How we work

Weathering market volatility

Price fluctuations of securities are a normal part of a full market cycle, so it's important to put them into perspective to stay on track with your financial goals. During market swings, you can be confident that we, along with and the Ameriprise Investment Research Group, are carefully watching the markets.

If you have specific questions or concerns, we can review your financial goals, risk tolerance and asset allocation strategy. We are here to help you navigate these fluctuations and help ensure that you are well-positioned to achieve your financial goals.

No matter what the market may bring, we can help you feel more confident, connected and in control of your financial life.

Areas of focus

  • Retirement Planning Strategies
  • Investments
  • Cash Flow Management Strategies
  • Tax Planning Strategies
  • Estate Planning Strategies
  • Intergenerational Planning

Community participation

Volunteering at Feedmore with our clients.  June 2016
Volunteering at Feedmore with our clients. June 2016

At Kasch, Levitch, McAleer & Associates, we firmly believe in supporting the community we live in. Pat McAleer chaired the JDRF's One Walk for the Central Virginia Chapter from 2012-2015 and our team (advisors & staff, family, friends and clients) has raised over $62,000 since 2011.

During the holiday season, we host a food drive at our office. Since 2009, we have collected 5306 lbs of canned goods for the Central VA Food Bank.

In Spring 2016, we sponsored the Deep Run Booster Bash and the Midlothian Athletics Booster Association's Golf Tournament and we volunteered at Feedmore with our clients for the National Day of Service.

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.