Value statement

Every client has a unique set of circumstances and goals, and my mission is to provide customized investment advice tailored to those objectives. I am dedicated to helping you accomplish your long-term goals by developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy as well as recommending any adjustments as needed.

I am passionate about building, developing, and maintaining long-lasting relationships with my clients based on mutual respect, honesty, loyalty and candor. My breadth of experiences in the industry provides the basis for a transparent approach to your personal wealth management, and I am dedicated to acting in your best interests by providing services tailored to help you achieve your goals.

 

How will you bring your ideas to life?

You have ideas for your future. Ideas for making a difference or being somewhere different. Ideas for sustaining a family legacy or taking a sustained journey. Let’s talk about where your ideas will take you.

Take control of health care in retirement

No matter what you want your money to help you accomplish in life, planning for health care expenses in retirement is essential. Download Taking Control of Health Care in Retirement to learn more about the steps we can take together to help you prepare for a long, happy—and healthy—retirement.

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An empowered approach

Our goals-based wealth planning approach is designed to ultimately help you achieve your vision and live empowered. Working together, we identify strategies to help grow your wealth, fund your lifestyle today and tomorrow, protect what's important to you and create your legacy.

Our approach features four financial pillars to help guide you through your life stages:

Accumulate wealthAccumulate and grow your wealth

Working toward tomorrow, define your goals, plan, save and invest. Review your finances regularly. Build and maintain an emergency fund of at least six months of expenses.

As you approach retirement, take advantage of catch-up contributions and align investments to offset inflation.

In your encore years, review and understand the probable outcome of your wealth plan and consider consolidating accounts to simplify your financial life.


Fund your lifestyleFund your lifestyle

In the early stages, avoid or eliminate unproductive debt. Fund but defer health savings account spending until retirement.

Approaching retirement, create a retirement plan for your paycheck as well as a budget for your expenses.

In your later years, plan for your distributions and manage your spending to cover your needs.


Protect what's importantProtect what's important to you

At first, evaluate and consider your options for various types of insurance, ranging from health, disability, life and long-term care insurance.

Closer to retirement, re-evaluate your insurance needs and use credit strategically.

Enroll in Medicare at 65 and claim Social Security at 70. Avoid selling assets in down markets. Discuss your care wishes with your loved ones.


Create your legacyCreate your legacy

Establish a will, power of attorney, health care directive and revocable trust. Check your beneficiary designations. Consider a charitable giving plan that aligns with your values.

Near retirement, revisit your estate planning documents and beneficiary designations. Have plans for housing and care needs.

After retiring, check that your estate plan aligns with your wishes. Understand your estate and gift tax thresholds.


It all starts and ends with you

Contact me today to learn more about our wealth management approach and how I can help you achieve your goals.

Kurt Atkinson, AIF®, CPFA®

Managing Director - Financial Advisor, Senior Portfolio Manager - Portfolio Focus

651-228-6975

Client Strategies Team

The Client Strategies Team is a resource to help support you in your wealth planning goals, developing a strong understanding of your personal financial objectives, gathering valuable information and addressing complex financial and wealth strategies issues. Explore the bios below to learn more about the team.

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Wealth Strategist


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Echelon Wealth Strategist


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Wealth Management Consultant


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Credit Consultant


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Senior Vice President, Director of Portfolio Advisory Group


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