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I hope your visit will help you understand the opportunities and potential rewards that are available when you take a proactive approach to your personal financial situation. I have created this website to help you gain a better understanding of the financial concepts behind insurance, investing, retirement, estate planning, wealth building and wealth preservation.

Most important, I hope you see the value of working with a skilled professional to pursue your financial goals. I am here to help educate you about the basic concepts of financial management; to help you learn more about LPL Financial, Colorado Financial Partners, LLC and me; and to give you fast, easy access to market performance data.

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I'm excited to announce, thanks to my clients who nominated me again, I'm being recognized as a multi-year winner FIVE STAR PROFESSIONAL WEALTH MANAGER* in the November 2014 issues of 5280 and Colorado Biz magazines.

 
  

*2014 - 2013/2014 award based on 10 objective criteria associated with providing quality services to clients such as credentials, experience, and assets under management, among other factors.  Prior to 2012, award was based on client satisfaction.  Respondents evaluated criteria such as customer service, expertise, value for fee charge and overall satisfaction.  The overall score is based on an average of all respondents and may not be representative of any one client's experience.

 

 

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