Our Services

Investment Management

  • Making sure your money is invested properly is a key component of securing your financial future.
  • The “noise” that fills today’s investing environment is overwhelming and distracting.
  • CWM helps you focus on what really matters for long-term investing:
    • Diversification
    • Disciplined rebalancing of accounts
    • Asset Allocation/Location
    • Tax and Fee Mitigation

Taxes

  • For most of our clients, their largest expense is not their mortgage or their credit card bill—it’s their taxes.
  • Depending on your particular situation, we identify opportunities to legally and ethically lower your tax bill.
  • We do this by looking at your overall financial situation, of which taxes are usually a very large part.
  • We partner with CPAs to stay on top of the ever-changing tax environment to make sure you pay your fair share but no more.

Education Planning

  • If you have children, we know that planning for their college is a source of stress and uncertainty.
  • We help you by providing a customized education plan to help pay for college.
  • We also partner with specialists who can help navigate the difficult application and financial aid processes to ensure that your children get the education they deserve.

Insurance

  • Insurance, when used properly, can be an amazing tool to protect both your assets and your income.
  • CWM does not sell insurance, nor do we make any commission by recommending any insurance product.
  • What we do is objectively analyze your risks and recommend solutions to address those

Retirement

  • The first step in a real retirement plan is to help our clients start visualizing what their unique retirement would look like:
    • At what age will you retire?
    • Where will you live?
    • On how much income?
  • This step is difficult and can often be overlooked.
  • The most common concern is “I have no idea what that will look like. It is so far out, I cannot visualize it.”
  • And that’s ok. Our plan is not static.  It evolves as you and your family do.
  • But you wouldn’t start off a cross-county voyage without a map, supplies and a navigator.  Nor should you avoid planning for retirement because of uncertainty. We help you address the speed bumps and detours along the way.

Estate Planning

  • Every person needs a plan for their assets upon death, healthcare decisions, who will raise your children, and who gets your dog.
  • We partner with estate planning attorneys to address these questions for our clients.
    • Who makes decisions about end of life health care decisions?
    • I’m single, what happens to me if I can’t make decisions for myself because of medical incapacity.
    • Who should get my assets when I die? 
    • What should I do if my children are minors?

Employee Benefits

  • Every year our clients, who work for large and small corporations alike, get a long list of options and benefits that the companies offer.
  • Some of these benefits are extremely valuable and some perhaps not so much.
  • Do I need long-term disability?  Supplemental disability insurance?  Flexible spending accounts?
  • I work with clients who’ve formed fortune 500 companies and very small start-ups, so I have seen it all. I can help you determine what you need.

All other types of financial advice

    • I often tell my clients, if it involves money and you want my advice on it, I am here to help.
    • Should I refinance my mortgage?
    • Can you help me with budgeting?
    • Should I I be buying that second home?
    • How much house can I afford?
    • Can I quit my job and start another one? (hint… yes you can)
    • Lease v. buy my car?