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"A Goal Without a Plan Is Just a Wish"
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery


How We Help Our Clients

Structured Asset Management, Inc. focuses on the following services for individuals and business owners to assist them with formulating and reaching their goals and objectives:

Comprehensive Financial Planning:   Financial Planning is the process that can transform your wishes into achievable goals. We believe that through patience and persistence, we can help you sort through complex issues to enable you to make decisions regarding some of life's more difficult choices. Whatever your hopes are for your future, your children's well being, or the legacy you wish to leave behind, we can help you form a coordinated plan to help you meet your objectives. Click here to learn more about our financial planning process.

Portfolio Management Services: This service provides clients with initial design, ongoing review, supervision, and monitoring of their investment portfolios. Your risk tolerance, goals, tax position, time horizon and cash flows are all considered in constructing a written investment policy statement (IPS) specifically designed for your individual situation. We believe that efficient tax management is a central consideration in portfolio design. This is a critical factor in determining how much spendable money you can withdraw from your portfolio and how sustainable your spending can be. You can learn more about our Portfolio Management Services here.

We prefer to use low cost, low turnover institutional class funds from Dimensional Fund Advisors, among others, that are designed to maximize your returns and minimize your costs.

Employer Retirement Plan Services: Retirement plan sponsors, who are often the business owner, generally offer retirement plans as an employee benefit and a tax efficient way for the business owner to save for their own retirement. What the business owner often doesn’t realize is that a plan sponsor is a named fiduciary under ERISA. As a fiduciary, the owner has a duty to plan participants, their employees, to act solely in their best interests and ensure that all costs are reasonable. We can guide you through this process and benchmark your plan against other similar plans to ensure you have an efficient, cost effective plan while minimizing your fiduciary liability.  Read more here.

If you would like more information or to request a free consultation, please contact us to arrange for a mutually convenient time to meet.

Latest Blog Posts

Aug 18, 2017 by Structured Asset Management, Inc.

The solution to retirement spending isn’t easy. There isn't one perfect solution for everyone. Three potential approaches include immediate annuities, a total income approach or a total returns approach. While each of these solutions have their pros and cons, we strongly favor the total returns approach in most situations. Here's a look at each of these and their pros and cons.

Immediate Annuity Approach: you turn your...

Aug 07, 2017 by Structured Asset Management, Inc.

Top Retirement Planning Mistakes

Here is a list of what I'd consider the top mistakes people make for their retirement planning:

  1. Not Having a Plan
  2. Bad Annuity Decisions – there’s a reason annuities are sold and not bought
  3. Failing to review investments - being too aggressive or too conservative
  4. Bad Social Security decisions - this should be just part of your plan, not an entire plan
  5. Overspending is a game...
Aug 04, 2017 by Structured Asset Management, Inc.

To follow up on my latest post regarding retirement and the importance of planning ahead, there are a number of things to consider. The biggest challenge is to create a lifelong paycheck, one that allows you to live the lifestyle you envision for yourself in retirement. To accomplish this, it should be structured so that it lasts your (or multiple) lifetime(s), is paid on a regular basis, takes inflation into account and is relatively stable. Each one of these factors could be a whole...

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