Goals Based Investment Management From the Customization Stage described in What You Can Expect we take our clients through a process to determine what stage of their financial life they are currently in. The process that Vaughn Asset Advisory uses is Goals-Based Investment Management.What is Goals-Based Investment Management?To Vaughn Asset Advisory, having a goals-based approach can help investors position their wealth to support the key financial results they seek throughout their lives. The approach is designed as a progression investors commonly experience as they invest for their goals.We believe that this progression includes three distinct stages, each having its own demand. Our goals-based strategies are designed to accumulate, preserve, and distribute wealth in order to address the demands of each stage.The 3 stages we have defined at Vaughn Asset Advisory are the Build (asset accumulation), Shield (asset preservation), and Provide (asset distribution). Build Growing your wealth through sound investment strategies. Shield Helping safeguard your wealth against losses that can derail your future plans. Provide Funding your dreams, during what may be a lengthy and active retirement. We determine what stage the client is in by taking them through a detailed risk tolerance questionnaire along with a very honest discussion of what their hopes, dreams, and goals are for where they are currently in life, and what they would like to achieve in the future. This information helps us build a detailed financial picture that allows us to determine which of the 3 stages the client is in and which stage they will be moving towards in the future.Within the Build, Shield, and Provide stages of life we have developed several portfolios that can be tailored to each individual client’s personal investment needs & risk tolerance.All investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. There is no assurance that any investment strategy will be successful. The above example is hypothetical only, and does not represent the actual performance of any particular investments. Investments in securities do not offer a fixed rate of return. Principal, yield and/or share price will fluctuate with changes in market conditions and when sold or redeemed, you may receive more or less than originally invested. To learn more about the goals based portfolios please click the button below. Learn more Test Your Investment Knowledge! How much do you know about investing? Take our quiz and find out instantly. First Name Last Name Email Address Thank you! Oops!