Frequently Asked Questions

Are you accepting new clients?
Yes and we will provide a free initial consultation so we can determine if your needs and our company are well-matched.

What is financial planning?
It is a process that involves pulling together all of your material resources to develop a program (plan) for managing your financial resources and achieving your life goals while negotiating the financial challenges that may arise over time. Financial plans are based on your goals, needs and circumstances. Your plan can be broadened to include retirement, insurance, tax and estate planning. This plan will budget a portion of future income to your various expenses (rent, utilities) and reserve some for short-term and long-term savings.

What are the benefits of working with a Certified Financial Planner™ professional?
Those with the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional designation have a demonstrated level of financial planning technical knowledge, experience in the field and hold to a client-centered code of ethics. A CFP® helps you:

  • Set realistic financial and personal goals.

  • Assess your current financial health by examining your assets, liabilities, income, insurance, taxes, investments and estate plan.

  • Develop a realistic, comprehensive plan to help you meet your financial goals by addressing financial weaknesses and building on financial strengths.

  • Help put your plan into action and monitor its progress.

  • Conduct periodic reviews to help you remain on track. Discuss current market conditions, tax laws and your goals and circumstances and adjust your plan as needed.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

Why take the time to do Financial Planning?
Dedicating time to financial planning can help you protect the assets you have now and increase them over time for your future. Thomas T. Riquier, CFP®, CLU provides comprehensive advice and recommendations following a full analysis of your financial, tax, and insurance information (health, disability, home, auto, etc.). Tom will work with you and develop a plan to grow your resources in order to help you meet your goals. He will help you remain on track through periodic financial review meetings.

Why do Retirement Planning?
We view Retirement Planning as a process that helps in the development of a plan to reach your goals over time. Your retirement plan will change as your goals change. We begin the process by meeting with you to review all of your financial and insurance information. Thomas T. Riquier, CFP® and his team analyze your information and develop recommendations.