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Understanding Money Matters

We guide our clients through the process of making everyday decisions about their money. In partnership, we aim to educate clients and help work toward furthering their long-term success.

Our vision is to be the premier firm for all your financial needs by developing a trusting and mutually beneficial relationship.

To pursue results, we consistently follow our guiding principles:

  • Client Choice & Advisor Competence
  • Freedom & Independence
  • Stewardship, Work Ethic, & Integrity
  • Conviction & Perseverance

Committed to Your Success,

Peter A. Nelson
LPL Financial Advisor


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