How we work


Do you know your tolerance for investment risk?

When it comes to investing, risk and reward go hand in hand. The higher the risk, the higher the potential return, but also the greater the risk of loss.

Risk tolerance refers to your ability to endure market volatility. All investments come with some level of risk so it's important to be aware of how much volatility you can tolerate. How risk tolerant you are is important, because it is one of the basic factors in determining an appropriate investment strategy for you. Your risk tolerance can affect both the types of investments you own and the way you choose to diversify your portfolio.

Read more about risk tolerance and take the 5-question quiz to help you assess your own tolerance for risk. Then contact us to discuss your portfolio and how it meets your needs and risk tolerance.

Areas of focus

  • Investments
  • Retirement Income Strategies
  • Tax Planning Strategies
  • Retirement Planning Strategies
  • Wealth Preservation Strategies
  • Insurance
  • Estate Planning Strategies
  • Saving for Education
  • Charitable Giving
  • Cash Flow Management Strategies
  • Small Business
  • Retirement Plan Distribution
  • Employee Stock Options
  • Family Finances
  • Executive Compensation and Benefit Strategies
  • Domestic Partner Planning

Community participation

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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.