When we visit with the families we serve or those who’ve been introduced to us, there are a few common questions that always come up. To provide clarity, below are the answers to the four most frequently asked questions we receive.
1.) What are Critical Financial Events?
Critical Financial Events are events outlined in our process that could render a financial plan irrelevant. Some examples would be: buying a vacation home, welcoming a grandchild into the world, long-term illness, the death of a spouse. While these events are somewhat predictable, some are not. Our process is designed to cushion or avoid these Critical Financial Events as your life unfolds and your needs evolve.
2.) When someone asks me about my financial guy, what should I say?
You trust the people and the relationship you have is very trusting, but you also appreciate the practice, the client experience, and the process that puts all the pieces of the financial puzzle together.
3.) Are you taking on any new clients and 4.) what can I expect at a first meeting?
It used to be an unequivocal yes, but over the years we found out we can’t be all things to all people, we can only be all things to some people. As a result, we have developed a FIT process to help those we are suited for. When you meet with us for the first time, it’s impossible to become a client. Our initial meeting is for both of us determine if there is a philosophical fit for us to work together. We don’t look at statements, discuss investments, or offer to make changes. We only address your concerns and how they might be a fit with our process. After the meeting, we both take 48 hours to decide if it would be a good fit to move forward.
While these are the four most common questions we receive, we would love to answer your questions or listen to any feedback you may have. If you have a question or comment head over to www.barkofinancial.com/faq and drop us a note, we’d love to hear from you!
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