Cathy M Buchanan

Private Wealth Advisor, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

My Approach I work with a focused group of professionals and business owners that require more complex financial planning. I understand that a financial plan is not just about the numbers, it is about understanding your hopes and dreams for the future and how a financial plan can help you get there. I appreciate that you’ve worked hard to build your financial stability and we’ll work together to ensure your plan is continually working just as hard for you and your dreams. · Customized to your life and goals. · Focused on accumulating, managing and protecting your wealth. · Prepared with strategies that make sense for you. · Tracked and reviewed regularly via an established communication plan. · Updated based on changes in market conditions and your situation. Areas of Focus Retirement Planning Strategies Small Business Tax Planning Strategies Women's Financial Strategies Investments Family Finances Education Planning Insurance Retirement Income Strategies Employee Stock Options Executive Compensation and Benefit Strategies Estate Planning Strategies Charitable Giving I am licensed and registered to conduct business in TX. Based on licenses and registrations I hold, I may also conduct business in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, LA, MI, MT, TN, WA. CA Insurance #0F34609 AR Insurance #2204114 Working Together Meeting with an Ameriprise financial advisor is an important first step. It's an opportunity to get to know an advisor and share your goals and dreams. You're under no obligation; your initial meeting with an Ameriprise financial advisor will be relaxed and informal. Your meeting will include a review of your existing financial situation and potential opportunities, gaps or general strategies. While you won't receive a comprehensive review or financial planning services for which fees are charged, you should expect to get a sense of what it might be like to work together. What to expect -Professional help in clarifying your financial goals and priorities -If you decide to purchase a financial planning service, you will receive sound financial advice at a fair price, tailored to your investment objectives -Accurate information about our tailored solutions, including risks, benefits and costs What to bring -A list of any questions you have regarding your current financial situation -Any account statements, budget information or other areas of your financial life that you feel deserve immediate attention -A list of future dreams and financial goals you would like to achieve, including both short- and long-term goals Qualifications CFP® CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner AAMS® Accredited Asset Management SpecialistSM CRPC® Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM CEP® Certified Estate Planner Business Financial Advisor APMA® Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor Awards & Recognition FIVE STAR Wealth Manager1, 2012-2017 Professional Associations Financial Planning Association Community Participation Expanding Your Horizons Feeding America Bel Inizio Grant-A-Starr Foundation National Multiple Sclerosis Society Interests Training to walk half-marathons and triathlons Distance cycling Museums, antiques and antiquities Voracious reader--learning never ends Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. is a broker-dealer and member of FINRA. Comments and "likes" should not be considered representative of client experiences, or indicative of future performance or success. While I appreciate the support of my clients, I cannot accept Recommendations or Endorsements due to Investment Advisers Act of 1940 rules which prohibit me from publishing a testimonial of any kind concerning the investment advice, analysis, reporting or other services I provide. For your privacy, please don’t post account or service-related information on this page. Instead, contact me directly. Please visit for more important disclosures and information.

The key to achieving your goals is to keep moving toward them. We can work together to help you stay on track toward your goals, even in uncertain times.

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Resources during market uncertainty

In times of market pressure, it’s important to work together to make sound financial decisions based on objective information. Join a live call on April 30 to hear insights on questions from clients like you. We are closely watching the market environment to help you make informed decisions about your long-term, diversified investment strategy.

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I’m proud to announce that I’m one of Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisors for 2020. While this is an exciting honor, helping my clients achieve their financial goals is the greatest reward. Thank you to my hard-working team and loyal clients for making this possible! Ameriprise Advisors - Cathy Buchanan in Houston, TX

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For Investors a High Degree of Uncertainty Remains | Ameriprise Newsroom

It’s important for investors to remember that there’s still a high degree of uncertainty ahead, says Chief Market Strategist David Joy. 04/20/2020 David Joy Stocks continued their remarkably rapid ascent last week, as the S&P 500® index rose another 3 percent. From the March 23 low, the index has now risen 28 percent in just eighteen trading days. The financial backstop provided by the Federal Reserve and the fiscal stimulus of the...

Investment bias, often an underappreciated aspect of reducing returns over time, can be amplified during periods of market volatility. How are the current conditions impacting your investment decisions? #AmeripriseResearch

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This Time Looks Different: Why History Might Not Be The Best Guide For This Market | Ameriprise Newsroom

The size, speed, and scope of the recent market fluctuations are unprecedented, according to Ameriprise Chief Market Strategist David Joy. 04/13/2020 David Joy The S&P 500® index rose 12 percent last week. According to Bloomberg, it was the best week for stocks since 1974. It seems that the record speed at which stocks tumbled into a bear market starting in February is being matched by the speed at which it is rallying. In the thirtee...

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Tax Deadline Extended to July 15 Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The IRS announced Friday that the national income tax filing day – aka Tax Day – is moved to July 15, 2020. This is part of a growing effort to alleviate the financial pain from the COVID-19 pandemic. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced the tax deadline was moved from April 15 to July 15.

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You can start collecting Social Security benefits at age 62 but the longer you wait — up to age 70 — the more your benefit amount will increase. If you're thinking about retiring soon, let's meet and discuss the timing.

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The Economic Impact of Coronavirus Remains Uncertain | Ameriprise Newsroom

Global markets remain volatile, but will slowly stabilize, according to Ameriprise Chief Market Strategist David Joy. 03/23/2020 David Joy The selloff in equities accelerated last week. The S&P 500® index fell 15 percent, its worst week since 2008, leaving the index down 32 percent from its February 19 high, and down 29 percent on the year. At the sector level, real estate was far and away the worst performer. Als...

Dow rises more than 100 points in rebound from 3-year low, tech and energy shares lead

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Dow drops into bear territory for the first time since the financial crisis, as investors fret over coronavirus

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Stay on track to achieve your financial goals. When we meet, we’ll not only discuss your goals and priorities, we’ll document them online so you can see your progress at any time.

U.S. Markets Brace For More Losses On Friday After Stocks’ Worst Week Since 2008 Crisis

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