As the world evolves, so do the financial products in the market. Therefore, choosing the ones to best meet your needs can be quite complicated, and that is why we are here to help.
Managing ones assets, implementing diverse investment strategies, and saving for retirement are some of the key components to a financial plan. We know preserving current wealth and determining the proper amount to save is critical. Therefore, by diversifying your assets, understanding your financial condition, and accessing your future needs, our advisors will establish a plan to help you meet your financial objectives*.
Risk management and insurances are essential to any comprehensive financial security plan. Life insurance, Long Term Care, Disability Income and Liability Protection are some of the ways you can protect yourself, and your family, from undue hardship and unpredictable events.
After a lifetime of receiving an employee paycheck , creating a smooth and seamless transition to a retirement paycheck is imperative. Steady cash flow with a direct deposit to your bank account, just like your former employer did, can take anxiety out of your day to day spending.
A death is always difficult, but it can be less challenging with a proper estate plan. Estate Planning ahead of a death can ease the financial transition in a very emotional time. Probate avoidance, estate tax minimization,and the peace of mind of knowing where your assets will go are a few of the benefits of this type of planning.
Investing in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds are not the only options anymore. Sometimes it can make sense for an investor to utilize a strategy that incorporates dynamic investments that aren’t always correlated with the stock market. Most investments only make money when markets go up. It's critical to have some of your money allocated for potential growth in all circumstances. +
Everyone has their own reason for gifting their assets or a portion of their income to charitable organizations. Some find comfort in helping others who are less fortunate, some simply want to share their good fortune, and some are looking to maximize tax savings opportunities.
*Asset allocation or diversification do not guarantee a profit or protect against a loss.
+You should be aware of and carefully consider the following points before determining whether alternative investments are appropriate for you. Alternative investments include, but are not limited to, investments in hedge funds, fund of hedge funds, CTAs, private equity funds, real estate funds and managed account platforms. Alternative investments are very speculative and are highly risky. Alternative investments are not regulated. They may employ speculative and risky investment strategies. They may have limited liquidity and carry high management fees. They may have little or no operating or performance history. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. There are no guarantees of profit.
THE ABOVE GENERAL SUMMARY IS NOT A COMPLETE LIST OF THE RISKS AND OTHER IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES INVOLVED IN INVESTING IN ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS AND, WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT, IS SUBJECT TO THE MORE COMPLETE AND SPECIFIC DISCLOSURES CONTAINED IN SUCH ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT'S RESPECTIVE OFFERING DOCUMENTS. BEFORE MAKING ANY INVESTMENT, AN INVESTOR SHOULD THOROUGHLY REVIEW AN ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT'S OFFERING DOCUMENTS WITH THE INVESTOR'S FINANCIAL, LEGAL AND TAX ADVISOR TO DETERMINE WHETHER AN INVESTMENT IN THE ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT IS SUITABLE FOR THE INVESTOR IN LIGHT OF THE INVESTOR'S INVESTMENT OBJECTIVES, FINANCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES AND TAX SITUATION.
Learn more about our amazing team of professionals.
Lew Shore founded his practice in 1974, and serves as a Principal of Shore Morgan Young. With over 40 years of experience in the industry, Lew's prevailing techniques in financial planning assist SMY’s clients in moving toward the results they desire. Lew has built a leading team of specialists with experience in a number of financial planning disciplines.
Lew received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Ohio University, and has been involved in many professional and community organizations throughout his career. Lew enjoys golfing, traveling, and spending time with his wife, Donna, and their son, Spencer.
Jon Morgan started his practice in 1989. He partnered with Lew Shore to form Shore Morgan Financial Advisors in 1995. With over 30 years financial experience and his Series 7 and 63 registrations, Jon’s passion is to help individuals and business owners work toward their strategic financial planning goals. Today, as a Principal of Shore Morgan Young, he continues to use his in-depth knowledge and experience to help create appropriate strategies for his clients and oversee a multi-disciplinary team of financial planning experts.
Jon received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Ohio State University, and is active in many community organizations. He is an avid cyclist and enjoys traveling and spending time with his family and friends.
Marya Young came to the firm in 2002, with over 20 years experience in the financial services industry. She became partner in 2004, creating Shore Morgan Young, LLC. Her impressive work in private banking provides Mrs. Young with an extensive knowledge in wealth management, mortgages, and other financial services. As a Principal at Shore Morgan Young, Marya has a strong passion for assisting clients with achieving their overall financial goals.
