We’re advocates for your financial world—and your life
At CBM Wealth Management, we are an accomplished team of financial advisors who offer solutions, strategies and analysis along with the diverse experience and insight successful individuals and families need today. But beyond our knowledge and capabilities, we offer our clients what we believe is essential to our long-term relationship—advocacy.
We’re truly happy when you’ve achieved important milestones. That’s why our relationships always begin with planning—asking the right questions and helping you understand how all the pieces of your entire financial life should work together. Our conversations will help us clarify objectives, explain your cash flow needs and manage risk. Working with your other professional advisors, we can then align the right investment strategy to help you achieve your goals. Wherever you are in your life, whatever your questions, concerns or challenges, we believe our advice and advocacy can empower you to make confident decisions today and for years to come.
Lisa Chapman, Natalie Barron and Lindsay Mais have been recognized as industry leaders.
- Lisa Chapman, Forbes America's Top Women Advisors, 2018
- Lisa Chapman, Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, 2018, 2019
- Lisa Chapman, Forbes Top 200 Women Advisors, 2019, 2020
- Natalie Barron, Working Mother Magazine Top Wealth Advisor Moms, 2018, 2019, 2020
- Natalie Barron, Forbes America's Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors, 2017, 2018
- Natalie Barron, Forbes Best-In-State Next-Generation Wealth Advisors for CA, 2019
- Lindsay Mais, Forbes America's Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors, 2017, 2018
Women and wealth
Can you do it all?
If you’re like many women today, you’re not only taking care of others—your children, your parents, a partner, you’re managing a successful career. Given your many other priorities and the demands on your time, are you also taking the right financial steps to help protect what matters most?
We see our role as financial educators. The more you know about what you have and what you’ll need to reach your goals, the more successful our relationship can be. As women, we understand on a personal level the concerns you have.
For example, women live an average of five years longer than men.1 That means it’s likely you’ll need more funding for retirement and healthcare coverage than you may have previously thought. How comfortable are you with investing? Is your portfolio structured to address risk and performance? Our conversations will focus on all of these questions, as well as a customized plan and investment strategy for moving confidently toward your goals.
Corporate executive solutions
How can your equity awards help you meet your long-term goals?
If you receive a large part of your compensation in company stock or stock options, optimizing the value of your awards is key. It’s important to understand the bigger picture, and learn how equity awards can impact growing and protecting your wealth over time.
Our customized planning approach integrates your awards into a long-term strategy to help us:
- Prioritize goals
- Assess the right estate, insurance and charitable planning and tax strategies for your needs
- Clarify the impact of cash flow
- Analyze an appropriate investment allocation
- Manage risk
Depending on your needs, we’ll recommend solutions for:
- Diversifying concentrated positions
- Managing restricted stock awards
- Executing stock options
- Selling privately held or public shares that are subject to Rule 144
Business transition and succession
Pass it on or sell? Is it time to step away from your business?
When you’ve invested so much time, energy and passion into building your business, stepping away from it can be one of the most difficult decisions you’ll ever make. Our early involvement in the planning process can help you make the right choices.
We understand the emotions that come with owning and growing a successful business and the concerns that often arise when you step away—whether through succession or sale. So many factors—with both short- and long-term consequences—come into play. To gain the greatest benefit, we believe you shouldn’t make a decision of this magnitude alone. Our early involvement can add significant value to your strategy. That’s why we work with you and your family throughout the decision-making process.
Our advice addresses how best to structure the transfer, as well as important estate planning considerations. If you choose to stay involved, we’ll talk about how you can do that, too. Whoever you decide to hand over the reins to, you’ll still feel in total control of your finances and your legacy.
Are you saving enough?
The closer you are to retirement, the more important your planning strategy becomes. And the longer you spend in retirement, the greater the impact your decisions can have on your retirement lifestyle. We’ll help you plan and prepare for the retirement you’ve earned.
Retirement means different things to different people. For some it may be a reduced work schedule. For others, it may be a relaxed, simpler life with time to do the things they couldn’t do while working. All in all, your retirement could last 30 years or more.
This can be an exciting time for you, but also one of apprehension. Our team works with many pre-retirees, steering them down the right path with a comfortable income plan to help support a lifestyle and the pursuits they can enjoy.
What will your child’s future hold?
You want your children to have the best opportunities in life. But they also need to understand the responsibilities that often come with their good fortune. Striking the right balance starts with the right plan. Our team is here to take you and your family through each step of that process.
We believe that when your family is financially healthy, everything else falls into place. That’s why we go the extra mile to provide each generation with the guidance they need. Our team will work with you to explore the deeper issues and dynamics of your family—how you collectively think about money, budgets, inheritance, and financial responsibility.
Our goal is to understand your values so we can then recommend the most appropriate strategies for you—from saving and investing to preserving and ultimately transferring your wealth to the people and causes that are important to you.
Can your wealth make a difference in the world?
Giving back to our community and the causes we believe in couldn’t be more important for our team. Because it’s our passion, we believe we can provide you with inspired advice for clarifying your personal charitable goals and creating a strategy that aligns with your overall wealth plan.
Few decisions are as personal as those that involve a commitment to philanthropy. Whether for your community, the environment, or society, there are so many ways your wealth can make a difference. And it’s not just about how much you give, it’s also how you choose to do it. You hope to make the greatest charitable impact, as well as maximize tax benefits.
We can explore strategic philanthropic solutions that fit with your giving goals and long-term financial plan—from charitable trusts and donor- advised funds to gifting strategies and sustainable investing.