What We Do An advisor can be your guide and partner with you across life's journey.While some may think of financial planning as a goal in itself, we see it as a lifelong process.When you work with us at Diamond Financial Services, a planning process is customized exclusively for you, adjusted for your life's changes along the way. It’s a process we have been using since 1995 to help anyone, regardless of age or financial background, create a plan that is personal and fits individual needs.Together we will establish an important connection. You’ll work on your financial issues and goals with a partner who:Helps you discover your long-term goals and aspirations;Will help you build a plan to achieve those goals, tailored to fit your present situation;Will work with you to adapt your plan as your life grows and changes;Can help you and your family navigate the changes across life stages;Can help you understand and apply appropriate investment solutions and financial products;Will offer thoughtful options and guidance;Understands that it’s your money and your future, so it should be your personal plan.We take your journey seriously and we'll be there every step of the way.Are You a DIY-er?When it comes to managing your investments, what should you consider when determining if doing it yourself is right for you?Five ways a we can help make you a better investorWhile there are many options when it comes to managing your investments online, plenty of the work – research, investment management, decision making –still falls under your responsibility. So exactly what kind of benefits can we provide versus what you sign up for when you do it yourself?1. Getting to know youWe will work to understand what's important to you – both your short-term and long-term goals, what your saving and spending behaviors are like, and the kind of lifestyle you have or are working toward. We will then build a personalized strategy designed to help you achieve those goals. You would obviously be aware of your goals, but can you look at the big picture? Can you analyze your own financial picture and track your own progress over time? By partnering with us you can benefit from having someone who has a deep understanding of your financial goals and can help keep you on track toward achieving them.2. Objective advice Many do-it-yourself investors fall into a common investing trap: emotional investing. Too often, emotions can be the biggest risk to your investment success. Chasing performance and moving into and out of the markets can lead to poor diversification. We offer objective, personalized advice that is needed when the markets get volatile. Our main goal is to help keep you focused on your long-term financial objectives and will create a personalized investment strategy to help get you there.3. Deep understanding of investment researchWe understand market patterns, the nature of diversification and other factors necessary in helping you make investment choices for your situation. You can look up many types of financial data on your own, but do you know how to put it all together into a cohesive picture? As a DIY-er, you can spend time doing financial research and still may not have considered everything that can impact your decision making. You can trust us with our years of experience and training, to research and make sense out of research, with your financial goals in mind.4. Complex investment needsYour financial investment story is uniquely yours. As you plan for or settle into retirement, the need to involve your accountant and your attorney in your financial strategy is likely, whether you own your own business, are expecting an inheritance or a large influx of money, or have specific estate considerations. We have a depth of knowledge and experience to help you navigate most situations, as well as working with your tax advisor and attorney to develop solutions to meet your individual needs We want to work with your other advisors as a taem approach.5. Strategy review and new opportunitiesThink of us as your navigator on this financial journey. By working together to regularly review your investment strategy and taking advantage of opportunities along the way, you can have a clearer picture of where you stand and what you need to do to help reach your goals.With home repairs, if a "do-it-yourself" mistake is made, you can always call in a contractor. But when it comes to managing your one financial future, there are significant benefits to having a professional that knows what's important to you by your side.