WHAT IS FINANCIAL FITNESS?
We are a Independent Registered Advisory Firm that takes a health in finance approach to inform, educate and coach our clients to help them achieve their ultimate life & financial goals.
Wealth Management Reimagined.
Unlike traditional firms; Our goal is to help clients regardless of net-worth.
Why Financial Fitness?
Clients are our focus. Your best interest is our top priority. As an independent firm, we are not tied to offering specific or limited products. This means that our recommendations are based on your unique situation and not on outside factors or influence. As a result, you’ll have an unbiased set of recommendations.
Financial Fitness is partnered up with Charles Schwab, a powerful trusted company.
Why should I hire a financial advisor to manage my money?
A financial advisor will be able to connect all of the financial dots in order to provide you with an overall plan to meet your financial goals.
He or she should have training and experience in all kinds of financial products and financial aspects of your life – equities, bonds, insurance, taxes & estate planning – in order to make the right recommendations for your personal situation. A financial advisor can also save you thousands of dollars in tax deductions and find higher-yielding investment products at little or no extra risk.
Financial Fitness Advisors are licensed professionals with the necessary training needed to make comprehensive recommendations. As an independent firm, Financial Fitness is proud with its ability to provide unbiased recommendations based on our client's unique situation.
How much does a financial advisor cost?
What is the difference between asset allocation and diversification?
Asset allocation refers to the diversity of your entire savings and investment portfolio across asset classes. Stocks, bonds, cash and real estate are asset classes. Diversification refers to the types of investments held within each class. For example, both 3M and Union Pacific are high-cap equities in the Industrials sector. Because they're in the same sector, these two stocks are likely to move up or down together. However, Tyson Foods is in the Consumer Staples sector. It is not likely to move in tandem with 3M or Union Pacific. Owning 3M and Tyson Foods provides diversification within the asset class of stocks. But that's not enough. A portfolio that invests in multiple types of assets, not just stocks, is also important.
What is involved in financial planning?
Financial planning looks at a person's overall financial picture. A financial advisor will often ask a prospective client to fill out an extensive questionnaire in order to understand his or her financial needs and goals. The planner will usually put together a detailed, short-term 5-year plan designed to improve the client's overall financial position. That may be followed by a long-term plan, along with suggestions about how to save and invest for retirement and a child's college education at the same time. The advisor will also look at ways to reduce current and future tax liabilities and protect assets by having the proper life, health, disability and long-term care insurance coverage in place. Finally, he or she may offer suggestions on estate planning.
Where can I find a financial advisor who has no ties to any companies who push for selling products?
Financial Fitness is an Independent firm. This means that Financial Fitness Advisors are not tied to specific companies or products. As an independent firm we provide unbiased guidance tailored to your unique situation.
What is a time horizon?
Time horizon refers to the amount of time a person has to save for a particular event. For example, the time horizon for a college savings account might be 10 years for the parents of an eight-year old child, but 15 years for the parents of a three-year old. Likewise, the time horizon for a 30-year old saving for retirement might be 35 years, whereas it might be 15 years for a 60-year old who started saving late in life.