In addition to her education at The Ohio State University, Marya has served on many professional and community boards, and holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 registrations.
Wayne has worked with Lew Shore and the Shore Morgan Young team for the past three decades. He has extensive knowledge and experience with life, health, disability, and long-term care insurance. As Vice President for Insurance Services, Wayne handles both personal and corporate insurance consulting and sales. Wayne holds a Series 6 registration.
Wayne received a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Industrial Management from Franklin University. In his free time, Wayne enjoys golfing, even with deteriorating skills, and spending time with his grandchildren, Lex and Jake.
As Managing Director of Financial Analysis for Shore Morgan Young, Patricia meets with each client to gather information, prepare various analyses needed for every clients plan, and presents the plan. With over 20 years experience in the financial planning field, Patricia has been an invaluable support to the SMY team since her start in 2003. She became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner in 1994, and she is a FINRA Series 7 and 63 registered representative, and a licensed insurance agent for accident & health, life and variable annuity products.
Patricia received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Ohio State University. She lives in Worthington with her husband, Dave, and enjoys their time together with family and friends.
Elyse is the Executive Assistant for Shore Morgan Young. Along with maintaining the Executives and staff calendar, she coordinates the Financial Reviews, welcomes all Clients and Guests and handles the daily office administration. She had worked at two major brokerage firms before “pausing” her career to raise her family. Elyse joined Shore Morgan Young in 2011.
She and her husband Chris have three children, one out and two still in college, but they have heard a rumor that a day will come where they no longer need to give away their money to something called the “University of…” They look forward to that.
Elyse has a Degree in Paralegal Studies from Rockhurst College in Kansas City, MO
Lou Ann works closely with the Partners to implement actions from financial plans and summaries and update the client's investment strategy. She interacts with clients to answer questions, respond to requests, and place trades. She monitors market and account activity for the clients benefit and protection.
Lou Ann joined SMY in 2004, yet has over 20 years experience in financial service operations. She is a FINRA Series 7 registered sales assistant and insurance licensed for accident & health, life and variable annuity products. She received a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics from The Ohio State University.In her free time, she reads, gardens, and cheers for the Buckeyes.
Polina coordinates our team’s client service relationships and oversees daily client service requests, focusing her time and attention on providing the highest quality of service.
Before joining the firm in 2012, Polina served as an associate planner in Pennsylvania for a national wealth management and insurance firm. She is a FINRA Series 6, 7 and 63 registered sales assistant and holds an Ohio Accident & Health, Life Insurance and Variable Annuity license.
Polina received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, in Finance and International Business from the University of Pittsburgh. She currently resides in Powell, Ohio with her husband and son. She enjoys being active, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.
Mengtian joined Shore Morgan Young in 2015. Mengtian assists the investment team by preparing new account paperwork, logging trade transactions, maintaining client information, and logging checks. Mengtian holds a FINRA Series 7 registration and is insurance licensed for accident & health and life.
Mengtian received a Master’s Degree in Finance with an emphasis in Investment Banking from Tulane University and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Ohio State University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and reading.
As an Investment Service Analyst, Adam assists the Investment Operations Team by preparing new account paperwork, preparing client’s portfolio reviews, online client interaction, maintaining client information, trading securities, monitoring monetary transactions, and more.
He also works closely with the Financial Planning Team by helping assemble financial data and using this data to assist in creating financial independence projections and financial plans. He holds his Series 7 FINRA General Securities registration, his Series 66 FINRA designation, and his Ohio Life, Accident and Health Insurance License.
Adam joined Shore Morgan Young in 2017. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. In his spare time, Adam enjoys spending time with his loved ones, coaching WYB football in Worthington and is an avid road cyclist
As an Investment Service Analyst, Mikel assists the investment team and financial planning team by preparing new account paperwork, logging trade transactions, trading securities, online client interaction, maintaining client information, and logging checks. He holds his FINRA Series 7 designation, his FINRA Series 66 designation, and his Ohio Life, Accident and Health Insurance License.
Mikel joined Shore Morgan Young in 2017. He graduated from Ohio University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, a Minor in Screenwriting, and a certificate in Real Estate. In his spare time, Mikel enjoys spending time with his family and friends, exercising, writing, and going to concerts.
Wendy is the firm’s accountant and human resources professional. Wendy joined Shore Morgan Young in 2017 with 25 years of experience. She graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. In her spare time, Wendy enjoys spending time with family, traveling, attending concerts and playing tennis.
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