Steps to Becoming a Client

Every financial advisor has a unique process, so as a potential client, how do you know what to expect? The following outline will walk you through six easy steps, from introduction to ongoing engagement.


First Step: Introduction

We start with a 15-minute phone call to get to know each other and determine if your situation matches my expertise.

If we are not a good fit for one another, I will gladly introduce you to a firm that is better suited to your specific needs.

Step 2: First Meeting

  • The first in-person meeting is all about you.
  • What are your concerns?
  • What are your goals?
  • What makes your financial situation unique?

We will review your financial documents together and fill in any gaps.
This meeting is also your chance to ask in-depth questions about the process, the firm, and anything that comes to mind. There are no silly questions.

Step 3: Are We a Good Match?

Think it over. You will never be given the hard sell. Take your time to decide if PathBridge Financial makes sense for you.

  • Do you feel that all of your questions were answered competently?
  • Do you have a clear understanding of what it will be like to work together?
  • Do you feel comfortable with the firm’s understanding of your situation?
  • Will the benefits you receive exceed the costs?

Step 4: Analysis

Now the detailed analysis begins. After receiving your completed paperwork, these critical questions are addressed:

  • Can you afford to retire?
  • How can your taxes be reduced?
  • Can your investments be improved?


Step 5: Meeting Two

During our second meeting, the critical questions outlined above are answered.

You will be presented with a step-by-step plan, and we will discuss exactly what needs to be done to reach your financial goals.

You should leave this meeting with a clear understanding of how working together will improve your finances.

Step 6: Monitoring

“Change is the only constant in life.” – Greek philosopher Heraclitus

A detailed financial plan is only the beginning. A robust monitoring program is crucial to your success.

When life changes, we work together to ensure your financial life doesn’t veer off track by making the necessary adjustments.

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