How we work


Our Vision and Our Mission

Our Vision

Cornerstone Financial Strategies focuses on serving our ideal-client community with comprehensive financial-planning and outstanding advice.

We define our “Ideal Client-Community” as being:

Passionate about their goals

Ready to hear the facts

Willing to accept guidance

Comfortable with paying a fee

We define financial planning as holistic, integrated plan development, risk mitigation, asset management and legacy solutions.

Our Mission

To provide guided self-discovery for individuals, families and business owners, in order to gain clarity about their values and goals, helping them pursue and maintain financial independence over multiple generations.

We assist this effort by:

Bringing creative strategies in the areas of retirement, wealth management, estate, gift and legacy planning.

Working with the client’s other outside professionals including their CPA and attorney.

Acting as catalyst and advocate to get things done.

Areas of focus

  • Wealth Preservation Strategies
  • Retirement Income Strategies
  • Retirement Plan Distribution
  • Executive Compensation and Benefit Strategies
  • Tax Planning Strategies
  • Intergenerational Planning
  • Business Retirement Plans
  • Estate Planning Strategies
  • Retirement Planning Strategies
  • Investment Management
  • Insurance
  • Charitable Giving
  • Small Business
  • Social Security Retirement Benefits

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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.