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Amy L. Smith Financial Services

Planning for your Successful Financial Future


99 North Broad Street
Johnson City, NY 13790

(607) 797-8564


8 Wealth Management Issues


It is easy to be overwhelmed with the amount of information in today’s investment environment. Without the professional advice of someone who has knowledge of your specific financial situation, taking action could be detrimental to your investment goals. We can create an investment strategy that is designed just for you with your unique goals and needs in mind.


People entering retirement are facing concerns that retirees simply did not face 20 or 30 years ago. As healthcare is improving and life expectancies rise, you are likely to live longer during retirement than past generations. In addition, it is important to first establish a clear vision of what retirement means to you. Will you continue to work part-time? Will you be traveling the world? We will partner with you to create a plan considering the level of assets needed to fund your vision of retirement including likely income needs, potential tax implications and risks that can stand in the way of realizing your vision.


Are you prepared for the unexpected? Even the best investment and financial plans can crumble if you have not properly prepared for the risks that exist for every family. Should something happen to you or a family member such as a disability, death or long-term care need, the careful planning and investing you have so diligently developed can be unraveled in an instant. By learning more about your situation, we can evaluate your current risk plans to determine if they are adequately meeting your needs at this stage of your life and as you plan for the future.


A college education can be the most important factor in helping a child achieve the dream of what they want to be when they grow up. The available education planning choices can be confusing and it is important that you understand how your savings will affect your child’s or grandchild’s ability to qualify for financial aid. We will help you identify how much money you need to send your children or grandchildren to college, determine how much you need to save and how this dedicated investment fits with your overall investment management plan.


What type of legacy would you like to leave? Legacy Planning is about so much more than just money. Simply stated, a legacy plan ensures that what you want to happen will happen at the time of your passing. However, because the subject of legacy is a complex and emotional topic, many families overlook planning before it is too late. Having a plan in place reduces the stress and red tape that goes along with losing a loved one. Together, we can create a legacy plan that minimizes the estate taxes that may be incurred, and maximizes the amount of money going to your family.


Throughout your life, as you pursue your long-term goals, some expected and unexpected needs will come your way, whether it is planning for a wedding, taking a spur-of-the-moment dream vacation, deciding to buy a second home or facing unexpected expenses due to unforeseen events. We are here to help you with situations that do not always fit nicely into the other wealth management issues. We can assist in determining a path to get you through whatever financial challenges and opportunities arise.


As a business owner, you likely face daily challenges such as having enough cash available to take advantage of opportunities when they arise, using the business as a vehicle to save for your and possibly your employees retirement, and protecting your business from a potentially devastating financial loss. We can help you evaluate and implement strategies that not only protect your business, but also take advantage of opportunities that could improve the cash flow, tax situation, benefits and bottom line of your business.


Cash Flow is the cornerstone of your wealth management plan. Without a clear picture of what money is flowing in and out each month, it is impossible to make informed decisions with respect to the other wealth management issues that affect you. In addition, your debt level and credit history are also important barometers of financial health. Together we can identify where your cash is going each month and evaluate potential opportunities to improve your cash flow through tax strategies and proper debt management.

BONUS: Tax Planning

Do you know how your lifestyle, and investments, affects your tax return? You can affect when and how much you pay in taxes by being aware of your options throughout the year. We integrate your taxes into your overall wealth building strategies and contact you throughout the year about tax changes that could affect you. We combine our extensive tax expertise and real life experiences to design wealth building strategies to minimize income & estate taxes to retain more money for you and your family.