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Welcome to A New Approach Financial Planning!

How can I create income for my retirement?

Which is best for me - a Traditional IRA or a Roth IRA?

How can I manage my investment risks?

Today's financial questions and decisions can be complex. Getting questions answered and finding information to make smart decisions takes time. Time most people don't have today.

Tom Roberts is a Certified Financial Planner™ who can help you improve your financial situation. As an objective financial planner, we provide information and guidance, so you can make the best choices for your future.

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•   Get objective, independent advice

•   Receive customized advice on an Hourly, Fee-Only basis

•   Retain control of your assets

•   Get advice as you need it, a complete plan or one topic

•   Work with a Certified Financial Planner™

At A New Approach We ...

•   Listen to our clients

•   Believe everyone can benefit from financial planning

•   Provide advice only - No investment or product sales

•   Are paid directly by our clients for our advice - No commissions, asset fees or third party payments

•   Are fiduciaries - your best interest is always our first concern

•   Are a Florida Registered Investment Advisor


Want to know more about are the benefits of working with a financial planner like me? Here's the Difference.

Check out Our Services and 7 Steps to Success for more information on how we work and services we provide.

Are you ready to take A New Approach to your financial life? Contact Us today to get started. You'll be glad you did!


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A New Approach Financial Planning, a member of The Garrett Planning Network, Inc., provides objective, hourly, fee-only financial planning services to a wide range of clients from all walks of life, income levels and backgrounds.

We pride ourselves on our experience, service and sensitivity to client needs and wishes.


Tom Roberts receives the Insignia Award for quality customer service

The Sarasota Chamber of Commerce bestows the Insignia Award to companies who have demonstrated superior service over more than five years.  See the article here.

Wednesday November 4, 2015 3:00 to 4:30 - Optimizing Your Social Security

Retirement benefits from Social Security are a large portion of most retirees' retirement income. Before starting to take benefits, make sure you know how to optimize your benefits. Whether you are single or married, learn how to make sure you get the most from your hard earned benefits. Tom Roberts, CFP® will show you the rules and plans to optimize your Social Security retirement benefits.

Free.  Workshop at South Manatee Library 6081 26th Street West Bradenton.  Information and RSVP at 941.927.9590.

Diversify your investments with cash options

The global investment markets provided another lesson last week on the benefits of diversification and holding some cash. If you have a diversified portfolio, including some bonds and cash, you did not experience as deep a drop in value as in stock markets. As a side benefit, you had the opportunity to buy investments at a discounted price with part of your cash. The nagging question for many investors is that holding cash has a cost when markets are performing well.

Read the rest of the Bradenton Herald Article.