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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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Ryan Keapproth

Ryan Keapproth

Retirement Planner

Ryan is dedicated to serving clients to achieve their retirement goals. Ryan’s holistic approach centers on wealth management strategies with a focus on income planning throughout retirement. As a Financial Advisor, Ryan is an Investment Adviser Representative (IAR), life and health insurance licensed and a Certified Tax Preparer. Ryan is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, with an Accounting and Finance major.

Ryan is a lifelong Minnesotan originally from Woodbury and currently residing in Bloomington with his wife, Riamae, and their rescue Terrier Beagle mix, Douglas. He and his family are avid travelers in their free time. Ryan enjoys playing golf and poker, and describes himself as a major foodie enjoying new restaurants around the cities whenever possible. He is a sports fan especially when the Vikings and Timberwolves are playing.