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Don’t “Do-It-Yourself” for Your Financial Strategy

We live in a do-it-yourself culture. From home remodeling to teaching yourself how to play an instrument, the internet gives us the resources to learn and do just about anything on our own.

That includes creating a financial strategy. The vast array of resources available out there make putting together a financial strategy sound simple. But the benefits of working with a financial advisor to create a cohesive, personalized strategy can outweigh the pros of going it on your own. Here are just a few reasons you should work with a financial advisor to put together your strategy:

  1. Time. You may have the ability to put together your own strategy, but do you have the time? Putting together a financial strategy can take lots of time — time spent pulling current statements, researching options and making changes. A financial advisor can save you time by presenting options to you and handling the legwork to establish new strategies. He or she also can monitor and update your strategy as needed.
  2. Knowledge. A financial advisor understands the options available and how they work in tandem with the other items in your strategy. A financial advisor also understands the latest features of the available investment and insurance products.
  3. Accountability. A financial advisor will not only help you create a financial strategy, but he or she will keep you accountable to it. He or she can help you keep the bigger picture in mind and help you understand the progress you’re making toward your financial goals.

Is your financial strategy up to date? If not, it’s time to make it that way. We can help you create a strategy that is unique to you and your life. We will help identify any gaps in your current strategy and analyze various options to help get you to your goals. Contact us today to get your personalized financial strategy.


The content provided here is designed to provide general information on the subjects covered. It is not, however, intended to provide specific legal or tax advice. Contact us at info@securedretirements.com or call us at (952) 460­-3260 to schedule a time to discuss your financial situation and the potential role of investments in your financial strategy.

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Danielle Christensen


Danielle is dedicated to serving clients to achieve their retirement goals. As a Paraplanner, Danielle helps the advisors with the administrative side of preparing and documenting meetings. She is a graduate of the College of St. Benedict, with a degree in Business Administration and began working with Secured Retirement in May of 2023.

Danielle is a lifelong Minnesotan and currently resides in Farmington with her boyfriend and their senior rescue pittie/American Bulldog mix, Tukka.  In her free time, Danielle enjoys attending concerts and traveling. She is also an avid fan of the Minnesota Wild and loves to be at as many games as possible during the season!