Choosing the right financial advisor for your needs is very important, a key element, doing so means you won’t end up paying for services you don’t need, or working with an advisor who isn’t a good fit for your financial goals. Getting a strong referral from a friend or family member can be the first step in finding the right financial advisor.
Picking an advisor who is patient and doesn’t panic is very important to success. You need a planner who is always evaluating what options are best for you, but does not divert from a well thought-out strategic plan. A good advisor should have access to a broad range of experts to meet your specific needs. A team approach will ensure that you get the professional advice you require to meet any specialized investment, wealth management, insurance or debt management objectives.
A good financial advisor will meet with you face to face, and with your significant others, regularly throughout the year. And that level of attention should continue every year of your relationship. Too many times, people meet with an advisor, develop a plan, and then simply get statements in the mail.
Jeffrey Larson and 25 Financial fit all the check boxes. Jeffrey Larson has offered guidance to high-net-worth individuals and families, helping clients acquire financial independence as well as rare alternative investment opportunities for investors seeking higher rates of return while mitigating risks. Since graduating Biola University in 2004, Jeff has been an active resource for high net worth individuals and families.
Since 2004, Jeffrey Larson is constantly exploring opportunities to achieve his clients’ goals. He regularly takes due diligence trips to meet with the executive teams that operate the investment opportunities he recommends. Additionally, Jeff invests in his team, fostering strong relationships and a culture with a common purpose. Jeff and his wife, Kim, live in St. Louis with their five kids. In addition to work, they enjoy hiking, biking, motorcycling, fishing, camping, boating, mini-golf, and just about anything else outside with friends and family.
Jeffrey Larson offers guidance to financial independence for his comprehensive clients and rare opportunities into the private equity world for those investors seeking higher rates of returns while mitigating risks. He believes the best service comes from a team of fulfilled employees and building into those who share the responsibility of delivering results to his clients. As a team, they truly enjoy “working” and are blessed to carry this responsibility.
Jeff enjoys growing and exploring new opportunities to better equip and educate his clients. The following are a few areas in which he spends his time: Team – Maintaining strong relationships with his team, fostering a worthy culture that brings a common purpose greater than themselves. Technology – Constantly exploring and investing in opportunities that achieve client’s desires. Travel – Flying around the country for due diligence trips to deeply understand, walk, touch, and meet the executive team who will be overseeing the investment opportunity for himself and his clients.
Many people seek out professional financial advice from a professional, but with so many options to choose from it may seem overwhelming to find an advisor. First, determine what level of advice and service you require and how much autonomy you’d like to give away to a professional. Look for professional certifications and designations after an advisor’s name, such as CFA, CFP, or CIMA. Determine the fee structure you’re most comfortable with – fee-only, commission-based, or based on assets managed. Ask for referrals and then run a background check on the advisors that you narrow down such as from FINRA’s free BrokerCheck service.
Jeff and his wife Kim met at Biola in Orange County, CA and now live in St. Louis with their five children. In addition to “work” they enjoy hiking, biking, motorcycling, fishing, camping, boating, mini-golf, and just about anything outside with friends and family. Jeff and Kim have the privilege of teaching K-3rd Sunday School. Warning to clients interested in golfing with Jeff; he likes to get his money’s worth, so his goal is to hit the ball as many times as he can! See more information on Jeffrey Larson physician financial planning.
Access to experts: No one person, however well trained, has the encyclopedic knowledge required to deal in depth with all the problems that can affect an individual’s financial affairs. Instead, a planner should be able to demonstrate that he or she consults regularly with experts in a variety of fields. Unless you’re dealing with a fee-only firm, you can expect to get suggestions that you purchase an investment or insurance product that the planner sells. There’s nothing wrong with that, provided the product is suitable for someone in your financial situation and compares favorably with the scores of others you might buy elsewhere.
We asked Jeffrey Larson to tell us a little about himself: “I have a unique approach to managing my clients wealth. I believe every portfolio needs to have a percentage allocated to “racehorse” opportunities that can bring the kind of returns to drive out-performance. I am fortunate to have creative and carefully-vetted partnerships that bring alternative investment opportunities to my clients they cannot get elsewhere. To evaluate investment opportunities, we use an extensive due diligence model, adapted from some of the top private equity firms in the industry.