The Planning Group
Richard M. Tsoumas, CFP®
President
269-979-8700
rtsoumas@tpgbc.com
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.

Newsletters
  • Projecting a Happy Retirement
    A 2015 study found that 41% of households headed by someone aged 55 to 64 had no retirement savings, and only about a third of them had a traditional pension. Among
  • Debt Optimization Strategies
    As part of improving your financial situation, you might consider reducing your debt load. A number of strategies can be used to pay off debt. However, before starting
  • Common Financial Wisdom: Theory vs. Practice
    In the financial world, there are a lot of rules about what you should be doing. In theory, they sound reasonable. But in practice, it may not be easy, or
  • Can I make charitable contributions from my IRA in 2016?
    Yes, if you qualify. The law authorizing qualified charitable distributions, or QCDs, has recently been made permanent by the Protecting Americans
  • Can I name a charity as beneficiary of my IRA?
    Yes, you can name a charity as beneficiary of your IRA, but be sure to understand the advantages and disadvantages.
    
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Securities offered through Kestra Investment Services, LLC (Kestra IS), member FINRA/SIPC. Investment Advisory Services offered through Kestra Advisory Services, LLC (Kestra AS), an affiliate of Kestra IS. The Planning Group is a member of PartnersFinancial, a platform of NFP Insurance Services, Inc. (NFPISI) and are not affiliates of Kestra IS. The Planning Group is not affiliated with Kestra IS or Kestra ASD or NFPISI.  Kestra IS and Kestra AS do not provide tax or legal advice and are not a Certified Public Accounting firms.


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