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Dierdre Collins, MSFS, RFC

                

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We are a team of advanced planning professionals who combine varying levels of expertise in multiple planning disciplines, servicing high net worth individuals, small business owners as well as professional practices. Our areas of expertise are Insurance, Wealth Management, and Succession Strategies.

We provide a consolidated, unbundled approach to insurance, wealth management, and business succession strategies with special emphasis on managing the eroding effects of taxes wherever possible. Their ultimate objective is to exceed your highest expectations.

Our Mission Statement

Our clients will always come first. We will embrace your priorities, objectives, and concerns. We will know and fully understand your personal and financial situation before we provide you with the information, services, and products tailored toward your specific and unique situation.

Our ultimate objective is to exceed your highest expectations.

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