What is Wealth Development?

Many young professionals today are seeking a fiduciary advising relationship without being ‘sold’ high-commissionable products due to not meeting a firm’s minimum required investment balance. At Joule financial, we’re willing to invest in you, while you invest in your future. Qualifications such as consistent fiscal responsibility, budgeting and savings habits along with an intense desire to build wealth over time are required.

If you feel you may be a qualified candidate for our Wealth Development Program, please contact us today and let’s chat!

Experience the same high-net-worth service with a reduced minimum account balance

Wealth Development Process

1 - Are We a Fit?

Our Wealth Development program is the first of its kind in our industry. While we are prepared to bring forth the full service offerings of Joule Financial for folks just begging their financial journey, unfortunately we cannot work with everyone. Completing our Inquiry Form here will allow us to have a general idea of whether or not the relationship will be a fit for either party. We often find that folks interested in the Wealth Development program do not, in fact, need a financial advisory but rather simply can be pointed in the right direction! Furthermore, while we relax our minimum account balance for Wealth Development clients we continue to adhere to our 1% annual management fee, billed to accounts, for only that which we can manage for a Wealth Development client. Since we do not sell products or commissionable investments, this management feel helps us to reduce the expense we invest while working with a Wealth Development client. If this is a ‘deal breaker’ for you please do not inquire.

Once we determine a good fit, the next step would be to schedule a general, no obligation on either party, informational zoom meeting to get to know each other better.

2 - Discovery Meeting

As with our Comprehensive Wealth Management relationships, before any plan development, we’d like to get to know you and your current situation. Each individual or family has unique goals, objectives and expectations and we want to ensure there is a ‘fit’ when it comes to moving forward as part of our Wealth Development program. This informal discussion can take place in our office or via Zoom and there is no obligation. We’re happy to answer any and all questions you may have about our firm or process and we’d love to get to know you better as well.

At the conclusion of this meeting we will both have a good idea of a business relationship makes sense. If we mutually decide to move forward our planning process would following the remaining steps.

3. Fact Finding

The first step in this process is a bit of homework on the part of the client as we seek to gather all pertinent information regarding your current financial status, future financial goals, retirement objectives, life goals, etc. Using a comprehensive questionnaire, we seek to gain significant information to assist us in the plan development process.

4. Initial Plan Development

With this information we begin to layout the initial workings of a comprehensive financial and retirement plan. Inevitably, this step requires additional information and clarification from the client while we continue to gather any and all information needed. Typically, during this step we begin transferring investment or retirement accounts that will come under our care.

5. Plan Completion and Recommendations

Once the initial plan has been completed our team meets and discusses you and you alone. Utilizing all information gathered and running multiple scenarios, taking into consideration such variables as inflation, health care expenses, market volatility, social security, etc. we begin to develop an overall action plan including recommendations to meet or improve on goals and objectives.

6. Plan Presentation

In person or via Zoom we come back together to discuss the plan reviewing the work we’ve done and going through the detailed and descriptive steps to ensure success. During this step we review any and suggest changes that may impact budgeting, savings rates, retirement dates, social security withdraw dates, tax  and estate planning. We will also review investment allocations seeking to optimize all accounts such that they correlate with a clients objectives, risk tolerance and risk temperament.

7. Plan Implementation and Dynamic Updates

Once the presentation is complete we will seek to follow an action plan with detailed steps. The planning process never really ends so it will be important to discuss any changes required on an ongoing basis. Our comprehensive plans are dynamic in that they can be changed and updated at any time to reflect any life changes that may occur. As a client of ours we want to always remain confident we’re making wise decision based on objective models not emotional feelings.

8. Ongoing Communication / Client Relationship

There’s a reason we continue to grow and take market share from the behemoth brokerage firms, and it comes down to service. Sadly, many firms lose sight of their clients once they’ve begun working together. Maybe this has already happened to you. At Joule Financial, we believe one of our competitive advantages is our disciplined communication approach. On a quarterly basis, at least, one of our client relations team members will reach out to you to touch base and see how things are going. While we’re continually reviewing plans and watching investment accounts daily, it is still important for us to reach out and make sure you’re being taken care of at all times. Should a need arise that requires a chat with Quint, Daniel or another person on our team, this will be arranged promptly. In addition to our ongoing communication, we will frequently articulate our thoughts through e-mail communication.  These emails often reflect a transparent view of our methodologies, opinions or insights. Have you joined our email list yet? If not, you should consider this and can do so below.

9. Annual Updates/Plan Revisions/Meetings

At least annually and more frequently if necessary, we will meet with you to review your financial and retirement plan, discuss any changes or updates as well as review investment portfolios and allocations. Since our fee structure is aligned with our success, it is imperative for us to ensure we are providing exceptional service and communication for a relationship that should last a lifetime.

Wealth Development clients enjoy all the benefits of our comprehensive Wealth Management clients, without meeting the minimum assets under advisement.

Comprehensive Plan Development by Certified Financial Planning Professional and Joule Wealth Management team

Personalized recommendations to help achieve your financial goals and objectives

Review of Tax Returns and strategic tax planning

Strategies and advice for college savings / planning

Ongoing schedule of action items

Customized portfolio review, allocation and recommendations for all investment accounts including 401ks & other employer sponsored retirement plans.

Ready to schedule a meeting?

Meetings are informal and confidential. We are looking for clients who will be partners – building a relationship based on mutual respect. We would like to get to know you just as much as you would like to learn more about us.

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