Financial Planning

Helping You Navigate The Uncertainties Ahead
And Avoid Common, Costly Mistakes

You know that you do not want a one-dimensional approach that imposes the same solution on everyone. Here's how we put you at the center of our 6 Step Financial Planning Process:

Step 1 - Establishing and Defining the Client-Planner Relationship

This is our Introductory Session.

Here we explore whether planning will be helpful. Also, we talk about questions such as what do you expect? What do I expect from the relationship? How am I compensated?

Step 2 - Gathering Data Including Your Goals

This is our Information Interview, where we listen to you.

We look at your statements and information such as the cost basis of investments, and your IRA history. Even more important, we begin to create a full picture of you, your family, your investment objectives, your life goals and desires, and your deeply held family values.

We are especially interested in your answers to emotional questions such as: How are you feeling about your job? What are your dreams for your future and your family's? What about money is important to you?

Step 3 - Analyzing and Evaluating the Client's Financial Status

This step encompasses plan objectives and assumptions such as:
Investment and Risk Attitudes
Review of the Financial Data

In addition, it includes Situation Analysis along with Problem Identification and generates Recommendations.

Step 4 - Developing and Presenting Financial Planning Recommendations and/or Alternatives

Simply, here we review your plan. The process moves forward carefully. This is a time when together we make initial decisions.

Step 5 - Implementing the Financial Planning Recommendations

Here we take time to meet with your other advisors such as your CPA to get full input into a direction. Then, we are ready to make decisions and take action.

Step 6 - Monitoring the Financial Planning Recommendations

This step undertakes a Review of the Plan Implementation. Also, it ensures that you hear from us again and again. 
Investment monitoring is a constant. We meet with you annually, or more often if you like.

Always Accessible

You are welcome to call 252-449-8165 with questions about our financial planning process or set up a meeting to discuss any aspect of your finances. You can take advantage of our knowledge and skill when you want help to answer financial questions or life questions.

Securities offered through registered representatives of Lincoln Financial Securities Corporation, Member FINRA SIPC to residents of FL, MD, MI, NC, NY, PA, SC and VA. Advisory services offered through representatives of Lincoln Financial Securities Corporation to residents of NC and VA. In NY, insurance may be offered through LFS Marketing & Insurance Agency Corporation. Some life insurance and annuity policies involve exclusions or limitations. For costs and complete details of coverage, contact your agent. Lincoln Financial Securities Corporation is not affiliated with Gentry Financial Services.

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