At Fields Financial Planning, our philosophy is simple - PLAN FIRST. We firmly believe that a goal without a plan is just a wish.
We have a simple three-step process to accomplishing your goals:
PLAN - Our initial discussions will be focused on learning about your personal situation and identifying your goals. We will then work collaboratively with you to design a holistic plan to achieve those goals.
IMPLEMENT - Next, we will identify solutions based on your unique circumstances that are specifically tailored to reaching your goals. As independent planners, we have the ability to choose from a variety of investments and products to achieve your objectives.
MONITOR - A properly executed plan still requires constant monitoring to be successful. As the famous boxer Mike Tyson once said, "Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth." Life happens, so we will be there to adjust as your situation changes.
Please feel free to look around our site and send us a note if you have any questions. We'll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful response.
A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
Irrevocable life insurance trusts can be important tools that may accomplish a number of estate objectives.
Insurance Needs Assessment: Married With Children
When you’re married and have children, insurance needs will be different.
A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit
Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Every year the IRS releases its list of tax scams, spotlighting some ways that people try to separate you from your money.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.
One way to find money is to examine your current spending habits and eliminate money wasters.
The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.
When should you take your Social Security benefit?
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?