We can help with every aspect of your personal and business finances—from working around concentrated positions to creating income for life, from building businesses to liquidating them, and from focused to growing wealth to focused designing legacies that pass on wealth and values to future generations—and beyond.
At Dowd Wealth Management, we start the financial planning process with a detailed understanding of your long-term goals. We want to understand what motivates our clients and articulate their long-term needs. Next, we create a tailored Financial Plan which will illustrate where you are today and how to get to where you want to be in the future. This process will allow us to identify any issues/obstacles that may prevent you from realizing your dreams. Once the Financial Plan is complete, specific recommendations will be made based on your risk tolerance and priorities. Lastly, we will collaborate with you to update your financial plan as your needs and goals change over time.Return to Top
Once a customized Financial Plan is delivered to our client, we will then agree upon action steps to implement results-focused investment strategies. Our job will then be to implement and monitor your portfolio strategically and tactically through rebalancing and investment selection. Our approach is designed to pursue competitive risk-adjusted returns that match each client’s financial goals, values, and risk tolerance.
Our investment management services include:
Our team is committed to assisting you with your financial needs with the goal of providing specific investment and wealth planning strategies customized to you and your objectives.
Tactical allocation may involve more frequent buying and selling of assets and will tend to generate higher transaction cost. Investors should consider the tax consequences of moving positions more frequently.
Rebalancing a portfolio may cause investors to incur tax liabilities.
There is no guarantee that a diversified portfolio will enhance overall returns or outperform a non-diversified portfolio. Diversification, rebalancing and/or asset allocation does not protect against market risk.
We all know that unfortunate life events occur, but some people feel that these occurrences will not happen to them or that they will have time to address it when a situation arises. The reality is that when something happens, it is too late to plan for.
Every risk we face can be addressed in one of the following ways:
The primary question that needs to be asked is what are the financial and emotional consequences to you and your family if various risks are not appropriately addressed?
Here at Dowd Wealth Management, we have risk management and insurance expertise to help you determine which solutions may suit you and your family’s needs. As part of our holistic planning process, we will help you determine if your current solutions are still adequate compared to when you originally purchased these risk management solutions.
For example, we can do a comparison analysis across various life and annuity carriers to determine which policies may offer the most value, strongest carrier credit rating, optimal product and rider features based upon your current (and not original) needs.Return to Top
Much of today’s planning focuses on only getting to retirement. After crossing the finish line, many clients ask, “what’s next?”
Our experience has shown that crossing the finish line of retirement is where many individuals trip and fail to adequately regain the same trajectory.
Developing a plan that is consistent with your goals will improve your chances of finishing on the podium.
There are many variables to consider when planning for retirement. What can possibly go wrong when approaching retirement?
The list goes on and on.
It has been said that a plan without action is just a dream while a dream becomes a goal when action is taken towards achieving it.
Let’s work together to develop and execute a strategy tailored to your game plan.Return to Top
Many clients focus on the wealth accumulation phase during their working careers, but few people plan on the distribution phase during their retirement.
We firmly believe that an optimized investment management plan should be intertwined with developing appropriate income strategies.
While crossing the finish line into retirement is especially important, the next challenge is to continue the management of assets while making thoughtful decisions around where, what, and when to sell investments.
We are selective in the type of accounts (tax-deferred or after-tax accounts) we suggest, and strategic in the type of investments used in these accounts.
Our team will help to create a retirement income plan with the goal of providing a sustainable, predictable, and tax-efficient stream of income based upon your age, risk comfort level, personal values, and vision of retirement.Return to Top
Many people pay more taxes than they need to. You and/or your beneficiaries may be able to pay less tax be implementing an asset location strategy within your portfolio, setting up a different type of retirement plan, reviewing your beneficiary designations, refinancing your mortgage, setting up a charitable fund, or carefully disposing a highly appreciated investment.
We will work with your Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Enrolled Agent (EA) in an effort to minimize your taxes and ensure your tax preparation is as organized, effective, and simple as possible.Return to Top
Establishing a “what if” plan or catastrophe plan before the unimaginable happens is priceless. Having seen firsthand when spouses, families, and other loved ones are thrust into positions in which they were completely unprepared, it is our mission at Dowd Wealth Management to plan for these events alongside you.
The financial industry has become focused on rate of return at the sacrifice of conversations like these.
If something happened to you tomorrow, who and how would the following questions be answered?
At Dowd Wealth Management, we look to go beyond the typical “financial advisor-client” relationship, getting to know everyone important to you. Having planning meetings with clients, their beneficiaries, their Power of Attorney’s, and anyone the client feels deserves a seat at the table.Return to Top
In many cases, clients assume that legal documents are “one and done” or “set it and forget it”, but this could not be any further from reality. Legal documents should be treated as “breathing documents” and they will need to be updated and amended as life events occur and/or as laws change.
Estate planning should be structured to help you create a comprehensive plan by working closely with your investment, tax, and legal advisors. Our goal is to work with these experts to help ensure all the moving parts of your plan are working together with the goal of benefiting you and your loved ones.
Effective estate planning strategies should be started when you are alive and in good health. The Dowd Wealth Management team will work with your trusted advisors to ensure the appropriate tools (life insurance, annuities, charitable trusts, beneficiary designations, etc.) are being used to address your current needs while managing your assets to be distributed according to your wishes.
You can control what happens tomorrow by planning today. We welcome the opportunity to help you enhance your legacy.Return to Top
Charitable giving means different things to different people. Aside from the potential estate and tax benefits, gifting provides personal enjoyment and satisfaction.
Charitable giving can be accomplished in many ways. Dowd Wealth Management will help you identify the advantageous ways to make an outright gift via a direct contribution or the donation of a particular asset. It is important to review your options.
Some examples of addressing your charitable goals include the following: