Handling your own financial information is a full time job. To do it properly, you need to combine the skills of an Estate Attorney, Accountant, Investment and Insurance Professional. There are so many different aspects of Comprehensive Wealth Planning that it requires the help of a full service financial team.
Schwartz Financial was established to address these needs. Our office provides clients with a team approach to managing your assets. In one organization we bring together professionals from many areas of financial services. Through proper analysis and the use of available resources, we strive to help you address your financial goals. In doing so, our objective is to help you take full advantage of various financial strategies.
Retirement Planning Strategies
- IRA / Roth IRA
- Pensions / Profit Sharing
- SIMPLE Plans
- SEP-IRA Plans
- 401(K) / 403(B) Plans
- Long Term Health Care
- Corporate Bonds
- Municipal Bonds
- Zero Coupon Bonds
- Mutual Funds
- Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
- Variable Insurance / Annuities
- Private Equity (for appropriate clients)
College Savings Analysis
- Custodial Accounts
- Educational IRA
- College Saving Plans
- Estate Tax Analysis
- Estate Conservation Strategies
- Distribution Analysis
We believe in diversification and a suitable allocation between stocks, bonds, mutual funds and ETF's with a wide range of goals. We also utilize a complete and wide variety of industries. What we do not do is trade frequently, provide “hot stock” tips, promise unrealistic returns or “time” the stock market.
The investment mix for each client is determined based on their initial interview after assessing their individual values and goals. Their portfolios are managed according to their wishes and profile, from there we update accordingly. Since we also offer tax preparation and tax planning services, we take that additional knowledge of our clients’ financial situations into consideration when making portfolio decisions. With each client, we agree upon client objectives and goals. Our clients’ investment policies range from ultra-conservative to very aggressive.
Each client’s policy is implemented in a disciplined consistent manner. We monitor, review and make revisions as needed on a daily basis. Brokerage statements are sent monthly and report portfolio results quarterly. Our services are objective and designed to benefit you. Building long-term wealth potential requires at least 3 – 5 years of planning and good investing habits. Trustworthy, disciplined intelligent investing – not emotional speculation.
It is easy to be overwhelmed with the amount of information in today's investment environment. Without the professional advice of someone who has knowledge of your specific financial situation, taking action could be detrimental to your investment goals. We can create an investment strategy that is designed just for you with your unique goals and needs in mind and use our unique Advance and Protect Strategy to fully optimize its potential.
Cash Flow & Debt Management
Cash Flow is the cornerstone of your wealth management plan. Without a clear picture of what money is flowing in and out each month, it is impossible to make informed decisions with respect to the other wealth management issues that affect you. In addition, your debt level and credit history are also important barometers of financial health. Together we can identify where your cash is going each month and evaluate potential opportunities to improve your cash flow through tax strategies and proper debt management.
A college education can be the most important factor in helping a child achieve the dream of what they want to be when they grow up. The available education planning choices can be confusing and it is important that you understand how your savings will affect your child's or grandchild's ability to qualify for financial aid. We will help you identify how much money you need to send your children or grandchildren to college, determine how much you need to save and how this dedicated investment fits with your overall investment management plan.
Family Risk Management
Are you prepared for the unexpected? Even the best investment and financial plans can crumble if you have not properly prepared for the risks that exist for every family. Should something happen to you or a family member such as a disability, death or long-term care need, the careful planning and investing you have so diligently developed can be unraveled in an instant. By learning more about your situation, we can evaluate your current risk plans to determine if they are adequately meeting your needs at this stage of your life and as you plan for the future
As a business owner, you likely face daily challenges such as having enough cash available to take advantage of opportunities when they arise, using the business as a vehicle to save for your and possibly your employees' retirement, and protecting your business from a potentially devastating financial loss. We can help you evaluate and implement strategies that not only protect your business, but also take advantage of opportunities that could improve the cash flow, tax situation, benefits and bottom line of your business.
Do you know how your lifestyle, and investments, affects your tax return? You can affect when and how much you pay in taxes by being aware of your options throughout the year. We integrate your taxes into your overall wealth building strategies and contact you throughout the year about tax changes that could affect you. We combine our extensive tax expertise and real life experiences to design wealth building strategies to minimize income & estate taxes to retain more money for you and your family.
People entering retirement are facing concerns that retirees simply did not face 20 or 30 years ago. As healthcare is improving and life expectancies rise, you are likely to live longer during retirement than past generations. In addition, it is important to first establish a clear vision of what retirement means to you. Will you continue to work part-time? Will you be traveling the world? We will partner with you to create a plan considering the level of assets needed to fund your vision of retirement including likely income needs, potential tax implications and risks that can stand in the way of realizing your vision.
What type of legacy would you like to leave? Legacy Planning is about so much more than just money. Simply stated, a legacy plan ensures that what you want to happen will happen at the time of your passing. However, because the subject of legacy is a complex and emotional topic, many families overlook planning before it is too late. Having a plan in place reduces the stress and red tape that goes along with losing a loved one. Together, we can create a legacy plan that minimizes the income taxes and estate taxes that may be incurred, and maximizes the amount of money going to your family.
Special Situations Planning
Throughout your life, as you pursue your long-term goals, some expected and unexpected needs will come your way, whether it is planning for a wedding, taking a spur-of-the-moment dream vacation, deciding to buy a second home, providing for a parent's needs as they age or facing unexpected expenses due to unforeseen events. We are here to help you with situations that do not always fit nicely into the other wealth management issues. We can assist in determining a path to get you through whatever financial challenges and opportunities arise.