THE FAMILY WEALTH advantage™ is our proprietary planning process designed to provide clarity that comes with knowing that you have your arms around all aspects of your financial matters; the confidence that you've identified your financial priorities and goals and the structure to keep your plan up-to-date and in sync with your life.
At our initial meeting, we'll get to know a little about you, your family and your wealth management needs. We introduce our process and approach, then together, decide if it makes sense for us to work together.
Next, we roll up our sleeves and pull out all of your financial matters. Think about it like pulling out the contents of a messy garage into the driveway. We take a complete inventory of what you've got to get our arms around what we need to do to move forward.
We go to work putting up the "hooks and shelves" in the garage using our proprietary planning system. This organizational framework clearly identifies where your assets are, labels what their intended for and explains the next action required to keep it on track. Our streamlined process includes creating Three Altitudes of Planning:
A 35,000 foot high-level overview including all of your family members and advisors. Cash flow, estate and legacy, family security, tax*, and philanthropic strategies.
A 15,000 foot mid-level plan which details your balance sheet information, net worth, assets, liabilities, cash flow needs and retirement income model.
Runway level illustration of your investment strategy. This plan tracks how selected investments and managers perform versus benchmarks and against your defined goals.
When we complete your investment plans, we hope you'll have an incredible feeling of confidence. From clarity comes confidence.
Now that the foundation is built, we use this framework for all of our ongoing reviews. And just like a clean garage doesn't stay that way forever, neither do our finances because the contents change over time. Just like tricycles become bicycles and then cars, our life changes and it is critical for us to stay current with our planning. That's why a key part of our process is to make sure we have regular and complete review meetings. Our goal at these meetings is simple: renew that feeling clarity and confidence.
* Wells Fargo Advisors is not a tax or legal advisor.