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Our 4-Step Comprehensive Planning Process


The Ascend360TM Planning Process could help you build financial peace of mind through a comprehensive financial plan that addresses 5 key areas: income planning, investment strategy, tax reduction, legacy planning, and healthcare solutions.

Who is the Ascend360™ process right for?

Our process was designed to help nice individuals or business owners who:


  • Have established themselves financially
  • Desire a more comprehensive planning approach
  • Want all the financial pieces of the puzzle to fit together cohesively
  • Are asking questions like:


Will he/she be OK when I die?

Will I have to give things up?

Will my business succession plan work?

How do I create tax-efficient cash flow in retirement?

Do I have the appropriate amount of risk exposure with my investments?

How do I know when I've saved enough to retire?

Can I save more money annually on my taxes?

Is my current financial plan as efficient as it could be?

How does it work? The Ascend360TM Planning Process

Step 1: Discover

Step 2: Analyze

Step 3: Implement

Step 4: Evolve

Want to know more about how our 4-step process could help you? Click the button below and learn more today!

Retirement Solutions with
Bill Smith and Robin Swoboda

Sundays at 11:30 am on WKYC 3 & on News 5 at 12:00 pm in Cleveland

Sundays at 11:00 am on WFLA Channel 8 in Tampa Bay


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Robin Swoboda is a current client of W.A. Smith Financial, LLC and Great Lakes Retirement, Inc., as well as a paid employee of the Retirement Solutions T.V. Show.



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