Category: Business

Rightsizing Your Retirement Home (Ep. 4)

Rightsizing Your Retirement Home (Ep. 4)

The key to managing your retirement lifestyle is not ‘downsizing’ but ‘rightsizing.’

In this episode, we are joined by two of Artisan Wealth Strategies’ clients, Nancy and Bob Sweeney, and Jason Rose, a realtor for over 20 years. The trio chats with Brett Ramsey about the criteria you should focus on when you decide to downsize and find a new home, without jeopardizing your finances or lifestyle.

Nancy, Bob, and Jason discuss:

  • The biggest challenges with any downsizing couple
  • Finding options and the availability of products for a new home in this market
  • How to handle the memorable that retirees can t let go of
  • Why retirees should consider a reverse mortgage
  • And more!

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The Client Experience: Your Retirement Vision (Ep. 3)

The Client Experience: Your Retirement Vision (Ep. 3)

At Artisan Wealth Strategies we’re always thinking about how to elevate the retirement planning process for our clients.

When it comes to your retirement vision, it’s important for us to create a process that takes into account your income and your health. 

In this week’s episode, Brett Ramsey will talk about his streamlined process and how he’s been able to build a strong client experience through clear expectations.

Tune in to learn more about what to expect from the retirement planning processes at Artisan Wealth.

Brett Discusses:

  • The 3 part service model Artisan Wealth Strategies gives their clients in retirement that makes every experience unique
  • What HALO by Genivity is and how this type of health analysis can help you
  • The tax component of retirement and how to understand it
  • What it means to practice your retirement

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About Brett Ramsey CFP, MBA:

Brett is one of our owners and LPL financial advisors here at Artisan Wealth Strategies and has been in the financial industry for 20 years. He specializes in retirement income planning, as well as comprehensive financial planning, and enjoys guiding and supporting his clients through major financial decisions in their lives. 

Brett attended Case Western Reserve University, where he received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He went on to attend Duke’s Fuqua School of Business to receive his MBA. While working as an executive at an insurance company, Brett began to realize how much he enjoyed working directly with his clients and wanted to be able to provide more comprehensive support and guidance to help them aim for their goals. 

So, he received his CFP® certification to become a financial advisor, and soon began helping clients on their financial journeys. In his 20 years in the industry, he’s worked for major financial corporations such as Sheridan Road Financial, Novus Wealth Management, and Nettworth Financial Group prior to establishing his own financial planning practice. Now, he provides his clients at Artisan Wealth Strategies with personalized service and a wealth of knowledge accumulated from his decades of experience.

Raised in a small town in Arkansas, Brett credits his father with teaching him the value of a dollar from a very young age. Every night after work, his father would watch the nightly business report on PBS, and Brett would join him. Through those nightly reports and his father’s guidance, Brett has always had an innate understanding of finances and how to manage money well.

Brett now lives in Carmel, Indiana, with his wife, Christine, and their three children—Maryrose, Caroline, and Grant. His family is his favorite pastime, but he’s also an avid athlete. He’s run several half marathons and a full marathon, loves to golf, and enjoys coaching others as well.

An active member of his community, Brett has organized many educational classes on financial topics such as budgeting, eliminating debt, and planning for retirement, and has volunteered and taught similar classes for many non-profit organizations. Above all, Brett is committed to educating others—especially his clients—to become confident in their own financial decisions.

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Handcrafting Your Wealth: The Story Behind The Name (Ep. 2)

Handcrafting Your Wealth: The Story Behind The Name (Ep. 2)

Handcrafted for a confident retirement is the motto Artisan Wealth Strategies prides itself on.

The commitment to this statement is why one of the first things discussed with any client at Artisan is to understand their circumstances and really get to know them over time.

Back with the second episode of Handcrafting Your Retirement, we get to know the story behind the Artisan name and the vision for this podcast. Our host, Brett Ramsey CFP, MBA shares insightful wisdom about the importance of building relationships with clients over time to increase confidence in their retirement. He helps us understand what makes a relationship go from good to great, and how his unique background has impacted the way he has evolved his business to where it stands today.

Brett discusses:

  • The business model and philosophy that Artisan Wealth Strategies prides itself on
  • Why a timed relationship is a key process in retirement planning 
  • The importance of developing contingency plans to increase confidence 
  • How evolving and adapting in life, and retirement planning, are imperative to getting the outcomes you want
  • ….And so much more!

Resources:

Connect with Brett Ramsey: 

About Brett Ramsey CFP, MBA:

Brett is one of our owners and LPL financial advisors here at Artisan Wealth Strategies and has been in the financial industry for 20 years. He specializes in retirement income planning, as well as comprehensive financial planning, and enjoys guiding and supporting his clients through major financial decisions in their lives. 

