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- Trust & Estate Planning Services4
- Education Funding1
Prumo, Kalvar and Associates strive to be the only financial advisors you and subsequent generations may need. The team focuses on helping clients, including women in transition, with strategies to assist them in navigating financial decisions. When you find yourself in unfamiliar waters the challenges can seem greater than they may actually be. With the help of an experienced team of advisors, you can explore the intersection of your finances with what’s important in your life − family, health, home, leisure, work, and giving.
Advisors Steve Prumo and David Kalvar believe in getting close enough to clients to be able to see their lives from the same side of the table. Following a goals-based wealth management process, they can assist you with a customized financial approach that is purposeful, while helping you pursue the retirement lifestyle you envision.
As your financial advisor, we believe we can help you make the financial choices that can impact your life for the better. Drawing on real conversations we have with you, Steve and David can help you formulate a picture of what you want your life to be like in the future. This is not a one and done conversation, rather it is a dynamic process that can involve a series of interactions, and may include educational experiences and workshops that can take place over the course of your life. We strive to develop customized strategies that balance your lifestyle, including near-term family needs such as housing, education funding and financial support for your children, with your vision for retirement.
Clients can be passionate about the activities that make their lives fulfilling, but concerns about health care costs and retirement income needs may hold them back from doing what they enjoy. Women may also have greater concerns than men about longevity, offering financial support to family member, needing long-term care, or becoming a caregiver to a spouse or loved one. Your financial strategy can be designed to take on what we believe to be the least amount of risk that is consistent with your long-term goals and concerns, while not foregoing the daily activities that you enjoy and value.
No two investment approaches are alike because no two investors are alike. We'll examine several components — your life priorities, investment personality and financial situation — and work together to help you create a customized, actionable approach with personalized advice and measurable goals. We'll help you track progress to your goals and work with you to adjust your investment approach over time, as needed.
Before you commit to working with us, it is our objective to help you come close to having a total picture of the breadth, depth and value of what we can offer you during various stages in your life.
Although we have many clients focused on wealth preservation and lifestyle maintenance, Steve and David can help you structure your financial strategy to pursue your aspirations, as well as professional and business needs. They can assemble for you the expansive tools, technology and the insights of Merrill and also offer access to the banking, credit and lending of Bank of America, to offer a range of solutions that can help:
A meaningful presence when you need us
Some situations may call for more frequent communications, such as making the adjustment to a loss of a spouse. We can assist you with the additional knowledge you may need when assuming more responsibility for things you may have previously shared.
When you have something on your mind and wish to talk about it, we are available and can listen carefully and empathetically. Our commitment is to be as helpful as possible by walking you through the financial opportunities and challenges that may come your way.
During periods of market volatility, we believe our presence can be a calming influence and strive to speak with you just as often and as frankly as when markets are rising. We can share our views on what we believe are taking place and reinforce how your portfolio is designed to help navigate volatility, while pursuing your goals.
We believe the investment process is driven by our ability to dig deep into the reasons why you’re investing in the first place. David and Steve can help you prioritize your goals and are committed to designing a customized program to help you pursue each of them. As a portfolio advisor, Steve can help clients pursue their investment objectives by recommending individual, or any combination of, Merrill or approved third-party investment managers’ strategies, funds or portfolios.
Prumo, Kalvar and Associates can work with you early on in the wealth management process to figure out how you feel about market volatility. We recognize how gender can play a role in designing your financial approach and can assist you with strategies for volatility, helping you follow your approach even when it might be difficult to do so.
The process we follow also focuses on rebalancing your investment portfolio to help you maintain your asset allocation when market conditions change abruptly. Recent events and market volatility demonstrate just how valuable this exercise can be for your future.
If you are a married couple when your financial approach is developed, we may make assumptions for social security income, living expenses and longevity based on both your ages. That approach may be reviewed and adjusted for a surviving spouse, along with revisions to reflect possible changes in your goals and priorities.
Longevity has become a critical issue for women, probably one of the biggest reasons why women’s needs are so different than men’s in terms of financial saving and investing. Women typically live on average five years longer than men and by age 85 women outnumber men two to one. 1
Women retirees and surviving spouses may have special planning needs that have become a focus for Prumo, Kalvar and Associates. Steve and David are experienced working with clients impacted by the financial challenges of longevity, divorce, losing a spouse, becoming a caregiver for a loved one or needing professional long-term care. Longevity also poses an increased risk for Alzheimer’s.2 Through financial discussions, education and attentiveness to the issues specific to women, the team can help you with a customized financial approach designed for your situation.
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.
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.
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1 Investment products are offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated.
2 Banking, mortgage and home equity products offered by Bank of America, N.A.
3 Insurance and annuity products offered through Merrill Lynch Life Agency Inc.
4 Trust and fiduciary services are provided by Bank of America Private Bank.
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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 get to know you and your family, your financial situation and what matters most to you.
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.
We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.