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Julie M Simmons
David C Smith
418 Lauderdale Street
Selma, AL 36701
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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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The list of IRA withdrawals that may be taken without incurring a 10% early penalty has grown.

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Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

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Building Your Legacy

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Annuities are versatile tools that can help you save for retirement and generate income in retirement.

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A collection of tips from professional travelers.

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Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

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Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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The Long Run: Women and Retirement

For women, retirement strategy is a long race. It’s helpful to know the route.

A New Way to Look at Your Bucket List

That big list of dreams and goals isn't the only way to look at your bucket list.

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

Surprises

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

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