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Why our Practice is Different

Partnership: Our partnership is one of the core strengths that makes us different. We come from different backgrounds, but we formed the partnership because our complementary skill sets and diversity of experience makes us better advisors. Kurt Koffa said it best "The whole is the larger than the sum of the parts."

Independent: It is our goal to find the appropriate financial strategy and solutions available in the market and offer them to our clients. We have no proprietary products, cross-selling quotas or relationships with investment banking firms. 

Institutional Money Managers: We offer a wide array of diversified institutional and pension style money managers. We use a disciplined approach in selecting the managers. The portfolios are designed and monitored at a team level. Your portfolio is designed after considering your goals and risk tolerance. 

Tax-Smart Investing: We utilize strategies to help you keep more of what you make. Taxes-especially when not managed properly-can erode investment gains and minimize progress toward your goals. Uncertainty about taxes can add to your phycological discomfort, as well as increase the potential to make the wrong decisions. In times like these, every investor needs to examine and possibly rethink investment tax management. Click Here to Learn More About Tax-Smart Investing

Strategic Alliance: Our practice stresses a high level of communication between the client's other advisors that include their CPA and estate planning attorney. We believe that it results in a more comprehensive and efficient implementation across several financial areas. 

Individual Corporate Bonds: We design laddered and diversified individual bond portfolios instead of using bond mutual funds. These are customized after understanding the client’s income and time frame goals. Holding bonds to maturity vs. a bond mutual fund of “infinite” maturity reduces some of the inherent risks of holding bond funds.

Life Insurance: We offer term and permanent life insurance products. To help clients achieve the lowest possible cost and independent assessment of the company and their products, we utilize a third party firm to assist in the selection process. 

The return and principal value of bonds fluctuate with changes in market conditions. If bonds are not held to maturity, they may be worth more or less than their original value.