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.
Social Security: Maximizing Benefits
There are other ways to maximize Social Security benefits, in addition to waiting to claim them.
A Brief History of Estate Taxes
Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.
Why You Need an Estate Strategy
Do you have an estate strategy? You should.
Dropping off your son or daughter is loaded with emotions; here are a few tips for a smoother experience.
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
Being healthy not only makes you feel good, it may also help you financially.
Here’s a list of 10 questions to ask that may help you better understand the costs and benefits of long-term-care insurance.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Here are five facts about Social Security that are important to keep in mind.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
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.
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Do you know these three personal finance sayings?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?