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Personal Financial Planning

Our Process

Through our six-step process, we work closely with you to identify goals, analyze your balance sheet and develop influential wealth management recommendations. We also bring together your various advisors, including accountants, attorneys and bankers to make sure everyone is working toward a common goal with their support to you.

1-on-1 Meetings

Our initial steps help define how we will work together. We can work in person or virtually.

Goal Setting

We want to learn what matters most to you. We'll determine goals and begin to gather your financial information.

Fiduciary Analysis

Our team will analyze your information and develop strategies based on your goals, stage of life, and risk tolerance.

Customized Recommendations

We develop recommendations based on real experience rather than pre-listed products.

Financial Plan

With your comprehensive financial plan as the foundation, our advisors will guide you on your financial journey, leading you along the path towards goal achievement.

Ongoing Follow-Up

We work with our clients ongoing. We monitor your progress to keep you on track.

Personal Financial Planning Resources

Financial Planner vs Financial Advisor?

Making sense of  these titles and other tips on choosing a financial professional Professionals at Ballast Advisors, LLC delineate differences between financial professional terms and designations to help empower your choices…

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Financial Resolutions for 2020

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Financial Planning for Freelancers

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3 Tips for Personal Finances During the Holiday Season

Ballast Financial Professionals share tips for your personal finances this holiday season. (originally published November 2018) Between holiday gifts, parties and meals — this time of year is one of inevitably higher…

Why You Need Life Insurance

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month, a good time to evaluate your life insurance needs and review your life insurance coverage. We’ve all heard about the importance of having life…