Our work begins and ends with you – and your vision for a financially secure future. Like a journey which has many contours and obstacles along the way, our focus is to guide our clients along their unique financial path.
We start by working closely with you to learn about your financial goals, needs and values – so we can help you map your own particular path to the financial future you envision.
What’s more, we know it’s hard to keep moving forward, so we stay with you every step of the way. We help you track your progress and navigate any unexpected twists and turns.
We’re Bridgewater Asset Management, a financial advisory firm founded to serve individuals, small businesses and not-for-profits. We limit our list of clients so we can focus on providing each one with personalized advice – the same sound advice we’d give to a member of our own family.
Please review our site and get to know us better. Then, let’s talk and see if we’re a good fit for you – and you for us. We hope you’ll decide to join our select group of clients, and begin on your path to a financially secure future.
A Primer on Dividends
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
The Financial Literacy Crisis
Many Americans are operating their personal finances with only the barest minimum of knowledge.
A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Divorce is the second most stressful time in a person's life. Here's some tips to get through it.
At what point can you call a personal vehicle commercial?
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.