Yellowstone Financial, Inc.

Preparing for Your Appointment

Have an upcoming appointment? Here’s how you can be prepared to get the most out of the meeting.

3-2-1 Financial Fitness Review | Financial Profile | Financial Independence | Portfolio Recommendations/Investment Review | Tax Preparation | Tax Planning | Insurance | Estate Planning | Year End Review |

3-2-1 Financial Fitness Review

At least two business days before the appointment, please submit:

  •  Personal Profile
  •  Signed contract
  •  Copy of last two years of tax returns
  •  List of assets and liabilities, including pension benefits
  •  Investment statements
  •  Half of the total fee
  •  Your three questions

Financial Profile Meeting

Bring in retainer or asset management contract, a check for your first payment, and your latest investment statements.  Think about your financial goals such as how much you’d like in retirement income (and when), saving for higher education, purchasing first and second homes, and other goals.

Financial Independence Meeting

No preparation required.

Portfolio Recommendations/Investment Review Meeting

No preparation required for new clients. If you’re an existing client, please provide us with an updated list of assets and values that are not covered by our quarterly reports at least three days before our meeting.

Tax Preparation Meeting

Please submit tax organizer and tax forms such as 1099s, W-2s, etc. at least ten days before your meeting.

Tax Planning Meeting

If we didn’t prepare your taxes, please submit your latest state and federal income tax returns at least two business days before our meeting. Bring in your year-to-date paystub(s) and knowledge of whether your income and deductions may be different than last year.

Insurance Meeting

Please bring information on these policies: property and casualty insurance (auto, home, personal liability/umbrella), disability insurance (individual policies and those through work), life insurance, long-term care insurance, and health insurance.

Estate Planning

Bring existing estate planning documents including wills, trusts, financial and health care powers of attorney, living wills, and other estate planning documents. Bring information on the beneficiaries of accounts such as retirement accounts, insurance policies, and annuities.  Understand how significant assets such as your home are titled. Also think about who you’d want to care for your children (if relevant) and serve as the personal representative of your estate.

Year End-Review

Bring information on earned and investment income to date and an understanding of how your income is likely to change in the coming year. If this is at least your second year with us, we’ll rotate insurance, estate planning, and retirement planning checkups as part of this meeting.