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Understanding Today’s Financial Environment

Welcome, I’m Keith Richardson, a financial consultant in Charlotte, North Carolina. 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 are investing for retirement, college savings or estate planning, our personalized service focuses your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives.

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