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People deserve to understand what’s happening with their money.

Have you ever sat across from a financial advisor and only understood every third word they were saying? And yet they were talking about your money, your life, and your future.

At Graves Financial, we believe clients should understand everything that is happening with their money; that advisors should be just as good about explaining investments as they are at making them.

First, we’re going to get to know you and discuss what’s most important to you. We’re going to figure out your goals and the outcomes you’d like to achieve with this money. We’ll do this by establishing your Family Index Number, which is the rate of return needed on your investments in order to pursue those outcomes. After we determine your Family Index Number, we allocate your money to our various investment strategies designed to help you pursue those goals.

We work with a wide variety of clients – everyone from high net worth investors to those who are just starting out. While each family gets a personalized allocation strategy, we’ve helped thousands of families navigate their complex financial needs and guided them through life’s major decisions.

As your trusted advisor, we’re focused on adding convenience and simplicity to your lives. We will make sure you’re educated on your investments and how we manage your money – as much or as little information as you’d like.

Whether you’re investing hundreds or millions, at Graves Financial we’re about much more than results – we’re about helping you understand where those results have come from and why the strategy works. If you’re tired of the mystery of investing and want to know exactly what’s happening with your money, schedule an appointment today.

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Our financial planning services are built on trust, transparency and accountability.

Our experienced team of professionals will develop a personalized plan that gives you the power – and a path – to realize your dreams. Explore services

Portfolio Management

When it comes to managing your investments, our team of professionals follows a disciplined, time-tested process that is driven by delivering trust, transparency and accountability. Learn More

Risk Management

Our team of Insurance Specialists will work to identify risk exposure, in order to minimize potential damage of an unexpected life event. Learn more

Tax Planning

Our team of CPAs will identify opportunities you may have to help manage the impact of taxes on your financial efforts. Learn more

Financial Planning

At Graves Financial, we believe that True Wealth requires a comprehensive approach with as much imagination as innovation – creativity paired with careful calculation. Learn more

Estate Planning

Effective estate management enables you to manage your affairs during your lifetime and control the distribution of your wealth after death. Learn more

Personalized Financial Management

Graves Financial’s mission is to inspire our clients to pursue their True Wealth (desired goals in life and through legacy). We do this through education, communication and personalized service that exceeds their expectations. We are a financial management firm in Glendora, CA serving affluent families, business owners, executives and institutions. Our team provides a high level of service for our local and national clients in financial planning and investment management. Contact us today and let Graves Financial help you on your True Wealth journey.

Investment Management

Disciplined investment strategies are the foundation of our investment management process. Our time-tested strategies are designed to meet a variety of investment goals and objectives.

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Carson Group Partners are growth-minded advisors wholly dedicated to helping clients reach a higher purpose for their wealth and design a lasting legacy for their families.

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Our Locations

Headquartered in Glendora, California, Graves Financial serves affluent families, business owners, executives and institutions. Contact us today to speak with a financial advisor or financial professional nearest you.

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Q4 2018 Quarterly Market Outlook

Carson Group Partners’ Scott Kubie discusses market updates from the past quarter and provides an outlook on the upcoming quarter. Contact us to speak with a Financial Advisor.

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Market Commentary
Weekly Market Commentary October 15, 2018

After months without a 1% move in either direction, the S&P 500 experienced three on consecutive days to end the week. Unfortunately, the large moves down on Wednesday and Thursday dwarfed Friday’s rally. Read more

National Financial Planning Month - Meeting with financial advisor
Monthly Newsletter
October Newsletter: 3 Tips for National Financial Planning ...

The leaves are changing, and we find ourselves changing as well. Depending on where you are in the country, you may be draining the pool or storing the patio furniture, or even harvesting the year’s crops. Whatever form it takes in your life, the cool weather causes us to slow down, take stock, and see where the summer left everything.

It’s no surprise then, that October is National Financial Planning month. This can be a great time for a meeting with your financial planner, especially if you only meet a few times a year. Let’s look at a few financial fitness items to discuss with your financial planner and to keep in mind as the leaves fall outside. Read more

Blog
4 Simple Steps to Creating an Estate Plan

Published by Beth Schanou, JD

Most of the time, it feels like life is moving at the speed of light. I often feel my entire day, both at home and at the office, is spent in fast forward mode. As if it’s a race to get done as much as possible, I’m running from one thing to the next, all day long, and making sure every household member is fed, cared for, and attends school and their activities. Of course this includes the four-legged members of the family too. Read more

News
Wall Street managers have cost Americans more ...

Over the last decade, fund managers who oversee the pensions of the nation’s teachers, firefighters, police and other government workers have doubled down on an investment strategy that has cost U.S. taxpayers at least $600 billion, possibly more than $1 trillion, investment data and calculations by Yahoo Finance found. Read more

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Divorce Planning

Divorce can be emotionally and financially stressful but with the proper planning, you can get through it with your finances and future intact. Here are some stats to consider when it comes to the financial impact of divorce. Read more

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  • Risk & Reality

    By Robert O. Graves, CFP® CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™

     

    Part of creating a Life Plan for clients requires assessing their risk tolerance.  I ask the following question:  “How would you feel if you lost 10 percent of your savings because of a market downturn?”

    “I think I’d be OK with that”, a client says.

    “How about this: if you had $1 million and lost $100,000, how would you feel?”

    A blank stare tells me that the 10 percent loss, when put into dollars and cents, is far less palatable.  Prior to 2008, many investors didn’t understand the asset allocation risks they were taking.  As a result, their portfolios were focused on certain areas while neglecting others.  This may have prevented them from having a well-defined, diversified portfolio with alternative investments that may help protect it.

    I hope that the recession will help people understand risk better than they have in the past and that they will understand the difference between long and short range planning; the more time you have, the more risk you can take.  The opposite is true as well: the less time you have, the less risk you should take.  Recognizing risk factors in a tangible way means that more of us will be conservative in our investments, which could benefit us greatly in the long term. Read more

Weekly Market Commentary