The Planning Group
Richard M. Tsoumas, CFP®
Welcome to The Planning Group

Today's economic climate offers unprecedented challenges and opportunities. At The Planning Group, our mission is to help clients understand the challenges & take advantage of the opportunities by providing them with three key tools:

1. A clear understanding of their financial goals

2. A well-defined roadmap for achieving those goals

3. Ongoing advice to help adjust their roadmap when their needs change

Our services cover all areas of financial & wealth management, from investment and retirement planning to risk management and estate conservation. We specialize in helping our clients develop a comprehensive, cohesive financial strategy that fits their unique needs and enables them to meet both short- and long-term objectives. On our Web site, you'll find valuable information for evaluating your current position and progress toward financial goals. We offer educational articles that outline financial concepts and highlight products designed to fill the gaps in your financial strategy. You'll also find calculators that will help you assess your current and future needs. Please remember to visit our Web site often, as our content is constantly changing. For help with your financial management, or for more information on The Planning Group, please contact us today.

  • When a Saver Marries a Spender, Every Penny Counts
    If you're a penny pincher but your spouse is penny wise and pound foolish, money arguments may frequently erupt. Couples who have opposite philosophies regarding
  • Give Your Retirement Plan an Annual Checkup
    Financial professionals typically recommend that you review your employer-sponsored retirement savings plan annually and when major life changes occur. If you haven't
  • Periodic Review of Your Estate Plan
    An estate plan is a map that explains how you want your personal and financial affairs to be handled in the event of your incapacity or death. It allows you to
  • What is a phased retirement?
    In its broadest sense, a phased retirement is a gradual change in your work patterns as you head into retirement. Specifically, a phased retirement usually refers to an
  • Are federal employees eligible for phased retirement?
    Yes, a phased retirement program is authorized by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act or MAP-21. In 2014, the United States
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Securities and Investment Advisory Services offered through NFP Advisor Services, LLC (NFPAS), member FINRA/SIPC. The Planning Group is a member of PartnersFinancial, a platform of NFP Insurance Services, Inc. (NFPISI), which is an affiliate of NFPAS. The Planning Group is not affiliated with NFPAS and NFPISI.  NFPAS does not provide tax or legal advice and is not a Certified Public Accounting firm.

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