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Stephen J. Zales, AIF®, CLTC®
No needs are more important than your own. We pride ourselves in making your needs and goals, our own. We don't simply work for you. We work with you to understand who you are as an individual and as an investor. Our mission is to help you to define your financial objectives, and then use that knowledge to develop — together — a plan that is tailored to fit your unique needs and preferences, and is in your best interest. We’re proud to offer comprehensive financial planning resources, providing you access to education, advice, planning, and consultation.
What We Do
No matter where you are in life – we’re here for you through every step of your financial journey.
Business Retirement Plans
We are committed to working with your organization to deliver innovative, results-oriented strategies. Our step-by-step process has been developed to help you reach your goal of offering a well-designed plan, with high-level service, that helps your valued employees achieve financial security.
College Saving and Funding Plans
As the price of education continues to rise, affording the cost of college requires a customized plan to meet your funding needs, while balancing other expenses and goals.
No matter where you are in life – we’re here to help you every step of the way. We have the knowledge and experience to provide a personalized plan designed to meet your needs.
We’re proud to support the communities we live and work in. We strive to connect with our communities in a meaningful way, bringing about positive change and helping to provide services and resources to help them thrive.
Check out information on upcoming and past events we’re pleased to offer you, virtually and/or in person, on a variety of topics.
Recent Event: Life Happens
Meg Muldoon presented "Life Happens: Adapting Your Estate Plan For Life Events" where she discussed that as your life changes, your financial needs and goals likely will too.
Recent Event: Simple Safeguards from Cybercrime
In an increasingly digital world, it’s more important than ever to take precautions and be aware of how to stay safe from identity theft and cybercrime.
Recent Event: The Power of Feeling Your Best: Rest. Eat. Move.
What does “feeling your BEST” look like?
Stay up-to-date and in-the know about every aspect of your financial picture.
September 11, 2023
Online Access Estate Organizer
Estate Organizer, a new financial wellness tool available in Online Access, allows clients to manage estate planning documents and contacts, so loved ones, beneficiaries, and personal representatives know exactly what to do. Watch this video to learn more:
September 05, 2023
Evaluating Your College Savings Withdrawal Strategy
If you have a high school senior who will be attending college next year, you’ll need to start withdrawing from your college savings account(s).
Research & Insights
Access our latest research and insights covering market news, financial planning topics, and more.
September Investment Perspectives
In this issue we take a look at BRICS+ and potential investment opportunities, determine if bond market supply matters, and discuss why September is a more worrisome month for stocks than October.
Are You Incorporating Secure Act 2.0 Provisions into Your Financial Plan?
SECURE Act 2.0 is designed not only to make it easier for employers to adopt and administer retirement plans, but also to help individuals save for retirement. There are nearly 100 provisions in this new legislation. Some of these, which are in place now or will become effective in coming years, are highlighted below.
Outlook 2023: Mid-Year Update
In our initial Outlook 2023 publication, we offered a thesis around the concept of two-way risk.