How we work


Build confidence in your financial future

Build confidence in your financial future Answer a few questions to see where you stand across key financial areas. Our 3-Minute Confident Retirement® check can help you gauge your retirement readiness, and see how your financial confidence compares to others. Let’s talk about how we can help you set and reach your financial goals for today and tomorrow. Build confidence in your financial future

Areas of focus

  • Estate Planning Strategies
  • Investments
  • Women's Financial Strategies
  • Wealth Preservation Strategies
  • Tax Planning Strategies
  • Family Finances
  • Charitable Giving

Community participation

Kimberlee Barrett-Johnson

The Center, Board Member 2003-2006 & 2011-2014

Charlottesville Area Planned Giving Council, Founding President and current Secretary

Leave a Legacy-Thomas Jefferson Area, former Co-Chair

Central Virginia Estate Planning Council, former president, current member

Leadership Charlottesville Alumni Association, member and former board member; leadership class 2000

Women United in Philanthropy, donor member, grant committee chair

United Way Day of Caring, team leader

Charlottesville-Albermarle Chamber of Commerce, Business Women's roundtable

Chamber Non-Profit Council, past Co-Chair

Working with us

Ameriprise financial advisors deliver personalized financial advice to help you achieve your goals, today and tomorrow. Your advisor takes the time to understand what’s truly important to you. Together, they will document your goals, track your progress and make ongoing recommendations to help you diversify your portfolio, and adjust to whatever life brings – both the expected and the unexpected.

Take the first step toward a more confident financial future by setting up an initial conversation.

What to expect from the first meeting

Your first meeting is complimentary and will focus on your financial needs, goals and values. During the conversation, you’ll learn the value of personalized advice, the costs associated with working together and next steps. It’s an opportunity for you to get a sense of what it might be like to work together.

To help your advisor understand your current financial status, it’s helpful to share information on accounts and income. Examples include:

  • Current income and expenses
  • Bank and investment statements
  • Home and real estate
  • 401(k) and IRA accounts
  • Insurance policies

Additionally, consider future financial goals you would like to achieve, including both short- and long-term goals.

Questions to consider before you meet

To prepare for your first meeting, think about your current financial picture and priorities. To help, consider these financial questions:

  • What are your most important financial goals right now?
  • What concerns you most about your finances?
  • Did a recent event cause you to seek advice?
  • What are you looking for from a financial advisor? What are you not receiving currently?

What you’ll receive going forward

Your first meeting is just the beginning of an ongoing relationship and process. When you work with an Ameriprise advisor, you can expect:

  • One-to-one financial advice based on your goals and needs
  • Personalized recommendations for a diversified portfolio, and solutions to protect you from uncertainty
  • Regular meetings to review your goals, progress and investments
  • Anytime access to your investments, and digital tools to help you stay on track

With right advice supported by research and online tools to track your progress, we can help you feel confident, connected and always in control of your financial life.