Since our founding, our vision remains steadfast: build a team that we would want to advise our families.

Our team works as your personal financial advisor, helping you navigate through career development, peak accumulation years, and financial independence. As an objective partner, we help balance your retirement savings with personal spending, while providing cohesive and purposeful investment management. Our continuously evolving plan cultivates and protects your legacy.

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We Are Your Partner

Ballast is more than your advisor; we are your partner. We proactively monitor your continually evolving financial plan to help you achieve your financial goals. As fiduciaries, our team of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) practitioners only have your best interests in mind. We are inspired by the trust clients place in our firm, and our financial advisors provide leadership with honesty, integrity, and the utmost loyalty.

We take the time to get to know you and understand your comprehensive financial situation—just as we would with a member of our own family.

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Optimized Planning

We strive to optimize your finances and financial decision-making. Together, we utilize financial planning tools to take advantage of different opportunities presented within your financial life. As your life evolves, so do our recommendations.

The Ballast Client Experience

Choosing the right financial advisor is key to reaching your financial goals. Our team at Ballast serves as your personal CFO, coordinating and managing all aspects of your financial life.

Financial Planning

After a comprehensive review of personal and financial data, and by factoring in your personal goals, desires, and behavioral traits, we formulate your individualized financial plan. By taking the time to get to know you personally to build a solid and trusting relationship, we can work to proactively anticipate your needs and solve any problems.

Asset Management

You lead a complicated life. We strive to find optimal solutions to the complex needs and opportunities that your financial situation presents. With a sound financial plan as the foundation of our guidance, our team of advisors helps ensure that every aspect of your portfolio is optimized and purposefully invested.

Our Writings

Estate Planning

The Ballast Atheneum is a collection of our thoughts on the twelve most important topics in financial planning. Today, the focus is on Estate Planning. Estate planning is no longer reserved exclusively for the ultra-wealthy. An estate plan is an integral part of any sound financial plan. Whether it’s a last will, a simple testamentary...

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Planning Opportunities with SECURE Act 2.0

SECURE Act 2.0 is good for retirement savers. Key Takeaways:   RMD Age Delayed from 72 to 73, then 75 for those born in 1960 & later Expanded Roth savings opportunities Expanded savings opportunities, especially for pre-retirees   It’s becoming a holiday tradition.  On the morning of Christmas eve, I sat down to a cup...

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2022 Market Recap and 2023 Outlook

To kick off the new year, John Boardman (CEO, Founder) and Andy Reynolds (COO, Partner) sat down to recap the economic environment in 2022 and discuss the 2023 outlook. Click the play button below to watch.     Topics include: Recent economic data and performance The 1% of market volatility on trading days Market fundaments...

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