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<strong>Approach</strong>

Approach

Creating financial roadmaps that stand the test of time

Whether you consider yourself to be at the beginning of your career, almost ready to retire, just starting a family, sending kids off to college or thinking about how you’re going to leave a legacy – we’re here to help you develop a financial plan that connects the steps of your life journey – regardless of where you are on the path.

At Aligned Wealth Planning Group, we strive to build trusted relationships that make a significant impact on the lives of our clients. We provide thoughtful solutions and insightful advice to complex financial issues.

That may sound complicated but we make it easy because we do the heavy lifting. We collaborate with you to develop a strategic plan that meets your needs today and evolves as you move through life.

<strong>Dedication</strong>

Dedication

Our commitment to you is steadfast

When making decisions, we listen first – we want to understand your “why” – knowledge is critical in our being able to help you. Honesty and integrity are at the cornerstone of our approach – they set our foundation for how we approach every interaction, financial plan, investment portfolio and client relationship.

Our client relationships are built on the utmost respect and responsibility. We’re focused on building long-term connections where open communication, transparency, confidentiality and superior client service are at the core.

<strong>Process</strong>

Process

Focused, thoughtful, collaborative decisions

When it comes to developing your plan and making adjustments along the way, we’ll be by your side to help you make logical, informed decisions when our basic human instincts make us want to do the emotional and sometimes irrational thing. We believe in the importance of acknowledging our emotions and balancing that with logic to allow for more comprehensive decision making.

We listen intently to understand your needs, goals, challenges and the “why” behind it all. We conduct a deep dive analysis into understanding your total financial picture. Then we develop a holistic, personalized plan that meets your today and is positioned for your tomorrows. And we meet regularly and continually monitor and adapt your financial plan as your life evolves.

Have questions about fees? Please ask us. The value we bring and our transparent fees result in a win-win for our clients.

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The Aligned Wealth Planning Group Team

Brady Schmidt, CFP®, CRPC®

Certified Financial Planner

612-347-8620

Brady@AlignedWealthPlanning.com

Location: Minneapolis, MN office

As a fiduciary, independent advisor and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER with nearly two decades of experience, Brady has poured his life into helping clients with their financial planning. He started in the industry straight from college and deeply enjoys building individual financial plans, getting to know each client beyond their balance sheet and developing multi-generational family relationships.

Brady is a self-proclaimed analytical spreadsheet geek and caring, financial psychologist. Brady discovered his enthusiasm for numbers at a young age, learning statistics from the backs of baseball cards and always keeping score for family card games. As the son of two educators, Brady values lifelong learning and empowering others with information. Brady attended the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a minor in Economics. Additionally, Brady holds his series 7 and 66 registrations along with insurance licenses in numerous states.

Outside of the office, Brady and his partner Mark enjoy their time in Golden Valley by grabbing dinner with friends, taking in a play or attending a local sporting event. Want to spark a conversation? Tell Brady about your most recent travels, last 18 holes of golf, fantasy sports teams, or how badly your March Madness bracket was busted this year.

Geoff Klein, BFA™, CRPC®

Financial Planner

507-625-6545

Geoff@AlignedWealthPlanning.com

Location: Mankato, MN office

As a financial planner and certified Behavioral Financial Advisor™, Geoff helps clients plan for the unexpected and the certainty and uncertainty of life and market and economic trends. Geoff takes a rigorous approach to his planning and understands the importance of designing a financial plan that is continuously monitored to navigate life’s changes as future events unfold.

The importance of planning for the unexpected is deeply personal for Geoff. He became interested in finance as a boy when he had a job at his Dad’s office putting labels on envelopes which contained client’s monthly statements. Geoff naturally wanted to be like his Dad and as he got older, he realized the important impact his Dad’s personal financial planning had on the family when he died at age 51. Geoff had just turned 15 and his brothers were 12 and 19. Thanks to thorough financial planning, his Dad had life insurance to protect the family. It was hard enough to lose a parent without also adding a massive lifestyle change – thankfully, they were able to avoid the latter. Geoff takes his personal experience and applies his learnings to help client be prepared for the times when they need a plan the most.

Geoff graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance with an emphasis in Personal Financial Planning. He obtained his Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor designation and his certification as a Behavioral Finance Advisor to better equip him with the tools and perspective to advise clients when they are faced with intense and often competing emotions around financial decisions.

When he is not in the office, Geoff enjoys playing competitive golf and spending time with his wife Jana and boys, Owen and Palmer. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the LeSueur Country Club and the Minnesota Golf Association.

Justin "JB" Bernacki

Client Experience Coordinator

612-347-8620

Justin@AlignedWealthPlanning.com

Justin “JB” Bernacki is focused on providing top level client service. He thrives on solving problems for clients behind the scenes and helping them in real-time.

JB delivers five years of experience in the financial services industry in addition to his time in retail management. Additionally, he was both a middle- and high school social studies teacher where he founded and coached the John Marshall mock trial team.

JB lives in Midtown Phillips-Minneapolis with his wife Grady, and he is the ultimate cheerleader for his son Theo. His downtime is spent cooking with his cast iron skillet, crocheting and quizzing his son on presidential trivia.

Our Partners

Our aim is to deliver best in class options to our clients

That’s why we’ve partnered with AdvisorNet and offer direct access to some of their industry leading solutions.

The team of professionals at AdvisorNet Portfolio Partners provides powerful portfolio management and a deep level of investment options so we can focus on what’s most important – our clients.

We partner with AdvisorNet Insurance to offer our clients a full array of customized protection planning solutions, including Medicare, life, disability, and long-term care insurance.