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When you come in for your first meeting with Emma, we will begin our discovery process to determine what your needs and desires are whether it is planning for retirement, college savings, or saving for the future. From there we begin to outline what the next steps will be–whether it’s designing a financial plan, assisting with estate planning or providing world class investment solutions. You will walk out of your first appointment with a clear road map of what your next steps are and what the costs will be.
This meeting is designed for Emma to understand where you are currently, get a sense of where you would like to go, and what is important to you. This is also a great time to ask questions and learn more about Emma, Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors, as well as ask any investment or planning questions that you have.
You will want to complete the Life by Design Questionnaire, this will help guide Emma in understanding you and your situation. The most effective meetings are ones where new clients have spent time reviewing the questionnaire and answering both the factual questions (How much money do you have in your retirement accounts?) and the softer questions (How would you describe your ideal retirement?).
You will also want to bring in your tax return, any investment statements, Social Security Statements, and PERS estimates that you have for Emma to review. This allows Emma to see how you are invested and what you have been doing up until this point. Your most current tax returns are also extremely valuable to the planning process, so we highly recommend that you bring those in as well.
Lastly, write down any questions that you would like to ask Emma about her process and the way that we interact with clients. Please also write down any questions that you have that you feel weren’t addressed in our questionnaire. We want our clients to walk out of their first meetings with all their questions answered.
Completing the Risk Tolerance Questionnaire on our website prior to your first appointment is also very helpful. This additional questionnaire allows us to put into context your current investments and how you should be investing going forward.
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