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“Financial planning is a life-long journey. I’m here to personalize your process and help you reach your individual financial goals.”

 - Melissa Thompson, ChFC® Accrue Financial Services

When you think of working with a financial advisor, what comes to mind? Is it walking into a corporate office, showing them your assets, and then blindly trusting that they’re going to do what’s in your interest?

If that’s how you picture investing, you’re not alone.

In a study by Spectrum Group, “only 15% of affluent Americans said they felt “very knowledgeable about financial products.” Even among the ultra-high-net-worth set, less than half said they felt “very knowledgeable” and high-income women reported even less confidence than men.” (Source)

At Accrue Financial Services, we believe that part of a sound financial strategy is educating our clients on what’s going on with their portfolio, why diversification is important, and why we feel some monetary decisions are better than others. Knowing how your financial future is going to be achieved is a big part of feeling more secure about what’s ahead; that means financial literacy should be part of what we do.

We encourage our clients to want to know the “whys” of financial planning and to feel comfortable asking questions at any time of the decision-making process. Melissa Thompson, ChFC® with Accrue Financial Services is happy to meet you at her downtown Denver office or in the Castle Rock, CO area.

Here's how we work

As financial advisor, Melissa Thompson knows that dealing with your finances can feel overwhelming. That’s why she believes it’s important to establish a healthy client/financial professional relationship from the beginning – that way once you’ve found the a fit, you know you don’t have to go through the search again!

My process encompasses these eight steps:

  1. Establishing and defining the client-planner relationship
  2. Gathering client data including goals
  3. Analyzing and evaluating the client’s current financial status
  4. Developing and presenting recommendations and/or alternatives
  5. Communicating the recommendations
  6. Implementing the recommendations
  7. Monitoring the recommendations
  8. Practicing within Professional and Regulatory Standards