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People deserve to understand what’s happening with their money.

Have you ever sat across from a financial advisor and only understood every third word they were saying? And yet they were talking about your money, your life and your future.

At Gertsema Wealth Advisors, we believe clients should understand everything that is happening with their money; that advisors should be just as good about explaining investments as they are at making them.

First, we’re going to get to know you and discuss what’s most important to you. We’re going to figure out your goals and the outcomes you’d like to achieve with this money. We’ll do this by establishing your Family Index Number, which is the rate of return needed on your investments in order to pursue those outcomes. After we determine your Family Index Number, we allocate your money to our various investment strategies designed to help you pursue those goals.

We work with a wide variety of clients – everyone from high net worth investors to those who are just starting out. While each family gets a personalized allocation strategy, we’ve helped thousands of families navigate their complex financial needs and guided them through life’s major decisions.

As your trusted advisor, we’re focused on adding convenience and simplicity to your lives. We will make sure you’re educated on your investments and how we manage your money – as much or as little information as you’d like.

Whether you’re investing hundreds or millions, at Gertsema Wealth Advisors we’re about much more than results – we’re about helping you understand where those results have come from and why the strategy works. If you’re tired of the mystery of investing and want to know exactly what’s happening with your money, schedule an appointment today.

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Our financial planning services are built on trust, transparency and accountability.

Our experienced team of professionals will develop a personalized plan that gives you the power – and a path – to realize your dreams. Explore services

Portfolio Management

Based on what was learned during the financial planning process, your Wealth Advisor will help select a blend of disciplined investment strategies to work towards your ultimate financial goals. Learn More

Legacy Planning

Your Wealth Advisor will work with dedicated specialists and will help guide you to resources to provide peace of mind for when you pass your wealth to the next generation. Learn more

Wealth Planning

Our wealth management process is built around your personalized financial plan. We learn all about you, where you are now, and where you’d like to be. Learn more

What to Bring

We will need a complete picture of your financial situation so that we can design a proposal best suited to your needs and goals. Learn more

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Personalized Wealth Management

Gertsema Wealth Advisors’ mission is to meet with clients on an individual basis, provide on-going financial advice, and base all decisions on individual client goals and risk tolerance. We design portfolios to provide income and peace of mind by minimizing risks and protecting profits. We are a wealth management firm based in St. Joseph, Missouri, serving families, business owners, executives, and institutions. Our team provides the highest level of service for our local and national clients in financial planning and investment management. Contact us today and let Gertsema Wealth Advisors help you on your True Wealth journey.

Contact one of our wealth advisors to request a complimentary consultation.

Investment Management

Disciplined investment strategies are the foundation of our investment management process. Our time-tested strategies are designed to meet a variety of investment goals and objectives.

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Carson Partners are growth-minded advisors wholly dedicated to helping clients reach a higher purpose for their wealth and design a lasting legacy for their families.

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Our Locations

Gertsema Wealth Advisors is headquartered in St. Joseph, Missouri. Contact us today to speak with a wealth advisor or financial professional.

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Market Commentary
Weekly Market Commentary – July 15, 2019

The S&P 500 continued its steady climb and ended the week at a new record high. Investors remain confident the Federal Reserve will lower rates at its meeting in late July. The S&P 500 climbed 0.8% for the week. The MSCI ACWI gained 0.2%. Read more

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Quarterly Market Outlook: Q3 2019
Carson Partners’ Scott Kubie shares key events we saw in the past quarter and how we think they’ll affect markets in the upcoming quarter. Contact us to speak with a financial advisor. Read more

Blog
How to Plan for Taxes in Retirement

by Mike Gertsema

Mark Twain said, “The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.” Some of us might feel that way in the spring every year, especially those who haven’t planned carefully. Read more

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News
Busting Three Half-Truths About Reverse Mortgages

A few years back, I conducted and published research in the Journal of Financial Planning that showed Americans don’t understand reverse mortgages. In fact, respondents scored below 50 percent on a 10-question true-false quiz.

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Monthly Newsletter
Celebrating True Financial Freedom

Fourth of July! We stand in the haze of firework smoke and barbecue grills enjoying our family, sweating in the heat. On this most nostalgic of holidays, we celebrate the independent spirit of what it means to be an American. More than a one-time political event in distant history, this is the freedom to stand on our own two feet and pursue our unique destiny. Read more

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  • Should you invest in a Roth or Traditional IRA?

    By Beth Schanou, JD

    Multiple retirement savings vehicles are available but having options can be overwhelming. Each option comes with different rules leading to a variance of outcomes in the short-term and long-term. It’s not that dissimilar to choosing what to eat. There are options which are satisfying in the short-term but may necessitate a more vigorous workout later to compensate. Read more

Weekly Market Commentary
  • Weekly Market Commentary – July 8, 2019

    The S&P 500 continued its very strong performance this year and reached a new high Wednesday before inching lower on Friday. The strong employment report on Friday pushed markets slightly lower by reducing the number of expected interest-rate cuts by the Federal Reserve. The S&P 500 climbed 1.7% for the week. The MSCI ACWI gained 1.2%. The Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index slipped 0.1% as yield rose in response to the jobs data. Read more