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

The first step is a 15-30 minute phone call. We get to know each other a little better and determine if we are a good match. Am I able to help someone in your unique situation?

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 meeting should last about an hour and can be done virtually or in person. 
  • We’ll discuss your financial goals, needs, and concerns. 
  • I will provide you with a complimentary retirement assessment plan that will answer the following questions:
    • Will you have enough money to retire? 
    • Can we reduce your tax bill?
    • How can we improve your investment portfolio?

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.

  • Were all of your questions answered?
  • 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

I create a comprehensive financial plan that will outline the exact steps that will allow you to: 

  • Achieve financial independence
  • Retire in the manner you desire
  • Build a travel into your life before and after retirement


Step 5: Meeting Two

You will be presented with your customized financial plan, and we will discuss exactly what needs to be done to reach your retirement and travel goals.

You should leave this meeting with a clear understanding of your financial plan, and the detailed steps needed to make it a reality. 


Step 6: Monitoring

“Change is the only constant in life.”  The old Greek quote rings true, especially when it comes to your finances.

A detailed 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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