80 Wolf Road, Suite 301 Albany, NY 12205
We work to understand you and your family and guide you, like your family's CFO, toward the growth and preservation of your meaningful wealth, often across several generations. Our differentiator is to provide Advice for Life, simplify the complex, and take the mystery out of money and finances using our GPS system and Bucket Approach to retirement income planning.
“Advice for Life” is a process that you and our team, as your financial guides, will undertake together. By helping you articulate your aspirations, we are better able to understand where you want to be and develop a road map seeking to help you get there. Whether you are in the accumulation phase of your financial journey or a retiree, we will work with you to chart a path to your dreams. Whatever your hopes for the future, our preferred way to pursue the vision of how you’ll spend the years ahead is to commit to a plan that can take you there. Our “GPS System” has helped other clients manage debt, better understand the financial decisions that support their situation, and improve family communication regarding money issues.
Before making any recommendations, we meet to learn about you and your family. This enables us to assess your situation, current needs, risk tolerance and future goals.
After evaluating your unique situation, we develop a personal course designed to help you work toward your goals.
Solutions, Implementation & Monitoring
We partner with you to develop and put into action a customized plan that takes into consideration all areas of your financial life and helps you confidently pursue your goals.
Our investment methodology for your retirement income is designed striving to help create growth while still protecting the money you need the most. We call it “Our Bucket Approach” and it divides your money into three “buckets” ranging from short-term to long-term spending needs. The goal is to keep short-term and intermediate cash-flow needs in relatively lower-volatility investments, potentially shielding them from volatile markets. Longer term savings are invested toward growth.
Next 1-2 years
For living expenses not covered by Social Security and/or pension and short-term spending needs.
Low-Risk, High Quality Investments
Next 3-10 years
For medium range spending needs and goals and perhaps to increase yearly income.
Fixed income funds, balanced stock funds/ETFs
Next 10+ Years
For longer-term needs and goals for mitigation of the effects of inflation.
Stock funds/ETFs positioned toward growth
Advice for Life is an ongoing process. Over the course of your lifetime, your goals and circumstances can change. Through these ups and downs our team can assist with providing guidance on a number of topics.
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
A.J. began his career in 1982 and has over 30 years of financial services experience, including long careers with one of the largest banking institutions in the U.S. and a renowned certified public accounting firm. He established A.J....
Client Services Associate
In her role as Client Service Associate, Ann is responsible for all the day to day non-client office administration as well as assisting with client servicing. Prior to joining the firm in September 2016, Ann worked for over 30 years...
LPL Wealth Advisor
In July 2015, Jim joined A.J. Amato Wealth Management as a Client Services Associate. In his position, Jim is responsible for assisting A.J. with the development of comprehensive financial plans, investment research, and providing high...
Branch Operations Manager
Laurie was hired in November 2012 as an Administrative Associate to help maintain quality client services in our ever growing firm. In December 2016, Laurie assumed the role of Branch Operations Manager. Prior to joining A.J. Amato...
Client Services Associate to A.J. Amato, CPA, CFP®
Emma began working as a Client Services Associate for AJ Amato in May 2022. Previously, she worked as a paralegal for seven years--first in immigration law, then in real estate law.Emma grew up outside of Boston and graduated from...
A.J. Amato, CPA, CFP is a financial advisor with and securities and advisory services are offered through LPL Financial, a registered investment advisor, Member FINRA and SIPC.