First Meeting

Materials we suggest you bring to our first meeting.

Financial planning guidance is best given when the professional has a good understanding of your personal goals and objectives, your fears and concerns, and your dreams and aspirations. Therefore, it is imperative for your future financial success that we are able to obtain your complete financial information—not just a part of your financial affairs.

We request that you provide full details on personal assets, investments, pensions, and real estate. Below is a list of the documents and information we request that you bring to your first meeting.

  • The names and contact information of individuals who provide you with advice related to your finances (including your attorney, accountant, banker, and insurance agent)
  • A rough outline of your monthly expenses (expense worksheet)
  • A copy of your pay stub
  • Your employment benefits description
  • Your most recent IRS tax return
  • Your most recent 401(k) statement
  • Your 401(k) choices/selections
  • Your pension information
  • A recent statement for each of your open credit card accounts
  • Your CD maturity dates
  • Your money market statements
  • Any current stocks and the number of shares you hold
  • Your brokerage account statements
  • The face amounts of your Series E, EE, and HH bonds
  • Your IRA statements
  • The latest declarations pages from your auto, homeowner's/renter's, and disability insurance
  • Your life insurance policies and most current annual statement
  • Your long-term care policies
  • A copy of your will/trust