Eye on the future
First, is their advisor more concerned about their own retirement, or their client’s. The average age of a financial advisor is 62 years old. You’re going to be around for a while, and you need someone whose vision of the future looks out at least that far.
Second, their advisor hasn’t performed advanced planning.Most advisors concentrate on selling you a product today, and follow up in a year to sell you something else. A successful retirement plan must include social security planning, tax mitigation, estate planning, etc.
Third, their advisor has no plan of action if the stock market has a major correction. We invest for the long term, but also understand that in some years, such as 2008, it is necessary to protect accounts from disaster. All of our clients, although individually different, have one common goal: Make money when there’s money to be made, but never lose half of it.
Playing the long game
By contrast, we’re here to serve you long after you’ve retired. That’s why we believe that advance planning is more important individual investment decisions. After all, you won’t reach your goals if you don’t plan for them. And our decisions are based on math and risk management. We don’t try to outguess the market. Instead, we analyze what’s happening and act accordingly. That’s how our professionals have successfully protected clients during two of history’s worst market corrections.