First Financial Associates is a privately-owned, fully independent financial services firm. Our dual areas of expertise are retirement planning and active, tactical money management. Other areas of focus include life insurance, college planning, and alternative investments. Each client meets with one of our two partners personally, creating a chemistry of confidence, and helping you today for a financially secure tomorrow...
In 1966, our firm’s president, Charles R. Snyder, CLU, ChFC opened his first practice in Hartford, Connecticut, beginning the tradition of integrity and commitment to financial security that today remains the hallmark of First Financial Associates.
Since 2002, Chuck’s son Jeffrey B. Snyder, CFP®, has been at his side, and the two now work in partnership toward their clients financial goals. (CA Insurance Lic #0F14094)
Our first task in working with clients is to help them accurately assess their current financial position in light of their long-term financial objectives. We then propose products and services as needed to help our clients achieve their long-term objectives.
As we are an independent firm, we have no obligation to sell proprietary products or services, so we can be openly selective in offering only those investment products and services that we believe are best suited to help meet your financial objectives and goals. This is the objectivity afforded by working with an independent financial consultant.
First Financial Associates’ goal is to provide the highest degree of professionalism and service available in the industry today. We strive to work in partnership with clients to help them take control of their financial lives and build a bridge from where they are today to where they want to be tomorrow.