I work with you to build a plan
that incorporates all aspects
of your financial life.

STEPHEN DYER, CFP ®

FOUNDER

The financial planning team at Optimal Wealth Strategies brings with it a
multitude of experience. Each member possesses a unique competency that
combines to provide a comprehensive estate and financial planning solution.

8 ELEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONTROL

A goal without
a plan is just
a wish.

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Emergency Builder

Liquidity is important for those unexpected yet expected events. Not having enough emergency funds can cause inefficiencies in your investments and income if those emergencies are having to be taken care of out of them.

Revenue Replacer

Revenue Replacer looks at what happens when sources of income are lost. This may be the loss of pension, social security, and other sources of income when a loved one passes away. It’s important to have a strategy in place to replace that income, so that the lifestyle going forward isn’t compromised.

Income Optimizer

Income is the foundation of a financial plan. Income optimization makes sure you’re taking income the most tax efficient way. It also ensures that you have enough guaranteed income source for certainty in your financial life. Predictable income allows you to be spontaneous with your lifestyle for the things you enjoy doing, and living the retirement you dreamed of.

Asset Builder

Once you have your income optimized and you know that you have your income and where their sources are coming from, you have your emergency builder set up so you have liquidity. You have your revenue replacer taken care of so you’re taking care of your loved ones. Now’s the time to start to finally start building your assets, not just for short-term and long-term. Using the asset builder process, we are able to structure assets strategically utilizing intelligent portfolio design hoping to enhance the most amount, or get the most amount of your money that’s possible.

Legacy Enhancer

Legacy Enhancer focuses on growing your assets for your future, and those that you want to leave your money to. The right balance of risk and reward can be found by developing an investment policy statement for your financial plan to ensure you’re not taking on too much risk, and that your goals can have a higher likelihood of success.

Tax Planner

With tax planning everyone understands that whether you pay $5 or $50,000 to the IRS, everyone loathes paying money to the tax world. Realizing that taxes are a fee that can have a negative income, not just short term, but also long term with your investment plan is very serious business. During the tax planner module we look to see how taxes impact everything. All the way from your income, to your assets, to your estate, and your legacy. We stress the tax importance so people understand the net rate of return for their investments rather than the gross.

Legacy Defender

Legacy Defense is important for protecting your money from other people. You’ve worked hard to get where you are. We live in a litigious society. This analyzes where your investments & assets might be vulnerable to lawsuits and creditors & then makes recommendations on how better to protect yourself.

Dynasty Creator

Dynasty Creator assesses where your estate is now, and how better to optimize what you leave behind. It’s not only important what you leave behind, but how you leave it. There are 3 places your assets can go when you pass: Your Loved Ones, Charities, & the IRS. No one wants to leave it to the IRS. A properly structured financial plan will include legacy strategies to leave assets the most tax efficient way.

Our Services

Financial Planning

In the financial services industry, there are generally two ways of obtaining financial advice: one is given by stockbrokers and the other is given by investment advisors.

Retirement Income

When developing a retirement plan there is much more to think about besides saving money. 401(k)’s, IRA’s,Life Insurance, Annuities and Trusts all can be combined to make sure that you have enough money to retire on and that your money is protected.

Investing Management

At Optimal Wealth Strategies, we believe no two investors are alike. Therefore, in order to help each client meet their financial goals, we base our process on a client-focused, personalized approach using multiple investment strategies.

Legacy Planning

Throughout your life you have worked extremely hard to create a secure financial future for your family and loved ones. It is critical that you take the proper steps necessary to conserve your estate and financial security after you pass away.

Tax Planning

Perhaps the most impactful piece of retirement planning is determining your current and future tax liability and developing strategies to minimize the amount of taxes you pay in retirement.

What Our Clients Are Saying

 3 Pines Farm and Forge

Stephen is extremely knowledgeable and is super reliable when it comes to taxes and financial planning and information. I strongly recommend optum to all of my friends and family!!

Marla Friedmann

We have had Stephen Dyer as our financial advisor for about five years. He listens, gives great advise with explanations, and best of all, our moneys continue to grow. We trust him. That’s the bottom line. We’re so happy our paths crossed. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing direction in financial growth.

Genevieve Balogh

We love working with Stephen and his team. He is extremely knowledgeable and always able to easily communicate with clients that may not have a financial background like ourselves. He makes us feel comfortable and confident that he has our back and is doing his absolute best to make sure we are as financially sound and successful as possible.

 T. Wagher

Always a pleasure to work with Stephen.

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Investment Advisory services provided by individuals as Investment Advisory Representatives of Motiv8 Investments, LLC, a Registered Investment Adviser.  Motiv8 Investments does not provide insurance, tax, or estate planning services.  Such services, if provided, are provided by individuals affiliated with Motiv8 Investments in their separately licensed capacities.