A successful wealth management strategy is one that provides for you and your family today, and preserves for future generations.
To achieve this success, a financial strategy must be comprehensive. At Centinel Financial Group we work with your attorney, trustee, accountant and other professionals as necessary to create a customized strategy that considers your various wealth management needs.
Depending on your stage of life and financial concerns, we will help you find the appropriate solutions for issues such as funding for retirement, education funding, tax-advantaged investing1, protecting your assets and your family, and organizing your estate.
More fundamentally, we will seek to understand what is important to you, what you value, and what legacy you want to leave. We recognize the confidentiality of your intentions and treat that as the cornerstone of our relationship.
The process of financial planning for new and blended families centers around values, balancing expenses, and lifestyle goals. Our team works with you to share your experiences and concerns about finances so that you are more capable in building and sustaining net worth.
We help you understand the impact of spending and budgeting on your household income, without passing judgment on your current situation. We help you apply investing, life insurance and college education funding, in a balanced fashion, so that you can begin the road to building net worth early. We recognize that the road to financial success is a process, one that we go through with you over a long-term relationship.
When building an investment portfolio, our goal is to bring you new ideas that help you become better educated, organized and capable of building net worth, all while managing its security. We engage you as an active participant in the process and discuss the experiences you bring to the table. We have mutual pride in your success and value your thoughts and opinions.
Our process clearly defines how we will work together so that you feel comfortable with your investment plan and how we can help you accomplish your objectives. Through an open architecture of investment platforms, we provide objective, personalized strategies, without having you take on undue risk. We help you think through your different investment options so that you become more capable in building net worth and maximizing your opportunities.
Insurance is often one of the most important aspects of your life, yet at the same time, it is often misunderstood. Our team works with you to identify the intentions you have for yourself, your family or your business to determine if there is a need for insurance, either for income replacement, tax efficiency, or the proper continuation of your business. We assess if you have the right type and amount of insurance so that you maximize what you receive from the premiums you are paying.
Life Insurance provides for the replacement of lost income or human life value upon death, as well as serves as a means for tax efficiency during an estate or business transfer. It additionally can provide “living benefits” through the use of cash value insurance for supplemental income needs.
Trust and Estate Planning3 - With an effective trust and estate planning strategy, you can control your assets according to your wishes, consider taxes1, reduce administrative costs, and ensure the proper management of your affairs should you become unable to do so. You may also be interested in developing charitable or family gifting strategies to pass along your wealth. Based on your individual situation, we can recommend techniques for approaching these challenges.
Income Distribution - Many of today's retirees have retirement savings held in a variety of accounts. We can create a strategy to ensure you are distributing your income in the most tax efficient way throughout your retirement years.
1Financial analysis and recommendations do not constitute tax, legal or accounting advice. Anyone interested in these transactions or topics should seek advice based upon his or her particular circumstances from independent professional advisors.
2 Diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect against loss. It is a method used to help manage investment risk.
3 Investing involves risk including the potential loss of principal. No investment strategy can guarantee a profit or protect against losses in periods of declining values. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. An ongoing management fee is charged to investors who are invested in these portfolios. Investors should note that the deductions of fees will impact overall account returns.
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