There are some things in life you just can’t plan for: an unexpected illness, job loss, death of spouse, disability…While these major events can impact your life, having an effective game plan can help ensure that it doesn’t ruin your financial well-being. Read more
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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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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.
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Market CommentaryWeekly Market Commentary December 10, 2018
The market is starting to grate on some investors. The S&P 500 dropped 4.6% last week on concerns the reported trade truce wasn’t as substantial as hoped and that global economic growth continued to slow. Global stocks participated in the decline as the MSCI ACWI lost 3.5% last week. Read more
Monthly NewsletterGifts without the Guilt – Tips for Avoiding ...
Pop quiz: Can you name more than three gifts you got for the holidays last year? A sweater, an Apple watch, a popcorn tin … and, ummmm? Most of us would be hard-pressed to answer this question, even by late January.
What we remember, of course, are the moments with family and friends – the relationships that are renewed in the holiday time of slowing down. Material gifts are fine for the moment, but they are usually forgotten even before they have the chance to break and wear out. Read more
BlogBe Careful When You Dream of a ...
By Robert O. Graves, CFP® CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
As we approach the Christmas holiday, I have been thinking about past Christmas experiences and one sticks out in my mind. Years ago, my family was lamenting about never having the experience of a white Christmas. They’ve never had a Christmas where they’d wake up in the morning with the front and back yard covered in snow. I remembered my childhood growing up on the East Coast and told them how magical that is. They said, “Well, why don’t we do it?” I replied, “Well, that means getting on a plane, going back east.” They said, “Yes, let’s do that!”
So we set it up. We’re going to have a Graves family reunion in Buffalo, New York. We planned it for a week before Christmas, and everybody from the West Coast got on the plane. My wife, Sandy and I, my sons, Steven and Brian their families all flew to Buffalo, New York. We didn’t know at the time how white this Christmas reunion would be!
NewsWall 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
Weekly Market Commentary
- Weekly Market Commentary December 3, 2018
Last week provided investors clarity on their two biggest concerns: interest rates and trade. Federal Reserve communication indicated rate increases will likely slow in 2019, and over the weekend, the U.S. and China announced an agreement to delay an increase in tariffs from 10% to 25% on a wide range of U.S. goods. In exchange, the Chinese will buy more U.S. goods, and both sides will seek an agreement in the next quarter. Read more