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What We Do and How We Can Help

July 11, 2017

During the accumulation phase of life we should carefully plan to protect and build our wealth with a focus on turning cash-flow into net-worth. During the distribution phase of life (retirement) we need to learn how to turn net-worth into cash flow. Without a personalized roadmap, the path toward and into retirement can be full of speed bumps and potholes. But the road ahead can be less strenuous if you have a clear strategy and a knowledgeable financial advisor by your side.

This is the role I seek to play in my clients’ lives. My mission is to help make the transition into retirement more manageable and less stressful by building a personalized retirement strategy and offering ongoing support, unbiased advice, and objective guidance.


I founded Lutz & Associates with the intention of helping business owners, professionals, and pre-retirees resolve their conflicts and contradictions around money, allowing them to live a more confident and prosperous life.

We believe that most people are experiencing some internal turmoil over the “right” thing to do with their finances. Whether it be over cash flow decisions, estate planning, wealth management, investing, social security choices, business succession or even competing goals such as paying for college and being able to retire. 


Most of my clients fall into one of three categories— Pre-retirees (1-10 years prior to retirement) business owners, and professionals. Regardless of which category you fall into, we have come to realize that YOU are the primary asset and that your beliefs, behavior and attitudes around money have a direct impact on your results.

Therefore, we focus on these 5 empowering beliefs regardless of where you fall on the accumulation/distribution graph.

  1. Protect your todays before planning your tomorrows.
  2. Rate of savings is more important than rate of return.
  3. The purpose of investing is to maintain purchasing power. Not to radically improve lifestyle.
  4. Debt is a tool that must be used wisely.
  5. Living a budgeted lifestyle increases confidence.

As I evaluate your entire financial picture, I shape your retirement strategy with an acute knowledge of financial and asset protection concepts. My goal is to maximize your ability to transition your net worth into cash flow in a seamless fashion.

Ultimately, I think my clients value the way I can explain complex retirement and financial concepts in an easy-to-understand manner, and that they choose to work with me because of my commitment to transparency and authenticity. Working with me, you can feel confident knowing your needs always come first.


When you’re approaching retirement, it’s essential to shift your mindset and financial goals from accumulating wealth to distributing wealth, all while managing risk. Through our comprehensive array of services, I can assist with asset management, financial organization and budgeting, Social Security planning, income planning, wealth protection, and more.

Beyond arming yourself with a customized retirement strategy, you gain the benefit of having a financial professional available to provide unbiased guidance, objective advice, and ongoing support as you transition into retirement and enjoy your Golden Years.


What kind of retirement do you envision having? When can you retire and what lifestyle can you enjoy? In less than 20 minutes, I can help you visualize your retirement in a whole new way with the Ready-2-Retire tool. You’ll be able to create a personal retirement profile you can reference whenever you need to make decisions about your retirement.

Complete your Ready-2-Retire profile to get started. Afterward, I’m here to review your results and answer any questions you have, as well as discuss how you can pursue the retirement of your dreams. Get started now:


Since 1999, Carl Lutz has served more than 400 families and business owners in the area of building and protecting wealth. Today he spends much of his time helping pre-retirees transition from accumulation to distribution, in conjunction with serving business owners in the areas of estate and succession planning. Along with nearly two decades of experience, he has received the "Advanced Financial Planning" designation, the Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®), signifying his comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of financial services. To learn more about Carl, visit or connect with him on LinkedIn.