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I am a Securities America financial advisor with my own business, Zahn Investment Group, based in beautiful Duluth, Minnesota, on the shores of the greatest great lake, Lake Superior. I specialize in retirement, retirement, retirement – in it, transitioning to it, saving for it, striving to get the most income during it!

I also work with people who may need a trusted financial advisor to help walk them through a 401(k) rollover, figure out how to preserve and wisely invest an inheritance, perform a check-up of their fiscal fitness, or invest for college, for example. I can charge by hourly consulting, traditional commission or sales charges, or on a fee-basis, and we discuss this thoroughly.

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Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

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Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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Forecast

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Bursting the Bubble

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