Brett attended Case Western Reserve University, where he received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He went on to attend Duke’s Fuqua School of Business to receive his MBA. While working as an executive at an insurance company, Brett began to realize how much he enjoyed working directly with his clients and wanted to be able to provide more comprehensive support and guidance to help them reach their goals. 

So, he received his CFP® certification to become a financial advisor, and soon began helping clients on their financial journeys. In his 20 years in the industry, he’s worked for major financial corporations such as Sheridan Road Financial, Novus Wealth Management, and Nettworth Financial Group prior to establishing his own financial planning practice. Now, he provides his clients at Artisan Wealth Strategies with personalized service and a wealth of knowledge accumulated from his decades of experience.

Raised in a small town in Arkansas, Brett credits his father with teaching him the value of a dollar from a very young age. Every night after work, his father would watch the nightly business report on PBS, and Brett would join him. Through those nightly reports and his father’s guidance, Brett has always had an innate understanding of finances and how to manage money well.

Brett now lives in Carmel, Indiana, with his wife, Christine, and their three children—Maryrose, Caroline, and Grant. His family is his favorite pastime, but he’s also an avid athlete. He’s run several half marathons and a full marathon, loves to golf, and enjoys coaching others as well.

An active member of his community, Brett has organized many educational classes on financial topics such as budgeting, eliminating debt, and planning for retirement, and has volunteered and taught similar classes for many non-profit organizations. Above all, Brett is committed to educating others—especially his clients—to become confident in their own financial decisions.

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The opinions voices in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual.

“Helping Make Your Money Last One Day Longer Than You” (Ep. 1)

“Helping Make Your Money Last One Day Longer Than You” (Ep. 1)

“Helping make your money last one day longer than you” is one of the notions Artisan Wealth Strategies stands by.

In this very first episode of Handcrafting Your Retirement podcast, Brett Ramsey CFP, MBA, co-owner of Artisan Wealth Strategies, gives listeners a grasp of what this notion means and why it should matter to you. 

Tune in to the inaugural episode where you will learn about Brett’s passion for educating retirees on finance, how Artisan Wealth Strategies approaches the client advisor relationship and the experiences that started from when Brett was a young boy that have helped shape his career.

Brett discusses:

  • His personal story and how lessons he’s learned along the way have taught him to approach every client in a unique way
  • The history behind why he got into the financial industry to help retirees and what inspired him to take this path
  • The Artisan Wealth Strategy philosophy and what sets them apart 
  • ….And so much more!

Resources:

Connect with Brett Ramsey: 

About Brett Ramsey CFP, MBA:

Brett is one of our owners and LPL financial advisors here at Artisan Wealth Strategies and has been in the financial industry for 20 years. He specializes in retirement income planning, as well as comprehensive financial planning, and enjoys guiding and supporting his clients through major financial decisions in their lives. 

Brett attended Case Western Reserve University, where he received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He went on to attend Duke’s Fuqua School of Business to receive his MBA. While working as an executive at an insurance company, Brett began to realize how much he enjoyed working directly with his clients and wanted to be able to provide more comprehensive support and guidance to help them reach their goals. 

So, he received his CFP® certification to become a financial advisor, and soon began helping clients on their financial journeys. In his 20 years in the industry, he’s worked for major financial corporations such as Sheridan Road Financial, Novus Wealth Management, and Nettworth Financial Group prior to establishing his own financial planning practice. Now, he provides his clients at Artisan Wealth Strategies with personalized service and a wealth of knowledge accumulated from his decades of experience.

Raised in a small town in Arkansas, Brett credits his father with teaching him the value of a dollar from a very young age. Every night after work, his father would watch the nightly business report on PBS, and Brett would join him. Through those nightly reports and his father’s guidance, Brett has always had an innate understanding of finances and how to manage money well.

Brett now lives in Carmel, Indiana, with his wife, Christine, and their three children—Maryrose, Caroline, and Grant. His family is his favorite pastime, but he’s also an avid athlete. He’s run several half marathons and a full marathon, loves to golf, and enjoys coaching others as well.

An active member of his community, Brett has organized many educational classes on financial topics such as budgeting, eliminating debt, and planning for retirement, and has volunteered and taught similar classes for many non-profit organizations. Above all, Brett is committed to educating others—especially his clients—to become confident in their own financial decisions.

Securities and Advisory Services offered through LPL Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor. Member FINRA & SIPC

The opinions voices in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual.