THE SAGE PLAN
Our process takes a detailed look into your life, your current situation, and where you want to be in the future. Take a look at our 9-Step Sage Plan so you know what to expect when you decide to work with us.
Sage Plan At A Glance
Step 1: Your Story
Tell us your story. Your story provides insight into how you view and want to manage your wealth, as well as how we might fit into your story and guide you along the path to success.
Step 2: Return Requirements
How much money does your money need to make? We need to know how much annual income you need when you retire, major expenses you have coming up, and how different risk and return scenarios will help you reach your goals.
Step 3: Risk Characteristics
What is your comfort level with risk? We review and discuss risk on two levels:
Your financial ability to take risk
Your willingness to accept that risk
While you may have the ability to take on high risk, you might feel averse to accepting risk on such a high level. We work to find optimal balance between your risk tolerance and return requirements.
Step 4: Income Requirements
As we dive into the “nuts and bolts” of your Sage Plan, we’ll figure out how much money you will need, how long you’ll need it for, and when you’ll need to start accessing it.
Step 5: Time Horizons
Your time horizons provide more specifics related to managing your investments. You may have many time horizons for your different goals, but what they all have in common is that your investments will be utilized to supplement or cover these future objectives.
Step 6: Income Needs
Many investment portfolios have liquidity needs attached to them for specific purchases down the road. We build anticipated future expenses into your plan.
Step 7: Taxes, Taxes, Taxes
Different accounts and entities have different tax situations. Our review and discussion of your tax situation will focus on how taxes may impact your investment portfolio decisions.
Step 8: Special Considerations
Your personal situation is entirely unique. This section of your Sage Plan reviews, discusses, and includes unique considerations that are important to you in your wealth management.
Step 9: The Home Stretch
Once we’ve reviewed everything, we put it all together for you in a document titled YOUR PLAN. We’ll review your plan periodically to ensure it’s relevant to your financial situation and ask that you let us know of any changes so we may keep it up to date.
We'll learn about your
needs and help you articulate financial goals with:
A one on one consultation dedicated to your financial needs and goals.
A complete review of your investment portfolio.
The initial draft of your complete Sage Plan
Together, we will devise an investment
Introducing your objectives or Investment Policy Statement
Collaborating with trusted advisors (CPAs, Estate Planning Attorneys)
Review and finalize your SAGE Plan.
We will put your plan into place, maximizing efficiency and returns. We'll:
Manage your assets with custodians at Schwab, Fidelity, or elsewhere
Purchase or reallocate investments as needed to maximize cost and tax efficiencies
We'll keep track of all the moving parts and keep you informed of your progress by:
Tracking progress toward your goals and updating your plan as necessary
Informing you of any tax or strategy changes
Sending periodic reporting and insightful newsletters with market commentary
Hosting client events and one on one meetings to review your plan and portfolio