Meet Bert.

A little insight into Bert Browen.

I believe everyone has a story. Whether yours is mostly happy, sad, fearful, or somewhere in between, our stories make us who we are today, and shape who we will become.

When I was 20 years old, my father unexpectedly passed away, and my mother was left to make all of the financial decisions. She was unprepared for that responsibility, so I took it upon myself to help. Learning about money management taught me the value of a dollar. But, seeing my mother struggle to understand her current situation, and simultaneously plan for her financial future, inevitably prepared me for my own.

In an effort to preserve my mother’s financial choices, my career path became clear. I wanted to help her, and others, manage their hard-earned funds in an effort to help prepare them for not only retirement, but for life’s unforeseen curveballs. For more than 30 years, I have dedicated my professional career to helping others thrive – not just survive – in their golden years.

Gaining the personal insight to the significance of planning ahead has enabled me to offer my clients a personal approach to their unique circumstances. I know many people are hesitant to discuss their nest egg. After the loss of a loved one, it's understandable for a client to feel anxious about his or her individual future. Some clients are too busy or are not interested in the day-to-day aspects of planning. Some clients are older and think it might be too late. Whatever your story might be, I am committed to taking the complicated world of finance and presenting it in a way everyone can understand. This has empowered my clients to confidently refer me to their coworkers, family, and friends.

If you, or someone you know, would like to know more about retirement planning, give me a call or email. I would love to hear your story.

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