Life Stage Planning


You can find the funds to start investing: Take charge of your personal finances and practice solid savings habits.

Start with the basics
  • 1.
    Build a budget and get a handle on debt
  • 2.
    Be prepared for emergencies
  • 3.
    Save and invest for retirement:
    Start now, even if you start small
  • 4.
    Balance long- and short-term goals
  • We can also help you prepare financially for life events like getting married or having a baby.


Take advantage of your peak earning years: Look for ways to maximize investment returns and reduce your taxes.

Balance your goals
  • 1.
    Who gets paid first? Prioritize your savings
  • 2.
    Make the most of tax advantages
  • 3.
    Monitor your portfolio
  • 4.
    Insure your health, life & belongings
  • 5.
    Wills, advance directives and more:
    Document your wishes
  • We can also help you prepare financially for life events like selling a home or changing jobs.


It’s a sprint to the retirement finish line. Assess where you stand today and make the most of the time left to invest.

Maximize your savings
  • 1.
    Sharpen your focus on retirement
  • 2.
    Revisit your asset allocation
  • 3.
    Plan now for the cost of health care
  • 4.
    Develop a Social Security & retirement date strategy
  • 5.
    Revisit your estate plan
  • We can also help you financially prepare for life events like downsizing or living with disability.


Get strategies designed to help you stretch your funds and live comfortably throughout your retirement years.

Make your assets last
  • 1.
    Follow a retirement income strategy
  • 2.
    Create a retirement budget
  • 3.
    Plan for & manage healthcare costs
  • 4.
    Leave a legacy
  • We can also help you financially prepare for life events such as passing on assets to beneficiaries or caring for an ailing spouse.

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Asset allocation does not ensure a profit or protect against loss in declining markets.

This material should be regarded as general information on Healthcare and Social Security considerations and is not intended to provide specific healthcare or social security advice. If you have questions regarding your particular situation, please contact your legal or tax advisor.