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The Process

Leveraging a Step-by-Step Framework
To Bridge Your Life with Your Finances

Our collaboration is guided by a time-proven process, equipping us with an action-oriented approach to build a robust financial future.


7 Steps to Financial Success


 
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Step 1

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Initial Inquiry

ADVISOR'S RESPONSIBILITIES:
I will provide a brief description of services, philosophies, methodology and fee structure. You may be directed to the website to help you learn more.

CLIENTS RESPONSIBILITIES:
If Kelly Financial Planning services appear to fit your needs, you can schedule a free Get Acquainted Meeting in person, or on the telephone, and I'll provide you with additional information to help you learn more.

 
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Get Acquainted Meeting

ADVISOR'S RESPONSIBILITIES:
I will meet with you free of charge for an initial session. It is an opportunity to exchange information about your needs and objectives, to further discuss which services are right for you and to provide you an estimate of the cost of services. Remember, Kelly Financial Planning does not accept commissions and instead charges for services on an hourly, as-needed basis.

CLIENTS RESPONSIBILITIES:
If you choose to move forward, we will define the engagement’s scope together in writing. We will also provide a list of additional information needed to begin formulating your personal financial plan.

 
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Data Gathering and Initial Preparation

ADVISOR'S RESPONSIBILITIES:
After receiving your information, I will begin to review and develop your customized financial plan. I will prepare initial reports that will be discussed with you at your next meeting.

CLIENTS RESPONSIBILITIES:
You will need to gather the requested data and then possibly complete a risk tolerance questionnaire. This information will need to be provided before your next meeting.

 
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Interactive Goal Setting

ADVISOR'S RESPONSIBILITIES:
Depending on your individual circumstances, this meeting may or may not be necessary. If it is, it can be in person or via teleconference. I will work with you to further discuss and clarify the information you have provided thus far and refine your financial goals and objectives.

CLIENTS RESPONSIBILITIES:
This is another opportunity for you to clarify your current situation, financial goals and objectives, and to discuss with me any additional questions or concerns.

 
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Analysis and Plan Formulation

ADVISOR'S RESPONSIBILITIES:
I will refine the information you have provided and study various plan scenarios. I'll conclude the research and analysis, and produce the final reports that include observations, assumptions, specific recommendations and an action plan for your unique situation.

CLIENTS RESPONSIBILITIES:
The ball is in my court at this point. All you have to do is await our next meeting.

 
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Presentation of Your Financial Plan

ADVISOR'S RESPONSIBILITIES:
We review your personal financial plan and specific recommendations with you.

CLIENTS RESPONSIBILITIES:
Congratulations! You now hold your personal blueprint for financial success designed with your financial goals in mind. You are empowered with specific recommendations to implement your financial plan. If you wish, you may work with me further to assist you in carrying out that plan.

 
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Financial Checkups

ADVISOR'S RESPONSIBILITIES:
Periodic update meetings and reviews are essential to maintain good fiscal health. We can schedule these periodic meetings at whatever frequency you think appropriate.

CLIENTS RESPONSIBILITIES:
Financial planning is an on-going process, not a one-time event. Proper implementation of a financial plan and periodic professional reviews are crucial to reaching your financial goals. We urge prompt attention. It is about your financial future.



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