Planning and Investment Strategies that Start with You

We strive to be considered part of your personal “Board of Directors.” We’ll work in conjunction with other professionals (like your attorney and CPA) to build and execute a plan that best fits you and your goals.

We’ll talk with you at length to understand your goals and risk tolerance, then we’ll work side-by-side to develop and execute an investment plan tailored to your goals, update it to respond as changes occur in your life, and meet to do a thorough analysis regularly to help ensure we stay on target.

Investing and managing wealth doesn’t have to be complicated if you know where to begin, which is why we start by focusing on the most important asset of all: YOU.

Bottom line? At Advest Investment Group™, we believe all our clients have specialized needs and deserve investment strategies that are tailored to them. And you can count on us to apply this fundamental philosophy across each of our areas of specialization to develop a custom strategy that has “YOU” written all over it.
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Retirement Income Solutions


Your money should always be working as hard as it can, especially when you’re no longer working.

Without an employment income stream, a more engaged, hands-on approach to planning is essential. “Set it and forget it” just won’t do, and running out of money is not an option.

That’s why we continually invest in ongoing education to stay on top of the factors and forces that can make all the difference for you between simply retiring and retiring in the manner you’ve always envisioned.

Our team can help turn the wealth you’ve accumulated into a reliable income stream for the rest of your life by:

Advest-WF-icons_150px-target.pngHelping you set expectations that work for you, your savings behavior and your investment comfort zone.

Advest-WF-icons_150px-pie.pngCreating optimal distribution by coordinating and maximizing social security, pensions and other cash flow options.

Advest-WF-icons_150px-compass.pngNavigating complex issues that can happen in retirement, such as loss of a loved one, unexpected healthcare needs, or even divorce.

You’ve worked hard to get where you are. We want to help you plan for all different scenarios without having to sacrifice your retirement goals in the process.
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Investment Solutions


Once we’ve developed your plan, having the resources of a large organization like Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network allows us to access top tier internal and external investment money managers that we engage with based on your investment objective criteria. We also incorporate traditional products, such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and exchange traded funds (ETFs) according to your plan.

We will discuss your different options so that you have the information you’ll need to decide what fits your needs best.
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Being a good steward of what you have been given is important to your donors and to your organization. Advest Investment Group™ is here to help.

We offer philanthropic advisory services including:
  • Fiduciary administration
  • Fiduciary investment management
  • Executive board and donor education
  • Facilitating Donor Advisory Funds
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Charitable Giving


Your giving nature can create an even longer-lasting difference by minimizing taxes, using Donor Advised Funds (DAF) and making informed legacy decisions. Advest Investment Group™ is here to help.

Strategies for ensuring the causes you care about continue to benefit from your support are wide-ranging, from designating a charity in your will to establishing a gift through a foundation—or even creating a Charitable Remainder Trust.

We’ll work with you to design a charitable giving strategy to maximize the legacy you leave for generations to come.

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Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network is not a legal or tax advisor.

Trust services available through banking and trust affiliates in addition to non-affiliated companies of Wells Fargo Advisors. Wells Fargo Advisors and its affiliates do not provide legal or tax advice. Any estate plan should be reviewed by an attorney who specializes in estate planning and is licensed to practice law in your state.