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People deserve to understand what’s happening with their money.

Have you ever sat across from a financial advisor and only understood every third word they were saying? And yet they were talking about your money, your life, and your future.

At Keystone Financial Services, we believe clients should understand everything that is happening with their money; that advisors should be just as good about explaining investments as they are at making them.

First, we’re going to get to know you and discuss what’s most important to you. We’re going to figure out your goals and the outcomes you’d like to achieve with this money. We’ll do this by establishing your Family Index Number, which is the rate of return needed on your investments in order to pursue those outcomes. After we determine your Family Index Number, we allocate your money to our various investment strategies designed to help you pursue those goals.

We work with a wide variety of clients – everyone from high net worth investors to those who are just starting out. While each family gets a personalized allocation strategy, we’ve helped thousands of families navigate their complex financial needs and guided them through life’s major decisions.

As your trusted advisor, we’re focused on adding convenience and simplicity to your lives. We will make sure you’re educated on your investments and how we manage your money – as much or as little information as you’d like.

Whether you’re investing hundreds or millions, at Keystone Financial Services we’re about much more than results – we’re about helping you understand where those results have come from and why the strategy works. If you’re tired of the mystery of investing and want to know exactly what’s happening with your money, schedule an appointment today.

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Our financial planning services are built on trust, transparency and accountability.

Our experienced team of professionals will develop a personalized plan that gives you the power – and a path – to realize your dreams. Explore services

Fee Based Personal Financial Planning

Financial planning is at the core of the services we provide to individuals and families seeking to build, preserve and manage wealth over time. Learn More

Retirement Planning

Whether you are still working or have already retired, a sound strategy is critical to your overall financial plan. Learn more

Long-Term Care

Long-term care insurance can help families manage the financial impact of home health care, assisted living or nursing home expenses. Learn more

Estate Planning

Preserving wealth from one generation to the next can be complex and time-consuming. Guidance from a competent, experienced advisor will help ensure your financial success is shared with your family, friends and any charitable organizations you designate. Learn more

Investment Management

You require attentive and effective asset management to optimize your investment strategy. We construct each investment portfolio after an analysis of your risk tolerance, investment objectives and retirement time frame. Learn more

Risk Management

Protecting yourself, your loved ones, your home or your business against unexpected events is a fundamental aspect of financial planning. Learn more

Education Planning

Whether you are paying higher education costs now or saving for the future, it is important to ensure that your education strategy is compatible with pursuing your retirement goals. Learn more

Legacy Planning &
Charitable Giving

Planning your legacy involves far more than financial considerations. Legacy planning often includes many non-monetary considerations that need to be documented or communicated to loved ones. Learn more

Personalized Wealth Management

Keystone Financial Services’ mission is to bridge the gap between knowing and doing in the financial lives of our clients. We are a top wealth management firm in Loveland, CO serving affluent families, business owners, executives and institutions. Our team provides a high level of service for our local and national clients in financial planning and investment management. Contact us today and let Keystone Financial Services help you on your True Wealth journey.

Investment Management

Disciplined investment strategies are the foundation of our investment management process. Our time-tested strategies are designed to meet a variety of investment goals and objectives.

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Carson Group Partners

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Our Locations

Based in Loveland, Colorado, Keystone Financial Services provides service for our local and national clients in financial planning and investment management. Contact us today to speak with a wealth advisor nearest you.

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Why Keystone?

Our team, as a collective, works for one sole purpose: to ensure you receive 5-star service and an exceptional experience. We don’t simply work here at Keystone Financial Services, we’ve built a family. And, we consider any client we serve an extension of that family.

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Market Commentary
Weekly Market Commentary November 12, 2018

The S&P 500 rallied for the second consecutive week as markets have recovered nearly half of the losses since late September. S&P 500 soared 2.1% last week. Global stocks rallied as well, but lagged U.S. stocks. The MSCI ACWI climbed 0.9%. The Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index rose 0.3%, partly on hopes a split Congress will result in lower deficits. Read more

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Top 5 Apps to Save You Money

Top 5 Apps to Save You Money

By Josh Nelson, Wealth Advisor

The smartphone has become the one-stop-shop when it comes to consumer demands. It feels like there is an app for almost everything. With the influx of unique and intuitive apps, there is no better time in history to take advantage of finance-related technology.

We’ve rounded up our favorite apps to help calculate budgets, curb overspending and avoid late payments. Here are our top five recommendations:

  1. Qapital

Qapital is considered one of the best apps for saving money. The app is free, and it allows you to round your spare change up to the nearest dollar or regularly contribute a lump into an FDIC-insured savings account.

Rounding up change or setting a specific monetary amount is an effective and non-intimidating way to get into the habit of saving extra money. Qapital allows users to earn interest on savings—although it is only at a rate of 0.10%. You can also sign up for a separate spending account that comes with a debit card. With this account, your spare change is transferred into a Qapital savings accounts any time you spend money.

  1. Digit

If budgeting isn’t your strong suit, Digit can help. This app offers money-saving decision advice by evaluating your current income—plus all of your expenses—and computing the exact amount you can afford to save. If you agree to this savings amount, Digit will then transfer that amount into a Digit account that is insured by the FDIC.

Over time, users develop a better understanding of how much to save depending on their expenditures and income. Keep in mind, Digit charges a monthly fee starting at $2.99 after a 100-day free trial. It also pays any overdraft fees if it saves too much on your behalf. The app has great reviews as well.

  1. Honey

Another great money-saving app is Honey.  The PEW Research Center estimated that 80% of Americans have purchased something online, and forecasts for online shopping continue to show upward trends. If you are one of the millions of online shoppers who loves the convenience and ease of getting items you need without having to leave your home, the Honey app can help you save money and limit overspending—something that can easily happen when shopping online.

Honey also has a free browser extension for your desktop computer. The extension automatically finds coupon codes for your store of choice and then applies them at checkout. Honey can find coupons for over 30,000 shopping websites!

  1. Mint

While some people deal with habits of overspending when shopping, others are plagued by fees and penalties from late payments. To help with the latter, Mint may be your new best friend. Mint allows users to track all of their bills and set up payment alerts, making late fees and penalties a thing of the past. The Mint app is free and simple to set up.

  1. Clarity Money

This app does exactly what its name implies—it provides clarity with your finances and helps you understand where all of your money is going. Clarity Money recognized how common it is for people to forget about paid subscriptions. This app does help you find those forgotten subscriptions and will remind if you are paying for something you aren’t using.

Additionally, Clarity Money provides opportunities for you to negotiate lower rates on your credit cards or other loans in order to help you save money each month! If you struggle to save money or don’t know exactly where it’s going, Clarity Money can get you back on track.

Financial apps can be a great resource when it comes to the basics, but it’s also important to have a comprehensive financial plan. By working with an experienced Financial Advisor, you can gain a much better understanding of your financial situation. Our knowledge combined with today’s technological advances can help you get on track with your savings and finance goals before you know it.

 

References:

Want To Save Money Without Thinking?

NerdWallet- USA Today – https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/banking/best-money-saving-apps/#qapital

Online Shopping and E-commerce

Aaron Smith-Monica Anderson – http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/12/19/online-shopping-and-e-commerce/

15 Money-saving Apps For People Tired Of Being Nickle-and-dimed

Renzo Costarella – https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/306015

Banking Designed with Your Goals in Mind.

https://www.qapital.com/

Champion Of Your Money

https://claritymoney.com/

Digit

https://digit.co/

Honey

https://www.joinhoney.com/

Money, Credit Score & Investing

https://www.mint.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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