Our underlying retirement planning philosophy is Losses Hurt you More than Gains Help you™.
It’s not enough to simply leave your money in the stock market and hope that the next 50% draw-down doesn’t hit right when you are planning to retire.
The most critical element to a successful retirement is your ability to have sustainable, income for life. Our goal-based financial planning process is designed to help you obtain the income you need in order to meet the goals you have set for your retirement while identifying and mitigating all the risks and pitfalls you may encounter along the way.
How We Help?
The lessons of over 60 years of combined experience are available to you for FREE by attending one of our retirement classes.
Finding creative ways to protect and grow the assets of our clients is our passion. We especially enjoy helping each new client piece together their retirement “puzzle.” Our specialty is creating an investment strategy that maximizes growth and income based upon your investment objectives and risk tolerance.
If you cannot attend in person, we offer a number of events as well as provide a condensed version of this class in a one-hour, in-person or virtual educational workshop call. To schedule that here.
The most critical element to a successful retirement is your ability to have Income for Life. Our goal-based financial planning process is designed to help you obtain the income you need in order to meet the goals you have set for your retirement. One of those goals is for you to stay retired even during the inevitable market fluctuations that are common to our financial markets.
At L5F, we have offer strategies we call Private Wealth Strategies. Private Wealth Strategies are individually designed to address different objectives. When put together in a portfolio. The goal is to create a profile that is growth oriented while protecting downside risk during periods of market fluctuations.
Our investment management process adheres to Nobel Prize winning theory using passive and sometimes active-specialist managers, typically only utilized by large pension plans and other large entities. These disciplined investment strategies are time-tested (proven in good markets and bad) and utilize successful risk management techniques so you can sleep at night. Regardless of your needs, we have you covered with a personalized investment portfolio.
There is no “magic bullet” investment strategy to beat markets consistently and predictably
No one can promise investment returns. We focus on planning for – and achieving – all of your financial life goals regardless of market/economic conditions
Financial advisor professionals should be as objective as possible and compensated accordingly.
Investment portfolios should be engineered to be broadly diversified, low cost & tax efficient, and custom tailored for each clients’ time horizon, financial & retirement goals, ability and need to take risk
All clients should have a structured Investment Policy Statement detailing the investment management philosophy, tools, strategies, risk, and rebalancing procedures to increase consistency and improve clarity between advisor and client
Investment costs/fees and taxes matter – the more you save, the more you keep!
Liquidity is often king
Why Choose Us
Education | The first step towards planning your retirement is education. We offer an intensive, hands-on retirement planning class at different universities located throughout Colorado and in other select cities. We also offer condensed virtual versions for those located elsewhere. Those who attend one of our classes receive a free, no-obligation, in-depth retirement plan.
Fiduciary | We are fiduciaries. A fiduciary is defined as a person who holds a legal and ethical obligation to act prudently and in the best interests of another person. Make sure that your retirement planning is in the hands of a fiduciary.
A fiduciary has 5 primary responsibilities. Those responsibilities are; i) put the interests of the client first; ii) to act with utmost good faith; iii) to provide full and fair disclosure of all material facts; iv) not to mislead clients; and v) to expose all conflicts of interest to clients. Make sure your retirement planning is someone who adheres to these responsibilities.
Planning | A successful retirement is best enabled by one important factor: Income for Life.
Investments | Our motto: Losses hurt you more than gains help you