About Intrinsic Financial Design Group

Our Story

Intrinsic Financial Design Group is a team of financial professionals working together to create a financial plan tailored to your individual situation and built around your intrinsic values. Life changes, the unplanned happens; we stay by your side so you can live your best life. Today, Tomorrow, Together. 

Stephen (Steve) Waechter started our financial planning practice in 1980. He was driven to join the insurance and financial industry after seeing his mother be taken advantage of by a life insurance company after the sudden and tragic death of his father due to an accident. He read every financial book he could get his hands on at the time and officially became licensed and joined the industry in 1980 with the vision of protecting and educating regular people about insurance and finance; he never wanted to see any other people put in the situation his mom was put in.

Sophia Lanting, Steve's daughter, began working with Steve formally in 2007 after being immersed in the financial planning culture her entire life. She shares the same passion that Steve does to educate and collaborate in order to make sure people are using their means as efficiently as possible to live by their own values. Sophia took over the lead role in 2018 as Steve chose to step back and begin the transition to retirement. Also in 2018, we decided to use the name Intrinsic Financial Design Group to provide the practice with continuity in marketing as time passes and leadership roles evolve. Every person associated with Intrinsic Financial Design Group is carefully selected so that their values match the values associated with our practice rooted in long lasting relationships and collaboration. 

We are a predominantly woman financial planning firm, a rarity in this industry, with 4 female Wealth Advisors and we continue to grow. As a robust group of genuine caring professionals focused on collaborating with you to identify your values and walk with you through life's ups and downs. In 2020 we partnered with West Ridge Accounting because we recognize the importance of working closely with all of the professionals in our clients' lives'. Whether you need complex financial planning, an exit strategy from a small-business, a new employer-sponsored retirement plan, are navigating a recent divorce or family member death, or are a young adult just starting out, we have an advisor to fit your situation and walk with you as you navigate the road of life. Today, Tomorrow, Together.

 

Our Team

Our Team

From left to right: Erik Olthof, Samantha White, Sophia Lanting,  Patti Dimmer and Sharon Gabriel

Individual Retirement Plans

Traditional, Roth and rollover IRAs offer tax advantages and can serve as primary retirement savings vehicles, or supplement your employer-sponsored retirement plans.

Business Retirement Plans

Employees want more than a paycheck; they want a competitive benefits package. We can assist business owners in developing employer-sponsored retirement plans, risk management services, financial education programs and more.  

Financial Planning Services

Whatever your financial planning needs – from developing an investment strategy, to planning for retirement, to evaluating your risk management needs – we can help. 

Gifting or Giving Strategies

Effective charitable giving can have a positive impact on causes that are important to you. A giving strategy can help your donation go further or allow giving to be a part of your estate plan. 

Retirement Strategies

Identifying your retirement strategy includes identifying sources of income, estimating expenses, implementing a savings program, and managing assets and risk. It is a living, growing organism that we work together to maintain.

Estate Planning

Estate planning is the process of anticipating and arranging, during a person's life, for the management and disposal of that person's estate during the person's life and after death.

Our Community

Our first priority is helping you take care of yourself and your family.  Supporting and being involved in our community and the communities of our clients is something in which we take pride. Here are a few of the ways we stay involved:

Whispering Hearts Therapy

Whispering Hearts Therapy

The miniature horses with Whispering Hearts provides therapy to so many and we are proud to help further their mission.

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Weld Food Bank

Weld Food Bank

We are an annual sponsor for the Stone Soup Supper that supports families and individuals in Weld County.

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City of Greeley Festival of Trees

City of Greeley Festival of Trees

We are an annual sponsor for the Silver Bells luncheon for Senior Citizens in Weld County.

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Greeley Stampede

Greeley Stampede

We are a proud annual Gold Spur Sponsor for the long standing Greeley Stampede.

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Buskirk Racing

Buskirk Racing

The Buskirk family from Nebraska races in many regional races through out the season, and we are proud to be their corporate sponsor.

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60+Ride

60+Ride

We are a corporate sponsor for 60+Ride who provides transportation services for individuals who are 60 and older to help maintain their independence. 

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The Success Foundation

The Success Foundation

The Success Foundation sponsorship connects students in Greeley and Evans with innovative teaching methods, additional curriculum, and new programs.

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Union Colony Children's Music Academy

Union Colony Children's Music Academy

We support the Union Colony Children's Music Academy with a corporate lunch sponsorship for their annual Golf Tournament at Greeley Country Club.

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Greeley Chorale

Greeley Chorale

We proudly support the Greeley Chorale each season and for their Pops and Pasta event.

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Financial Planning

We create strategies that are tailored to your needs and goals.

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Planning for your Business

In additional to personal and household financial planning, we also offer planning services for your business.

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Our Resources

Want to learn more about retirement, social security, or estate strategies? We have a wealth of resources.

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