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10691 E Carter Rd, Ste 101, Traverse City, MI 49684 231-933-0631

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We are a comprehensive wealth management firm based in Traverse City, Michigan and serving clients all over the country. We seek to build long-lasting relationships with clients who share our philosophy of thorough planning and disciplined investment management.

Wealth management isn’t just for the ultra-wealthy. Our clients are hardworking, forward thinkers who want to build stable, independent financial futures and are willing to partner with a team of professionals.

We seek to be our clients’ Chief Financial Officer, a trusted confidante who provides ongoing guidance for every major financial issue they face. By offering an extraordinary level of personal service and continuous follow-up, we let our clients get back to living life comfortable in the knowledge that we are looking after the details.

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