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People deserve to understand what’s happening with their money.

Have you ever sat across from a financial advisor and only understood every third word they were saying? And yet they were talking about your money, your life and your future.

At Kanai Pettigrew Financial Group, we believe clients should understand everything that is happening with their money; that advisors should be just as good about explaining investments as they are at making them.

First, we’re going to get to know you and discuss what’s most important to you. We’re going to figure out your goals and the outcomes you’d like to achieve with this money. We’ll do this by establishing your Family Index Number, which is the rate of return needed on your investments in order to pursue those outcomes. After we determine your Family Index Number, we allocate your money to our various investment strategies designed to help you pursue those goals.

We work with a wide variety of clients – everyone from high net worth investors to those who are just starting out. Each family gets a personalized allocation strategy; we’ve helped thousands of families navigate their complex financial needs and guided them through life’s major decisions.

As your trusted advisor, we’re focused on adding convenience and simplicity to your life. We will make sure you’re educated on your investments and how we manage your money – as much or as little information as you’d like.

Whether you’re investing hundreds or millions, at Kanai Pettigrew Financial Group we’re about much more than results – we’re about helping you understand where those results have come from and why the strategy works. If you’re tired of the mystery of investing and want to know exactly what’s happening with your money, schedule an appointment today.

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Our financial planning services are built on trust, transparency and accountability.

Our experienced team of professionals will develop a personalized plan that gives you the power – and a path – to realize your dreams. Explore services

Portfolio Management

Determining your financial risk and creating a financial plan is only the beginning of the process. Your portfolio is designed to match a Family Index Number, which we help you customize during the collaborative planning process. Learn More

Insurance Needs Analysis – Risk Management

It is usually the event for which you are unprepared that destroys your security.  Insurance can often provide a cost-effective way to cover risk from unanticipated events. Learn more

Small Business and Employee Benefits

Your profitability is driven by reducing your costs, and many businesses are paying too much for their employer-sponsored benefits. Learn more

Wealth Planning

Our goal is to help you make wise financial decisions, so you can spend more time doing what you love.  Learn more

Estate Planning

Estate planning can minimize the administrative burden to your heirs. It can also maximize the value of your assets to those you feel should benefit from your lifetime of work.  Learn more

Employer Sponsored Retirement Plans

Retirement Plan Sponsors are responsible for providing their employees with a retirement plan that maximizes the benefit to the participants while working efficiently for the company. Learn more

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Personalized Wealth Management

Kanai Pettigrew’s mission is to inspire our clients to achieve True Wealth through education, communication and service, which exceed their expectations. We offer a comprehensive suite of investment management and wealth planning solutions, serving affluent families, business owners, executives and institutions.

Contact one of our wealth advisors to request a complimentary consultation.

Investment Management

Disciplined investment strategies are the foundation of our investment management process. Our time-tested strategies are designed to meet a variety of investment goals and objectives.

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Carson Partners is a network of growth-minded advisors with one common massive transformative purpose: to be the most trusted for financial advice.

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Our Locations

Kanai Pettigrew Financial Group is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Contact us today to speak with a wealth advisor or financial professional.

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Insights

Kanai Pettigrew Financial Group’s team of professionals provide you with transparent and proactive communications to equip you with the knowledge you need. Read more

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Quarterly Market Outlook: Q3 2019
Carson Partners’ Scott Kubie shares key events we saw in the past quarter and how we think they’ll affect markets in the upcoming quarter. Contact us to speak with a financial advisor. Read more

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Market Commentary
Weekly Market Commentary – July 15, 2019

The S&P 500 continued its steady climb and ended the week at a new record high. Investors remain confident the Federal Reserve will lower rates at its meeting in late July. The S&P 500 climbed 0.8% for the week. The MSCI ACWI gained 0.2%. Read more

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Blog
Should you invest in a Roth or ...

By Beth Schanou, JD

Multiple retirement savings vehicles are available but having options can be overwhelming. Each option comes with different rules leading to a variance of outcomes in the short-term and long-term. It’s not that dissimilar to choosing what to eat. There are options which are satisfying in the short-term but may necessitate a more vigorous workout later to compensate. Read more

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Busting Three Half-Truths About Reverse Mortgages

A few years back, I conducted and published research in the Journal of Financial Planning that showed Americans don’t understand reverse mortgages. In fact, respondents scored below 50 percent on a 10-question true-false quiz.

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Monthly Newsletter
Celebrating True Financial Freedom

Fourth of July! We stand in the haze of firework smoke and barbecue grills enjoying our family, sweating in the heat. On this most nostalgic of holidays, we celebrate the independent spirit of what it means to be an American. More than a one-time political event in distant history, this is the freedom to stand on our own two feet and pursue our unique destiny. Read more

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  • The Progression of Financial Planning Through Every Decade of Your Life

    By Jamie Hopkins

    Your career and lifestyle look completely different when you’re in your 20s compared to when you’re in your 60s – your financial focus and planning in each decade should follow suit. I’ve highlighted three financial tactics to focus on in each decade of your life starting with your 20s.

    Each decade is riddled with its own risks and problems so it’s important to know what to expect. Which decade can you afford to take more risk? Which decade should you really start to plan for retirement? Which decade should you focus on managing debt? Read more

Weekly Market Commentary
  • Weekly Market Commentary – July 8, 2019

    The S&P 500 continued its very strong performance this year and reached a new high Wednesday before inching lower on Friday. The strong employment report on Friday pushed markets slightly lower by reducing the number of expected interest-rate cuts by the Federal Reserve. The S&P 500 climbed 1.7% for the week. The MSCI ACWI gained 1.2%. The Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index slipped 0.1% as yield rose in response to the jobs data. Read more