We take a holistic approach. We know markets and economics. We listen and identify life goals and work towards these rather than focusing exclusively on the financials. Risk and reward are part of, but they are not THE equation. The financial plan identifies all the elements that make up your wealth, and the appropriate steps you must take to soar over each hurdle along the way towards your ultimate objective.
Wealth Management is more than just investment management or financial advice. It is the use of all resources at your disposal to help grow, protect, effectively employ, and ultimately distribute your wealth according to your instructions.
Someone once said, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. In its simplest form financial planning is like charting a course to a destination. Questions we probably will ask are: What is the end goal? Why are we going in that direction? What surprises should we keep in mind along the journey?
Nothing is wrong with changes or detours (unexpected weather can throw you off course). The challenge is to be prepared for the unexpected, make necessary course corrections, and never lose sight of the ultimate goal.
At HWMG we believe the basis of effective financial planning is to first establish your goal, where do you want to go? To us, this is the critical step in changing your relationship with your money.
By clearly articulating your ultimate life goals, you can begin to see how you can start moving yourself from point A to point B, and maybe even later to point C.
The next step is awareness and education. Becoming aware of the details of your financial life and potential pitfalls, you will be properly equipped to develop a plan and follow it.
Our financial planning process leaves no stone unturned. We want to uncover all
aspects of you and your family’s financial habits. Here are some examples of planning
services we can help you with: