Most people plan to leave the workforce at some point in their life. While some have a desire to maintain a sense of purpose by working well into their seventies, we more often find ourselves helping people plan for an earlier departure. Achieving financial freedom, or the ability to work because one wants to and not because one needs to, takes time and thoughtful retirement planning. Read more
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People deserve to understand what’s happening with their money.
Have you ever sat across from a financial advisor and only understood every third word they were saying? And yet they were talking about your money, your life, and your future.
At Equity Planning, we believe clients should understand everything that is happening with their money; that advisors should be just as good about explaining investments as they are at making them.
First, we’re going to get to know you and discuss what’s most important to you. We’re going to figure out your goals and the outcomes you’d like to achieve with this money. We’ll do this by establishing your Family Index Number, which is the rate of return needed on your investments in order to pursue those outcomes. After we determine your Family Index Number, we allocate your money to our various investment strategies designed to help you pursue those goals.
We work with a wide variety of clients – everyone from high net worth investors to those who are just starting out. While each family gets a personalized allocation strategy, we’ve helped thousands of families navigate their complex financial needs and guided them through life’s major decisions.
As your trusted advisor, we’re focused on adding convenience and simplicity to your lives. We will make sure you’re educated on your investments and how we manage your money – as much or as little information as you’d like.
Whether you’re investing hundreds or millions, at Equity Planning we’re about much more than results – we’re about helping you understand where those results have come from and why the strategy works. If you’re tired of the mystery of investing and want to know exactly what’s happening with your money, schedule an appointment today.
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Individuals and families approach us for our advice on a variety of financial planning topics. Learn More
Often, when people hear the word “risk,” they immediately consider asset allocation. Undoubtedly, conversations about risk and reward help to guide us in designing investment portfolios that are tailored to each client. Learn more
Wealth management helps high net worth individuals benefit from a holistic approach in which your advisor coordinates all the services needed to manage your money and plan for your own and/or your family’s current and future needs. Learn more
We are the trusted advisor to many of our clients and we work to help them make prudent financial decisions along the way. We help ensure that our business clients are making sensible decisions that are cohesive and in alignment with their business and financial goals. Learn more
Personalized Wealth Management
Equity Planning opened its doors in 1963 and since then, we have provided independent and comprehensive financial planning services to individuals, families, and business owners nationwide.
We serve a diverse client base spanning a multitude of industries, investment knowledge, passions, and priorities from our firm outside of Washington, DC in Bethesda, MD. Our wide range of clients includes medical professionals, contractors, business owners, corporate executives, government employees, and many other backgrounds.
Disciplined investment strategies are the foundation of our investment management process. Our time-tested strategies are designed to meet a variety of investment goals and objectives.
Carson Group Partners
Carson Group Partners are growth-minded advisors wholly dedicated to helping clients reach a higher purpose for their wealth and design a lasting legacy for their families.
Headquartered outside of Washington, DC in Bethesda, MD, Equity Planning works with clients in over 40 states nationwide. Contact us today to speak with a wealth advisor or financial professional.
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