Outlook 2023: Back to the (new) future

Outlook 2023: Back to the (new) future

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Franz Wealth Management Group

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What can we do to help?
If you are new to the area or concerned about how the market, interest rates and inflation will impact your wealth, income and lifestyle, let’s have a conversation. We can review your current plan and discuss opportunities for improvement to meet todays new market environment. 

Please request an appointment by clicking the red "contact us box" above or Call and Text us directly at 941.413.4517

 We have two convenient locations:

Sarasota Branch
Lakewood Branch
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Our value and what it means to you

At The Franz Wealth Management Group we believe our local presence in the Lakewood Ranch / Sarasota community, coupled with our team’s size and diversity, provide a unique value proposition in servicing high net worth individuals and their families, business owners and institutions with liquidity events by providing customized strategies, and liability management. We deliver the intimacy of a boutique with the resources of a global institution, and begin each relationship with evaluating the concerns and priorities of our clients. After thorough discussion and analysis, we employ a broad array of asset classes to design well diversified, customized portfolios that focus on risk management and capital preservation.

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Philosophy

It’s important to plan for your financial future, which means getting more than investment advice. We believe you may find value in a one-on-one relationship with someone dedicated to knowing who you are and what you want to accomplish. Someone who knows your kids’ names, how hard you worked to get where you are, how you define a successful life and how you view investing. Our commitment is centered in helping clients achieve their goals by making their needs and wants a priority. Our advice and financial approach are guided by what’s important to you, and our success is defined by your satisfaction over time.

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Integrated Wealth Management

Drawing on the team’s experience, knowledge and insight, as well as the investment insights of Merrill and the banking convenience of Bank of America, we assist clients in coordinating the various aspects of their financial lives.
 

Retirement planning services

Utilizing the team’s sophisticated tools, we can help you decide how much retirement income you will need in order to have the retirement that you envision. Based on your input, we will suggest an investment strategy designed let you pursue your retirement goals. For those already retired, we can help to create a strategy appropriate for the lifestyle they desire.

Risk management strategies

It is critically important to understand both how to avoid risk and how to use it to your advantage. We will always carefully assess your tolerance for risk and design appropriate short and long-term strategies to help you prepare for the unexpected. We feel strongly that it is our responsibility to help you avoid the potential financial land mines that could devastate you and your family.

Tax-minimization strategies

Financial decisions that you make today may potentially have tax consequences that could have a significant impact on your lifestyle in the future and, ultimately, could influence how much of your wealth is available to fund your legacy. We can work with a client's tax advisors and estate planning attorneys in an effort to design strategies that help to minimize income tax and estate tax liability.

Wealth transfer strategies

To help you preserve your assets and pass them on to the people and causes you care most about, we collaborate with the firm’s trust and estate planning specialists and, with your permission, your personal estate planning attorney to facilitate wealth transfer strategies that seek to minimize tax liability. Strategies that may be considered are insurance, trusts, gifting and family partnerships.



*Merrill, its affiliates, and financial advisors do not provide legal, tax, or accounting advice. You should consult your legal and/or tax advisors before making any financial decisions.

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Focus On Individuals, Families and Small Businesses

We believe that financial success can be achieved when you’re able to make investment-related decisions and trade-offs that can help you reach personally meaningful goals. So whether you’re planning your retirement, saving to buy a home or fund a child’s education, We start by getting to know you and how you feel about the following seven life priorities.

  • Health: Managing healthcare expenses, now and in the future
  • Home: Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
  • Family: Taking care of your family and other people in your life
  • Leisure: Spending your free time in meaningful ways
  • Giving: Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
  • Work: Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
  • Finance: Bringing it all together and defining your financial goals

This material should be regarded as general or educational information on healthcare or Social Security considerations and is not intended to provide specific healthcare or social security advice. If you have questions regarding your particular situation, please contact your legal or tax advisor.

  • Helping clients Organize, Preserve and Simplify their financial lives is at the core of our work. With clarity comes peace - John Franz

Who We Are

Supported by the global resources of Merrill, our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personalized service.

Additional Resources

The following specialists do not make securities recommendations. Please contact your Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor if you have questions about how a specialist might be able to assist you.

Shelley Beauregard

Wealth Management Banking Specialist

Merrill

Dorothy Cecilia Remy

Retirement Specialist

Bank of America, N.A.

Jason Albano

Wealth Strategist

Merrill

Staying on Track

We understand that both your life and the financial markets can change over time. By checking in to discuss changes in your life and revisiting your financial approach, our goal is to help you stay on track to achieve what's most important to you.



Reviews to help you
stay on track

We’ll meet with you to review your goals and the progress you’ve made toward reaching them. We’ll also discuss any adjustments needed to your financial approach to help you stay on course.



    Changes in your life
    and to your goals

    Your life and goals change. As these changes occur, we can update your approach to reflect them.

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      Let’s Have a Conversation

      Helping you reach your goals starts with getting to know you personally. Through understanding what matters most to you, together we can help you create a financial approach that reflects your personality. Only then can we offer an approach that is built around your life priorities and the advice you need to help you address fluctuations in the market and changes in your life. Let’s work together to help you achieve your goals.

      Why Merrill?

      As Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisors, we will sort through the financial complexities of your life, helping you build a customized investment approach to address your needs and pursue your goals.


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      We put you first, every day.
      Learn more about the dedicated one-on-one relationship you can have with a Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor.



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      No question too big or moment too small

      For every question you have, every decision you make and every answer you need, we are with you to listen and help guide you along the many paths your life can take. Watch this video to see some questions we can address together.

      Personalized advice from a dedicated financial advisor.

      We get to know you and your family, your financial situation and what matters most to you.

      A comprehensive approach, built around your life’s priorities.

      Drawing from our experience and the best thinking of Merrill, together we will design an approach that reflects your unique needs, priorities and financial situation.

      Adjusting your investment approach as your life and the markets change.

      We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.