How We Work l Old Peak Finance, Chapel Hill

How We Work

  • 12 June 2019

    Exploratory call

    You’ve read something, heard us speak, found our website and want to learn more. It starts with a complimentary phone call with an advisor. There is no time limit on this call – it’s for you to ask questions and see if we are a good fit. No one plan is the same and there isn’t one path to getting the information you need to learn about Old Peak Finance.

  • 12 June 2019

    Pre-kick off

    Once you decide to move forward, we send you a client agreement and related documents. We also send a list of the information we need – taxes, estate planning documents, insurance policies, etc.

  • 12 June 2019


    We cover the basics: your goals and your current situation. We seek to understand your relationship with money, your views on risk and your values. We may also cover logistics, like how to use our secure client portal and completing forms to open and transfer investment accounts.

  • 12 June 2019

    Assumptions meeting

    We review key assumptions created based on our previous discussions and review of your information. These include when you will retire, the cost of other financial goals like a second home or large gifts, projected income until retirement and annual spending.

  • 12 June 2019

    Financial plan review

    We will send the plan in advance. Then we will meet to discuss our conclusions. Most importantly, we highlight changes we suggest you make now or over time, to maximize the likelihood you will achieve your financial goals.

  • 12 June 2019

    Investing meeting

    We present our investment philosophy and discuss a proposed portfolio. Each client has a unique portfolio, and it may take several discussions to agree on a plan that fits your goals and risk profile.

  • 12 June 2019


    Depending on your plan, there may be follow-up calls and activities for investing, insurance, estate planning or other areas of your financial life. We will participate fully, including working closely with your attorney, CPA, insurance agent or other specialist.

  • 12 June 2019


    We monitor your investments regularly and provide a quarterly report

  • 12 June 2019

    Periodic outreach

    This is based on your preferences. We call as often or as little as you would like and need. It is at least, every 3-6 months, to understand if any changes in your life require adjustments to your financial plan. Of course, you can call us anytime with questions, comments or to check in.

  • 12 June 2019

    Annual plan update

    We recommend an annual update to your financial plan.

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