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We believe in – and live by – a philosophy of excellence.

Average is not good enough … Our goal at Family Investment Center is excellence. We find excellent investment products and supervise an excellent service package. We maintain a library of excellent research materials and financial planning resources. We also demand top safety and security for our clients.

We won’t settle for average. We continually seek top managers or securities and meld them into superior custom portfolios. Each palette of investments is carefully tailored to personal or family goals. We enlist excellent managers, research, resources, and effort for our clients. Don’t settle for average. You deserve excellence.

Please search our blog posts for answers to common investment questions, and we look forward to sharing our knowledge and experience with you first-hand.

What Makes Family Investment Center Different?

Finding the Freedom That Comes With Financial Security

 

When we opened our doors 20 years ago, we weren’t like other advisors – we established ourselves as fiduciaries, which means we put the well-being of our clients first. We still do. Family Investment Center advisors focus on offering a total financial wellness strategy that is goal-driven, research-based and commission-free, and that’s another aspect of our approach that makes us different.

The expertise of our professionals allows us to offer financial planning, investment management and retirement planning services that can help you meet your financial goals. Our clients are all unique in their own ways, but we know they all want the freedom that comes with financial security, and that’s what we help to provide.

At Family Investment Center, we listen to our clients. We want them to tell us what their vision of financial freedom looks like and then we make plans around that vision. If their current financial situation isn’t affording them the life they want, we come up with a strategy that aims to make that a possibility.

Life Stages: We’ve Got Your Back

Some of our clients are expanding their working world through new ventures or new entrepreneurial pursuits. Others are nearing retirement. All are looking for ways to make sense of their money as they progress through life, and that includes a range of milestones.

Many of our clients are focused on retiring, which means they really need to buckle down and follow a structured plan for investments and spending. Some are changing jobs or simply preparing for tax season and need some assistance – and that’s where Family Investment Center comes into the picture.

Financial Jargon? We’re Not Buying It. (Or Selling It.)

Investing can be a complex part of life. There’s a lot at stake. It’s easy to get bogged down with terms and industry jargon.

 

At Family Investment Center, we take a more casual approach. We prefer to talk conversationally like a friend would. Using stories to explain concepts is another tool we use because we believe in sharing our knowledge (not hiding it behind fancy language). Ultimately, we want you to have the confidence and freedom you’re looking for – whatever that looks like. You should feel good about every conversation you have with our team.


We keep it simple by clearly explaining what our services are, how we approach each client’s goals, what we charge and the fact that there will never be any hidden fees for our services.

As Ayn Rand said, “Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.” Contact us today and let’s talk about where you want to go.

 

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What do Soccer’s Biggest Event and Your Investment Strategies Have in Common?

Putting Together a Game Plan for Your Investment Strategies

 

World Cup season recently wrapped up, and even though the United States didn’t qualify this time, soccer fans across the country and the world we’re living, breathing and talking soccer outcomes day and night. What does the World Cup have to do with your investment strategies?  More than you might think! Here are a few soccer strategies that are also great tips for your investments:


Seek Professional Guidance

All good soccer players know where they excel, and they don’t stray from their comfort zones very often. If you want a good striker, Pele famously filled that position for his teams. So how does that analogy work for investing? When it comes to choosing someone to manage your money, you’re probably not going to ask a painter to do it, right? You’re going to ask a trusted investment professional who knows all about the various investment vehicles that will work best to help you meet your goals.

Don’t Stray From the Plan

When soccer players get emotional, things don’t usually go well. In most cases, it’s a red card that comes flying out of the ref’s pocket and into the air. This is generally in response to a flagrant penalty, which results in the player being taken out of the game.

When investors become emotional, similar things happen, only it’s more severe than being taken out of a game – it could sink your life’s savings. Many investors get nervous when the market becomes volatile. They make rash decisions and pull out of an investment as it falls, never getting the chance to make that money back when the stock rebounds.

Don’t stray from the plan, and remember that it’s a long-term situation, not a short-term process.

Know When to Readdress Your Strategy

In professional soccer, the coach doesn’t make substitutions without a plan. Therefore, when a substitution is made, it’s only after serious thought. The same is true in your investment strategies. While an emotional investor will make many changes to their investments, a wise investor will only do that when it’s necessary. For example, as you age, shifting your money to less risky investments may be the best strategy for you.

At Family Investment Center, we’ve helped people across all walks and stages of life develop investment strategies that work toward their goals. As it was in our beginnings, and as it still is today, we’re commission-free and focused on your success. Contact us today and we’ll discuss our approach to see if it’s a fit for you, whatever season of life you’re in.

 

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