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Welcome, we are financial professionals with offices throughout Central Texas. We understand that individuals face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement. We can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow. Whether you goal is saving for retirement, college savings, or estate strategy, our personalized service focuses your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives.

Our professionals have years of experience in financial services. We can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. We look forward to working with you through all stages of your life, please call (512) 381-1510.

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Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

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Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

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Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

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Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.

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The Good Ship IPO

The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?


Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.

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