How we work


Planning for a confident retirement

We deliver personalized financial advice to help you achieve your goals, today and tomorrow, through our Confident Retirement® approach. We start with a conversation about key financial areas including covering essentials, ensuring lifestyle, preparing for the unexpected and leaving a legacy.

By identifying clear steps to take toward your goals, we can help take the uncertainty out of planning for your financial future. Working together, we can help you feel more confident, connected, and in control of your financial life.

Areas of focus

  • Wealth Preservation Strategies
  • Retirement Income Strategies
  • Small Business
  • Cash Flow Management Strategies
  • Insurance
  • Retirement Planning Strategies
  • Charitable Giving
  • Tax Planning Strategies
  • Investments
  • Estate Planning Strategies

Community participation

  • John is an Assistant Scout Leader for Boy Scout of America Troop 570 and participates in the annual Golden Valley, MN Animal Humane Society Walk for Animals.
  • Selene is a member of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.
  • John and Selene enjoy volunteering their expertise within the classroom to help students approach financial decisions confidently which, subsequently, will enable these young people to become productive citizens.

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Working with us

Meeting with an Ameriprise financial advisor is an important first step. It's an opportunity to get to know an advisor and share your goals and dreams. You're under no obligation; your initial meeting with an Ameriprise financial advisor will be relaxed and informal.

Your meeting will include a review of your existing financial situation and potential opportunities, gaps or general strategies. While you won't receive a comprehensive review or financial planning services for which fees are charged, you should expect to get a sense of what it might be like to work together.

What to expect

  • Professional help in clarifying your financial goals and priorities
  • If you decide to purchase a financial planning service, you will receive sound financial advice at a fair price, tailored to your investment objectives
  • Accurate information about our tailored solutions, including risks, benefits and costs

What to bring

  • A list of any questions you have regarding your current financial situation
  • Any account statements, budget information or other areas of your financial life that you feel deserve immediate attention
  • A list of future dreams and financial goals you would like to achieve, including both short- and long-term goals