Retirement Planning

Retirement Planning is our most popular financial plan.  It is for people approaching retirement or already in retirement with questions like:

The Retirement Planning service is designed to answer those questions and more.  It covers these areas of financial planning:

Financial & Retirement Goals



Assets & Investments



Tax Planning



Cash & Debt Management



Risk Management



Estate Planning




Delivery of Service


The service usually consists of two or three meetings.  Here's what you can expect:



  • Meeting 1 - initial meeting
  • You provide completed questionnaire, requested documents, service agreement and payment.



  • Meeting 2 - interactive session to assess financial and retirement goal planning and test various "what if" scenarios, review investment portfolio, review all other financial planning areas (insurance, taxes, etc.) and present initial written recommendations.



  • Meeting 3 or email/phone - Present and review our final Recommended Action Checklist, which provides specific written recommendations and details out what needs to be completed and when, and provide link to online retirement plan.



  • We're available for 30 days past the Presentation Meeting if you have questions about the plan or implementation.
  • Ongoing clients (Investment Management clients) may contact us anytime for assistance or questions.  Ongoing clients also receive a Progress Review 2-3 months out at no charge.  This meeting is used to review your progress and make any necessary adjustments.


Plan Updates


Over time, life and situations change.  You may get a new job, become a grandparent, or decide to move to a different state. It is important to update your financial plan to account for your new life plan. We recommend that you update your plan every 12-18 months, or sooner if a major life event has occurred. Plan Update meetings can either be conducted in-person or via a web conference. Plan updates are charged at an hourly rate and usually take between 2-4 hours depending on your situation.



The base price of the Retirement Planning service does not cover advice on business ownership, ex-patriot / living abroad situations, complex tax or any area of estate planning.

Many times, traditional brokerage firms will provide a "free" financial plan and then recommend the purchase of commission-based mutual funds or annuities to "pay" for their time. We can provide better objective advice for less than the traditional brokers. For example, the cost of our Retirement Planning service is less than the sales charge (commission) you might pay on a $30,000 investment into a load mutual fund.


Blue Water provides a general analysis of your insurance coverage.  We look at overall benefits and deductibles and gauge appropriateness and adequacy.  Our analysis does not include an in-depth review of each policy’s language and limitations.  We cannot ensure that you are getting the best insurance coverage for your situation from the best company at the best price.  In addition, the review of health insurance is limited to making sure you have coverage prior to Medicare and general guidance on Medicare supplemental insurance (Medigap).



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