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In today’s day and age, there is not enough education, too much information out there, not enough time, and too many distractions for the average person to plan effectively for their financial lives. I believe that the financial planning process can be a cool experience and I serve people who are too busy managing the rest of their busy lives to fully dive into the weeds of finance.

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This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

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Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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Events on Wall Street

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The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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