Process

Our planning process is unique – we start at a different plane than other advisors. We start above the planning horizon and focus on helping you clarify your Mission, Vision, Values and Goals.

Then we focus on the issues below the horizon – Strategies, Tactics and Tools.

By staying above the horizon and gaining clarity around your goals, we can help you make wise choices about the solutions below the planning horizon. Working in the best interests of our clients is our business, and we take this role very seriously. Whether you're concerned for your own planning needs, your family or your business, we can help you find the right answers.

Wealth Optimization With financial independence, family legacy and social capital solutions in place, wealth optimization becomes the focus of the planning process. We use a unique and disciplined values-based approach to help you make wise choices and to help ensure that your plan is focusing on what you value.

We break the planning process into four quadrants or phases, each one representing one planning cycle: Discovery, Creative Solutions, Strategy Deployment, and Results Management.

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  • Discovery: Identify and think about the problem

    The first phase begins by thinking clearly about the problem. This is called the Discovery phase and this is where clarity is achieved around your goals and planning gaps are identified.

  • Creative Solutions: Think about the solution

    The second phase is the Creative Solutions phase where you think clearly about the solutions and make decisions regarding closing the planning gaps.

  • Strategy Deployment: Implement the solution

    The third phase is the Strategy Deployment phase where you implement the solution and help achieve your desired results.

  • Results Management: Manage the results

    The final phase is the Results Management phase where we establish a plan to manage and implement the results. This assures you have confidence your plan will work over time.

Working with a knowledgeable and experienced planner who has access to current technologies and a thorough understanding of tax rules and financial planning techniques is important. Working with an advisor who takes the time to understand your unique desires and goals is critical. We will take the time to help you make that assessment, develop a plan that works for you, and provide you with the tools and strategies necessary to successfully implement that plan.

Copyright 2018 The Legacy Companies, LLC. Concepts used in these materials used with permission from The Legacy Companies, LLC. Legacy Materials and Concepts are only made available to advisors in the Fee-Based Financial Planning program at Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company.