Cocheco Financial Group

Cocheco Financial Group

Cocheco Financial Group is dedicated to provide highly professional personal wealth management and retirement planning. We strive to provide unmatched advice to people who take their finances, their families, and their goals seriously. Many of our clients have often referred to us as their Personal CFO.

Our clients are everyday people looking for organization, education, and forward-thinking. We are proud to work with a variety of people including teachers, engineers, doctors, police officers, plumbers, contractors, lawyers, accountants, landscapers, and business owners alike.

Why Choose to Work with Us

Founded by John Gill, Cocheco Financial Group is driven to lead our friends and clients toward their financial goals through sound investment, estate, and tax planning.  John and his staff believe in the principals of being good financial stewards, saving and planning, building wealth for the future, retiring with financial confidence, and passing wealth tax-efficiently to future generations.

Our mission is simple: we help our clients plan for what is important to them.  We believe a review meeting isn’t time to just sit and analyze a quarterly statement, but to look at the big picture to see where you’re heading and how to stay the course. Plain and simple, our job is to stay focused on you meeting your goals. That is why you hire us.

About Cocheco Financial Group

Services & Investments


Investment Management

Our goal is to have an expert on your side helping guide and advise on all matters related to you becoming financially successful; whatever that means for you and your family. We will design and implement an investment strategy appropriate to your current situation, while planning the future.

Asset Management

Individuals and families depend on the assets they accumulate over the years, being able to sustain them later in life – in retirement or in the event of an unforeseen need. However, not everyone has the time to monitor and manage those assets.

Retirement Income Planning

If we fail to plan for “life after work”, all the plans and effort we put into our working lives, could be jeopardized. If we don’t plan for retirement, we’ll never be able to prepare for it. And an ill-prepared retirement is bound to be one filled with financial stress and chaos!

Social Security Planning

When to apply for Social Security is one of the most important decisions you may face during your retirement. It is difficult to understand each of the complicated claiming strategies and ever-changing rules that impact Social Security benefits.

Tax Planning

It’s said that only two things are certain in life: Death…and Taxes! And while there’s not much you can do to avoid the former, with prudent planning and foresight, there’s a lot you can do to minimize the latter.

Estate Planning

For some people, financial planning is mainly concerned with how best to go about building a nest egg, and how to make it last through retirement. But for many, there is a desire to ensure their estate delivers benefits beyond their own retirement; producing a legacy after they have passed.

Our independence allows us to work with a variety of companies.  This is a sampling of just some.

Black Rock
Jackson: Financial Freedom For Life
J.P. Morgan
Lord Abbett
Alliance Bernstein
Eaton Vance
T. RowePrice
Wellington Management
American Funds From Capital Group
Franklin Templeton Investments
Hines: Real Estate Investments
Voya Financial
Neuberger Berman
Fidelity Investments
DoubleLine Capital
BNY Mellon
Nuveen Investments
Ivy Investments


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Roth IRAs have always been a great retirement savings tool. While pre-tax retirement accounts allow tax deferred savings, a Roth IRA promises tax-free benefits. They allow you to receive years of earnings in retirement without tax consequences. Those tax-free distributions also have the side benefit of not increasing stealth taxes such as IRMAA surcharges and taxation of Social Security benefits. Add in the fact that a Roth IRA does not require RMDs during the owner’s...
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When a married IRA owner dies, the surviving spouse is oftentimes the beneficiary. Of course, there are instances where a trust might be named as IRA beneficiary, or the children or a charity or someone else is listed. Regardless, typically it is the spouse, and how that spouse treats the inherited IRA dollars is important. While at first glance this appears to be a simple decision, there are multiple variables and options to consider. For...
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There are always questions as to the correct way to handle the required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year of death of the IRA owner. This is especially true when a spouse is the beneficiary. The regulations are clear that even a spouse beneficiary does not get a pass when it comes to the year-of-death RMD. It must be paid out or there will be a penalty. However, a spouse who is doing a spousal...