Retirement Planning Services
Maximize your retirement savings by working with Bowater to develop a customized retirement plan.
Plan for a financially secure, stress-free retirement
You need a comprehensive, tax-advantaged retirement plan that takes into account your income needs and desired retirement lifestyle. We have the experience and knowledge to help you make it happen.
Minimize your tax liability during retirement with our tax-efficient savings strategies. We can help you set up a Roth IRA or convert a traditional IRA to a Roth.
We provide expert guidance on asset allocation, diversification, and risk management to help your savings grow.
We assist with maximizing Social Security benefits, creating a sustainable plan for withdrawals from retirement accounts, and identifying additional sources of income during retirement.
It’s crucial to plan the transfer of assets to your heirs. We will help you minimize estate taxes and provide peace of mind that your wishes will be carried out after passing.
Through various custodians, we offer retirement plans, tax-sheltered investments, and other tax-advantaged plans such as:
- Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)
- Roth IRAs
- Simple IRAs (for business owners)
- Simplified Employee Pensions (SEPs)
- Profit Sharing Plans
- 401K Plans
How to Get Started
At our first meeting, our priority is getting to know you and your goals. We’ll gather basic information, review your budget, and answer any questions you have.
In the planning stage, we’ll gather and organize your documents and data, prioritize your goals, and develop a plan for meeting those goals. Targets will be set to define success.
Online access will be set up so you can monitor your accounts. Any paperwork for transferring or creating new accounts will be completed, and we’ll set up future appointments to check in.
As we monitor your progress together, we’ll update your portfolio, plan, and budget. We can check tax returns for missed opportunities and discuss future needs like insurance, college planning, or a new home.
Wealth Management Services FAQ
Q: How do you charge for your services?
A: We are a fee-based RIA firm which means that the advisor charges a fee based on the assets managed. Consultations with the advisor are always free, and the exact tiered-fee structure is reviewed with every client during their first meeting before doing any investing.
Q: What is the minimum amount of assets required to work with your firm?
A: There is no minimum amount required to work with our firm.
Q: Can I meet with a wealth manager in person, or is everything done online?
A: We prefer that the first meeting with your advisor is in person if possible, however, we are also equipped to do online meetings. All of the paperwork, however, will be done electronically through secure electronic signings.
Q: How often will I meet with my wealth manager?
A: It is recommended that every client meet with their advisor at least once a year for an annual review to ensure that portfolio goals and objectives have remained the same. These meetings can be conducted in person, online, or through a phone review.
Q: Can I access my accounts and view my investments online?
A: Once you become a client of our firm, you will have the option to set up an online account where you can view your accounts as well as access statements, tax documents, and performance information.
Why Bowater Wealth Management
We understand that every client is different. Choose Bowater Wealth Management for personalized financial planning that puts your goals first.