Who We Serve

Over the years, our team has found that successful people like you share common goals, such as clarity in their financial life, confidence in their future and the ability to lead a meaningful life. Although we serve a wide range of clients with diverse goals and needs, they all choose Navigoe for the same reason: peace of mind.

Is Navigoe A Good Fit For You?

The profiles below provide a snapshot of our most common client situations and questions that they have. We understand that you are unique as is your situation. But our most successful client relationships have the following things in common:

You are over age 40, getting serious about planning for your retirement or already retired.

Through prudent savings or perhaps a windfall, you have accumulated over $1,000,000 in investment and retirement savings.

You are seeking a team to help you navigate your retirement, investment, estate, and tax planning so you can focus on enjoying your journey.

Clients We Serve

Retiree or Late Career Professional

You have saved money and built some wealth, but is it enough? Will the decisions you’re making impact your financial security and legacy? Our team serves as a sounding board during these complex conversations before and during retirement, helping you not just make any decision, but ensuring you’re making the right ones for you and your family.

Common Questions

“Can we ‘afford’ to retire?”

“How much can we take from our portfolio?”

“When should I start taking Social Security benefits?”

“How do we allow our wealth to empower our kids, not hinder them?”

“What’s the best way to make charitable donations?”

Common Scenarios

Retirement Analysis

You want to know you’ll be able to enjoy a retirement without making a lifestyle change or worrying if you’ll have enough for surprises or additional desires. Our team reviews your retirement needs and other goals, then analyzes your income sources and manages portfolio withdrawals to balance daily comfort with long-term preservation.

Investment Management

We want to protect what you’ve worked so hard to build, but we also understand that it’s important to continue growing your assets in order to meet your family’s goals. Using an academic investment strategy that has withstood two major market crashes, we employ a disciplined approach to manage risk and tax considerations.

Legacy Planning

As Warren Buffett once said, you want to leave “enough money to your kids so they can do anything, but not enough so they can do nothing.” Navigoe works with you (along with your children, attorney, favorite charity, etc.) to build legacy plans that will empower your loved ones without becoming a burden or de-motivator.

Tax Management

Taxes likely will be your largest expense through retirement. Our investment discipline seeks to make tax-smart decisions, including optimal asset location strategies, Roth conversion, loss harvesting and tax managed funds when appropriate. We also work with your tax professional to make sure nothing gets overlooked.

Working Professional

As your wealth grows, you’re starting to think about retiring without worry, putting kids through college, or helping your aging parents. You have savings, investments and perhaps a retirement account or two, but not a comprehensive plan. Let’s discuss how to grow and protect the solid foundation you’ve built, while working toward your dreams.

Common Questions

“Are we on track to meet our goals?“

“How do we protect and build my assets?“

“How do we know if we’re making smart decisions with our money?“

“How do we plan for the myriad of competing goals?“

“How do we protect our family in case something catastrophic happens?“

Common Scenarios

Retirement Planning

For many people, retirement no longer means a gold watch and a pension. Your vision of retirement could mean leaving your job to pursue a creative passion, moving somewhere new or working for the enjoyment instead of the money. Our team can help evaluate your current situation and create a plan to achieve your goals.

Protecting Your Family

You want to know that your family will be protected during good times and bad. To put your mind at ease, we’ll review your life and disability insurance, evaluate your property and liability coverage and discuss wills and estate planning.

College Planning

Education is getting more expensive each year, and student loans can burden people with debt for decades. Based on your kids’ ambition and your goals for them, our team helps you explore how much to save and how to do it in a way that balances taxes, liquidity, and control.

Investment & Tax Management

You probably have multiple investment accounts, such as a 401(k), an IRA, and a taxable brokerage account. Each one could be tied to different goals, time horizons and tax implications, so we work with you to identify ways to achieve both your short-term and long-term goals while minimizing your tax burden.

Life Transitions

Life is rarely a smooth journey from point A to point B. When plans change for better or for worse, having someone who can help you make tough decisions and gain clarity makes all the difference. If you’re feeling stuck and thinking, “What now?” we can guide you through the transition process and regain peace of mind.

Common Questions

“Although we planned well, losing my spouse has left me with lots of questions. What do I do?”

“How do I ensure that the inheritance I’m receiving is properly managed?“

“How do I reevaluate my personal finances after divorce?”

“I received a recent windfall. What’s the best way to make the most of my newfound wealth?“

Common Scenarios

Loss of a Spouse

During this emotional transition, the last thing you want to do is handle all the financial decisions that must be made. Even if you managed the household finances, the process can be overwhelming. Whether you need to make complex decisions regarding your estate or just re-evaluate your financial goals, we’re here to be a sounding board during this difficult time.

Receiving Inheritance or Other Windfall

Sudden wealth is a dream for many, but it also comes with a multitude of potential pitfalls. If you’re receiving a windfall of wealth, we’ll work with you to answer questions like, “How much can I spend now vs. save for the future?” and “Do I need to consider any tax or legal matters, such as trusts and wills?”


The financial considerations that come along with divorce only add to the stress and sadness. Our team stays by your side throughout the process to help answer tough questions about housing, spousal and child support, insurance, Social Security benefits, future financial goals and more.

Business Owner

You’re enjoying a successful career and growing your net worth, though it may be mostly tied up in your business, stock options, pension plan or restricted stock. You may have started thinking about your exit plan, too. No matter what stage you’re in, our team helps you feel confident in your family’s financial security while you continue to build your business or career.

Common Questions

“How do I manage my deferred compensation and stock options?“

“How do I plan for the sale of my business?“

“How can I minimize or defer taxes?“

“What retirement plan options are available to me?“

“How do I convert the value of my business into an income stream that I can retire on?“

Common Scenarios

Business Transition Planning

You’ve built a business that has enduring value, and now it’s time for you to hand over the reigns (not to mention the 70-hour weeks). Working with your attorney and CPA, we can help make sense of your succession options and plan for the next exciting chapter of your life.

Retirement Options

Choosing the best retirement plan for your company depends on a number of factors. Do you want to maximize your contributions? How much would you like to contribute to your employees’ plans? How much contribution flexibility do you want each year? Together, we’ll explore and understand all the options.

Company Benefits Review

Are you making the most of your company benefits? Let’s review them and make sure you’re participating in the most advantageous programs. We also can develop a strategy around stock options, deferred compensation and pensions to help you build out more robust compensation packages that benefit both sides.

Investment Management

Whether you need a hand keeping an eye on your company’s assets, managing a concentrated position in company stock, or deciding what to do with low basis holdings, we can help. Using an investment discipline founded on academic principles that have stood the test of time, our team will help you protect what you have today while planning for tomorrow.

How we work

Navigoe works closely with you to achieve true prosperity, focusing just as much on building your wealth as building our relationship with you. With our team by your side, you can look forward to feeling confidence and clarity every step of the way.

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Meet the team

Much like sailing, having a smooth financial voyage requires having the right crew. Each member of our team has a unique reason for choosing this profession, but we all share a common goal: to help you navigate to the financial life you always wanted.

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