Broker Check

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

Income

A list of income from all sources, including your spouse.

  • Wages, salary and tips from all places of employment
  • Profit from a business (small or part time / your company)
  • Income from rental properties
  • Royalties from oil/gas (mineral) rights
  • Partnership income
Investment Statements

Investment Statements

Any statements* from investments you own including:

  • 401k
  • IRA/Roth IRA
  • Individual/Joint
  • Custodial accounts for children/grandchildren
  • Other (403b, TIAA, TRS, SSP, MICP, Thrift Savings, etc.)

*Actual statements are preferred over screenshots.

Bank Accounts

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.

  • Checking
  • Savings
  • Money markets
  • CDs
Debt

Debt

A list of all money owed.

  • Mortgages including balances, interest rates, payments (and does it include tax/ins escrow), terms, and value of home(s).
  • Car loans including balances, interest rates, payments, and terms.
  • Credit card debt including balances, interest rates, minimum payments due, etc.
  • Loans (personal, business, or otherwise).
Property Owned

Property Owned

 A list of all property owned including the approximate value and what is owed.

  • Residential home
  • Vacation property
  • Rental properties
  • Ranch/land
  • Recreational vehicles (RVs and ATVs)
  • Timeshares
Tax Return

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

Retirement

 If you are nearing retirement and interested in retirement planning, the following statements are necessary:

  • Social Security - You can create an account and download a statement from www.ssa.gov.
  • Pension Statements - Most companies will have a pension estimator online.  Also the balance, if available, is good info to include.
Goals

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!