Financial Management and Planning

Directions Financial Solutions (DFS) was established to serve the financial planning needs of Directions members. Staffed by a team of qualified financial professionals registered with CFS*, we are here for you when it comes to planning your future and taking care of the ones you love.

Our Process

Goals-Based Investing Explained

At its core, goals-based investing connects investment strategies to a member's financial objectives. Directions Financial Services empowers advisors to make that connection by custom-tailoring strategies for the three stages of an investment journey: Gain, Protect and Spend.

Gain Stage

In this stage, we seek to capture growth trends with a flexible, active investing process that’s designed with the goal of growing wealth over time, while being mindful of volatility.

Protect Stage

Within this stage, we seek to grow assets while mitigating the risk of a catastrophic portfolio loss that could derail a financial plan.

Spend Stage

In this stage, we seek to provide the ability for taking regular distributions and preserve spending power, while addressing longevity and shortfall risks.

Service Offerings

Retirement Services

  • IRA, 401(k), 403(b), 457 plans, and TSP Rollovers
  • Retirement Planning
  • Retirement Income Strategies

Advice & Financial Guidance

  • Life Insurance
  • Education Funding
  • Financial Planning
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
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Learn more about our services partner

Directions Financial Solutions service offerings are made possible through the partnership of our broker/dealer CUSO Financial Services, LP. (CFS)*. Formed to help credit unions meet their members’ investment needs, CFS* is nationwide and has always specialized in working with financial institutions to deliver services and support that help to procure a more secure financial future.

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Together with CUSO Financial Services, we provide the investment choices you want and the tools and services you need to achieve your financial goals.

Your Financial Advisors**

Matthew B. Williams

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Financial Advisor

CUSO Financial Services, L.P. (member FINRA/SIPC)

Toledo/Southern Michigan

Matt has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry offering sound investment and insurance advice. He offers an array of financial services for our members. Matt is a graduate of St. Francis de Sales and the University of Cincinnati. He maintains the FINRA 7, 63, and 65 licenses along with the Ohio Accident and Health, Casualty, Life, Property, and Variable Licenses.

Check the background of CUSO Financial Services and Matt on FINRA's BrokerCheck.

Contact Matt today to schedule a free, no-obligation appointment at 419-720-4797 or [email protected]

Andrew Hackney

Andrew Hackney

Financial Advisor

CUSO Financial Services, L.P. (member FINRA/SIPC)

Central Ohio

Andrew has a combined experience of 10 years in both the banking and investment industry. With his tenure comes a broad knowledge of many financial tools and services available to enrich his client's financial futures. He maintains his Series 7 and 66 licensing along with the Ohio Accident, Life, and Health.

Check the background of CUSO Financial Services and Andrew on FINRA's BrokerCheck.

Contact Andrew today to schedule a free, no-obligation appointment at 419-377-0295 or [email protected]

*Non-deposit investment products and services are offered through CUSO Financial Services, L.P. (“CFS”), a registered broker-dealer (Member FINRA/SIPC) and SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Products offered through CFS: are not NCUA/NCUSIF or otherwise federally insured, are not guarantees or obligations of the credit union, and may involve investment risk including possible loss of principal. Investment Representatives are registered through CFS. Directions Credit Union has contracted with CFS to make non-deposit investment products and services available to credit union members.

**Financial Advisors are registered to conduct securities business and licensed to conduct insurance business in limited states. Response to, or contact with, residents of other states will be made only upon compliance with applicable licensing and registration requirements. The information in this website is for U.S. residents only and does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to purchase brokerage services to persons outside of the United States.

Need to crunch the numbers?

Financial planning is work but it doesn’t have to be hard work. Need to crunch the numbers? Directions has a variety of calculators available on our website to help with your financial planning needs!

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