What is the education and work experience background of my advisor? What financial designations and certifications does my advisor have?
What proprietary products does my advisor have? Is there potential conflict of interest when recommending products and/or services?
What is NUA? If I have employer stock why is this strategy important to know about?
Given my current lifestyle, what rate of return do I need to earn on my portfolio from now and until retirement? What rate during retirement do I need to earn?
What dollar amount do I need to save each month in order to retire on the day I want to?
What are the various multi-generational planning techniques that are available to maximize my federal and state applicable exclusions to ensure that my net worth will transfer to the people I desire and not the IRS, state, and federal governments?
What portfolio insurance strategies are available to me to safeguard my investments?
How is my total investment portfolio tax diversified to reduce taxes now and also down the road?
What strategy is there to convert my current growth portfolio to an income producing portfolio?
What strategy is currently in place to continue my family’s lifestyle that I will enjoy on the day prior to the day I retire regardless of what happens to the financial markets?
How is my financial situation secure so that my family can continue their lifestyle if I become laid off, disabled, have a premature death, have a legal judgment, or need long term health care?
How can my family and I exercise a Pension, Social Security, Incentive Stock Options, Nonqualified Stock Options, Restricted Stock, Phantom Stock, Stock Appreciation Rights, and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation plans most effectively?
How is my current investment, tax, and estate planning coordinated with each other and have those respective professionals spoken?
If I feel I am behind and not sure what to do, who do I trust to give me the impartial advice and direction that I need?
What are my peers doing that I am not currently doing or aware of?