How we work


Our Approach

We live in the information age. You can get information anywhere. Wisdom is knowing what to do with the information. At Hicks & Associates, we take a methodical and comprehensive approach to your financial situation such that we can help you turn information into wisdom. Whether you need help planning your transition into retirement or developing a plan to leave your legacy, we can help.

We also offer our clients personalized wealth management strategies which are based upon our own independent research and implemented through our investment advisory process. When it comes to helping our clients manage their investments, our approach is focused on helping to reduce downside risk. Our multi-strategy investment process combines characteristics of a variety of investment theories into one cohesive methodology.

Areas of focus

  • Investments
  • Intergenerational Planning
  • Retirement Income Strategies
  • Retirement Planning Strategies
  • Retirement Plan Distribution
  • Estate Planning Strategies
  • Wealth Preservation Strategies
  • Charitable Giving
  • Executive Compensation and Benefit Strategies

Community participation

Hicks & Associates works with Feeding Children Everywhere. In 2018 we helped package ~25,000 meals.
Hicks & Associates works with Feeding Children Everywhere. In 2018 we helped package ~25,000 meals.

We believe being a good steward means we should give generously, both of our time and our money. Even in the richest country in the world, there are people all around us who have fallen on hard times. For Hicks & Associates, we believe it is our responsibility to do our part to help those who have found themselves in a tough spot.

Over the years, we’ve supported a number of charities simply so that we can play our role in serving those in need. Currently, we are working with the following organizations and invite you to check out these and other organizations in your area if you are looking for a way to bless others.

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.