Frequently Asked Questions

What qualifications do you have as a financial planner?

I am a Certified Financial Planner™ certificant (CFP®). My experience in the financial industry spans three decades. I hold 2 master’s degrees – an MBA and a Master’s in Economics. I am regularly invited to instruct other planners in estate planning and money psychology. You can also see my credentials here

What services do you offer as a financial planner?

As a financial planner, I offer advice and financial plans on an as-needed, fee-for-service basis. An engagement begins either with a financial checkup, second opinion project, or a full retirement plan. From there established clients may engage anywhere from brief hourly consultations as-needed to full plan updates.My ADV Disclosure brochure can be found here

How do you ensure that your advice is in my best interest?

As a CFP®, I am required to adhere to a strict code of ethics (Chris – hopefully this link carries over the CFP code of ethics, but you could also substitute my own Code of Ethics page) and standards of conduct. This includes always acting in the best interest of my clients and providing unbiased advice.

Do you provide ongoing support and guidance?

Yes, all services are on an as-needed basis, as determined by you. I offer support and guidance to help my clients stay on track with their financial goals. This can include:*regular review and monitoring of your financial plan,*updates to your investment strategy as needed, and/or*ongoing advice and support as your circumstances and goals change.

How do you keep my information secure?

For full financial plans we use MoneyGuide financial planning software, which does not hold any account-level personal information or tax returns. In addition to Zoom, PreciseFP, and MoneyGuide, we use encrypted email to communicate sensitive information.

What’s it like to work with you virtually?

Once a meeting date is scheduled, clients receive a questionnaire which allows for easy uploading of documents. We ask for 2 weeks’ lead time before the scheduled meeting to receive documents, analyze, and ask questions. We use the Zoom platform to conduct virtual meetings with screen sharing.