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Julie M Simmons
David C Smith
418 Lauderdale Street
Selma, AL 36701
334.431.5001
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Building Trust

As an independent firm, we are dedicated to offering sound advice, objective guidance, and building trusted relationships based on our clients’ unique needs and circumstances.

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Passion

We are passionate about helping our clients pursue their goals. By working closely with them, we strive to help them feel confident with their investments and progress.

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5 Step Approach

Through a holistic five-step investment process, we are committed to creating customized strategies that address a client's whole financial picture.

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Is a Variable Annuity Right for Me?

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A quick look at how federal income taxes work.

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The SECURE Act

This article may help you understand the most recent changes to your IRA and your RMD implemented with the SECURE Act.

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Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

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Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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When Markets React

When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.

Keeping Up with the Joneses

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Encore Careers: Push Your Boundaries

Ready for retirement? Find out why many are considering encore careers and push your boundaries into something more, here.

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

Retirement Redefined

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