Kooman & Associates, Inc

______ Comprehensive services ______ to Address Your Life's Priorities

In 2010, Altoona was the 10th most populous city in the state.

A range of strategies Addressing all of life’s priorities

We offer comprehensive financial planning services to people who want to make informed decisions as they pursue the future. Whether your focus is accumulating wealth, preserving and enjoying what you already have, or successfully transferring wealth to future generations, we can help you create a roadmap for pursuing your personal goals.

Sound decision-making requires a clear understanding of what you’re trying to accomplish, the resources available to you, and the steps that are necessary to achieve success. The services we offer are designed to help provide that clarity, so you can understand the long-term implications of the decisions you make today.

Comprehensive wealth management

Many of our best clients rely on our team for guidance on all aspects of their financial lives. Wealth management is about more than building a solid investment portfolio. It brings together elements of all the services our team provides to help ensure your personal and business assets are working together as efficiently as possible. Implementing such a coordinated strategy often requires collaboration with your other trusted advisors, such as CPAs and attorneys.

Retirement planning

A successful retirement is the primary goal of many financial plans, but pursuing that goal can be difficult because there are so many things to consider. You may only have one chance to make the right decisions regarding Social Security, Medicare, your 401(k) or 403(b) plan, pension, IRAs, Roth IRAs and annuities – just to name a few.

Whether you’re still saving money and growing your nest egg, deciding whether you have enough to retire now, or trying to protect what you’ve accumulated and translate your investments into a steady retirement income, our team can help you develop a retirement strategy that coordinates all the pieces of the puzzle and maximizes your chances of success.

Financial Planning

Our best clients realize that true financial independence involves more than a well-constructed investment portfolio. Financial planning helps you identify a path that allows you to enjoy life in the present and accumulate wealth so you can live comfortably in the future.

Our team will help you understand how the decisions you make today impact your long-term goals. We work closely with you to discover your challenges and opportunities, so we can identify the right tools for your situation. Whether you need to optimize your current cash flow, plan for the education of your children or grandchildren, assess your insurance needs, plan for retirement, build your investment portfolio, manage your tax liability, or plan for the needs of future generations, we help you find the right path and stay on course.

Investment management

The investment portfolios we build for our clients rely on the time-tested principles of asset allocation and diversification. We add value by maintaining discipline, avoiding unnecessary risks, tax efficiency and minimizing fees, not with speculation or chasing short-term trends.

Risk management and wealth preservation

A sound financial plan should protect your family from the unexpected. Accidents, illnesses and disabilities are always difficult to endure. Such tragedies can also create financial turmoil when emotional stress is already high. Our team can identify potential risks to your family’s financial independence and help you take the steps necessary to help ensure that a tragedy does not also bring undue financial hardship.

Income Tax planning

We are sensitive to the tax issues associated with financial planning and investment management, because no one wants to pay more taxes than necessary. The way you generate income, including the sources and timing of your distributions, can have a substantial impact on the viability of your retirement. That’s why we work closely with you and your other trusted advisors – accountants or tax attorneys – to help make sure things are handled in the most tax-efficient manner.

Estate planning and wealth transfer

Whether it’s providing income for a spouse, educating children or grandchildren, or leaving money to your favorite charity, proper estate planning helps ensure that the wealth you’ve accumulated over your lifetime is preserved and used for the purposes you intend. A well-designed estate plan can provide for your heirs, while also streamlining estate administration and minimizing taxes.

Charitable Giving

Philanthropy can bring great personal satisfaction, enabling you to witness the impact of your generous support of the causes and organizations that matter most to you. When done properly, charitable giving can also result in significant income and estate tax advantages. Our team can help you incorporate these strategies into your overall financial plan.

Institutional consulting

We help institutional clients, including nonprofit organizations, develop and implement investment policies that are consistent with their mission. Our team is positioned to help volunteer board members fulfill their fiduciary obligations and meet the special investment needs of their organization.

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