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Why Create a Financial Plan?

Your financial life can become complex. A financial plan, with the help of a skilled advisor, can process these complexities into a road map. This road map can help you to move forward.

Honestly, most of us spend more time planning our vacations than we do planning our financial future. Even more, you know that it is easy to put it off until tomorrow. Therefore, the best time for you to start is today.

Years of Serving Clients’ Financial Needs

What We Offer for You

Wealth Management

We know that your circumstances are unique.  Our approach is to create a custom solution built for your needs and goals. Together, we can help you start your financial journey with confidence.

Financial Planning

It’s never too early or too late to plan for tomorrow. Together, we create a unique financial plan, a plan tailored to you. Let’s talk and plan for your tomorrow.

Investment Advising

A successful plan requires a prudent and appropriate investment strategy.  One based on your view of risk and reward.  Further, a philosophy driven by an evidenced-based investment style.

Tax Planning

It is one of the things in life that we cannot avoid, but we still can attempt to plan for.  Asset placement, tax-loss harvesting and Roth conversions are some of the ways we can help you to optimize your tax situation.

We Provide Prudent Advice for Better Decision-Making

Multiple studies show that competent financial advisors add significant value over time.**  Importantly, this value is not necessarily measured by the month-to-month performance against a stock market index.  Instead, an advisor’s effectiveness should be measured long-term.  Further, they should be measured against a proper benchmark. The value is added through acting effectively as a financial planner, wealth manager, and behavioral coach.  This discipline is more valuable than many realize.

Holistic Wealth Management

At EWA of CT, formally Shoreline Financial Advisors, we know that your circumstances are unique.  That is why, as part of our services, we always meet one-on-one.  To begin with, we want to hear your unique story, as well as, your needs, questions and concerns. 

Planning for your future financial goals entails a detailed financial plan.  Moreover, it requires a sound investment strategy and ongoing review. 

When you engage with us, our fee includes financial and retirement planning as well as investment management.  Additionally, it includes estate planning recommendations, tax planning and insurance needs analysis.

Charitable Giving Made Simple and Efficient

Looking to increase your philanthropic impact?  A Schwab Charitable donor-advised fund account is a simple, tax-smart investment solution for charitable giving.   

Firstly, claim an immediate tax deduction while spreading your gifts over multiple years. Secondly, you can contribute highly appreciated assets without triggering capital gains taxes. 

Let us help you give wisely and tax-effectively.

Consolidating Old Retirement Plans

Is more of something always better?  Having multiple retirement plans from past employers can make things hard to keep track of.  One way to take control of your retirement savings is to roll over your plan from a former employer into an IRA.  

But there are several factors to consider based on your personal circumstances.

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How Can We Help You?

We offer independent advice with no hidden charges, incentive structures, or third-party payments of any kind. Ready to take the next step? Let's talk about how we can help to get you there.

**Vanguard, Putting a Value on Your Value: Quantifying Vanguard Advisor’s Alpha®
**Envestnet, Capital Sigma: The Return on Advice
**Russell Investments, 2016 Value of a Financial Advisor Update: More than 3.75%
**Morningstar Investment Management, Alpha, Beta, and Now… Gamma.