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Julie M Simmons
David C Smith
418 Lauderdale Street
Selma, AL 36701
334.431.5001
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Relationships. Passion. Comprehensive. Your Needs.

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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Helpful Content

How Big is Money?

How Big is Money?

Learn a little about worldwide currency in this fun infographic

Dog Bites Neighbor. Now What?

Dog Bites Neighbor. Now What?

Even dogs have bad days. So, what happens when your dog bites a neighbor or passing pedestrian?

Financial Aid for Students 101

Financial Aid for Students 101

Help your college-bound child explore scholarships, grants, and more with this article on paying for higher education.

 

A Cheat Sheet for Sending Your Kid to College

Dropping off your son or daughter is loaded with emotions; here are a few tips for a smoother experience.

A Home Insurance Claim: To File Or Not To File

Learn when it may not make sense to file a claim on your home insurance.

Investment Challenges of the Affluent Investor

Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.

The ABCs of Zero Coupon Bonds

Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.

You May Need to Make Estimated Tax Payments If…

Have income that isn’t subject to tax withholding? Or insufficient withholdings? You may have to pay estimated taxes.

How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.

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Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

Saving for Retirement

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

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Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

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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Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

Consider These 3 Things Before Driving Off the Lot

There are a few things to consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle.

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

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