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We Are A Planning First Firm

Wondering What It Means To Be A Planning First Firm?

We know that as a high earning mid-career professional with a lot going on, financial planning can feel overwhelming, taxing and downright difficult to think about! We  are here to change that...and that starts by understanding EXACTLY what you can expect from day 1.

We believe that designing an objective, advice-driven financial plan  based on your questions, priorities & future goals is the ONLY way to begin a true-fiduciary relationship. 

That’s why we use a planning first approach and have developed our Financial Life Plan® to help you determine where you are now, where you want to be and how to get there. Once you've completed your FLP® you are under no obligation to work with our firm.

 This initial planning process, which takes 7-8 weeks, provides you with a comprehensive look at your current financial health & will provide you with a forward looking financial roadmap....A radically different experience from other advisors who are only interested in managing your money (and as soon as possible!).

Here are the core planning areas that make up our Financial Life Plan®

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  • Budget Breakdown
  • Current Saving Projections
  • Implementable Saving Strategies 
  • Adopting a Flow-Based Cash Management System 

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  • Defining your Goals-Time horizons
  • Assessing your Goals- Future Costs
  • Analyzing your Goals: Probabilities for Success

Tax Management Planning

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  • Personalized, Customized Bucket Plan
  • Personal Client Web Portal
  • The Family Estate Vault
  • Annual Update to Financial Modeling Report


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  • Life Insurance Audit/Needs Analysis
  • Disability Audit/ Needs Analysis
  • Long Term Care Risk Mitigation
  • Implementable Insurance Planning Strategies
  • Estate Planning Review

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  • Volatility Tolerance
  • Investment Audit
  • 401(k) and Retirement Plan Allocation Analysis
  • Implementable Investment Strategies

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  • Personalized, Customized Bucket Plan
  • Personal Client Web Portal
  • The Family Estate Vault
  • Annual Update to Financial Modeling Report


What Is Our Service Model?

Brutal Honesty & Radical Transparency is our tagline (c’mon, it’s on the first page). 

We want our fees to be clear to you right away.

We charge a one-time flat fee to complete your Financial Life Plan®.

The fee is dependent on your Household Income as outlined below.

Household Income:

Planning Fee:



$250,000 - $500,000


$500,000 - $750,000


$750,000 - $1,000,000


$1,000,000 - $2,000,000



Discussed together 

*For single person household only.

What is considered Household Income? 

  • Salary 
  • Bonus
  • Commission
  • Restricted Stock Units

A breakdown of how we get paid if you choose to hire us as your investment advisor at the plan’s conclusion can be found here

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Why are we a "Planning First" firm?

Generally I won’t suggest investment options without performing a financial analysis. I mean, I’m just not good enough to provide credible advice without seeing the entire financial picture and understanding the overlapping and sometimes competing client goals. So I educate first, then I plan, and then if we come to an agreement, I will advise and provide investment services.
-Lance Drucker, CLU ChFC

Ready to take the first step toward planning for your financial future?

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