At PDS Planning, Our approach revolves around your goals and how we can help you accomplish your vision for the future. It also includes ongoing education about what we see happening in the investment markets and how it might impact you. Our blog includes regular updates on industry trends, market updates, and news about life at PDS Planning.

We’ve curated our top articles of this past year, but also be sure to check out our full blog for more resources and updates throughout the year.

Why Planning Matters  “True wealth is wanting what you already have.” Today, this seems harder than ever to subscribe to. A twenty-four-hour news cycle, talking heads, social media, and a nonstop flow of eye-catching headlines gives us a heightened fear that what we have is never enough. But at PDS, we go to great lengths to build financial models accounting for income, expenses, inflation, and taxes that we are able to continually review and revise it to meet our clients’ life changes.

Celebrating Jim Hamilton“For us, it’s not about that he worked here, it’s about who he is.” PDS Planning Managing Principal and Wealth Manager, Rita Itsell explains why celebrating Jim Hamilton and his induction into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame was so important to the team. Bob Hamilton, one of Jim’s brothers, was a founding member of PDS Planning, and following his coaching career at Upper Arlington, Jim joined the PDS team in the 1990s.

State of the Company At the end of 2021, PDS closed our 36th year in business and took time to evaluate the state of the company. It was a year that saw us recognized by Columbus Business First as the 9th largest fee-only financial planning firm in Ohio and as the #46 fastest growing RIA firm in the country by Financial Advisor Magazine. We also received the Corporate Citizen Award for being one of the top 100 charitable organizations in Ohio.

Team Spotlights  – Since 1985, PDS Planning has sought to eliminate the stress often associated with financial planning. But we also understand that our work goes beyond business and has a personal impact on families and legacies. That’s why we are proud to have a team of forward-thinking leaders, expert planners, and staff who approach financial decisions the same way we approach investing our own money and work to create personal relationships along the way.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION: Please remember that past performance is no guarantee of future results. Different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk, and there can be no assurance that the future performance of any specific investment, investment strategy, or product (including the investments and/or investment strategies recommended or undertaken by PDS Planning, Inc. [“PDS”]), or any non-investment related content, made reference to directly or indirectly in this blog will be profitable, equal any corresponding indicated historical performance level(s), be suitable for your portfolio or individual situation, or prove successful. Due to various factors, including changing market conditions and/or applicable laws, the content may no longer be reflective of current opinions or positions. Moreover, you should not assume that any discussion or information contained in this blog serves as the receipt of, or as a substitute for, personalized investment advice from PDS. To the extent that a reader has any questions regarding the applicability of any specific issue discussed above to his/her individual situation, he/she is encouraged to consult with the professional advisor of his/her choosing. PDS is neither a law firm nor a certified public accounting firm and no portion of the blog content should be construed as legal or accounting advice. A copy of the PDS’ current written disclosure Brochure discussing our advisory services and fees is available for review upon request or at www.pdsplanning.comPlease Note: PDS does not make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy, timeliness, suitability, completeness, or relevance of any information prepared by any unaffiliated third party, whether linked to PDS’ web site or blog or incorporated herein, and takes no responsibility for any such content. All such information is provided solely for convenience purposes only and all users thereof should be guided accordingly. Please Remember: If you are a PDS client, please contact PDS, in writing, if there are any changes in your personal/financial situation or investment objectives for the purpose of reviewing/evaluating/revising our previous recommendations and/or services, or if you would like to impose, add, or to modify any reasonable restrictions to our investment advisory services. Unless, and until, you notify us, in writing, to the contrary, we shall continue to provide services as we do currently. Please Also Remember to advise us if you have not been receiving account statements (at least quarterly) from the account custodian.