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Financial Planning for You 

There isn't a one-size-fits-all financial plan. You are unique. The achievements you have accomplished are unique. The people you love are unique. The things you enjoy are unique. That's why you need a financial plan that's tailored to your specific situation.

Our goal at Gate City Advisors is to help you define your financial goals, and then create a personalized financial plan to help you reach your financial goals.

Our Client Onboarding Process >>>

Our Financial Planning Team's Mission


We strive to come alongside you to discover your financial goals.


We work to develop your unique financial plan.


We help you implement your personalized plan to successfully get you TO and THROUGH your retirement.

Our Client Onboarding Process

Our firm's "client-first" mentality means we're committed to understanding your unique situation as we discover, design, and deliver your personalized financial plan.

In efforts to keep you in the driver's seat, we want you to know the roadmap of our onboarding process so there are no surprises along the way. Below is our step-by-step client onboarding process:

1. Introductory Call (10-15 Minutes)

  • Assess your needs and objectives
  • Introduce the GCA Planning Process
  • Determine if GCA may be a good fit for your financial goals
  • Schedule Discovery Meeting

2. Discovery Meeting (60-90 Minutes)

  • Discuss your goals and objectives in greater depth
  • Explain the GCA Plan Summary
  • Set a possible agenda and timeline for financial planning elements

At this point, if you determine that our team is a good fit for your financial goals, we will:

  • Execute a client agreement
  • Schedule your first Design Meeting
  • Send you our intake questionnaire
  • Collect the engagement fee (if applicable)

3. Design Meeting(s) (60-90 Minutes)

  • Review client data
  • Review risk management elements of financial plan
  • Identify need for legal, tax, or ancillary specialists
  • Review updated plan summary/progress report
  • Review hypothetical retirement accumulation or income illustrations
  • Discuss investment portfolio design and consolidation
  • Begin or schedule implementation processes
  • Schedule next meeting

4. Delivery Meeting (30-60 Minutes)

  • Complete all outstanding paperwork
  • Initiate online access and paperless statements
  • Schedule follow-up meeting
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What Is Good Financial Planning?

Financial planning is the process of determining your specific financial goals and then making deliberate choices to reach those goals, while protecting yourself against possible financial threats through purposeful saving and spending. But there's a difference between good financial planning and not-so-good financial planning. Click below to watch our short video.

Schedule a No-Commitment Introductory Call

Schedule a quick, 15-minute, no-commitment conversation with one of our advisors to find out if our team might be a good fit for you and your financial goals.

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