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Guiding You Toward A Meaningful Second Half

At Second Half Strategies, we are inspired to help families work proactively toward a financially meaningful second half, so that they can be inspired to focus on the people and activities that are significant to them. As an independent firm, we are your financial advocate, providing independent and objective advice that is tailored with personalized service. Our process helps you design, implement and monitor practical and durable strategies that are focused on the unique objectives of your family. We hope to help you make sense of a complex financial world and to offer you greater confidence in your financial decisions.  

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We offer customized investment plans and unbiased guidance with the ultimate goal of helping you navigate the challenges of the markets.

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Wealth Management

Your future is what motivates us, and we want to help you create meaning and purpose with your wealth.

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In addition to investment guidance, we also provide insurance options to make sure you are adequately protected.

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