Our Process

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Here at Sound Mind Financial, LLC, we use a 5-step process called IDEAL.

  1. Introduction:
    • What are you looking for in a financial adviser?
    • We share briefly about our vision, process, and use a unique list of questions to understand your goals.
    • Goal of introduction: Determine if it's a good fit to take the next steps of Discovery and Explore. If yes, we give you surveys to complete and a checklist of items to bring.
  2. Discovery:
    • Dig deeper into the details of your total picture and clarify your goals.
    • Then we have our homework - to develop an overall financial, retirement, or estate plan.
    • Goal of Discovery: Make sure we get a clear understanding of what's important to you.
  3. Explore:
    • We discuss strategies, options and recommendations on how to meet your goals in a clear and concise way.
    • All of your costs to work with us are straightforward and will be discussed at this meeting.
    • Goal of Explore: Arrive at the best scenarios to meet your goals. Then the decision will be yours to become a client.
  4. Action:
    • We complete any necessary forms.
    • We review timelines of any pertinent transitions, various strategies and initiate the process of becoming our client.
    • Goal of Action: To make sure all of our transition processes are clear.
  5. Lifetime:
    • Establish desired rhythm of regular review meetings.
    • We present you with a storage binder for keeping your financial plan up to date.
    • Goal of Lifetime: Know what to expect and how much fun you will have being a client of Sound Mind Financial, LLC.

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