My Story and Services

Working Together

I believe that identifying financial solutions begins with a solid understanding of each client’s situation, goals, objectives and risk tolerance. I follow a disciplined process that enables us to work with you to craft a solution that helps to meet your individual financial needs:
•Develop a thorough understanding of your financial goals and objectives
•Review and analyze your current financial situation
•Identify and tailor solutions that can help you meet your individual needs
•Implement your customized strategy, including personalized services and benefits
•Review your strategy, meeting periodically to discuss your goals and needs
Whatever your financial goal—whether to grow your wealth, preserve it or pass it on to others, you can count on us to help you with a strategy that is: •Personal
Highly individualized and committed to helping you achieve financial success
•Flexible
Responsive to changes in your life and in your priorities over time
•Comprehensive
Covering a broad array of investment products and services, with preferred benefits tied to your valued status with us
Services Include
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • Wealth Management1
  • Retirement Planning2
  • Planning for Education Funding3
  • Corporate Retirement Plans4
  • Long Term Care Insurance5
  • Fixed Income6
Securities Agent: TX, PA, CA, WV, WI, WA, VT, VA, UT, TN, SD, SC, RI, PR, OR, OK, NY, NV, NM, NJ, NE, ND, NC, MS, MO, MN, ME, MD, MA, KY, KS, IN, IL, IA, GA, FL, DE, DC, CT, CO, AZ, AR, AL; Managed Futures; General Securities Representative; BM/Supervisor; Investment Advisor Representative
NMLS#: 1282819
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Working With You

My work with you starts with one or more in-depth, exploratory meetings. I need to understand your unique financial situation so I can offer you the best possible advice and solutions.
  • When you work with me, you can expect that I will:
    Develop a comprehensive financial strategy based on your individual needs
    Substitute discipline for emotion in the investment process
    Adjust your holdings in response to new opportunities and risks
    Maintain strict financial objectivity and avoid conflicts of interest
  • I can also coordinate my work with other key members of your financial team, including your:
    Tax specialist
    Trust attorney
    Insurance professional
    Family office

Client Service Team

  • Karen A Bieniecki - Portfolio Associate

Location

111 North Washington Ave
Ste 201
Scranton, PA 18503
US
Direct:
(570) 961-7716(570) 961-7716
Fax:
(570) 507-8483(570) 507-8483

Investment and Market Perspectives

On the Markets

Retirement

Working with you to understand your life goals and develop a personalized wealth strategy. Today and for the years to come.
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • IRA Plans
  • Retirement Income Strategies
  • Retirement Plan Participants
  • Annuities
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Investing

Working closely with you to guide your wealth and investments through the most challenging market cycles.
  • Asset Management
  • Wealth Planning
  • Traditional Investments
  • Alternative Investments
  • Impact Investing
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Family

Creating customized financial strategies for the challenges that today's families face.
  • Estate Planning Strategies
  • 529 Plans / Education Savings Planning
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Trust Services
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Business Planning

Helping you on key aspects of your business such as ownership, liquidity and developing opportunities.
  • Succession Planning
  • Business Planning
  • Retirement Plan Sponsors
  • Qualified Retirement Plans
  • Corporate Pension Funds
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Philanthropy

Making sure your philanthropic dollars are managed with the same high quality service as the rest of your wealth.
  • Endowments
  • Foundations
  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Impact Investing
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