CIS Wealth Management System Did you realize that you can check your account balances, access important documents and track your complete financial picture through the CIS Wealth Management app on your smart phone or tablet? The CIS app gives you instant access to all this and more from anywhere. If you don’t already have the [...]
CIS Wealth now offers corporate trustee services through a strategic relationship with TD Ameritrade Institutional*. You can protect your family’s financial legacy long after you are gone with a personal trust and appoint a corporate trustee for non-biased and professional management. What Are Some Benefits of Establishing a Personal Trust? A personal trust can provide [...]
Investment Advisor VS Wealth Advisor People often view financial advice through a single lens, as investment advice. However, there’s a big difference between simply managing your investment portfolio (one aspect of your overall finances) and a holistic approach to coordinating your entire financial picture. Only a full-service, independent financial advisor provides the critical planning services [...]
Bob and Nathaniel attended Wealth Management University on the University Of Texas Campus for a week in October. Bob started the CWS-Certified Wealth Strategist program last year and has been going through all the classes during 2016. He has now completed all the study materials and only has to write and submit a 45 page [...]
We offer many different investment options to choose from for all our clients and work hard to tailor the most appropriate portfolio strategies for each individual situation. Unlike other firms, we don’t use the “one size fits all” approach with just a few choices. From setting up a savings account to planning for a child [...]
Financial planning is a key part of wealth management and one of the services offered to our investment clients as a benefit of doing business with us. For those who do not have investment accounts with us, our financial planning services are offered for an hourly rate. We have a list of 20 Financial Planning [...]
Several months ago we bought some baseball caps to give away with our company name and logo on them. On the weekends I usually wear mine on one of my weekly visits to Lowe’s, McCoy’s or Home Depot, or down in Rockport fishing. I’m constantly asked, and I quote, “What is Wealth Management?” CIS staff […]
Almost weekly I speak with someone who believes diversification means using multiple financial advisory service firms to get a diversified portfolio. Upon further examination, I find that more often than not the exact opposite of this assumption is true. Let me explain.
Every day I meet with someone across from my desk who’s frustrated with the low interest rates C.D.’s are paying today on their savings. They remember the good old days not that long ago of when you were rewarded for having savings with interest rates of 5%-6% and you could live on the interest made […]
As you get closer to the finish line of life, it’s important to start thinking about your wealth distribution in three different ways.