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Bruce R. Wackelin

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Creating a Safety Net Designed to Build and Protect Your Wealth

 

Life is a series of expected and unexpected events, and while we cannot control them, we can minimize the economic consequences they may have on our lives. At Wackelin Financial Services, our goal is to assist business owners, professionals, individuals, and families in developing customized investment and insurance strategies that align with their values, priorities, challenges, and opportunities. As an independent investment management and insurance firm, we are not held to sales quotas or tied to proprietary products. We have the freedom to recommend the financial solutions that best suit each client’s individual needs.

 

We recognize that helping you work toward financial independence is an important responsibility. Our personalized approach and client service are designed to help you reduce the time and energy spent worrying about your finances. We are committed to working with you to create a financial safety net design to build and protect your wealth.

 

With several decades of experience and a strong commitment to our clients, we are uniquely positioned to help you address your concerns and plan for tomorrow and the years to follow. Contact us today to learn more and start a conversation about your financial future.    



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