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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

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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Insights

Graves Financial’s team of professionals provide you with transparent and proactive communications to equip you with the knowledge you need. Read more

Market Commentary
Weekly Market Commentary February 20, 2018

Global stocks surged last week as concerns over inflation moderated. The S&P 500 soared 4.3% and produced gains every trading day. The MSCI ACWI also rose 4.3%. The Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index gave up another 0.2% on higher inflation news and is now down 2.1% this year.

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Market-Update
Video
5 Tips to Survive a Market Downturn

Check out this video for 5 tips to survive a market downturn. Read more

Monthly Newsletter
February Monthly Newsletter: Choosing the Right Trustee

One of the most important decisions to be made when designing your estate plan is who to name in the various fiduciary roles – trustee, personal representative, executor and agent. While a critical decision, it is often given significantly less thought than the design and distribution of your assets. Even a meticulously designed estate plan drafted by an accomplished estate planning attorney will fail to achieve its purpose if the Trustee selected fails to administer the trust properly. Read more

Blog
Seven Sins of Divorce

Published by Mark Petersen

Divorce is one of the most emotional experiences people may contend with in their lives. With the exception of Ross Geller on Friends, most people may only experience divorce once or twice in their lifetime. With limited exposure to the process, it may be easy to get caught up in the moment and fall victim to one or more of the seven sins of divorce. Read more

News
Financial Tips 2018: How to get ahead on ...

It’s 2018 and now’s the time to get your finances in order.

To help you and your family make all the right money moves next year, here’s a financial game plan that could help you grow your 401(k), avoid financial ruin and adjust to the new tax rules signed into law by President Trump. Read more

Infographic
Long-Term Care

Do you know someone who has recently been dignosed with dementia or is currently living with this disease? Watching a loved one lose their independence, memories and financial well-being is very difficult. It’s important to know there are many resources and tools available to you. This infographic shares 10 ways you can help your loved ones financially prepare for the impact of dementia. Read more

Blog post
  • Is it Time to Tune Out?

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

    I’m a tireless optimist, and these unsettling times have created a level of fear and pessimism that I’ve had difficulty witnessing.  As a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), all of my clients count on me to remain calm and objective despite what they’re reading on the internet, watching on MSNBC, and hearing from friends and family.  It’s been a challenge for even me to remain positive because of the near endless stream of negative news. Read more

Weekly Market Commentary
  • Weekly Market Commentary February 12, 2018

    It was a difficult week for investors. Stock markets continued to decline, and bonds also dropped slightly. The S&P 500 fell 5.2%. Global stocks fell slightly lower, with the MSCI ACWI falling 5.7%. The Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index continued its decline, dropping 0.1%. The S&P 500 had reached correction levels by falling more than 10% from its high prior to Friday’s rally.

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