So much of what we aspire to in financial planning is simply freedom – freedom of your time, freedom to pursue opportunity, freedom to achieve purpose. When it allows you to live the life you’ve always imagined, working toward financial independence is a very empowering experience.

But the recent global pandemic has challenged our notion of freedom on many fronts. We’re learning to live with new limitations as we put the health and safety of our loved ones and neighbors ahead of everything else. We’re re-imaging ways to connect and take care of each other from a distance. As daily uncertainty becomes the new normal, we’re feeling less secure across the board – and planning for a financial future feels more complicated than ever.
But you don’t have to do it alone.

It’s our job to stand by your side through life’s challenges because that’s when we make the most difference. Every financial journey includes important personal choices with significant consequences. That’s why we help you find confidence in complex decisions and optimism in your financial future. Even in a crisis, we’re prepared to deliver the financial guidance that gives you confidence in your financial plan – so you can focus on what’s most important.

For better or worse, the recent pandemic has prompted us all to reconsider what it means to be truly wealthy: healthy family members gathered around the dinner table, time to enjoy the sunshine right in our backyards, a reason to connect with loved ones across states or seas, meaningful conversations with clients who’ve become like family, the opportunity to serve the people we care about in ways that make a difference.

Amid a global crisis, we’re also filled with gratitude for the freedoms we do have, and always, remember TIME is the greatest gift you can give. So give your time in new ways, connect via zoom, write a letter, or pick up the phone and connect with a loved one.

Please reach out to us if you have any questions about planning for your financial future or if you need to connect. We are here for you. We will all get through this tough time together.

Any opinions are those of the author and not necessary those of Raymond James. Investing involves risk and you may incur a profit or loss regardless of strategy selected.