Frequently Asked Questions
My advisor was terrific, but he retired and the new one just isn’t cutting it. (OR: I’m no longer happy with my financial advisor.) Can I just move my accounts to Sound Wealth Advisors?
Yes. If your advisor isn’t getting back to you in a timely manner, doesn’t communicate well when he does, hasn’t done any useful planning, and only calls when he wants to sell you something, Sound Wealth Advisors will be a welcome change. We will make the transition as seamless as possible.
I’ve recently retired. (OR: I plan to retire in the next 10 years.) How can I be sure I’ll have enough money?
Thanks to demographic trends, we see more and more clients marching toward retirement. Sound Wealth Advisors’ goals-based wealth management approach gives you a framework for addressing this challenge with a disciplined financial strategy for replacing your income. We’ll look at how much you can take from investments each year without eventually running out of money. Plus, we’ll determine how you should be invested to manage through the risks of changing market conditions.
I’m a recent widow/widower/divorcee. (OR: I’ve just come into a bit of money—from an inheritance, settlement award, lottery winnings, or a big contract.) I don’t have experience managing money. How can I get some help?
Sound Wealth Advisors can provide the professional investment advice you need. Managing significant assets is a full time endeavor. Hiring a financial professional to assist you can relieve the stress and time commitment of managing assets on your own.
I own a business. How can I reduce my taxes?
For business owners, a retirement account can provide significant tax savings, but choosing the right type of retirement plan can be daunting. Sound Wealth Advisors will clarify the benefits and limitations and help you determine which retirement structure is the best fit for you.
What should I do when I change jobs, or if I lose my job?
When you lose your job, it can be stressful if any severance you might have received runs out before you find a new position or career path. Sound Wealth Advisors can help you evaluate which account to draw funds from first that may minimize the financial impact. When changing jobs, we can help you determine if you should keep your retirement account at your old employer, move it to the new one, or roll it to a self-directed IRA.
How can you help me with my elderly parents?
Sound Wealth Advisors can help you get a handle on your elderly parents’ financial situation and help provide you more time to give the care needed for the health and living challenges ahead while balancing your own family and career. If your parents need care outside the home, or skilled caregivers within the home, we can help you determine what your parents can afford, and develop an investment strategy to support the necessary expenses.