted advisor. They might describe themselves as middle class but aspire to reach financial independence earlier than standard retirement age. They might also say that they are (or desire to be) frugal, disciplined, a business owner or professional, and intentional and thoughtful about their money and goals. Above all, they value positive relationships, deep personal connections, and strong families.
Someone who... is looking for the next hot stock tip... checks their investment accounts on a daily basis... thinks there is some way to get rich quickly... is not willing to be intentional both in their finances and life... cannot make a plan and then stick with it long-term.
Yes. In addition to traditional planning topics such as retirement, taxes and investment management, we have deep, specialized expertise in the areas of college funding planning and Social Security maximization planning.
No, I meet clients either in person or virtually. It is really, very flexible. I live and operate out of sunny, southeastern Washington State but through the magic of technology, I am able to work with clients wherever they live.
We place the highest value on strong relationships, those between family, friends, community and within our advisory firm. Our goal is to build a small community of clients so that we can create lasting relationships and offer the highest level of service and accessibility.
The CFP® is a mark that indicates several things. Most importantly, it confirms that I am a fiduciary. That means that I am legally required to act in your best interest and put the interests of my clients above everything else. The CFP® mark is obtained only after receiving a bachelor degree, specialized financial planning education, on-going ethics training, 3 years of work experience and a rigorous examination (it was 10 hours over 2 days!). The CFP® mark is considered the highest standard in our emerging industry. In a word, it is financial street cred.
No. We have a 30-minute free consultation to see if working together makes sense.
Yes. If you are an ongoing comprehensive financial planning client and wish to have Avea Financial Planning manage your assets, we will do so for a separate fee. There are no account minimums required to work with me.
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