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Why Our Clients Choose Us

Walnut Creek Wealth Management is comprised of a dedicated team of professionals serving the financial planning and wealth management needs of individuals, families, and businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area and around the country.  Our mission is to help clients make good financial decisions by taking the time to learn what is important to them financially while providing our unbiased, straightforward advice to help them address their goals.  Our commitment to this mission is defined by three core principles:

Client-Centered Approach

  • In-depth discovery and active listening helps us understand what is truly important to each client
  • A personalized strategy is developed that illustrates where clients stand today along with guidance for the future
  • Clear recommendations that are designed to simplify the complex and help ease decision-making

Benefit: Clients feel the confidence that comes from knowing they are prepared for financial challenges.

Unbiased Advice

  • A team approach allows us to leverage experiences, specialties, and perspectives
  • A hands-on investment approach focused on managing risk that helps provide solutions tied to each clients’ unique circumstance
  • Access to resources and the ability to work with other professionals on our clients’ behalf 

Benefit: Clients feel comfortable knowing they have an independent advisory team acting in their best interest

Personal Attention

  • An experienced staff that delivers high levels of accessibility, responsiveness, and follow-through
  • Ongoing dialogue and advice helps keep clients on track to reach their goals and allows for flexibility as their needs change
  • Transparency and taking an active interest in clients’ lives helps build comfort and trust

Benefit: Clients experience the assurance that comes from a long-term working relationship

Helpful Content

A Living Trust Primer

A Living Trust Primer

Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.

Spotting Credit Trouble

Spotting Credit Trouble

The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.

The Rule of 72

The Rule of 72

Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.

 

What is the Value of Your Business?

Ascertaining the value of your business is important for a variety of reasons.

Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy

Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.

The Half Million Dollar Baby

The true cost of raising a child may be far more than you expect.

Choosing a Retirement Plan that Fits Your Business

To choose a plan, it’s important to ask yourself four key questions.

Does Your Child Need to File an Income Tax Return?

When your child has income, there’s a good chance that he or she will need to report it and pay taxes.

Apps That Help Achieve Goals

If you find it hard to attain personal life goals, there’s an app for that!

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How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

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When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

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