Manifesto

Most therapists see a therapist.

The Seattle Seahawks have almost as many coaches as players.

And even the most seasoned climber doesn’t summit Everest without a Sherpa.

You know why?

Because having a guide helps.

If you don’t know the way, a guide is indispensable.

But even if you’re an expert or well on your way, a guide can offer assurance, show you a few shortcuts and make sure you don’t stray off course.

We are guides.

And we help people navigate something far more compelling than a trail or path or investment opportunities and the market.

We don’t start a relationship by offering hot stock tips and patent-pending investment strategies.

We sit down and get to know our clients.

Where are they in their lives?

What makes them happy and fulfilled?

What do they want from their future?

Once we know where they are and where they want to go, we can set out on a journey to get there together.

And hey, if we decide we want to change where we’re going or take a different route, that’s okay too.

We’re expert guides, so we can help even the most sophisticated investor, but we pride ourselves on making the complicated easy to understand for everyone.

So we don’t put our arms around a client’s portfolio and drag it over to our side of the table and tell them we’ll take it from here.

We work with our clients to make sure they understand and are invested in the decisions we make.

We don’t sell our clients products; we help them make choices.

About the kind of life they want to live.

About when and how they want to retire.

And what kind of legacy they want to leave behind for their families, their communities, and the world.

We are Summit.

And we know it’s a bit cheesy, but darn it, we believe this to be true.

We guide our clients towards their dreams.

 

Helping Your Adult Children Without Hurting Your Retirement

A large portion of the millennial generation has come of age during complex and challenging economic conditions. The older end of the generation entered the workforce just in time for the biggest market downturn and scariest job market in decades, while being saddled with more student loan debt than any previous generation. While the economy […]


Avoiding Tax-Related Identity Theft

If you’re not thinking about your taxes yet, you should be—identity thieves certainly are. During tax season, there’s a significant increase in the sharing of sensitive information, both online and via postal mail. Not surprisingly, it’s also when many crooks and scammers come out of the woodwork. For them, it’s prime time to steal your […]


Calling All Snowbirds: Considerations for Buying a Second Home

Spending the cold winter months someplace warm is a goal for many Americans—especially during their retirement years, once they’re no longer tied to the office and have more free time for leisure-based pursuits. According to an msn.com article, “Hot—and not—destinations for relocating retirees,” roughly 6 percent of retirees in the U.S. now split their time between two […]


Financial Planning Tips for Year-End

With the end of 2015 approaching, it’s time to begin organizing your finances for the New Year. We’ve put together a list of financial planning tips that warrant consideration. Flexible spending accounts Money that you’ve put in your flexible spending accounts (FSAs) generally must be used by year-end or forfeited. The IRS, however, does allow […]


6 Best Practices to Protect Your Confidential Information

Although there is a vast amount of technology available that is designed to safeguard your devices and personal information, that information is still vulnerable to cyber criminals and identity thieves. In fact, security breaches are not always due to a weakness in technology control. Sometimes, they are the result of the action or inaction of the user—you! […]


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