Items to Bring to Your Appointment
No doctor would prescribe a treatment plan before conducting a physical exam. He or she would look over medical history, blood pressure stats, heart rate, list of medicines, and so on. Likewise, we cannot suggest an investment or financial plan without understanding your goals and current financial position. We will perform a “financial check-up” by reviewing the following information, which we request you bring with you to your scheduled appointment. The items below will help us to get the clearest picture of your overall financial life.
INCOME: A list of income from all sources, including your spouse.
INVESTMENT STATEMENTS: Actual statements are preferred over computer screen shots.
BANK ACCOUNTS: Actual statements are not as necessary as investment statements, but many times can prove helpful. This information figures into your total net worth and liquid net worth, both of which are very important aspects for investing purposes.
DEBT: A list of all money owed.
PROPERTY OWNED: A list of all property owned including the approximate value and what is owed.
TAX RETURN: Last year’s tax return will help us understand your financial position. As your financial advisor, it is important for us to know how our services will impact your taxes. We love America and believe you should pay every cent of tax you owe – we just don’t want you to overpay! Because taxes can consume wealth, we don’t care who does your taxes, we just want to help you reduce them.
RETIREMENT: If you are nearing retirement and interested in retirement planning, the following statements are necessary:
GOALS: We definitely want to know what is important to you, including your short- and long-term goals. Jot them down, and be sure to bring them with, too!