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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 Strategic Financial Management, 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 Strategic Financial Management 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

Portfolio Management

Create an investment strategy that is designed to pursue your risk tolerance, time horizon, and goals. Learn More

Risk Management

well-structured insurance strategy can help protect you and your loved ones from the financial consequences of unexpected event.  Learn more

Tax Planning

Understanding tax strategies can potentially help you better manage your overall tax liabilities and concerns. Learn more

Wealth Planning

Managing your money involves more than simply making and following a budget. Learn more

Estate Planning

Manage personal affairs while you’re alive and control the distribution of wealth upon your death. Learn more

Retirement Planning

Steps to consider so you can potentially accumulate the money you’ll need to pursue the retirement activities you desire. Learn more

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Personalized Wealth Management

Strategic Financial Management (SFM) is passionate about cultivating relationships and helping people realize their financial goals, and our mission is to simultaneously enlarge and simplify your financial life so that you can be fully vested in what matters most to you. We are a wealth management firm based in Augusta, GA, serving affluent families, business owners, executives and institutions. No one strategy is right for everyone, which is why every client gets our undivided attention – from planning to execution to follow-up. We are obsessed  with the client experience as it relates to financial health and wealth, and our  team provides the highest level of service for our local and national clients in financial planning and investment management. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and let SFM help you discover your Wealth Empowerment Breakthrough.

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

Carson Group partners are growth-minded advisors wholly dedicated to helping clients reach a higher purpose for their wealth and design a lasting legacy for their families.

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Our Locations

Headquartered in Augusta, GA, Strategic Financial Management has office locations and advisors across the state. Contact us today to speak with a wealth advisor or financial professional nearest you.

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Insights

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Market Commentary
Weekly Market Commentary January 14, 2019

After enduring a number of big swings in the market, investors benefited from a steady uptrend in stocks last week. The S&P 500 gained 2.6%, and only a tiny loss on Friday stopped the index from rising every day. The gains came steadily as there were no moves of more than 1% last week. Read more

Saving money in 2019
Monthly Newsletter
How to Save More in 2019

The start of a new year always brings with it new personal goals – lose a few pounds, go on regular date nights with your significant other, get rid of a bad habit or create more good habits. Of course, many of our goals revolve around finances.

In fact, 37 percent of U.S. adults said their New Year’s Resolution was to save money or save more money in 2018, according to YouGov. One of the few ways to keep that promise to yourself is to pre-plan. Losing weight? Invest in that gym membership. More dates? Buy a gift certificate to your favorite restaurant. But how do you plan to save more this year? Read more

year end planning
Blog
7 Year-End Planning Tips from a Wealth Planner

Published by Mark Petersen, Vice President Affluent Wealth Planning

The holidays are upon us, so that must mean it’s time for year-end income tax planning, right? In the past, I would have said yes, but that changed 12 months ago when the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 was passed. Read more

Video
How can you navigate a volatile market?

We’ve seen some intense market swings in the last few months, spearheaded by a crazy holiday week of ups and downs. These steep dips can cause worry amongst investors. But what does that mean exactly? Brett Carson, Director of Research, discusses how we can adjust our strategies in times like this. Read more

News
Wall Street managers have cost Americans more ...

Over the last decade, fund managers who oversee the pensions of the nation’s teachers, firefighters, police and other government workers have doubled down on an investment strategy that has cost U.S. taxpayers at least $600 billion, possibly more than $1 trillion, investment data and calculations by Yahoo Finance found. Read more

Divorce Planning Infographic
Infographic
Divorce Planning

Divorce can be emotionally and financially stressful but with the proper planning, you can get through it with your finances and future intact. Here are some stats to consider when it comes to the financial impact of divorce. Read more

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  • The 4 Pitfalls of No Plan

    There are some things in life you just can’t plan for: an unexpected illness, job loss, death of spouse, disability…While these major events can impact your life, having an effective game plan can help ensure that it doesn’t ruin your financial well-being. Read more

Weekly Market Commentary
  • Weekly Market Commentary January 07, 2019

    The stock market wrapped up 2018 and began 2019 with a couple of big swings as investors reacted to a series of major announcements. On Wednesday evening, Apple warned iPhone sales in China were below expectations. The news sent stocks lower on Thursday, but those losses were erased when stocks soared after an extremely strong jobs report and indications of a more flexible Federal Reserve. Read more